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Richmond housing for seniors could increase

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer Families looking for a place to live in Richmond could have another new option relatively soon. A Springfield development company – part of the same company…

School board seeking bids to improve playground at Sunrise Elementary

By David Knopf/News Editor Richmond School Board agreed Tuesday to seek bids – a first step in fixing a Sunrise Elementary playground that drains poorly and puddles after a heavy…

County hires private company to aid in coroner’s office

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff With the former coroner embroiled in legal turmoil, the Ray County Commission is taking steps to ensure the duties of the coroner’s office are being…

Need for screenings hits home for Relay worker

By David Knopf/News Editor Bill Downs turns 50 this week, an age when many patients – especially those with a history of cancer in the family – are advised to…

Backyard discovery stumps Richmond couple

Former owner of a home built in 1969 tells current owners she’s never seen it before By David Knopf/News Editor Dennis Camp ran into his share of tree roots while…

As-yet unidentified body found in river near Waverly may be fisherman’s

No official update was available Monday on either the identity or circumstances involved in the discovery of a body in the Missouri River in Waverly. The Highway Patrol did confirm…

Flash floods swamp homes, damage Hwy. T

Richmond News Staff Police scanners were buzzing Wednesday with public-safety chatter brought on by as much as 7.3 inches of rain and the flooding it caused. That amount fell in…

Rain or shine

Organizers to make call at noon Friday if Saturday event is indoors at RMS or outdoors at RHS track By David Knopf/News Editor Organizers are hoping the rain abates in…

Changing regulations impact Ideal Industries employees

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Richmond’s Ideal Industries sheltered workshop has long been both a source of pride in the community and a source of employment for people with impairments.…

Circuit court receives award for effectively managing the county’s juvenile hearings

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff For the fifth time in nine years, the 8th Judicial Circuit has earned the state’s Permancy Award for effectively and fairly managing its juvenile office.…