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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…

Public works repairs main break within hours

Richmond Public Works Department workers put in extra hours Thursday repairing a broken water main. A Public Works crew was dispatched to locate the leak around 3:15 p.m. due to…

Public gets introduction to county, state house candidates

Candidates in four high-profile races attracted an audience of more than 100 people Thursday to a political forum at the Farris Theatre. The forum was co-sponsored by Farm Bureau and…

Area woman seriously injured in morning crash

A single-vehicle accident yesterday morning left an area woman with serious injuries. Jamie J. Russell of Excelsior Springs was riding westbound Thursday morning with 19-year-old driver Billy G. Chaney of…

Council approves policies to coincide with audit

The Richmond City Council took the following actions during its July 13 regular meeting. • Ordinance Committee Chairman Roger Kepple recommended on behalf of his committee that the city not…