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Liberty Bancorp to acquire Lawson Bank

Richmond News Staff Liberty Bancorp, holding company for BankLiberty, has announced it will acquire Lawson Bank. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The companies expect the transaction…

2018 flu season: bad, but nothing compared to 1918

2018 flu season: bad, but nothing compared to 1918

By Joy Tipping, Richmond News Managing Editor Editor’s note: The exact effects of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic on Ray County are unknown; however, it is likely that anyone requiring hospitalization…

Flu season worst in nearly a decade

50 cases of flu in Ray County since Jan. 1, officials say By Joy Tipping, Richmond News Managing Editor Ray County has been hit hard by the nasty 2017-18 flu…

Rooney to receive Wall of Honor recognition Friday

Rooney  to receive Wall of Honor recognition Friday

By Russ Green, Richmond News Sports Editor John Rooney, a 1973 graduate of Richmond High School, will be honored Friday night between games of the high school basketball doubleheader between…

Defendants sentenced in $4.3 million drug conspiracy

KANSAS CITY — Eight defendants were sentenced this week for their roles in a $4.3 million conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Ray, Clay, Jackson, Clinton…

Orrick students choose to reduce, reuse, recycle

OHS X-I to partner with Ideal Industries By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Orrick High School’s environmental/Earth science class, in partnership with Ideal Industries, has begun a project focusing on reduction,…

‘Never give in, never give up’

‘Never give in, never give up’

Mark Johnson – an 18-year survivor of ALS – keeps moving forward By Joy Tipping, Richmond News Managing Editor Most people who are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known…

Data shows ‘doom and gloom’ if H-C, Norborne merge

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News A consolidated Hardin-Central/Norburne school district would see red on its business ledger, according to the committee studying the proposal. When the committee met…

Immigration issues put police grant funding in limbo

City of Henrietta By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News A $10,000 state grant to the Henrietta Police Department has been held up because of immigration issues, Chief Richard Pacheco…

Eagle Scout effort: Beautification of Farris Theatre lobby

Eagle Scout effort: Beautification of Farris Theatre lobby

Work day set for Jan. 27 By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Staff Scouting is often a family affair, but one local Eagle Scout candidate is applying that notion to a…