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Council approves repair to stormwater ditch

After a five inch rain last month, homeowner Jason Whitt had enough. Just days before he spoke to the Richmond City Council about the potential flooding problems near his property…

Richmond gets taste of new restaurant

Practice makes perfect. Before opening to the public, 35 employees of the Richmond KFC/Taco Bell were put through their first test – serving 181 guests complimentary lunches yesterday at the…

93-year-old KFC fan one of yesterday’s guests

Her eyes are just a little cloudy. Her voice is delicate, probably softer than it was many years ago. But start talking about Myla Chaney’s favorite fried chicken, and years…

Square gets four way stops all around

Traffic at some intersections around the square will have to start slowing down to stop. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to convert two intersections on the square…

Some stimulus money trickles down to schools

The Richmond School District had a basic wish list ready just in case any American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Stimulus Funds trickled down to them. Some money came; less…

Richmond BOE approves bids for work at elementary schools, district office

The Richmond R-XVI School Board approved several bids for repairs and work at Dear and Sunrise Elementary at its monthly board meeting Tuesday night. Dear Elementary will receive 21,000 sq.…

Towns forced to seek tax book preparation

Rising costs and falling revenues have Ray County officials looking toward cutting back city tax collections. County officials have since this spring been helping smaller communities such as Hardin, Henrietta…

Announcement during Sunday service causes concern

A Sunday announcement at church sparked some fire and brimstone at the Richmond City Council Tuesday night. The council chambers were packed last night and the scheduled meeting start time…

First Missouri death this year from tick-borne disease reported

A 74-year-old St. Louis man died last Friday from a tick-borne disease known as ehrlichiosis, becoming the first fatality of the year linked to a disease transmitted by ticks. The…

Council brings business back to Richmond

After another round of discussions, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that would require the city’s advertising and legal business to stay in Richmond. The council…