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911 system disconnected during storm

By Leah Wankum, Staff Writer Ray County 911 lost power for about 20 minutes because of the severe thunderstorm Monday night. Richmond Fire Chief Lonnie Quick said the emergency personnel…

Body found near Hardin identified

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Prison tattoos enabled local officials to determine the identity of a body found between a pair of rail tracks Sunday morning near Hardin. Ray County…

Commission considers mayor’s 911 board appointment

By Leah Wankum, Editor Several members of the community have again expressed their disapproval on the way the Ray County commissioners voted on the new makeup of the 911 board.…

KC man given 14 years in area crime spree

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Kansas City, Mo., man faces 14 years in prison for committing seven felony crimes in April 2015 during a two-day period when he helped steal…

Happy 113th birthday, Theodor Geisel

Ferguson crime issues bring about changes to Richmond code

City administrator bids farewell to council By Leah Wankum, Editor In response to racially charged incidents in Ferguson in 2014, the City of Richmond has updated its ordinances to head…

Hamann Park pavers for sale

By Leah Wankum, Editor Pavers for the new park in town are now for sale. As of Monday, Richmond has 200 red pavers available for purchase. The pavers, engraved with…

Commission cancels hiring attorney to aid in interpretation of county law

Be Leah Wankum, Editor A week after the Ray County commissioners announced that they planned to hire a lawyer, they have reversed their decision. The commissioners shared their choice Thursday…

Public, commission debate 911 funding options

By Leah Wankum, Editor Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the 911 board appointments. After community members criticized Ray County commissioners for the way they handled…

Area Christians observe the beginning of Lent