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Sheehy elected to North District Council

By Leah Wankum, Editor The CEO and administrator of Ray County Memorial Hospital has been elected to be president of the Missouri Hospital Association’s North District Council. Earl Sheehy’s one-year…

Straight-line winds cut destructive path

• 2 injuries reported in storm’s wake  • Why the sirens didn’t sound  • Mayor declares State of Emergency By Leah Wankum, Editor Uprooted trees lay flat across homes and…

Police net marijuana, cash in Richmond drug arrest

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Richmond man faces a felony charge for delivery of 3 1/2 pounds of marijuana Richmond police discovered at his home. Edwin M. Barker Jr., 53,…

911 system disconnected during storm

By Leah Wankum, Staff Writer Ray County 911 lost power for about 20 minutes because of the severe thunderstorm Monday night. Richmond Fire Chief Lonnie Quick said the emergency personnel…

Body found near Hardin identified

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Prison tattoos enabled local officials to determine the identity of a body found between a pair of rail tracks Sunday morning near Hardin. Ray County…

Commission considers mayor’s 911 board appointment

By Leah Wankum, Editor Several members of the community have again expressed their disapproval on the way the Ray County commissioners voted on the new makeup of the 911 board.…

KC man given 14 years in area crime spree

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Kansas City, Mo., man faces 14 years in prison for committing seven felony crimes in April 2015 during a two-day period when he helped steal…

Happy 113th birthday, Theodor Geisel

Ferguson crime issues bring about changes to Richmond code

City administrator bids farewell to council By Leah Wankum, Editor In response to racially charged incidents in Ferguson in 2014, the City of Richmond has updated its ordinances to head…

Hamann Park pavers for sale

By Leah Wankum, Editor Pavers for the new park in town are now for sale. As of Monday, Richmond has 200 red pavers available for purchase. The pavers, engraved with…