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8-man likely route for Orrick football program

School officials support the switch as program struggles to fill 11-man roster By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Orrick school officials will likely approve 8-man football for its high school team. Members…

Renovations to city gym completed, ready for play

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor The new gym floor at Richmond City Hall is officially completed and ready for use. The city hosted its first recreation basketball game against Lexington…

Small schools benefit from 8-man format, NHC coach says

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Norborne/Hardin-Central football coach Kirk Thacker discussed his experience coaching a team as it switched to 8-man football with Orrick residents during a lightly attended community meeting…

‘Saving grace’ grant for 2014 tornado completed

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer A grant that was used by the city of Orrick to rebuild after a tornado has been closed. City officials used funds from the…

Orrick R-XI adopts federal policy for homeless students

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer Orrick R-XI School Board members unanimously approved changes to five district policies during their meeting Dec. 21. Board members did not discuss the policy…

Volunteers brave ice storm to honor heroes

By Liz Johnson, Richmond News Staff Writer Remember. Honor. Teach. These three words are the mission of the Wreaths Across America program that places wreaths on the graves of veterans…

Eagleton food pantry project goes forward

Project to be scaled back to fit within budget By Jason Beets, Richmond News Staff Writer The Ray County Commission still plans to build a food pantry for the Eagleton…

Flood control hot topic for Corps, farmers

Corps’ latest proposals for Missouri River could adversely impact regional flood control; meetings scheduled By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Staff Writer In a long-standing effort to satisfy the needs of farmers…

County officials sworn into office

By Leah Wankum, Editor Newly elected and re-elected Ray County officials were sworn into their respective offices Friday at Ray County courthouse. A small crowd of loved ones and co-workers gathered…

3-day trial ends with misdemeanor assault conviction

By Jason Beets, Richmond News Staff Writer A jury convicted a Richmond man Dec. 23 for misdemeanor third-degree domestic assault, for recklessly causing physical injury to his ex-wife using a…