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Wet ground affecting corn growers

After a brief respite from a wet spring, a prediction of heavy rain tonight and Thursday could have farmers in Ray County doing more of the same. “It’s a good…

SRO contract still under negotiations

The Richmond City Council has a School Resource Officer contract offer from the Richmond School District. That doesn’t mean the two sides have an accord. The city’s finance committee discussed…

Motorcycle group to hold fundraiser for Brooks

This Saturday, seven-year-old Blake Brooks takes a ride in the hearts of 100 two-wheeling angels. Brooks was shot in the torso with a .20-gauge shotgun in an April 9 accidental…

A weekend of graduations for Orrick, Hardin and Stet schools

For some schools, commencement is an exercise of efficiency. That’s not the case at Stet. A ceremony that goes beyond a graduation exercise, it’s a reflection of the lives of…

AG letter creates tension in Henrietta

Some tensions over a Missouri Attorney General’s office letter to the Henrietta Board of Aldermen reached a climax Saturday morning. City Clerk Margie Long left the council’s regular meeting in…

City ponders rezoning for downtown apts.

Early discussions over opening Richmond’s downtown to renovated apartments have raised questions the city’s Planning and Zoning and Ordinance committees appear hesitant to answer. A remark by Ordinance Committee Chairman…

Heavy rains force road closings

Heavy rainfall and saturated ground resulted in a number of swollen rivers and creeks Thursday and today, closing some state and farm roads in and around Ray County. Eastern Commissioner…

Council, police mull DWI grant

The Richmond City Council and Richmond Police Department have some sorting out to do before the council will approve a possible MoDOT DWI checkpoint grant. The first thing both sides…

‘From disco to hip hop:’ four RMS teachers retire with over 120 years of experie

Richmond Middle School teachers Joyce Barrett, Debbie Dreves, Hal Middleton and Wayne Powers don’t need an interviewer as much as a moderator. Throw out a simple question, grab a pen…

Municipal Complex refinancing on hold; no real savings found with USDA loan, of

Richmond’s city council and finance director hope refinancing windows open, now that one door looks momentarily closed. Finance Director Melanie Allwood and Finance Committee Chairman Tom Williams both said plans…