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Luckily, bumper caught the short hop

Kenneth and Mary Lou Leslie were headed west toward Kansas on I-70, bound for Cabella’s to look at boats. The couple was traveling around 65 mph when something loud hit…

Benefit volleyball tournament for girl, 6, hurt in mower accident

A benefit co-ed volleyball tournament will be held Saturday to help raise money for Izzy Smith, who was seriously injured in a mowing accident May 1. The 6-year-old has recently…

Ray quilter Laurel Kindley wins first national prize

Wood Heights Fire Chief pressing levy increase

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Wood Heights Fire Chief Lee O’Dell is campaigning to convert the Wood Heights Fire Department from an all-volunteer department to a paid and volunteer…

A day of remembrance, gratitude

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Members of Griffith-Skiles American Legion and VFW Post #4398 paid gratitude Monday to the fallen soldiers whose sacrifices have allowed Americans to enjoy their democratic freedoms.…

Mailbox donation restores sense of normality to Orrick

By David Knopf/Richmond News The Orrick tornado did away with normality with just a few seconds of destructive power. Then a local employer acted almost as quickly to restore a…

Community, school board hear recovery updates

By David Knopf/Richmond News Gov. Nixon mixed praise and encouragement Wednesday with a realistic assessment of what the future might hold for Orrick following its May 10 tornado. The tornado…

May 27 declared clean-up day in Orrick

The city of Orrick, along with several disaster relief agencies, is making a big push Tuesday, May 27, to clear remaining tree damage and debris from the May 10 tornado.…

Lions Club coordinates donation center for tornado victims

Orrick Lions Club has taken on the look of a general store, with clothing, cleaning supplies, bedding and mattresses available to victims of the May 10 tornado. Lions Club member…

Tornado siren system tops Hardin board discussion

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News The May 10 tornado that hit Orrick has Hardin officials thinking about the town’s disaster preparedness strategies and equipment. During Tuesday night’s Board of…