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Historic County Courthouse needs attention

The historic square in Richmond seem to be calling out for help. The most recent cry for attention came from the courthouse. Yesterday morning, as employees of the courthouse arrived…

A slice of pie and a song

What do pies and a high school choir have in common? Usually nothing, but in this case pies are auctioned off to raise money to help send the choir to…

Sonic sails through public hearing

Sonic is back and this time they’ve sweetened the pot. The Richmond Planning and Zoning Commission again approved the request by the owners of Sonic to rezone property located on…

Special-Ed test scores on the rise

Julie Harris, Richmond R-XVI School District Special Education Director, presented the school board with her annual report on the performance of the Special Education Department at last month’s board meeting.…

City considering lawsuit against engineer

Estimates are in and it is going to cost Richmond more than $21,000 to fix the air-conditioning and drainage issues associated with the new city hall project. The air-conditioning problem…

Harvest Time

Farmers throughout the county are focusing on getting their corn in, while watching carefully for any signs of an early frost that might adversely affect the soybean crop which is…

Accident claims life of Richmond woman

A Richmond woman has passed away due to injuries she suffered after a crash at Missouri 210 and 291 Highways yesterday at about 6 p.m. Elsie O’Donnell, 36, was pronounced…

Kinnard excited about his replacement

The city’s Recreation Department has a new leader. The city hired Haley Morrissey of Macon, Mo. to replace Rob Kinnard as Recreation Director. Morrissey is a recent graduate of the…

Wall Street bail out had bi-partisan support and opposition

The news of the economic rescue plan by Congress didn’t seem to improve the confidence of investors on Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial market fell more than 800 points…

Fire Safety Week

Ruth Latham’s fourth grade class had the answers to Richmond Firefighter Rob Kinnard’s questions about fire safety. Kinnard and firefighter Jerrett Love conducted the fire safety instruction. Richmond Fire Department’s…