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George’s Liquor: A staple in the Richmond Community

Raise a glass. George’s Great American Liquor Center has the history to deserve it. October 2009 marked the Wollard Boulevard wine, beer and spirit retailer’s 34th year meeting their Richmond…

Thornton, Wollard approved for road overlays

Richmond’s latest street-improvement project could move forward by April, according to Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers. The Richmond City Council accepted Hannibal firm Chester Bross Construction’s $248,406 bid to perform…

Grand Jury indicts two in Thomas case

A Ray County Grand Jury returned two indictments this week in an Excelsior Springs woman’s kidnapping and murder. Grand Jurors charged both Erik R. Zimmerman, 29, Excelsior Springs, and James…

Hardin weighs choices for water supply

Hardin Councilman Colin Chang thanked the four visitors to Wednesday’s special meeting for helping the city as it decides how to convert to rural water. The visitors – two engineers,…

School board to enact fiscal oversight committee

Richmond School Board is expected to soon create a committee of residents, teachers, board members and a building administrator to monitor district finances, the annual audit and complaints of fiscal…

Vacant home gets $1,700 water bill

The Richmond Water Board’s “split decision” about a questionable water bill reached the Richmond City Council Tuesday evening with a unanimous solution. The board previously couldn’t decide how it should…

Council approves revenue bonds, wastewater slope project

Richmond City Council made the following decisions on Feb. 9: • The council unanimously approved adopting a Chapter 100 Industrial Revenue Bonds policy. The vote was 6-0, with council members…

Richmond council probes water system engineering

Richmond officials and city council members received the West Thornton Street water main message loud and clear: stop repairing infrastructure and start replacing it. Coming off a recent boil advisory…

40 years later, Andes exits career satisfied

After more than four decades as an educator, the man helming Hardin-Central schools is ready to call it a career. Superintendent Steve Andes will retire after the 2009-10 school year,…

R-XVI Board approves debt consolidation

Richmond School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday to refinance several loans and then consolidate them into one, a move that the district’s finance advisor said will save the schools $588,272 by…