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USDA direct loan program helps single mom buy home

By David Knopf/News Editor Tiffany Abbot of Richmond is a poster child for homebuyers who benefit from a USDA Rural Development program that supports rural homeownership. Abbot, a single mother…

Lawson incident violates Polley bond; state seeks arrest

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A motion for the rearrest of former Ray County coroner Toby Polley has been filed following an incident June 7 in Lawson in which Polley…

Continuing the work her husband began

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff If there were an award for jam-packed work spaces, Tammy Menke might get it. That’d be ironic, because she’d probably have to make the trophy…

Public hearing slated June 23

City sewer rates may lower for residents Stories by Sara Seidel/Staff Writer A public hearing regarding Richmond’s proposed sewer rates is scheduled for June 23 at city hall. City Administrator…

Hardin-Central looking into long-lasting roof

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News As one of his last acts as Hardin-Central superintendent, Martin Griffin is checking into getting a roof for the district school building that will…

Aldermen hear Orrick grant review, OK water treatment

By David Knopf/News Editor Orrick Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 8 – a required review of how the city’s tornado-recovery grant was spent. Molly McGovern, Mid-America Regional…

Two badly hurt, but heroics might’ve kept toll from rising

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer Two women were seriously injured in a four-car accident Wednesday afternoon, and passersby are credited with taking heroic actions when one of the vehicles involved caught…

‘Long-term closure’ possible for Hwy. T

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer After last week’s pounding rains, the sun’s out, but so is the road. The road that’s closed – and it’s closed indefinitely – is Ray County…

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…