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RHS’ Jonathan Daniel named National Merit semi-finalist

By David Knopf-News Editor The numbers keep looking better and better for Richmond High School Senior Jonathan Daniel. Announced last September as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, Principal John Parker…

Polley pre-need contract buyers urged to contact state board

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher The Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is now asking consumers who have purchased pre-need funeral contracts with Polley Funeral Homes to contact them.…

Makeover under way for old Riffe Building

By David Knopf-News Editor There’s a brick building at 100 S. Creason in Orrick with an imbedded stone that simply identifies it as the Riffe Building. Built in 1940 and…

H-C coach gets nod to lead varsity co-op team

By Shawn Roney-For the Richmond News Kirk Thacker can finally focus on coaching football again. Just before adjourning Monday night at Hardin-Central C-2 Schools, the Hardin-Central Board of Education voted…

Embattled coroner resigns amidst drug charges

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Embattled Ray County Coroner Toby Polley officially resigned Monday morning. Polley contacted County Clerk Glenda Powell Saturday, saying he wished to give up the post.…

Attaining goals proves to be sticky business

Area elementaries add incentives – like duct-taping a principal – during annual Read Across America By David Knopf-News Editor There are pleasures and benefits to reading, but perhaps none as…

Former rivals become one this fall

Missouri State High School Activities Association approves two-year merger for  H-C, Norborne football By Russ Green-Richmond News Sports Editor Faced with dwindling numbers, the Hardin-Central and Norborne football programs will…

Waters nominated to State Highways and Transportation Commission

By Richmond News Staff Ray County is now well represented on the state’s highway and transportation commission. Tom Waters, of Orrick, was nominated by Gov. Jay Nixon March 3 to…

Celebrating 10 years of helping others

By David Knopf-News Editor Meet the Need, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 assistance center celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, has a Clay County address. But its founder is an energetic Ray…

‘Biggest undertaking by city’

New contract with economic development firm brings substance, but success will require community effort, city administrator says By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher It was a contract without substance, without the…