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4-H youth programs in Ray, Lafayette get new leaders By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Ray County’s newest 4-H youth leaders are operating on a learning curve. “Nose printing steers and…

H-C selects Danner as secondary school principal

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News The Hardin-Central C-2 School District has a new principal. Near the end of a special meeting Monday night at the district schoolhouse, the…

4-H awards go to area volunteers

Sara Seidel, staff writer, contributed to this story A Ray County volunteer and a Johnson County ag business are among dedicated volunteers honored for their commitment to helping Missouri 4-H…

911 board makes in-house appointment

Longtime assistant director Kim Davis officially made 911 director By Leah Wankum, Editor After being interim director of Ray County 911 four times, Kim Davis is officially the agency’s new…

Voters to decide tax measures in county, municipalities

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer In addition to selecting leaders for school boards and municipalities, Ray County voters are being asked to consider two tax measures at the polls April…

Polley sentenced to 9 years in prison

Former funeral home owner bilked customers; condition of parole requires repayment of $373,000 By Leah Wankum, Editor Former funeral director Toby Polley was sentenced Friday to nine years in the state…

Hardin ponders changes in regulations for canine residents

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Hardin city officials are mulling over what changes, if any, should be made to Hardin’s dog-related ordinances, particularly legislation concerning pit bulls. During…

Charter school expansion could include Ray County

By Leah Wankum, editor and Sara Seidel, staff writer Although under current law, charter schools may operate only in Kansas City and St. Louis, legislation under consideration in the Missouri…

Casey’s robbery suspects now in custody

By Leah Wankum, Editor The two suspects who allegedly robbed Casey’s General Store in Richmond seven weeks ago are now in custody. After receiving an anonymous tip Monday afternoon, Richmond…

Declining enrollment, state funding a concern at Orrick BOE meeting

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Orrick school district’s declining enrollment – caused by the town’s declining population – may result in less funding available to the district. This was the…