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Public gets introduction to county, state house candidates

Candidates in four high-profile races attracted an audience of more than 100 people Thursday to a political forum at the Farris Theatre. The forum was co-sponsored by Farm Bureau and…

Area woman seriously injured in morning crash

A single-vehicle accident yesterday morning left an area woman with serious injuries. Jamie J. Russell of Excelsior Springs was riding westbound Thursday morning with 19-year-old driver Billy G. Chaney of…

Council approves policies to coincide with audit

The Richmond City Council took the following actions during its July 13 regular meeting. • Ordinance Committee Chairman Roger Kepple recommended on behalf of his committee that the city not…

City Council wrangles with Woodrail sewer bills

Two Woodrail subdivision residents Tuesday evening once more confronted the Richmond City Council about curtailing rising sewer bills. In this instance, city officials reminded them they can’t solve this problem…

Drug education: theme of Coalition forum

When Sgt. Jason Henke signed up with the National Guard, he understood that going to war was a risk that came with the territory. What Henke didn’t know was that…

Bike organization for affordable housing makes stop in Richmond en route to San

Richmond residents may have noticed the large group of bicyclists that descended on Sonic July 12 around 3 p.m. But they weren’t just out on a summer ride; they were…

Board vote: No SROs to begin school year

Richmond R-XVI School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to enter the new school year without a uniformed resource officer at the district’s disposal. The vote comes on the heels of a…

Additional water deposit fee approved by City Council

Despite two last council-member protests, the Richmond City Council gave an additional water shut-off deposit and other measures a green light Tuesday. Councilwomen Marshia Lacy and Terrie Stanley both once…

Council leaves business license question alone

After deliberating for a month, Richmond’s Ordinance Committee is recommending that the city leave its business license-requirement ordinance alone. Ordinance Committee Chairman Roger Kepple informed the city council Tuesday evening…

Ray shelter among 3 state grant recipients

Ray County Humane Society President Carol Williamson was in Kansas City earlier today to accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The ceremony was to take place at…