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Approved measures point toward growth

Council unanimously approves SRO contract with district By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer The Richmond City Council approved three measures Tuesday that will allow business owners and developers to make changes or…

Thumbs up to new playground

Strike up the band

RHS band will mark its 100th year with commissioned work, special concert, other events By David Knopf/News Editor In what promises to be a year-long celebration, Richmond Band Director Jeff…

A student, teacher of life, not done yet

Aurelia Swafford, a former Ray Countian and math teacher, turns 104 By David Knopf/News Editor Turning 100 is traditionally a milestone that draws families and newspaper photographers to nursing home…

President makes federal disaster aid available to Ray

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A presidential declaration of a major disaster is making it possible for Ray County to proceed with road repairs and to seek reimbursement from the…

Early learning center to offer expanded opportunities

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff For decades, Pam LaFrenz has heard a constant lament through her work with an area assistance agency: “We need quality child care.” LaFrenz, executive director…

Back at school: Student Resource Officer at R-XVI

By Sara Seidel and David Knopf/Richmond News Staff The final details of having a school resource officer in place when school opens Thursday are expected to be complete Tuesday when…

‘Little wiggle room’ in city’s fiscal 2016 budget

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Editor’s note: Part 1 of 2. With “very little wiggle room,” the Richmond City Council finance committee is reviewing a proposed budget for the coming…

DYI approach saving water, costs for Orrick’s aging system

By David Knopf/News Editor There’s a standing joke at Orrick Board of Aldermen meetings. It’s not exactly funny, but being able to joke about misfortune beats crying. The joke involves…

Low turnout, big margin decide city’s use-tax fate

Six ‘yes’ votes enough to pass Hardin ballot issue By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer By a 2-1 margin, and for the third time in as many attempts, Richmond voters rejected a…