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Council selects Wright as city’s mayor

With a quick and decisive vote, Richmond City Council selected former Mayor Pro Tem Mike Wright to be Richmond�s new mayor at Tuesday�s city council meeting. Between swearing in new…

State funding cuts may eliminate driver’s ed, P.E. from summer school

Driver’s education, a physical fitness program and other enrichment and non-academic classes were tentatively eliminated from summer school Tuesday in a Richmond School Board reorganization that also shifted elementary summer…

City OKs expense- tracking reform

With one vote Tuesday evening, the Richmond City Council took a step toward addressing two years of expense-tracking questions. The council unanimously approved a four-part written policy that monitors city…

Richmond Mayor Lance Green resigns

Just three days after voters gave the nod to council incumbents, Richmond Mayor Lance Green on Friday afternoon informed the city he was resigning immediately. No formal reason was given.…

County library receives computer grant

Patrons of Ray County Library who travel to the library to see if a book’s on the shelf may soon be able to search the shelves from their computer. The…

Area boy hurt in accidental shooting

An 8-year-old Richmond boy sustained a gunshot wound in what law enforcement considers an accidental shooting late Friday afternoon. The boy was airlifted to Children’s Mercy Hospital, where he is…

KCK man crashes into Crossroads

A Kansas City, Kan. man has been charged with first-degree property damage after his pickup ran into the front of the Crossroads convenience store in Orrick Saturday around 9:45 a.m.…

Inspection finds oil in Orrick sewer system

Orrick Public Works employees caught an oil hazard in the city sewer system Thursday before it was pumped further into the system. A March 28 routine inspection turned up an…

Ray County Lake provides fishing, recreation for residents

Located just a short distance north of Richmond, Ray County Lake is one of the county’s brightest outdoor gems. And the job of keeping it polished for outdoor enthusiasts who…

Police await autopsy in murder, suicide

An autopsy still hasn’t been completed following last week’s apparent murder-suicide in Lawson. Police Chief Brian LaFavor didn’t offer a timeline for when he thought Ray County medical examiners would…