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After two-year project, Orrick rebuilds city park

Children who waited patiently are excited about equipment By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer Two years after a tornado hit the city of Orrick, community members came together to rebuild…

Safety Day teaches area students valuable lessons

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer When many of us think of “safety,” we imagine boring rules and regulations or tedious training videos. But students who attended Progressive Agriculture’s Safety…

Hardin still pondering changing or keeping auditors

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Hardin is pondering, at least for a few more days, whether to change city auditors. As was reported in The Richmond News, the Hardin…

Creating a Quality of Life

Hartman assumes helm of board of services By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor The Ray County Board of Services isn’t rocket science. It’s harder than that. That’s the word from Charlie…

R-XVI teachers to receive modest pay hike

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer The Richmond R-XVI School Board approved an increase to teacher salaries for the coming school year. The raises represent an increase of 2 percent…

Red, White & Blue-tiful

Quilts of Valor honor Hardin vets By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A trio of Hardin women meets weekly in a backyard hideaway, and they joke that some townspeople wonder what they’re…

Local quilts part of nationwide project

A Delaware woman, Catherine Roberts, began the Quilts of Valor Foundation, inspired by her son Nathanael’s deployment to Iraq.  She wanted to ensure that warriors were welcomed home with love…

Orrick mom charged with meth

Additional counts include child endangerment By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher Three felony drug and child endangerment charges were filed against an Orrick woman for a November 2015 incident by Ray…

‘We have an attendance problem’

County school districts seeking assistance with creation of a truancy court By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Students can’t learn if they don’t attend school. And some area students aren’t regularly showing…

Child injured after accidently placing car into gear

Calan Walker, 7, was injured after he accidently changed gears in a 2002 Honda Accord, the Highway Patrol said. The accident took place just south of Wood Heights on Wednesday,…