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Orrick schools likely to look at 2010 spending cuts

The Orrick RXI Board of Education met in regular session on Monday evening, Nov. 16. Orrick Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker reported that the budget was down slightly – revenues at…

Monday morning wreck claims two lives

A two-car accident Monday claimed the lives of two Ray County women and hospitalized two individuals. A southbound 2008 Lincoln Towncar driven by Tommy O’Dell, 77, Richmond, on U.S. Highway…

Man dies from injuries in Friday accident

The Grain Valley man injured a Friday crash in Richmond has died. John W. Armstrong, 57, was pronounced dead late Sunday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. from…

911 votes swing on dispatch financials

With a guaranteed Dec. 15 mayoral veto approaching, the Richmond City Council’s three swing voters say they are ready and willing to re-evaluate available all-consolidation information. Council members know Mayor…

Toys ‘way behind schedule’ for annual Salvation Army Angel Tree

Help wanted: Elves for Santa’s workshop. Toys for Salvation Army’s Toy Store are in great demand and “way behind schedule,” according to caseworker Judy Zilliox. “Our greatest need is toys.…

Harvest up big for beans, average for corn

Call 2009 a balanced harvest year for Ray County-area corn and soybean growers. The same overly-wet conditions, mild summer temperatures and heavy mid-to late-summer rains produced both above-average-yields for soybeans…

City of Richmond’s summary judgment denied

The city of Richmond appears to be facing a five-day court trial in June 2010 over its role in the October 2006 Geisinger Building demolition and subsequent damage and demolition…

Council gives hiring go-ahead

A recent city council green-light allows Public Works Director C.E. Goodall to fill one existing full-time vacancy and add a second, new full-time position. “It’s not in the budget, but…

Montee makes recommendations for city court

Richmond municipal court officials will have to answer to state officials for $47,000 in missing revenue. That’s the amount a report from Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee said the court…

1 seriously injured in Friday crash

A Grain Valley man was seriously injured Friday afternoon, after his motorcycle was struck in the back by a vehicle. John W. Armstrong, 57, was Life Flighted to St. Luke’s…