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A proper place for prescription pills

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Everybody knows that it’s important to properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Leaving pills in a medicine cabinet is a temptation or an accident waiting to…

RHS students voice concerns in survey

Issues vary from attendance policy to bullying By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer Richmond High School students identified attendance policy, bullying and quality of school lunches as concerns during the…

Henkel expands jobs at Richmond operation

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer The Henkel facility in Richmond added 31 new employees to its payroll over the past three months. William Downs, human resources manager for the…

Significant improvement in city sewer operations, EPA says

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A wastewater system inspection report the Environmental Protection Agency issued for the City of Richmond is “light years better” than a report issued after an…

Hardin board selects Hales accounting for audits

By Shawn Roney/For the Richmone News Hardin has a new city auditor. During a special meeting that lasted less than 20 minutes last Wednesday at Hardin City Hall, the Board…

RCMH to invest $6.4 million in renovations, expansion

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Ray County Memorial Hospital is making a big investment, primarily in its emergency room services. Planned renovations will allow for more privacy to patients and will…

Nolker earns statewide honor as public administrator

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor It’s entirely fitting that a man being honored for his dedication to duty was late to the party. Under a best-laid plan, Gina Sands lured…

Council OKs ‘safe zone’ for child transfers, transactions

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Two sets of people – parents transferring children and other individuals conducting business transactions – will have a safe place to make those exchanges following…

City revamps rules to allow contractors use of compost site

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A proposal to expand services available through Richmond’s compost and brush site got the go-ahead at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The ordinance, approved by a…

Former Richmond student serving on R-XVI school board

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Jason Berning, 47, attended Richmond schools from kindergarten until he graduated high school in 1986. Now, he’s returning to the Richmond school district as a school…