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Warrants result in drug, weapons arrests

By Sara Seidel/Editor Search warrants issued on three separate occasions in Ray County last week resulted in five arrests on drug and weapons charges. According to Lt. Brian Bush, the…

Video shows damage to city sewer main

By Sara Seidel/Editor Richmond City Council members got a camera’s eye view of the inside of an 8-inch sewer main last week, and the view showed 600 feet of pipe…

Hardin-Central sets 2016-17 tax rate

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Hardin-Central Superintendent Trey Cavanah and the Board of Education hope the Hardin-Central C-2 School District’s latest tax rate will help provide income to make…

Meritas Health acquires Richmond Medical Center

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer The Richmond Medical Center has a new owner. Meritas Health, owned by North Kansas City Hospital, purchased the center, now known as Meritas Health…

Council votes 5-2 on city sidewalk project

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A project that could eventually stretch a sidewalk from one edge of Richmond to the other along Spartan Drive is a step closer to reality…

Mayor breaks tie in water connection ordinance

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer The mayor of Orrick broke a tie vote to defeat a proposed ordinance that would have required homes in Orrick to connect to the city’s water…

Living the 4-H Way

Three area residents to receive spots in Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Children across the country learn, grow and make friendships in 4-H youth clubs. And…

Corn lawsuit gets local attention

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A proponent of a lawsuit against a major corn seed producer came to Richmond last week to discuss the suit with area growers who might…

Orrick accepting applications for new police officer

Police chief says department is understaffed By Jason Beets/Staff Writer The Orrick Police Department is accepting job applications after a part-time police officer accepted a full-time job at another department.…

Threat hastens security upgrades at courthouse

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Because of a threat to Ray County Courthouse personnel, the county commission is hastening plans to enhance security at the 100-year-old building. The commissioners and…