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School year will end without SRO contract

With the school year drawing to a close, Richmond School Board and Richmond City Council still don’t have a school resource officer contract in sight. The Richmond School District remains…

Mud Run gains ground on Demo Derby

The Mushroom Festival Mud Run would have a natural advantage in any mudslinging contest with Ray County Fair’s popular demolition derby. But it’s the derby that still holds the edge…

Confusion cleared in Parks Board wood-chipping deal

A double-check has confirmed Richmond’s compost supervisor has all the qualifications to handle additional services for Richmond’s Parks Board. Current city compost site supervisor Rick Eiler raised a concern at…

Five shelter dogs adopted during Mushroom Festival event

Ray County Humane Society found homes for five dogs during this year’s Mushroom Festival, organizer Shirley Saulter said – a good number but down from years when rain hasn’t been…

Daily News receives 11 Missouri Press awards

The Daily News received 11 awards from the Missouri Press Association Ad Managers contest on Monday. Among those was the prestigious Best Ad Designer award given to 14-year employee Karen…

Council poised to shift employee benefit renewals

The Richmond City Council appears poised to act on consolidating renewal dates for city employees’ benefits. The council’s Finance Committee Tuesday threw its support behind an annual January renewal for…

Trial date set for 1st-degree murder suspect

It now appears it will be mid-summer before a trial date is set for first-degree murder defendant James Reardon. Ray County Prosecutor Bryan McMahon and Reardon’s attorney, Janeal Mathison, agreed…

Hailing the morel and Mushroom Festival: a first-timer’s experience

The Richmond Chamber of Chamber, among others, once decided 1981 would be a fine year to spend a spring weekend celebrating Richmond’s favorite offspring – the morel mushroom. Three decades…

Annual festival draws thousands of area residents

Hmmm … heavy rain, a warming trend, cloudy skies … could mean only one thing: Ideal conditions to hunt and harvest fungi. It also was just what the doctor ordered…

Best friends create greeting cards as Relay for Life fundraiser

Tab McDermid and Connie Taylor, Relay for Life of Ray County committee members, attend what they call Greeting Card 101, a “class” taught by fellow volunteer Zel Milligan. “We go…