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Wood Heights Dollar General to be larger than Richmond’s store

By David Knopf/News Editor The new Dollar General store under construction in Wood Heights won’t dwarf its cousin in Richmond, but it will offer more retail space. Dollar General Communications…

A PARK’S PLEASANT POSSIBILITIES

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Even in a long, hot summer, on a relatively cool morning, it’s pleasant to imagine just how swell the Hamann Park is going to be…

Application period for storm repair aid opens

Deadline is Sept. 6; briefing schedule announced By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Ray County entities seeking public assistance for emergency work and repairs to facilities damaged by storms earlier this…

Corps inspects river bank, levees for erosion damage

By David Knopf/News Editor Unseasonably wet weather from June to August drew officials from the US Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Natural Resources to Ray County Friday to…

City of Richmond’s needs add up in proposed budget

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Editor’s note: Part 2 of 2. Big budgets consist of lots of smaller items. The proposed budget for the City of Richmond for the coming…

Approved measures point toward growth

Council unanimously approves SRO contract with district By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer The Richmond City Council approved three measures Tuesday that will allow business owners and developers to make changes or…

Thumbs up to new playground

Strike up the band

RHS band will mark its 100th year with commissioned work, special concert, other events By David Knopf/News Editor In what promises to be a year-long celebration, Richmond Band Director Jeff…

A student, teacher of life, not done yet

Aurelia Swafford, a former Ray Countian and math teacher, turns 104 By David Knopf/News Editor Turning 100 is traditionally a milestone that draws families and newspaper photographers to nursing home…

President makes federal disaster aid available to Ray

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A presidential declaration of a major disaster is making it possible for Ray County to proceed with road repairs and to seek reimbursement from the…