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Richmond’s Davis, Hardin’s Carpenter among students earning state honors

Michael Carpenter of Hardin  won the Missouri FFA Diversified Agriculture Production Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Carpenter, a senior of Hardin High School,…

Newspaper’s ‘Rabbit Tracks’ columnist battling health issues in hospital

Robert Smith, who contributes historic memories and humor to the Richmond News, has been in and out of intensive care near his home in Florida. Smith, a 1957 Richmond High…

Jail escapee back in custody

A Ray County jail inmate who escaped Saturday evening is back in police custody. Jeremy Glenn Miller was apprehended Tuesday night at a North Kansas City motel in Clay County,…

Picture-perfect weather draws thousands to Mushroom Festival

The tantalizing aroma of chicken and ribs wafted over the festival crowd Saturday as John W. Carter Lodge members Russ Allen and Charles Buford opened the smoker and flipped the…

Search continues for Ray County jail escapee

By JoEllen  Black/Richmond News Area law enforcement still search for a Ray County inmate with family ties to Homestead Village, near Excelsior Springs, who escaped Saturday evening. Jeremy Glenn Miller…

Mom, son died of smoke inhalation, initial report says

By David Knopf/Richmond News A final report from the state fire marshal may take three or four weeks, but preliminary indications are that a mother and son who died in…

Updated Mushroom Festival schedule of event

NEW to the program:  7 p.m. Thursday, May 1 – Christian music concert moves to the Farris Theatre, free-will love offering 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 –Rep. Joe Don McGaugh…

Weather no deterrent to honor ‘The Fallen’

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News The sirens went off in Orrick and Richmond, signaling a tornado warning Sunday as heavy rain and marble-sized hail pelted the area around 1 p.m.. Metro-area…

Liens, other financial issues unresolved for funeral chain

By David Knopf/Richmond News Polley Funeral Homes, LLC erased a $2,307.96 tax lien on its property in 2014, but four others valued at $12,601.57 remain outstanding, according to Shirley O’Dell,…

Mother, son die in Sunday apartment fire

By David Knopf/Richmond News A mother and son died early Sunday in an apartment fire on West Franklin Street in Richmond. Fire, police and ambulance personnel responded to the 100…