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A COMFORTING TRIBUTE TO VETERANS

Local quilters recognize and honor those who served By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor Veterans from the last seven decades of U.S. history received Quilts of Valor in recognition of their…

Churches unite for community Thanksgiving event

By Liz Johnson/Richmond News Staff Writer Pastor Mike Stephens, of Cotton Creek Cowboy Chapel, is on a mission to unite the community – but he’s not alone. Stephens will tell…

Driver receives moderate injuries in Ray crash

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer An Independence man received moderate injuries in a Ray County crash around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, on Missouri Highway 10, west of Rabbit…

Polley released on bond

Bond amended to 10 percent allowed for defendant charged with financially exploiting the elderly By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Former funeral home owner and county coroner Toby Polley was released from…

Tax abatement granted for Harps

New grocer to move forward with land purchase By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor Plans are underway for a new grocery store in Richmond. The Richmond City Council approved 6-0 on…

Republicans ride on victory rails

Four Democrat county incumbents retain positions Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff The Republican train thundered across the nation Tuesday, with Missouri and Ray County victors on board — and just a…

Bishop wins western commissioner race

Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Voters elected Republican Jerry Bishop to serve as Ray County Western Commissioner, ousting incumbent Democrat Mike Twyman. Bishop tallied 3,257 votes, or 55.73 percent, compared to…

In a nailbiter, Bush returning as Ray County sheriff

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor By a narrow gap of 229 votes, Garry Bush, a Democrat, defeated Cole Noble, a Republican, in Tuesday’s election for sheriff. Unofficial results from the…

Richmond woman receives probation for selling Xanax

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer A Richmond woman will receive five years of supervised probation for selling Xanax to an undercover Missouri Highway Patrol trooper. Ladonna Ford, 54, was sentenced Monday,…

Workers removing Orrick apartment wreckage

City officials glad to see work begin By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Workers from AT Industries Demolition, based in Kansas City, Mo., are removing the remains of the River Bend Apartments…