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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…

Council OKs south sewer plant project bid

With a $5-million-plus revenue bond in limbo, the Richmond City Council let a separate South Wastewater Plant project move forward Tuesday. The council unanimously accepted a Damon Pursell Construction bid…

Motion questions Mohler Jr.’s public defender eligibility

A new motion could leave an alleged Lafayette County sex offender without an attorney. Missouri Public Defender Anthony Cardarella filed a motion Monday in Lafayette County to deny Burrell E.…

Monday fire displaces Richmond family

A late Monday night fire has left six Richmond residents without a home. “What we need more than anything is a place to live,” said Roger O’Dell, emphasizing that his…