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Old Polley Funeral Home may come down next week

Old Polley Funeral Home may come down next week

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Executive Editor The former Polley Funeral Home will likely be razed on Tuesday, according to a Richmond city official — but that’s dependent on action by…

‘Everything broke loose’: Excelsior man’s truck falls into sinkhole — with him in it

‘Everything broke loose’: Excelsior man’s truck falls into sinkhole — with him in it

By Samantha Kilgore/Feature Writer When Lance Shoemaker’s cell phone rang on his way back from the grocery store, he pulled over, assuming it was his fiancée needing him to pick…

Five caught in two Richmond drug busts; suspects also face child-endangerment charges

Five caught in two Richmond drug busts; suspects also face child-endangerment charges

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Executive Editor In less than a nine-hour span, the Richmond Police Department arrested five people in two separate drug busts that netted nearly 800 grams of…

New Ray/Clay FSA director glad ‘to come back home’

New Ray/Clay FSA director glad  ‘to come back home’

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Holly Crouse is a native Missourian, and has spent most of her career in service to the state’s residents — so the chance to…

Rural Missourian Mike Parson to become 57th governor

Rural Missourian Mike Parson to become 57th governor

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Executive Editor By Noah Higgins-Dunn/Columbia Missourian He’ll be the first Missouri governor from Polk County, about a 135-mile jaunt south on Highway 13 from Richmond. On Friday at 5…

Local residents split on Greteins’ resignation

Local residents split on Greteins’ resignation

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, 44, resigned on Tuesday, effective at 5 p.m. Friday, to the relief of many politicians of both parties, along with…

Ray County’s Catholic church celebrates 150 years

Ray County’s Catholic church celebrates 150 years

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Executive Editor The one and only Catholic church in Ray County celebrates a big milestone this weekend. On Saturday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will offer a…

Orrick R-XI: Switch to Latin honors to begin in 2018-19

Orrick R-XI: Switch to Latin honors to begin in 2018-19

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Incoming Superintendent Dr. Scott Archibald, at the May 21 Orrick school board meeting, suggested a drastic change in the honors system for high-achieving graduates…

‘Aunt Margaret’ Rust Hall turns 100; Rust family a Ray County fixture for 5 generations

‘Aunt Margaret’ Rust Hall turns 100; Rust family a Ray County fixture for 5 generations

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor Aunt Margaret” Rust Hall sits quietly in the common room at Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center in Liberty as her nephew and caretaker, Troy…

Lawson couple charged with 52 felony counts of child abuse

Lawson couple charged with 52 felony counts of child abuse

By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor A Lawson couple have been charged with a total of 52 felony counts of child abuse,  including mental and physical torture so severe that…