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Ray County man sentenced to 10 years in meth conspiracy

A Ray County man who called Ray County Sheriff’s deputies to his home for assistance – where he was helping to manufacture methamphetamine – was sentenced in Kansas City federal…

Severed gas line prompts Walmart evacuation

By David Knopf/News Editor A roofer inadvertently severed a natural gas line on the Richmond Walmart roof last Thursday morning, prompting management to evacuate shoppers and employees. When Richmond firefighters…

Scoops getting new digs at new location

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff As pharmacists running a small-town drug store, Patty and Everett Thompson knew they’d sometimes have to respond to emergencies and open their shop after hours…

Privacy policy alters makeup of senior services board

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer The Ray County Senior Services Board includes three new members because some former members disagreed with a new policy requiring board members to be trained in…

Bond reduction denied, case bound over in DWI death

By David Knopf/News Editor After accomplishing the two legal goals they’d set out for, family members and the prosecution hugged and shed tears outside the courtroom. But having defendant Carey…

New Ray-Carroll fertilizer plant keeps pace with the times

TERMINAL PROFILE LOOMS OVER HARDIN BOTTOMS By David Knopf/News Editor As it rises over the river-bottom flatness along Highway 10, the half-covered skeleton of the main building looks large enough…

Richmond City Council rejects sewer rate decrease

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer The Richmond City Council nixed a proposal that would have lowered sewer rates for most Richmond residents but raised them for others. The council’s 4-3 vote…

Orrick board tours interior of rebuilt school

By David Knopf/News Editor J.E. Dunn’s site manager for Orrick’s school construction project keeps a calendar with the days marked by sticky notes. With the clock ticking toward the opening…

New C&C just what the doctor ordered

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News   Royce Duffett’s enthusiasm for his construction project is contagious – but that’s O.K. because his project is building a pharmacy that could probably provide a…

State auditor rates county’s performance ‘fair’

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer   Ray County’s performance rating rose from “poor” to “fair” for 2014 in the state’s audit report released last week. Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said…