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As a cost-saving measure, council seeks staff engineer

The Richmond City Council may know soon whether it can save significantly on future engineering costs. The council decided Tuesday to advertise for civil engineers interested in a permanent, full-time…

County balances leaner 2010 budget

Ray County’s 2010 $4.14-million budget roughly follows a course set in 2009, commissioners say, with one small exception: The new budget gives all county employees, including sheriff’s deputies, a 2-percent…

Council considers paying dues for MARC affiliation

Richmond’s Mid-America Regional Council Dues could soon be headed for Finance Committee discussions. Following a presentation Tuesday evening by MARC representative Marlene Nagel, City Administrator Rick Childers admitted that Richmond…

City road plan ready

TranSystems’ work in Richmond appears done. Where the Access Richmond plan goes from here now rests on the city’s shoulders. The Kansas City transportation-engineering group officially unveiled a final comprehensive…

State audit results become public soon

City officials confirmed Tuesday evening that public disclosure of the state’s audit of Richmond government operating policies is coming soon. Mayor Mike Wright said during Tuesday evening’s city council session…

County balances leaner 2010 budget

Ray County’s 2010 $4.14-million budget roughly follows a course set in 2009, commissioners say, with one small exception: The new budget gives all county employees, including sheriff’s deputies, a 2-percent…

Local veteran catches much-needed ride

Jennifer Wright was at work at the Full Employment Council office in Richmond when the phone rang – nothing unusual for the career development associate and mother of three. What’s…

Five graduate from county drug court

It wasn’t the first time the five individuals stood before Judge David Miller’s bench. But between the last time and Friday, the script changed. Once more, a bailiff welcomed them…

Town’s favorite villian puts on crowd-pleasing show

Harley Race spent his years as a wrestler making fans boo, hiss, scream and plunk down their hard-earned dollars to see him catch a beating. Richmond’s own Johnny Gold, the…

Amenity-free beauty at Crooked River

If it’s amenities you’re looking for, Crooked River Conservation Area probably isn’t for you. But if solitude and acres of unspoiled upland grass land, pasture, scattered timber and a winding…