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City and county discuss consolidation for 911

Consolidation for the Richmond and County 911 dispatch centers may not be that far away. The entire City Council, except for Jason Berning, attending the Ray County 911 Board meeting…

Boil order still in effect for Ward One

A boil order is still in effect for some residents of Ward One. The boil order advisory was issued because of a water line break earlier this week. Those who…

Local events planned for Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day and an opportunity for Americans to honor those men and women who have died in the service of this country. Also known as Decoration…

Wastewater plant construction estimates skyrocket

An already daunting task of asking taxpayers to fund another bond to pay for improvements to the city’s sewer system became even more staggering on Wednesday. City officials learned yesterday…

Argument at filling station turns violent

An argument between two men at the local Cenex filling station on Wednesday turned into a bloody fight with one man being arrested. A 45-year-old Richmond man was arrested and…

Firemen vote to join union

There were no surprises on Tuesday as Richmond firefighters voted unanimously to join the International Association of Firefighters Local 3133 out of Blue Springs, according to Fire Chief Lonnie Quick.…

Birds of a feather flock at Shirkey

A beautiful assortment of birds, in different colors, sizes and abilities, visited Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday afternoon, May 13. The ‘Wings of Love’ van pulled into the…

Meeting in Orrick set for Friday to discuss flooding

Some residents in Orrick worry every time they hear threats of severe weather. Worries of flooding are always a concern for a town that sits in the Missouri River bottoms,…

St. Louis man’s death attributed to swine flu

A St. Louis County man died yesterday from medical complications he developed after coming down with a severe case of the flu caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus. The man,…

Friday’s flooding leads to life or death situation

Bill Cravens didn’t know what to think when his friend and neighbor Donnie Wilson went under. “My heart stopped and I quit breathing for about 10 seconds,” Cravens said. “I…