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Corps of Engineers on board to examine Keeney Creek

Engineers’ Kansas City District on board helping them combat Keeney Creek’s persistent flooding. Corps District Hydrologist Don Meier confirmed Wednesday that within a year the corps would fund a study…

Council OKs south sewer plant project bid

With a $5-million-plus revenue bond in limbo, the Richmond City Council let a separate South Wastewater Plant project move forward Tuesday. The council unanimously accepted a Damon Pursell Construction bid…

Motion questions Mohler Jr.’s public defender eligibility

A new motion could leave an alleged Lafayette County sex offender without an attorney. Missouri Public Defender Anthony Cardarella filed a motion Monday in Lafayette County to deny Burrell E.…

Monday fire displaces Richmond family

A late Monday night fire has left six Richmond residents without a home. “What we need more than anything is a place to live,” said Roger O’Dell, emphasizing that his…

Police Chief files EEOC complaint against city

Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams, City Administrator Rick Childers and city attorney Chris Williams confirmed Tuesday that McWilliams recently filed a complaint with Missouri’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Neither McWilliams…

Littrell accepts clerk position in Riverside

A Kansas City-metro area city has hired Richmond City Clerk Robin Littrell. Littrell confirmed Tuesday that she will soon leave her position in Richmond to become city clerk in Riverside.…

Cancer’s impact drives Relay for Life participation

There’s no direct cause and effect, but the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Ray County has grown at a clip comparable to medical advances and the growing number…

The lure of big game brings Richmond’s Doug Kirk to Africa time after time

Africa sometimes plays by its own rules. Not coincidentally, that continent has its way of making her visitors play along. Doug Kirk decided he wouldn’t just play along, but keep…

Rural water supply seen as money-saver for Hardin

Hardin’s water system meets the needs of its 225 customers, but with its advancing age, breakdowns and expensive repairs will become more likely, Chief Plant Operator Larry Eastley says. Eastley…

If passed, wastewater bond would join 4 others

Richmond’s city council may need to examine just one line – the bottom line – if residents don’t approve an April wastewater revenue bond issue. Citizens already pay approximately just…