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Farmland values drop slightly in Ray County

Larger decreases seen elsewhere; local farmers share insight on deflation of prices By Leah Wankum, Editor Agribusiness forecasters are predicting significant decreases in farmland values for 2017, but local farmers…

Orrick board approves 8-man football for 2018

School officials say decision best for students; district to offer girls softball this spring By Jason Beets, Staff Writer The Orrick school board has voted to switch to 8-man football…

County commission designates Thursday as weekly voting day

Change sought by newly elected western commissioner allows public to view process By Leah Wankum, Editor The Ray County commissioners designated each Thursday as the weekly day to vote on county…

Skinned animal carcass disturbing

Animal was probably trapped, carelessly tossed By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Staff Writer A skinned animal carcass, tossed at the edge of a city street, is a rare – and…

Legislation filed following Polley contracts scandal

Proposed bill by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh to modify composition of state board regulating funeral industry By Jason Beets, Staff Writer After a former Ray County coroner allegedly stole from…

Aging water system creates ongoing problems

Acidic soil, flux in temperatures and old age cause water line breaks By Leah Wankum, Editor The downtown district and Victorian-style homes are visible signs that Richmond is a relatively…

New redevelopment project added to Richmond downtown plans

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Richmond Downtown Redevelopment Plan has added to its roster an additional project, complete with its own Chapter 353 tax abatement. The Richmond City Council unanimously…

Changes to Missouri law take effect

Revisions drafted by committee of prosecutors, defense attorneys By Jason Beets, Staff Writer Recent changes in Missouri law allow punishments to better fit their crimes, according to supporters. The changes,…

Region ‘dodged a big bullet’

Temperatures keep ice storm in check By Leah Wankum, Editor Northwest Missourians prepared for the touted ice storm last weekend, which turned out to be milder than expected. The National…

Rural Richmond home burns to ground

Fire chief believes fire was set in vacant home By Leah Wankum, Editor All that’s left of the house down the road from Hickory Grove Baptist Church is a chimney…