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Subpar phone lines, radio communications focus of 911 board

By Leah Wankum, Editor Because the phone lines at Ray County 911 have been faulty, the board is discussing the agency’s future plans for telecommunications. “It’s getting to the point,…

‘Sheriff parking only’

County-owned lot behind Ray County 911 disputed at county courthouse By Leah Wankum, Editor The parking issue surrounding the county-owned lot on the northeast side of the Richmond Square has…

Hardin mayor shows city has ‘strong mayor’ form of government

Pearson presents evidence regarding mayoral duties, requests cooperation By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Mike Pearson recently received information about his powers and duties as Hardin mayor – and during…

New park completion set for August

By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer Construction of Hamann Park is set for completion by the first or second week of August. The parking lot, nature trail and sidewalks have all…

Council OKs $12,251 for Stonner Loop lights

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Richmond City Council recently approved the $12,251.69 purchase and installation of three streetlights on the new city street on the south side of town. Citing…

A roll call of honor

Veterans praised at Richmond’s Memorial Day ceremonies By Hanna Sumpter and Sara Seidel, Richmond News Staff On a sunny day made even brighter by the flags and flowers displayed at…

911 tax expected on April 2018 ballot

If passed, tax would replace appointed board with elected members By Leah Wankum, Editor As funding continues to be a problem for Ray County 911, its board is pushing forward…

Medical condition likely cause of crash

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Richmond man crashed his pickup into a house on Thornton Street on Friday afternoon. Only one hour after the car accident at the Shell gas…

Hidden recorder discovered in commissioners’ office

County officials consider opening an investigation By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor A recording device was discovered hidden in the Ray County commissioners’ office late last week. The small, thin, black…

Weather, time afflict historic cemetery

Sunny Slope Cemetery repair financing ‘unsustainable’ By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor Several tombstones at Sunny Slope Cemetery need repair. The historic Richmond cemetery boasts hundreds of tombstones; about 40 or…