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House considers eliminating income, corporate tax

Eliminating the state’s income tax won a first round approval on Tuesday on a voice vote from the house. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, took the floor on…

Beginning a new term

Dr. Brad Richey and Connie Taylor, two incumbents for Richmond R-XVI School Board who won re-election on April 7, took the oath of office Tuesday evening just prior to the…

MoDOT 'Road Show' to hear from citizens

The Kansas City District of the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched an interactive road show, “Your Voice in Transportation,” to take transportation issues to the street. The road show…

Childers welcomes new council with list of issues to address

Before the new city council could take their seats last night, City Administrator Rick Childers had a list of problems and issues waiting for them. At the top of the…

New council shows eagerness to begin work

The new city council did not waste any time diving into the city’s financial situation. Just minutes after being sworn in, Councilmen Roger Kepple and Mike Wright asked that the…

Historic marker downtown dedicated on Sunday

Missouri Mormon Frontier Foundation, a non-sectarian historical association headquartered in Independence, Mo., will unveil a historical marker at the site of David Whitmer’s Livery Stable in Richmond this weekend, Sunday,…

Local sales tax collections lagging

Some areas of Missouri have good news to report, but others such as Richmond do not. The Missouri Office of Administration released March revenue numbers last week that show an…

Water district plans purchase of land for future office

Ray County Public Water District No. 2 may have a new home sometime in the future. Superintendent John Richey said the district has no immediate plans to move, but will…

Richmond man sentenced to 14 years for statutory rape

A Richmond man will spend the next 14 years in prison for the statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl. David Lee Hendricks entered a guilty plea in February to five…

Re-elected School Board members to be sworn in tonight

The Richmond R-XVI School Board will preface its regular monthly meeting with a work session tonight, beginning at 6 p.m. at the District Office located at 1017 E. Main Street…