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Bonds, grants or loans: What is the best funding?

This is Part IV of a 5-part series examining Richmond’s water and sewer systems. The Richmond City Council has water rate-hike solutions. They just don’t have any perfect ones. Since…

Friends, co-workers bid Lt. Rogers well

Russell Rogers’ career lay before him on a set of tables. Rogers, who celebrated the end of 29 years of service with the Richmond Police Department Wednesday evening, warmly greeted…

A love of horses brings Amanecer to Richmond

The second of two interviews featuring RHS foreign exchange students. Sixteen-year-old Amanecer Sanchez Galeano comes to Richmond from Madrid, Spain and is staying with host Barbara Porter. However, Amy has…

Council hires two officers; SRO may return

The Richmond School District’s school resource officer program could be one step closer to returning. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously 7-0 Tuesday night to hire and appoint to the…

Veterans Appreciation Picnic this Saturday

The Ray County Historical Society will host the third annual Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ray County Museum. The event is…

Harvesters reports record-high food distribution in August

Since Oct. 2008, Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming, has been a food distribution agency for Harvesters in Kansas City. Pastor Fred Kelly and Janice Haynes, director, at Fleming Baptist Church…

SRO talks reaching middle-ground proposal?

Negotiations for the School Resource Officer program’s future may soon take a new direction. The Richmond Finance Committee agreed unanimously Wednesday that City Administrator Rick Childers should draft a letter…

Tug-of-war: Maintenance vs. rates

Richmond’s water monster goads people into a tug-of-war. One side tugs for keeping up maintenance, even if it means citizens have to pay a little more at a time. The…

Council battles inflation, costs

Richmond has a water monster. It doesn’t call a lake or pond home. It flows in pipes and likes roaring during City Council and committee meetings. It doesn’t eat people…

Childers to consult county on 911 options

Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers wants to turn a few more stones, looking for options before merging 911 services. Childers will meet Friday at 10 a.m. with the Ray County…