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County budget approved with no lay0ffs

Ray County Commissioners can maybe sleep better at night now that the several month process to develop a workable budget is finally over. Last week the Commissioners approved a budget…

State officials confirm swine flu case in Platte Co.

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri has one probable case of swine flu, according to the governor’s office. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday evening that the state has identified one possible case…

Some councilmen have reservations about bond issue

After meeting with engineers Wednesday night, some Richmond City Council members are not sure now is the time to be asking voters for more money. Concerns center around the high…

Endangered Person Advisory

The Barton County Sheriff has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1100 Pine, Golden City, Mo. at 7:25 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2009.…

A bid farewell

Fellow Richmond firefighters and community members gathered at the Richmond Fire House on Tuesday morning, to recognize firefighter Jerrett Love for 13 years of service. Fire Chief Lonnie Quick presented…

Council wants more time before adjusting budget

Adjustments to the Richmond City budget will have to wait until next month. The council took no action on a budget adjustment with City Administrator Rick Childers and City Finance…

Richmond native will spend weekend walking to raise money for asthma

Richmond native Jim Thacker wants to help children in Lafayette County breathe easier. So he’s going on a 90-mile walk. The Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County is sponsoring Thacker,…

City reaches contract for compost site

The new manager of Richmond’s compost site operation promises better service from the city. The Council voted unanimously last night to enter into a contract with Rick Eiler to manage…

Line by line, city budgets being reviewed by council

The Richmond City Council has been rolling up their sleeves in anticipation of addressing budget constraints. Last night, the Public Safety Committee began getting to work. Committee members Bob Bond,…

More charges filed against Lexington man for exploiting elderly

Add Clay County to the list of stops on a Lexington man’s trip around to county jails. Andrew Huffman is facing numerous charges of financially exploiting elderly citizens. Clay County…