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New park completion set for August

By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer Construction of Hamann Park is set for completion by the first or second week of August. The parking lot, nature trail and sidewalks have all…

Council OKs $12,251 for Stonner Loop lights

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Richmond City Council recently approved the $12,251.69 purchase and installation of three streetlights on the new city street on the south side of town. Citing…

A roll call of honor

Veterans praised at Richmond’s Memorial Day ceremonies By Hanna Sumpter and Sara Seidel, Richmond News Staff On a sunny day made even brighter by the flags and flowers displayed at…

911 tax expected on April 2018 ballot

If passed, tax would replace appointed board with elected members By Leah Wankum, Editor As funding continues to be a problem for Ray County 911, its board is pushing forward…

Medical condition likely cause of crash

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Richmond man crashed his pickup into a house on Thornton Street on Friday afternoon. Only one hour after the car accident at the Shell gas…

Hidden recorder discovered in commissioners’ office

County officials consider opening an investigation By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor A recording device was discovered hidden in the Ray County commissioners’ office late last week. The small, thin, black…

Weather, time afflict historic cemetery

Sunny Slope Cemetery repair financing ‘unsustainable’ By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor Several tombstones at Sunny Slope Cemetery need repair. The historic Richmond cemetery boasts hundreds of tombstones; about 40 or…

Henrietta re-adopts conflict of interest policy

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News An old Henrietta ordinance has become new again, more or less. During its May 20 meeting at Henrietta City Hall, the Board of Aldermen…

Hardin dog law discussions continue

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Hardin is tweaking its proposed dog ordinance. Following up on a public forum during the May 16 Board of Aldermen meeting at Hardin City…

Hardin mayor advised of power limits during meeting

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Recently elected Hardin Mayor Mike Pearson received a lecture of sorts about his limits of power when the Board of Aldermen convened May 16…