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Ambulance employees collecting food for

The Ray County Ambulance District is helping collect food items for the Richmond R-XVI School District’s Backpack Program for the holidays. In addition, employees of the ambulance district will also…

Ray County/Richmond 911: Deal or No Deal?

Some members of the Richmond City Council lost an important battle in a fight for 911 consolidation Tuesday evening. That doesn’t mean the war is over. After debate that broke…

World-renowned tenor brings his talent to RMS

Nathan Granner, a tenor, and his musical partner, Beau Bledsoe, a classical guitarist, came to Richmond Middle School on Tuesday to present a Master Class/Concert to the choral classes. Sponsored…

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,…