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Water leaks cost Orrick $54,000 annually

By David Knopf-News Editor When it comes to water leaks, Orrick Public Works Director Dale Bosley is like the Dutch boy using fingers to plug holes in an outmanned dike.…

Report cards reflect new standards

By David Knopf-News Editor Report cards introduced at Richmond’s two elementary schools last fall share little with the handwritten versions that rated a student’s work as Satisfactory, Improved, Needs Improvement…

Clearing makes way for high-volt lines

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher The land condemnation court ruling made it so, but the 140-foot wide swath – of cleared trees and brush – is bringing it home. Two of…

Ray Countian among Cuba delegation

By David Knopf-News Editor Ray County agri-businessman Gary Vandiver was among 34 Missourians who visited Cuba this month to explore trade opportunities between the countries. Vandiver, owner of Orrick Farm…

Sen. Pearce, others call for GOP chairman’s resignation

By Steven Anthony-MPA News Service Three Republican senators and two GOP house members called on Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock to resign March 12 after allegations surfaced claiming Hancock…

RHS’ Jonathan Daniel named National Merit semi-finalist

By David Knopf-News Editor The numbers keep looking better and better for Richmond High School Senior Jonathan Daniel. Announced last September as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, Principal John Parker…

Polley pre-need contract buyers urged to contact state board

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher The Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is now asking consumers who have purchased pre-need funeral contracts with Polley Funeral Homes to contact them.…

Makeover under way for old Riffe Building

By David Knopf-News Editor There’s a brick building at 100 S. Creason in Orrick with an imbedded stone that simply identifies it as the Riffe Building. Built in 1940 and…

H-C coach gets nod to lead varsity co-op team

By Shawn Roney-For the Richmond News Kirk Thacker can finally focus on coaching football again. Just before adjourning Monday night at Hardin-Central C-2 Schools, the Hardin-Central Board of Education voted…

Embattled coroner resigns amidst drug charges

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Embattled Ray County Coroner Toby Polley officially resigned Monday morning. Polley contacted County Clerk Glenda Powell Saturday, saying he wished to give up the post.…