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Party-goers enjoy taste of nostalgia, county’s past

Asked what was hotter on Election Day, Benjamin Franklin Phillips said it was the temperature, not the politics. “I’d say the heat,” said Phillips, a Camden resident who goes by…

Board will not touch tax definition after all

After a review, the Richmond Parks Board won’t modify how it defines the uses for its 2008 sales tax revenue. Treasurer Luanna Bloom told the board Monday night that attorney…

To fix error, council OKs $600-plus adjustment to water customer’s bill

The Richmond City Council has approved making a $600-plus sewer bill correction after an accident during a water meter adjustment. Public Works Committee Chairman Dave Powell brought a committee recommendation…

Handicapped voters can use courthouse’s west side Tuesday

During polling hours on Tuesday – 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in all locations – accommodations will be made to ensure that elderly and disabled county residents can vote. Lorie…

Juvenile generates bomb scare

A Saturday-afternoon bomb scare brought Kansas City-area agencies to Richmond for a five-hour operation. A Richmond man weed-eating a ditch on the 200 block of Goodrich Street found an object…

Big and little wheels roar at Hardin SkeeterFest

With fried fish in their bellies, the echoes of children’s laughter in their ears, and the lingering aroma of diesel fuel in their nostrils, visitors to Hardin left the city’s…

Ray Countians head to the polls Tuesday

County voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, casting party-line votes in the primary election. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Longtime incumbent U.S. Congressman…

Area kids recipients of shoe giveaway

Becky Meissen, an intake specialist for Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, was in the shoe department and in line at customer service at Walmart on Friday. But Meissen wasn’t trying…

Derstler Lumber: 50 years of heritage and hardware

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Derstler Lumber Co., supplier of lumber, hardware and home improvement products for the Richmond community since 1960. Unlike many businesses and corporations today,…

Ethics complaint dismissed

The Missouri Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint filed by the Missouri Republican Party against Barbara Lanning, a Democrat running for the District 36 House seat currently held by Republican…