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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…

Public safety committee discusses speeding on Darneal

With the city’s ownership of Darneal Court no longer an issue, loose discussions among Richmond’s Public Safety Committee will ponder what the city does about the street’s speeding problem. City…

Woman’s jewelry may offer leads to identity

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has released photos of jewelry worn by a woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car Monday near Wellington-Napoleon. One of the…

Workman’s Comp required for pool repair job

Richmond’s proposed city pool-repair project’s price tag might depend on whether its lowest bidder minds paying a little extra out of pocket. The Richmond City Council stands poised to award…

Vet has ‘nothing but time’

At 90, you might think time is a precious commodity for Richmond World War II veteran James Davis. But Davis said it was nothing to put off a trip to…