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Lacy narrowly beats Hamilton for vacant Ward IV seat

Some Richmond citizens said 2009’s Richmond City Council elections sent the message that citizens wanted a change. If that’s the case, then the 1,145 voters who cast ballots Tuesday sent…

Groups will raise money for girl awaiting lung transplant

Four Richmond civic organizations have joined forces to raise money for Emilee Hendricks, the Richmond girl who is in St. Louis preparing for a double lung transplant. Dave Owen said…

City considers remedy to tracking travel expenses

After two consecutive years of hearing auditors tell the city that it should improve its travel and credit card record-keeping, the City Council Finance Committee last week began discussing possible…

Council curious about approval of severance package allocation

Richmond City Council members raised questions recently regarding unemployment claims and severance packages that included a current Ward I council seat candidate. During an April 1 Finance Committee meeting, Councilwoman…

Union campaign sets precedent, raises questions

Richmond citizens will decide four city council seats Tuesday. Their choices could say something about city employees’ unprecedented political activity. For the first time, Richmond firefighters have publicly endorsed two…

For Ray County veterans, a new VA clinic

A new Veterans Administration outpatient clinic in Excelsior Springs was doing a brisk business – even several days before it was scheduled to open. The clinic, created to serve veterans…

Lawson grieves in wake of murder, suicide

Lawson is still grieving the loss Wednesday of two family members in an apparent murder-suicide. Police believe Alex C. Caton, 23, shot and killed his 21-year-old wife, Michelle, and wounded…

Slate finalized for August primaries

Filing closed Tuesday for August primaries for both county and state offices. Winners will meet in November’s general election. Contested offices range from the Senate seat currently held by Kit…

Board candidates take the stage

Two incumbents and four challengers for two Richmond School Board seats introduced themselves and answered questions Monday at a candidates’ forum at Sunrise Elementary. Around 35 people attended the form,…

Couple dead in apparent murder, suicide

An investigation continues into an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night in Lawson. Police were called around 10 p.m. Wednesday concerning shots fired in the 500 block of Country Drive. When they…