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IRS audit slaps county for back taxes, penalty fees

By Leah Wankum, Editor Good intentions, followed by misunderstanding and mistakes, have led to the Ray County Clerk’s office making back tax and penalty payments totaling $27,000 or more following…

O’Dell presents plan to transform R-XI curriculum

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Orrick  R-XI School District Superintendent Dr. Aerin O’Dell has a plan to change the course of the school’s curriculum and ready the students for the…

Potential makeup of county’s 911 board top Hardin BOA discussions

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News One of Mike Pearson’s first items of business as Hardin’s new mayor was to hear discussion about an issue that not only concerns…

Area business community, Ford execs welcome new Swafford’s facility

Repayment of USDA loan hitting Henrietta hard

One year after implementation, Henrietta residents and Ray County feeling the squeeze of spike in monthly water, sewer bills By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News In 2016, the Henrietta…

An accountant’s tale – Retiring CPA Rick Westbrook recounts his life, work in Richmond

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Faced with the sight of a news reporter awaiting an interview, Rick Westbrook agreed to submit to it reluctantly. “This is not my style,” he…

Dover, O’Dell part of school accreditation process

By Leah Wankum, Editor Ray County has local representation on the teams that are making the next steps to improve the state’s public education system. At least two public school…

Courthouse gets flowery face-lift

County ‘in the hole’ with general revenue losses

$75,000 drop in March general revenue results in tighter budget for Ray County By Leah Wankum, Editor A loss of about $75,000 in general revenue last month is making the…

Reshaped R-XVI board approves bids

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News The Richmond R-XVI School District has reconfigured its school board. On April 11 at the district offices, recently elected board members Jason Morrill,…