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A done deal; Enss, Wright finalize 911 contract

Ray County 911 Director Scott Enss chuckled a little as he walked back to his seat Tuesday evening. He and Richmond Mayor Pro Tem Mike Wright had just signed the…

Stouffer counters against tax hike

A Missouri Tax Commission proposal to increase productivity values by 29 percent for farmland used to grow row crops has met with opposition from Sen. Bill Stouffer, the Missouri Farm…

Identity of charred woman unknown

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is awaiting the results of a medical examiner’s report to determine the identity of a woman found in the trunk of car near Wellington-Napoleon. Sheriff’s deputies…

Dutch Treat: Richmond family and exchange student from Holland enjoy an enduring

A Richmond family that welcomed a Dutch exchange student into its home 17 years ago could hardly predict where it would lead. Karin Slobben came to Richmond for the first…

Dutch Treat: Richmond family and exchange student from Holland enjoy an enduring

A Richmond family that welcomed a Dutch exchange student into its home 17 years ago could hardly predict where it would lead. Karin Slobben came to Richmond for the first…

Park Board to withhold sum until completion of courts

Richmond’s Parks Board doesn’t plan on paying a Kansas City firm what it owes until the board gets what it’s paying for, according to the board’s treasurer. The city owes…

Fires destroy two homes, claim one life

Fires ravaged the homes of two Ray County families, taking the life of a Camden resident on Friday, Jan. 8. Clarence Baum, Jr. 87, was found dead by Richmond firefighters…

‘Everyman’ Billy Darnell entered race to give Ward I choices

Fate sometimes delivers interesting timing. Billy Darnell didn’t enter Richmond’s 2010 Ward I City Council race with grand political ambitions. He hadn’t really taken an interest in running for office…

Sunshine Law seminars slated for city officials

Tom Durkin, a representative of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, will visit Ray County twice in the next two months to lead seminars on The Sunshine Law. Durkin isn’t an…

Missouri budget Stouffer’s top priority

Sen. Bill Stouffer says his legislative priority is a new budget that takes the state’s current revenue shortfall and future budgets into account, while guarding against using $1 billion in…