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Woodrail, Dale meeting may change sewer issue

A few days can change a lot. On Tuesday, the Richmond Public Works Committee met with Woodrail subdivision residents to discuss fixing the subdivision’s tie-in to Richmond’s sewer system with…

District struggles with money for Career Ladder

Some Richmond teachers may lose as much as $5,000 in income if school board members follow the state’s lead and cut funding for the Career Ladder program. Career Ladder has…

August trial setting slated for Zimmerman

Carol A. Thomas’ third and final alleged assailant may learn his trial date in less than two weeks. Erik R. Zimmerman of Excelsior Springs faces a trial-setting Aug. 4 at…

May 2011 trial date for Mohler, Jr.

The Lafayette County Prosecutor’s office has a sixth and final date to try a Mohler family member on multiple sex-crime counts. Fifteenth Circuit Judge Dennis Rolf set Burrell E. Mohler…

Don’t let the ponytails fool you

There was plenty to catch the eye at the 2010 Ray County Fair swine competition – 250-pound Berkshire hogs are hard to miss – but 4-year-old Abigail Burns was center…

Former Orrick mayor questions city’s openness

Orrick’s city leaders have attempted to clear up some concerns about the city’s availability of public information. Former Mayor Shirley Taylor and former City Clerk Jeanette Hensley recently informed the…

Robins status: Missing In Action

Richmond Superintendent Jim Robins didn’t return to work as expected the week of July 5, nor did he attend the July 8 school board meeting – his second such absence…

Parks Board seeks clarity on spending from ballot initiative

In light of Richmond’s recent state audit, the city’s Parks Board won’t leave anything unclear before officially discussing the board’s fiscal year 2011 budget. Originally, the board would’ve discussed the…

FFA, 4-H Super teens compete in farmhand competition

Teams from Richmond, Hardin, Lawson and Excelsior Springs competed in the annual FFA/4-H Super Teens competition Friday night at the Ray County Fairgrounds. The event was part of the kick…

Here, Kitty Kitty: cat-control issues confound council

If anyone can help Richmond solve its feral cat infestation, the Richmond City Council and Police Department would gladly listen. As long as it doesn’t involve feeding, then abandoning the…