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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…

Donkeys call the shots at all-school hoops tourney

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News It’s hard to say what was funnier – the donkeys or the humans attempting to control them. “I can’t believe I’m laughing so hard at people riding…

Ray County election results

  Lawson R-XVI John W. Weir                                   167 Rebecca Adams                                 104 Eric Blair                                          172 Teresa Herndon                                127 Write-in Votes                                   2   Richmond R-XVI Jon Thoreson                                   869 Connie Taylor                                  962 Thomas Orville…

Bank robber arrested in Richmond pleads guilty in federal court

The Wisconsin man who robbed Bank Northwest in Polo and was apprehended in Richmond plead guilty April 2 to bank robbery in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. Oran Woodfin,…

Repairs under way to Orrick roads, alleys

By David Knopf-News Editor Thad Aber, operator of a huge road-repair machine that strips old asphalt before a new surface can be applied, put the size of Orrick’s potholes into…