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‘Aunt Margaret’ Rust Hall turns 100; Rust family a Ray County fixture for 5 generations

‘Aunt Margaret’ Rust Hall turns 100; Rust family a Ray County fixture for 5 generations

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Aunt Margaret” Rust Hall sits quietly in the common room at Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center in Liberty as her nephew and caretaker, Troy…

Lawson couple charged with 52 felony counts of child abuse

Lawson couple charged with 52 felony counts of child abuse

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor A Lawson couple have been charged with a total of 52 felony counts of child abuse,  including mental and physical torture so severe that…

Memorial Day at Hardin Cemetery: Remembering the fallen, the flood of 1993

Memorial Day at Hardin Cemetery: Remembering the fallen, the flood of 1993

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Executive Editor Single silk flowers — red for adults and white for children — were placed in front of symmetrically lined grave markers for the remains…

Orrick to sell former site of River Bend Apartments

Orrick to sell former site of River Bend Apartments

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor The Orrick Board of Aldermen agreed at its May 14 meeting to solicit sealed bids for the sale of city-owned property on two lots…

NorthStar Wellness co-owner to serve on redevelopment board

NorthStar Wellness co-owner to serve on redevelopment board

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor The Richmond City Council May have set a record for speedy efficiency at its May 22 meeting, clocking in at less than 15 minutes…

Disbanding of police force draws ire of Wood Heights residents

By Samantha Kilgore/Excelsior Springs Standard Tense orderliness dissolved into explosive anger during the course of Monday’s Wood Heights Board of Aldermen meeting, eventually peaking with calls from several residents for…

Ray County approves $27.95 M budget; increasing jail costs a continuing concern

Ray County approves $27.95 M budget; increasing jail costs a continuing concern

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Ray County Commissioners have approved an overall $27.95 million budget for calendar year 2018. Because the county budget must be balanced under state law,…

For those who gave all: Numerous Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled

For those who gave all: Numerous Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor It’s always been about those who sacrificed all for our country. The federal holiday we now call Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, first…

Write-in candidate sworn in; seeks positive change for Henrietta

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Kurtis Surls is finally a Henrietta alderman. In April, Surls was elected to the Board of Aldermen as a write-in candidate. He couldn’t attend…

Walmart ending 24-hour operation, will close for 5 hours overnight

Walmart ending 24-hour operation, will close for 5 hours overnight

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor The Richmond Walmart Supercenter will shorten its hours  as of June 2, according to Casey Staheli, a spokesman for the Bentonville, Ark.-based company. Rather…