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Hardin eyes solutions for water system ills

Hardin City Council has voted to call a special meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 27 to discuss funding options for stopgap and long-term improvements to its water system. The board…

Proposal could impact spread of prescription drugs

The Ray County Coalition hopes Richmond will help it address a problem that sometimes flies under the radar. Coalition member and former Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims recently asked that…

Judge rules for Community Bank, against mayor

A lawsuit brought by locally owned Community Bank of Missouri to collect $29,979 from Richmond Mayor Lance Green was upheld late last year by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In his…

City deems building unsafe

Gary Schroeder, a property owner whose building on Richmond square has been declared unsafe, says he’ll read a letter from the city before deciding on a response. Schroeder received notice…

Powell ready for second term

Given the controversy and second-guessing of Richmond’s city council during Dave Powell’s first term, it would make sense asking him if it’s been worth it. “Absolutely. That’s why I’m running…

RMS students raise money for Haiti relief

Richmond Middle School’s campaign to raise $500 for Haiti’s earthquake victims began with a simple Facebook exchange between organizer Trysten Beber-Johnson and teacher Kathy Harding. “She Facebooked me and said…

11th hour filings fill council openings

General Election candidate filings closed Tuesday, and Richmond’s city council races nearly doubled. With Chris Keen and Billy Darnell withdrawing, Ward I incumbent Tom Williams and challenger Robert Cooper filed.…

Council votes to put sewer bond on ballot

Richmond City Council members voted 6-1 Tuesday evening to put an $8.5 million general revenue bond for wastewater repairs on the April ballot. Councilwoman Terrie Stanley cast the only negative…

Probation revoked for Zimmerman, Saling; both charged in Thomas murder

Two of Carol A. Thomas’ alleged assailants will be in court in February. Erik R. Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder stemming from Thomas’ disappearance from Excelsior Springs in November 2009,…

Older cats have tougher time getting adopted

Grey Paw, a short haired grey tabby, came to the Humane Society of Ray County with what appeared to be a broken front leg. The leg had healed, but with…