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Spreading the word: Area churches come together to create Spanish bibles at ann

Everywhere you look, Mykayla Shank is there – carrying copies of La Santa Biblia for binding, checking sections of the Spanish bible to make sure everything’s right. One of about…

Richmond, school district no closer to SRO contract

With the school year almost over, the city of Richmond will likely receive its full School Resource Officer funding. Once this year ends, it’s anyone’s guess. Richmond Finance Director Melanie…

Finance committee, director weigh pros and cons of merging benefits deadline

The Richmond Finance Committee still isn’t sure what to do about having employees’ health-insurance policies begin and end on the same date. In March, the committee began discussing how to…

Council incumbents get nod from voters

Ward IV Richmond City Council candidate Tim Hamilton called the $5.1-million wastewater bond question on Tuesday’s general election ballot an “historic” opportunity. If so, Richmond citizens made history Tuesday. More…

Lacy narrowly beats Hamilton for vacant Ward IV seat

Some Richmond citizens said 2009’s Richmond City Council elections sent the message that citizens wanted a change. If that’s the case, then the 1,145 voters who cast ballots Tuesday sent…

Groups will raise money for girl awaiting lung transplant

Four Richmond civic organizations have joined forces to raise money for Emilee Hendricks, the Richmond girl who is in St. Louis preparing for a double lung transplant. Dave Owen said…

City considers remedy to tracking travel expenses

After two consecutive years of hearing auditors tell the city that it should improve its travel and credit card record-keeping, the City Council Finance Committee last week began discussing possible…

Council curious about approval of severance package allocation

Richmond City Council members raised questions recently regarding unemployment claims and severance packages that included a current Ward I council seat candidate. During an April 1 Finance Committee meeting, Councilwoman…

Union campaign sets precedent, raises questions

Richmond citizens will decide four city council seats Tuesday. Their choices could say something about city employees’ unprecedented political activity. For the first time, Richmond firefighters have publicly endorsed two…

For Ray County veterans, a new VA clinic

A new Veterans Administration outpatient clinic in Excelsior Springs was doing a brisk business – even several days before it was scheduled to open. The clinic, created to serve veterans…