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Upgrades to Sunrise Elementary playground completed

New surfaces allow students more time outdoors By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Students at Sunrise Elementary School began the school year with additional ways to spend their recess. Principal Heidi Smith said…

Former funeral director taken into custody

No additional charges expected, AG’s office says By Jason Beets/Staff Writer The former owner of three area funeral homes, charged with stealing money from customers who set aside money to…

This month’s lesson: fire safety

Richmond Fire Department to devote the month of October in educating “Stop, Drop and Roll” and other safety techniques Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor Area elementary students are learning about fire…

Missouri native named Richmond News editor

Leah Wankum has been named editor of The Richmond News, effective Oct. 1. A native of Jefferson City, Wankum served as managing editor of the Muleskinner, the University of Central…

Area man dealt two-year sentence in cattle-fraud scheme

A Braymer man was sentenced to two years in federal prison without parole for a cattle fraud scheme that resulted in losses of more than $262,000 to his victims. Garland…

Two women injured in separate crashes

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Two women received moderate injuries in separate vehicle crashes in Ray County earlier this week. Mildred P. Edelbrock, 51, of Camden, lost control of her 1997…

8th Circuit recognized by state for timely child hearings

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor The 8th Judicial Circuit received recognition for helping child victims of abuse and neglect in receiving timely hearings for their cases. Judge Zel Fischer of…

After lengthy state investigation, Polley charged with 8 felonies

All prearranged funeral funds ‘exhausted’ By Jason Beets and JoEllen Black/Richmond News Staff The Missouri Attorney General office, along with Ray County Prosecutor’s office, have filed eight felony charges against…

Renovations, expansion proceed at RCMH

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Advances in technology, together with changes in treatment practices, make renovations at hospitals a perpetual process. At Ray County Memorial Hospital, the technological advances and the…

Court tightens access to courthouse

Now, visitors can only enter through College Street entrance; policy enacted after death threat to judge By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer A new policy implemented by Eighth Circuit Judge…