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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…

Main Street Mall to occupy vacant storefront

A Main Street building is getting a new lease on life. A former car dealership and most recently a floral shop on 105 East Main, will emerge in the early…

Middle school recognizes ‘super eight’ award students

An announcement before the Feb. 5 Richmond Middle School Super Eight Awards Assembly made it fairly clear that students were expected to toe the line. “Be on your best behavior,…