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Goppert grant enables Shirkey to purchase new van

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Shirkey facilities have a brand-new handicap-accessible van, thanks to the generosity of an area foundation. The Shirkey Foundation received a $40,000 grant from the Goppert…

Paving underway

Richmond council opts for low bidder to save funds for storm water, sidewalk projects By Leah Wankum, Editor Plans for this year’s street overlay project are progressing. By a 7-0…

Richmond FFA awards banquet

Richmond FFA hosted its annual FFA banquet April 27. Additional photos are on page 7 of the May 5, 2017 edition of the Richmond News.…

Citizens concerned with imposed courthouse security

By Leah Wankum, Editor A lively discussion about security in the Ray County Courthouse took place last week. Some Ray County residents expressed their concerns Wednesday regarding the security measures…

Final send-off at Wentworth

‘To build the nation’s might, the Army goes rolling along’ By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Wentworth Military Academy and College hosted its last deployment ceremony Friday with a huge crowd of family…

When weather warnings fail

Listeners tune out messages when dire predictions fall short, Lauria says By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer A severe thunderstorm warning is useless if it goes unheeded. Because warnings so often…

Parking ‘at a premium’ on courthouse’s west side

Limited access to building adds to parking problem, residents say By Leah Wankum, Editor Parking on the Richmond Square was already a problem, according to multiple accounts. But ever since…

Retrievers retrieve: As bills for service arrive, paper recycling bins disappear from Richmond, area towns

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff The struggle to remind people that recycling waste can literally save the Earth suffered a setback this spring in Richmond. The paper recycling bins previously…

CITY OF HENRIETTA: Mayor pro tem given ‘liason’ duties

Complaints by female employees spur board’s decision By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News The roles of Henrietta’s mayor and mayor pro tem are changing. Near the end of the Board…

Norborne asks to merge with H-C

Declining enrollment spurs request to investigate consolidation; Hardin-Central board to discuss letter in May By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor The Norborne school board is hoping to consolidate its school district…