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State lawmakers debate 2-cent increase in fuel tax

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher Representatives of the Highway 13 Coalition, a five-county consortium that includes Ray County, are making a push to area state senators and representatives to support…

After levy passes, tough choices remain

After re-elected members are sworn in, board sets April 22 special meeting to weigh spending options By David Knopf/News Editor There were smiles on board members’ faces Tuesday following the…

Richmond swears in (most of) its council

By Shawn Roney/For the Richmond News Richmond’s latest elected officials have been sworn in – except one. After the City Council had voted 8-0 to accept the results of the…

Area man charged with child molestation

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher A 49-year-old Richmond man charged April 7 with first-degree child molestation and deviate sexual intercourse with children less than 14 years old, according to court…

With Richmond’s help, it’s ‘play ball,’ but park rebuild still a hurdle

By David Knopf/News Editor Mel Blyth will always remember May 10, 2014, and what it meant for her family and Orrick Little League baseball. Blyth had been in the city…

City park, ball field works in progress

By David Knopf/News Editor There have been twists, turns and dead ends in efforts to rebuild Orrick’s tornado-damaged city park, but no quit. The 14 members of an Orrick Parks…

Dognappings?

Facebook postings of dog abductions not seen by area law enforcement Persistent rumors of recent abductions and disfigurements of pets in Richmond have not been substantiated by Richmond Police Department…

Richmond propels win for school levy

By David Knopf/Richmond News Circumstances and timing converged Tuesday on the third try for Richmond Public Schools’ 50-cent levy increase, which won with 53.1 percent of the vote. In unofficial…

Lighter-than-usual ballot results in small turnout for April election

By David Knopf/Richmond News Those anticipating a onslaught of voters and election-day problems were disappointed Tuesday. With no state or county issues to draw voters to the polls, a ballot…

Officer nearly struck by fleeing KC suspect

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher A Kansas City man wanted for first-degree assault there was charged with attempting to elude police, a D felony, nearly hitting a Richmond police officer…