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Volunteer of the Year: Ruby Daniel: ‘A blessing to everyone at Shirkeys’

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer It takes someone very special to have a servant’s heart. It takes someone who puts others first, who gives of her time to others –…

Sold! City of Richmond sole bidder for Polley property; tentative plans to raze building, create community space

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer The City of Richmond is to be the new owner of the former Polley Funeral Home on the corner of West North Main and College…

Dollar Tree commits to Richmond

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Years ago, John Letzig wanted to buy some property along Spartan Drive, but the owner wasn’t ready to sell. When she was, they swapped some…

Done deal: Grocery chain buys property in new center

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer After months of speculation about a grocery store coming to Richmond, the local businessman who engineered the deal confirms that the buzz is true. Harps Food…

Richmond man sentenced 7 years for forgery, meth distribution

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer A Richmond man has received a seven-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to forgery as well as distributing and possessing methamphetamine. Jerry Michael McGinnis, 53,…

H-C board approves Cavanah, 8-man co-op extensions

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News The Hardin-Central Board of Education has ensured that Superintendent Trey Cavanah will be part of the Hardin-Central C-2 School District for a while…

Freezing rain cripples region

Treacherous roads, extreme cold close schools By Leah Wankum, Editor and Jason Beets, Staff Writer Frozen drizzle combined with dangerously cold temperatures that plummeted below zero over the weekend are…

Cordellen’s popcorn shop: Just the thing for Richmond

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Turns out, a U.S. government agency maintains a list of amenities Richmond lacks, and that list includes a popcorn shop. The list needs editing, however,…

Prior felon ‘dodged a bullet,’ receives probation for meth convictions

Judge warns offender not to break the law again By Jason Beets, Staff Writer With a stern warning from the judge, a Richmond man received five years probation for three…

Dollar Tree, Harps plats OKed by city council

Concerns about economic development position arise again By Leah Wankum, Editor The final plat of Lot 3 at Spartan Business Center is approved and ready for commercial development. The Richmond…