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Council declines grants

Richmond will politely tell the state of Missouri “Thanks, but no thanks” for a public safety grant it considered and the same for one from the Department of Justice. The…

Clerk’s role becomes information gatekeeper

Item one on interim City Administrator Ed Lee Swafford’s agenda: shorten the line of communication between city administration and council. In his first week on the job, Swafford directed that…

Corps cuts water release to ease flood potential

Heavy weekend rain, swollen streams and a forecast of additional rain this week have prompted the Corps of Engineers to cut back on upriver reservoir releases and mobilize its emergency…

Water OK, city pool re-opens

Richmond’s Southview Pool is once more open for business. The pool re-opened Friday after a brief closure due to a bacterial-infection scare, said City Administrator Ed Lee Swafford and Mayor…

All smiles for 2010 Miss Ray County

Newly selected Miss Ray County Sarah Craven of Hardin laughs while outgoing queen Taylor Cotton has trouble pining her crown Saturday at the Miss Ray County Pageant. Craven, a student…

Two hurt in area accidents

Two drivers escaped a Friday-morning three-vehicle accident without injury, but a third sustained broken bones. The accident occurred when the 2007 GMC pickup truck driven by Nathan C. Inzerillo of…

Six-year-old fundraises for ALS

Five-year-old Emmalee O’Dell was selling cool drinks at a garage sale in her grandmother’s backyard in Richmond. Sales were brisk, and Peggy Powell wondered what her granddaughter planned to do…

Stylin’ with latest do: beauticians fly solo

With a combined 74 years of tending to customers, Judy Minnick, Hope Malone, Kristy Wilson and Dee Ishmael have seen beauty salons from every side but one. All have always…

Riley trial concludes with hung jury, mistrial

Justice will wait at least several more months to be served for James L. Riley and the family that has accused him of molesting their daughter. A 12-person jury failed…

Warm, fuzzy feeling a byproduct of war

War is known more for pulling families apart than bringing them together, but Iraq did both for Brooke, Jared and Lilly Ahart and their dog, Winston. Brooke Ahart a military…