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Orrick’s ties with taters

By David Knopf/Richmond News Orrick kids don’t doubt for a moment they live in a farm community. They grow up surrounded by grain elevators, farm vehicles and acres of acres…

Write-in sworn in as Henrietta’s new mayor

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Henrietta has a new administration. Bob Swindler was sworn in as mayor during Saturday morning’s Board of Aldermen meeting at Henrietta City Hall. Swindler…

State drug charges pending in Polley case

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher Riverside municipal drug charges against former county coroner Toby Polley have been dismissed in lieu of pending state charges. Sgt. Brent Holland, Riverside police public…

4th-grade Safety Day makes learning fun

By David Knopf/News Editor Marty Pope, a salesman for Richmond’s John Deere dealership, liked what he saw when he asked Jannelle Schneider’s fourth-graders a question. Pope, along with Ag-Power General…

State lawmakers debate 2-cent increase in fuel tax

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher Representatives of the Highway 13 Coalition, a five-county consortium that includes Ray County, are making a push to area state senators and representatives to support…

After levy passes, tough choices remain

After re-elected members are sworn in, board sets April 22 special meeting to weigh spending options By David Knopf/News Editor There were smiles on board members’ faces Tuesday following the…

Richmond swears in (most of) its council

By Shawn Roney/For the Richmond News Richmond’s latest elected officials have been sworn in – except one. After the City Council had voted 8-0 to accept the results of the…

Area man charged with child molestation

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher A 49-year-old Richmond man charged April 7 with first-degree child molestation and deviate sexual intercourse with children less than 14 years old, according to court…

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…