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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…

Soggy start

The new bridge that connects travelers on Route EE to Highway 210 just opened last Friday and some area residents are already concerned about large pockets of water collecting on…

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…

Ray County offers local option after surgery

Sometimes the toughest part of getting through the surgery process is the physical therapy that can be required to go home. This can be especially true for older Ray Countians.…

April is alcohol awareness month

“Alcohol Awareness Month began as a way of reaching the American public with information about the disease of alcoholism – that it is a treatable disease, not a moral weakness,…

EE bridge back open for business

The bridge connecting Highway 210 and Route EE west of Richmond is finally open. Last spring, Missouri Department of Transportation officials closed the 60-year-old bridge that spans over the Burlington…

New councilmen will be sworn in Tuesday night

Five new councilmen will take their seats Tuesday night, according to the agenda for the meeting. The only incumbent to survive the election was Tom Williams (Ward 1). He will…