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Central High alum finds home for tombstone commemorating the school

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor A tombstone commemorating Central High School now has a permanent home at Hardin-Central C2 School District. The tombstone was set in place Nov. 5, 2016,…

FOR LOCAL MAN, RESCUING DOLPHINS WAS HUMBLING

By Skyla Sullivan/Excelsior Springs Standard Staff Writer It started out like a typical morning on vacation for Kim and Gary Sanson. They’re both early risers and it being their last…

Jewell Vanderpool Rogers: The ties that Bind, Part 2

Recalling life as a Ray County woman in the early 1900s By Liz Johnson, Richmond News Staff Writer This is the second installment of a two-part series on the life…

Jewell Vanderpool Rogers: The ties that Bind

Recalling life as a Ray County woman in the early 1900s By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Life on the Missouri River is certainly interesting, no matter what century we’re in.…

Local youth think giving is great

First Shop with a Sheriff program in Ray County was a hit By Leah Wankum, Editor The children who participated in Shop with a Sheriff in Richmond already think that…

Living 50-Plus – FCE: A grassroots volunteer organization

Family and Community Education group believes in education, leadership, community action By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer The local FCE organization – Family and Community Education – is known for its bakers,…

‘Tis the season for plum pudding and Father Christmas

160-year-old Watkins home festooned for Christmas on the Farm By Leah Wankum, Editor The big house at the Watkins farm was once again filled with the spirit of Christmas. Hundreds…

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Children meet Santa, purchase gifts at Richmond Middle School By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Children waited in anxious anticipation to meet Santa Claus and tell him what they wanted for…

Third graders accept dictionaries from Kiwanis Club

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Writer Third graders in Richmond and Hardin are the recipients of new dictionaries courtesy of the Richmond Kiwanis Club. Club members in late November delivered…

Local kids get to shop with a sheriff

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor The Ray County Sheriff’s Department is taking local underprivileged children shopping for Christmas this year. Through the Shop with a Sheriff program, the children will…