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Soaked fields hamper soybean planting season

By David Knopf/News Editor The 2015 growing season has been so wet that even in late July more than a few Ray County fields lay barren where soybeans should’ve been.…

Ex-officer Roark new 911 director

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer In an emergency, if you must call Ray County 9-1-1, Richard Roark won’t answer the phone, but he’s the new man in charge of the dispatchers…

Tornado-damaged complex crumbling, awaiting federal aid

By David Knopf/News Editor The company that manages Orrick’s River Bend apartments is awaiting action by government agencies on its proposals to rebuild a complex closed since being struck by…

First meeting goes ‘smoothly’ for new H-C superintendent

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Michael Cohron felt satisfaction after his first meeting with the Hardin-Central Board of Education. When asked to evaluate Monday night’s monthly board meeting at…

State awaits answer on Route T federal disaster declaration

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News The fate of Missouri Route T rests in Washington, D.C. Professional engineer Chris Redline of the Missouri Department of Transportation reports that officials in the capital…

Feds indict area residents in meth, heroine drug trafficking

A Richmond man, two Polo men and nine Excelsior Springs residents were among 26 persons indicted Monday for their roles in drug-trafficking conspiracies to distribute more than 100 kilograms of…

Helping hands for a good show

County steps in with funding on SRO impasse

By The Richmond News Staff Private discussions on a school resource officer became public Wednesday when Ray County Commission voted to fund a $10,800 shortfall between the City of Richmond…

With no quorum, tax abatement vote delayed

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer Efforts to establish a tax abatement program to encourage development throughout Richmond were delayed Tuesday when lack of a quorum meant the city council could not…

Water-sewer grant, loan options reviewed for Orrick board

By David Knopf/News Editor Orrick is in the process of applying for an additional $400,000 in Community Block Development Grant funds to replace a sewage lift station and repair water…