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Porn, religious materials found in Mohler Jr.’s home

Authorities searching Burrell E. Mohler Jr.’s Independence home earlier this month found caches of pornography, video-viewing equipment, homemade video recordings and various Christian media. Mohler – along with his father,…

Property taxes rise, SUV values decline

It’s a good-news, bad-news situation for real estate and personal property tax values in Ray County right now. The bad news: Personal property tax revenue slipped in 2009 from $3.755…

Some Council surprised REDI ordinance slated for Tuesday

Packets distributed for Tuesday evening’s Richmond City Council session included a surprise ordinance authorizing a $25,000 contract between the City of Richmond and Richmond Economic Development, Incorporated (REDI). The contract…

Zorro and Roaring ’20s revisit Richmond’s Farris

For Friends of the Anderson House members Bob Eckhoff and Mary Jilka, above photo, creating an silent movie event – complete with 1920s attire – was dream come true. For…

Richmond Council to vote on 911 Tuesday

A vote will happen Tuesday evening that determines whether or not Richmond’s 911 service will consolidate with that of Ray County. That doesn’t mean every city official is on board…

Young burn victim comes home

Willie Graham, 3, cradled in the arms of his mother, Ashley Berry, came home Thursday after a three-month stay at Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Richmond boy sustained major…

Stanley stops short of software piracy accusation

Richmond councilwoman Terrie Stanley wanted some after-the-fact answers to a Richmond police mapping software question. When the answers Police Chief Terri McWilliams and City Administrator Rick Childers didn’t satisfy her,…

Here comes Santa Claus – jolly fellow visits Richmond Monday

Santa Claus will make his first appearance in Richmond at 7 p.m. Monday – but not by sleigh. Santa’s friends at the Richmond fire station will escort him by fire…

Saling pre-trial Nov. 23 for alleged Thomas kidnapping

A woman accused of kidnapping an Excelsior Springs woman with two other men has a new preliminary hearing date. Jennifer K. Saling, 21, Lathrop, made her first in-person court appearance…

Is Richmond REDI for economic development?

In economic development terms, no city is an island. That’s the one absolute, so far, that anyone takes away from any local economics discussion with members of Richmond Economic Development,…