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Polley sentenced to 9 years in prison

Former funeral home owner bilked customers; condition of parole requires repayment of $373,000 By Leah Wankum, Editor Former funeral director Toby Polley was sentenced Friday to nine years in the state…

Hardin ponders changes in regulations for canine residents

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Hardin city officials are mulling over what changes, if any, should be made to Hardin’s dog-related ordinances, particularly legislation concerning pit bulls. During…

Charter school expansion could include Ray County

By Leah Wankum, editor and Sara Seidel, staff writer Although under current law, charter schools may operate only in Kansas City and St. Louis, legislation under consideration in the Missouri…

Casey’s robbery suspects now in custody

By Leah Wankum, Editor The two suspects who allegedly robbed Casey’s General Store in Richmond seven weeks ago are now in custody. After receiving an anonymous tip Monday afternoon, Richmond…

Declining enrollment, state funding a concern at Orrick BOE meeting

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Orrick school district’s declining enrollment – caused by the town’s declining population – may result in less funding available to the district. This was the…

R-XVI board OKs tech, renovation project bids

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News The Richmond Board of Education has determined what companies it wants to handle the upcoming projects planned for the Richmond R-XVI School District…

Kids ‘Jump It Up’ to raise funds for area police training

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Police officers from Richmond, Wood Heights, Henrietta and Orrick, as well as a representative from the National Guard and volunteers took an afternoon to interact…

April 4 election: R-XVI SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

As the April municipal election approaches, candidates responded to questionnaires from the Richmond News. Three seats are open on the Richmond school board as incumbents are stepping down. The News…

After Polley fiasco, bill adds non-industry members to state funeral board

By B.E. Dunn, for the Richmond News The loss of a loved one is a troubling and trying time, and as a result, many individuals seek to ease the burden…

Wanted: City administrator to be a good match for Richmond

By Leah Wankum, Editor The city administrator position remains open at Richmond City Hall. Mayor Mike Wright has put together a search committee to find the right candidate to fill…