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President approves disaster relief for Ray County

President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for Ray County and 45 others in Missouri impacted by early spring storms and flooding. The declaration, requested by Gov. Jay Nixon May…

Council looks at building code committee

The Richmond City Council wants to expand the gatekeeper role when it comes to building codes within the city. Councilman Bob Bond brought up the issue Thursday night at a…

Neighbors ease impact of storm for Richmond resident

Bridget Sanders lives approximately three miles west of Richmond, just off of Highway 210. She watched the storm approach that would head on to Norborne after leaving its calling card…

Councilmen express frustration with budget

New members of the Richmond City Council have taken some criticism during their first two months for "micro managing" from city staff. Despite the criticism, they're still pressing forward. The…

Council may address vendors in parks

With a new parks system comes added interest. With added interest comes added opportunity. Ordinance Committee Chairman Roger Kepple said last night during an Ordinance Committee meeting that some concerns…

Ray-Carroll welcomes some new, old faces to new places

There are new faces in new places at the Ray Carroll Grain Growers' Co-Op. People see the very first one about a moment after walking in to the fuel station's…

Norborne picks up the pieces after damaging storm

Her body language spoke volumes. Paula Naslund stared numbly at the cascade of bricks and debris that was all that remained of the building that once stood next to and…

Jimmy Davidson: 2009 Ray County Father of the Year

"Thanks for making me a better person" Megan Davidson didn’t tell anyone in her family about her letter. “I saw last year’s [contest] and thought it would be fun and…

DNR officials to visit the City Council next week

The Department of Natural Resources will pay a visit to Richmond next week to tell the city exactly what it needs to do right now. City Administrator Rick Childers however,…

Park board trying to make Richmond greener

Bill Purcell has a Lee’s Summit vision he wants to make a Richmond reality. During a business trip to the Kansas City suburb, Purcell, vice president of the Richmond Parks…