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Daily News Father of the Year: Jeff Johnson

Good-old parental instincts almost spoiled a Father’s Day gift. “Don’t read this letter, Dad,” instructed daughter Kriston Riddle, 14, to her stepfather Jeff Johnson. “Don’t.” What may sound familiar to…

City reviews additional water deposit ordinance

The Richmond Ordinance Committee and City Collector Marilyn O’Dell will continue perfecting a policy that would help ease the burden of delinquent water bills on landlords. The ordinance O’Dell has…

Penny leaves Richmond a happy man

Richmond Walmart Supercenter manager David Penny’s career is about to come full-circle. This past week has been Penny’s last helming the Richmond retailer. After leading the store to sales that…

Ray County’s family-run rock producer

Two generations separate Jeremy Greer and his grandfather, James A. Green Jr., but the men share a love for hard rock. Winterset, Bethany Falls and Sni-a-bar, the bands they know…

County Home celebrates 100 years

An “old-fashioned country wing ding” Saturday at Ray County Museum, 901 W. Royle St. in Richmond, will wax nostalgic with a weenie roast, ice cream social, period kids’ games, a…

Authority of Police Personnel Board to change

It took nearly a year, but a controversy over the Richmond Police Personnel Board’s authority could soon be solved. As early as its June 22 meeting, the city council could…

City prepares SRO counter-offer

The Richmond City Council has submitted a counter-offer on a school resource officer contract with the Richmond School District. After declining the district’s offer of up to $20,000 for one…

Raider’s last chapter set in stone

Murrell Thomas doesn’t have much to keep him company these days but an old Jack Russell tied to the shed and a cat that runs at the sight of company.…

City audit goes public Monday

Richmond citizens and officials will receive the city’s state audit report this coming Monday evening. Audit Manager Todd Schuler of the state auditor’s Kansas City office will be joined by…

Council declines grants

Richmond will politely tell the state of Missouri “Thanks, but no thanks” for a public safety grant it considered and the same for one from the Department of Justice. The…