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Trans-Systems, advisory group review transportation

Richmond’s community and commercial leaders descended once more Thursday on Richmond City Hall for a second round of talks with mass transportation advisors. The team from TranSystems – project manager…

Digging into Ray County’s past

Charles McCorkendale and Don Rogers spent their childhoods in Camden, each with a line of family members who worked in the town’s coal mines. McCorkendale’s great-grandfather owned a mine that…

Stet patrons to vote on school bond issue

Giving it a “Cardinal fight,” Stet Schools has approved a ballot measure to increase the district’s tax levy in a special Feb. 2 election. Voters in the school district will…

City advocates industrial bonds for town’s growth

An industrial growth opportunity could place a new tool in Richmond’s economic development arsenal. City Attorney Chris Williams has asked the Richmond City Council to consider an economic-development financing mechanism…

PLAYING MUSIC BY LISTENING

It’s anybody’s guess how many people will be listening when Erik Pointer and River Cow Orchestra take the Farris Theatre stage on Friday, Feb. 5. But one thing’s for sure:…

Richmond girl, 9, needs double-lung transplant

It’s hard to pronounce, spell or even find information on what makes Emilee Hendricks a candidate for a double-lung transplant. But it boils down to something simple: Without new lungs,…

Route K, Mud Creek bridge closing

MoDOT has issued the following bridge closures in Ray County: • South Mud Creek Bridge, # 0298, located on Route E in Ray County. Closure effective from 8 a.m. to…

Cause of Polo vet’s death under investigation

Rumors surround the Jan. 21 shooting death of Polo veterinarian Victor A. Johnson, and authorities in Caldwell County, tight-lipped about their investigation, are saying nothing to quell them. Ann Tezon,…

Firm will help Hardin fund rural-water tie

Hardin moved one step closer to hooking into rural water Wednesday when its city council voted to hire a Kansas City investment banker to arrange financing. Tyson Markham of McLiney…

Corps of Engineers on board to examine Keeney Creek

Engineers’ Kansas City District on board helping them combat Keeney Creek’s persistent flooding. Corps District Hydrologist Don Meier confirmed Wednesday that within a year the corps would fund a study…