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Jo’s Jottings: Kiwanians have two chances to learn about Battle of Albany weekend

By Jo Ellen Dale On Tuesday, June 24, the Richmond Kiwanis Club held meetings at noon and in the evening.  There were more in attendance than last month, which pleased…

Election 2014: ‘Giving back’ motivates McGinnis election bid

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Ray County Presiding Commissioner Bob King is retiring from that post at the end of this term, and five candidates—three Democrats and two…

Maurice Roberts would be pleased

The Main Street entrance to Maurice Roberts Park has a new look, thanks to Daniel Stigall and his Eagle Scout project. Stigall, who will be a junior at Richmond High…

For MVCAA, ‘back to school’ bells already ringing

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s not quite that time of year yet – kids, teachers relax – but at least one Richmond organization can hear school bells ringing. Missouri…

R-XVI Wall of Honor taking nominations

Nominations for the 2014 Richmond R-XVI School District Wall of Honor are now being accepted. “It’s time to make submissions,” said Stephanie Landwehr, co-chairman of the wall’s selection committee. “Anyone…

If they’re big and hop, take a bead on ‘em

By Jason Offutt There are questions that puzzle us all. Did humans evolve from apes? Is there life after death? How do you figure slugging percentage? There are answers to…

Sixth Farris Concert Series offers six-pack of entertainment

If four concerts are good, six concerts are better, and better still, arts patrons can save money by selecting specific concerts to attend when the Sixth Concert Season begins this…

Ray roads projects part of work eyed for state tax

By David Knopf, News Editor Three Ray County improvements listed as proposed transportation sales-tax projects may or may not make the final cut, but the method of funding them doesn’t…

Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

RHS grad a fatality in motorcycle accident

A Richmond man was killed June 25 when his 1981 Honda motorcycle crashed in Ray County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year old Robert Foster, a former Spartans…