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Firefighters free horse from mud bog near Missouri River

After 30 minutes of trying to free the bay mare from the mud, Lexington Firefighters were called to Big River Ranch to help. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, perfect…

Union soldiers to get monument at site

A monument to the Union soldiers that fought at the Battle of Lexington during the Civil War will be dedicated Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. on the battlefield, near…

Council, Police Chief hammer out 911 details

The changing face of Richmond’s law enforcement could go beyond 911 consolidation. The proposed consolidation of city 911 services with Ray County’s 911 Board has had a trickle-down effect. At…

Building code board approved

Richmond has its building code-review committee. The committee now has a lot to assess. Mayor Lance Green officially appointed the five-member committee – and one alternate, Craig Bruning – earlier…

Stanley lays out licenses at meeting

Terrie Stanley kept a four-day streak of silence. Tuesday evening, Stanley broke her silence at a Richmond City Council session and publicly admonished an area newspaper publisher for an accusatory…

Mayor, administrator criticized on decorum

Two former city servants made one thing clear to Richmond’s city council and administration Tuesday evening: They are not happy. Former Richmond Mayor and Councilman Ed Lee Swafford didn’t mince…

Shelter gets early Christmas present

Ray County residents with small dogs and cats may find Christmas is coming a bit earlier this year. Ray County Humane Society applied for a spay/neuter grant through the Missouri…

Thompson appointed Associate Judge

At least James Thompson’s new job won’t see him move very far – it’s right across the street. Thompson, the now-former Ray County Prosecutor, took his oath Monday afternoon in…

New city attorneys appointed by Council

Richmond City Council members likely hope a city personnel change will clear some muddy waters. The council voted 5-2, with councilman Jason Berning abstaining, to recommend Mayor Lance Green appoint…

Berning says current term to be last

A routine conflict-of-interest declaration segued into Jason Berning announcing the end of his city council tenure. Kevin Stanley first raised the issue of a potential conflict at the Sept. 21…