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Orrick approves 12-cent tax increase for roads

Sara Seidel, Staff Writer With five special road districts maintaining roads across portions of the county, voters decided one tax proposal and selected members to serve on district boards. At…

Victims react to Polley sentencing, tell of personal experiences

By Leah Wankum, Editor Dozens, if not hundreds, of victims to Toby Polley’s funeral business malpractices are out thousands of dollars, and they may never see a dime of it.…

Mid-year adjustments made to city budget

By Leah Wankum, Editor Four major projects planned for Richmond this year require budget amendments, which the Richmond City Council unanimously approved for the middle of the fiscal year. The…

Voters approve library, county tax increases

By Leah Wankum, Editor Ray County voters on Tuesday endorsed two property tax measures that will provide financial support for capital improvements to Ray County buildings and grounds as well…

Long-time resident outpaces newcomer for hospital board seat

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer A five-year term on the Ray County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors will be filled by a long-time county resident. Ronnie Russell earned 1,280 votes…

911 appointments follow state law

County prosecutor  advises making new policy, procedure to formalize future board make-up By Leah Wankum, Editor The Ray County 911 Board of Directors – including the Ray County commissioners’ new…

Asbestos removal required in former Polley building

Now owned by city, plans are to demolish funeral home; future use could be for farmers market By Leah Wankum, Editor Before official plans are made for the old Polley…

Lucky Strike bait store holds grand opening

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Almost nine months after opening for business, Lucky Strike Bait and Tackle finally held its grand opening. Officially, the Henrietta bait shop opened…

Cleaning up Richmond, 100 hours at a time

Tech’s mistake reason for county 911 generator lapse

By Leah Wankum, Editor An oversight from the technician who last serviced Ray County 911’s emergency generator left the county without power for several minutes during an intense storm earlier…