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Changing the face of Orrick

Residents brainstorming to attract tourists, new residents to the town By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer The new mayor of Orrick, Roger Thomas, has big plans to beautify the city and…

H-C considering Norborne’s consolidation query

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Hardin-Central C-2 School District continues to mull over whether it should consolidate with the Norborne R-VIII School District. As The Richmond News reported,…

Erosion, drainage issues trouble Ridgeway Drive

Richmond residents bring concerns on standing water in street, flooding of ditch to council By Leah Wankum, Editor The ditch behind the houses on the west side of Ridgeway Drive…

Mushroom Festival: ‘One of our best years yet’

By Leah Wankum, Editor Phenomenal weather, eclectic entertainment and little to no miscreant activity made the 37th annual Mushroom Festival “one of our best years yet, according to Richmond Area…

All smiles from victorious royalty

By Leah Wankum, Editor It’s hard not to smile when you see pure joy and delight in a child’s face. The winners who were old enough to know that they…

Ag property gets new lease on life in Carroll County

Biodiesel site changes hands; broader plans proposed Sara Seidel, staff writer, contributed to this story In neighboring Carroll County, a new agri-business site is being developed on property once intended to…

Case continued on ‘not guilty’ plea for alleged Casey’s robber

By Leah Wankum, Editor The case continues for the Independence man who allegedly robbed Casey’s General Store in Richmond early this year. James R. Gay III, 24, appeared in court…

Step 1: Asbestos removal at former Polley funeral site

By Leah Wankum, Editor No plans are set in stone for the future of the former Polley Funeral Home, a building the City of Richmond now owns. In the meantime,…

Goppert grant enables Shirkey to purchase new van

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Shirkey facilities have a brand-new handicap-accessible van, thanks to the generosity of an area foundation. The Shirkey Foundation received a $40,000 grant from the Goppert…

Paving underway

Richmond council opts for low bidder to save funds for storm water, sidewalk projects By Leah Wankum, Editor Plans for this year’s street overlay project are progressing. By a 7-0…