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Lanning announcement underscores Democrat dinner

Leaders and voters gathered, funds were raised and a candidate announced her candidacy for a district state representative’s seat Saturday at the Ray County Democrats’ Rally and Dinner. Following a…

Impeachment on agenda at Henrietta city meeting

Henrietta’s money troubles might soon cost Mayor Kelly Heber her seat. Henrietta’s Board of Aldermen meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a special session to include impeachment procedure discussions. Alderman…

Schools trying to comply with state AYP standards

The state requires all school districts to be assessed based on the results of testing in communication arts, math, the district’s attendance rate and graduation rate, to determine if they…

Richmond Fire gets aerial truck

Though overshadowed by the contentious passage of the fiscal year 2010 budget, the city of Richmond officially gained a few crucial pieces of equipment this week. The Richmond Fire Department…

First batch of H1N1 vaccine to arrive Monday

The Ray County Health Department will be holding clinics Monday and Tuesday to administer H1N1 vaccines to qualified county residents on a first come, first served basis – and until…

Council volunteers for pay cut; some disappointed mayor didn’t

Richmond City Council members say they won’t miss the individual travel funds cut in the fiscal year 2010 budget. They just wish one fellow official had offered the same sacrifice.…

Learning to be a good passenger: School Bus Safety Week

Each weekday, parents and guardians trust their children to the drivers of those “big, yellow buses,” as children are whisked away to school each morning and brought home each afternoon.…

More RHS students taking ACT test

Richmond High School Principal Karen Southwick presented the school’s 2009 ACT findings at the Oct. monthly school board meeting. ACT is 50 years old this year. The test includes four…

Local schools top magazine’s ACT list

Ingram’s magazine listed three area schools in its 2008 rankings by average ACT scores in Kansas City’s 22 county area. Using data from questionaires, interviews with district personnel and public…

Wastewater, stormwater projects on the way

Richmond utility infrastructure projects could take major steps forward with the upcoming arrival of some high-dollar grants. Two community development block grants worth $4 million and $456,125 could arrive by…