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Board selects design firm for Hamann Park

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Plans for Hamann Park are coming together, with the selection of an architectural design firm to provide additional plans and services for the park. At…

City alters mowing laws after public complaints

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Exceptions to an ordinance that requires Richmond residents to mow public rights-of-way are in place after residents voiced dismay upon receiving courtesy notices instructing property…

Hardin begins search for Anderson’s successor

By Shawn Roney/For the Richmond News The effort to fill the Hardin Board Aldermen seat left by the late Janice Anderson has begun. In one of several unanimously approved motions,…

R-XVI board considers plan to allow student teachers to videotape classroom sessions

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer A proposed policy change would allow student teachers to videotape students in classrooms if parents sign a permission form allowing their children to be…

New area recruiter embraces Guard mission

By Sara Seidel, Editor There are the 3Rs from school, and then there are the 2Rs for the National Guard. Well, two “Rs” and an “A,” to be more specific.…

Two teens die after attending Ray County party

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer Two teenagers died in a traffic crash in Independence on Monday after attending a Ray County party. Driver Anthony R. Dunlap, 19, of Grain Valley,…

R-XVI board hires RMS principal

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer Richmond R-XVI school board members have hired a new Richmond Middle School principal. Jana Fleckenstine will officially begin working for the Richmond R-XVI School District…

Drunk driver pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for killing a young woman in a traffic accident while he was drunk. Carey Jones, 42,…

Fireworks sales support RHS activities

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer During the Fourth of July weekend, Ray County residents will buy Roman candles, firecrackers and sparklers to celebrate America’s birthday. They also have an opportunity…