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Municipal seats open for April 4 election

Candidate filings continue to Jan. 17 By Leah Wankum, Editor Seats open in Richmond, Orrick, Hardin, Henrietta for municipal election By Leah Wankum / Editor With municipal and school board…

Clothes Closet: Everything is free

Church offers free clothes; in need of donations, especially winter-weather attire By Leah Wankum, Editor Lighthouse Baptist Church has more than doubled its hours of operation for the Clothes Closet, the…

Local candidates to be sworn in Friday

Richmond News Staff Ray County candidates elected in the November election will be sworn in Friday, Dec. 30, in the third-floor courtroom. For Western Commissioner-elect Jerry Bishop his first order…

Pearce: Goodbye to the Capitol, but not to District 21

By Leah Wankum, Editor After 14 years in Missouri state government, state Sen. David Pearce is ready to call it a day. Pearce served as state senator for the term…

Volunteer of the Year: Ruby Daniel: ‘A blessing to everyone at Shirkeys’

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer It takes someone very special to have a servant’s heart. It takes someone who puts others first, who gives of her time to others –…

Sold! City of Richmond sole bidder for Polley property; tentative plans to raze building, create community space

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer The City of Richmond is to be the new owner of the former Polley Funeral Home on the corner of West North Main and College…

Dollar Tree commits to Richmond

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Years ago, John Letzig wanted to buy some property along Spartan Drive, but the owner wasn’t ready to sell. When she was, they swapped some…

Done deal: Grocery chain buys property in new center

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer After months of speculation about a grocery store coming to Richmond, the local businessman who engineered the deal confirms that the buzz is true. Harps Food…

Richmond man sentenced 7 years for forgery, meth distribution

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer A Richmond man has received a seven-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to forgery as well as distributing and possessing methamphetamine. Jerry Michael McGinnis, 53,…

H-C board approves Cavanah, 8-man co-op extensions

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News The Hardin-Central Board of Education has ensured that Superintendent Trey Cavanah will be part of the Hardin-Central C-2 School District for a while…