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Indoor playground inspires creativity

Imagination Playground’s jigsaw-puzzle-like pieces, made of a non-toxic foam, were designed to stimulate creative play for kids who may not get outside enough. By David Knopf-News Editor There was rain…

Officials consider incentives to ‘save’ downtown

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Richmond’s downtown area may soon have financial incentives for redevelopment and remodeling of commercial and residential structures at its disposal. At its March 24 meeting,…

City designates downtown for tax-abatement status

By Shawn Roney-For the Richmond News Richmond’s latest push for economic development might have received a boost from a City Council vote Tuesday night. Upon City Administrator Ron Brohammer’s recommendation,…

Travelin’ man still making up for lost time

After 37 years leading SeaLanAir Tours, there are places Jim Strain hopes to visit By David Knopf-News Editor In early May, it will be 37 years since Jim Strain has…

Is Ray Co. Agri-Ready?

Rep. McGaugh introduces Agri-Ready program that has found success in Nebraska By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Rep. Joe Don McGaugh wants to take a page out of the Nebraska playbook…

Committee debates penalties of nuisance, utility violations

By Shawn Roney-For The Richmond News Ricmond City Council’s Ordinance Committee will likely revise a section of Chapter 700 of Richmond’s city code – and might change the possible penalties…

Schools hope to address security issues

If approved, upgrades would include locked doors, a buzz-in system, security cameras and an online monitoring system for the central office By David Knopf-News Editor It takes nine seconds to…

Sewer plant not likely in Henrietta’s future

By Shawn Roney-For the Richmond News It’s doubtful Henrietta will get its own sewer plant, according to Mayor Vicki VanSpeybroeck. “It’ll probably stay the way it is,” VanSpeybroeck commented shortly…

BACK TO ESSENTIALS

Holistic learning center, store opens on Richmond Square By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher The building at 121 W. Main is a little worse for wear on the outside, but inside…

Water leaks cost Orrick $54,000 annually

By David Knopf-News Editor When it comes to water leaks, Orrick Public Works Director Dale Bosley is like the Dutch boy using fingers to plug holes in an outmanned dike.…