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Members rethink vote on alcohol at city hall even

The Richmond City Council knows this much: city hall will host a Chamber of Commerce after-hours gathering next month. The refreshment menu, meanwhile, has a few council members back-tracking. On…

Enrollments drop, spending increases

A column and chart distributed recently by State Sen. Bill Stouffer refl ects a broad downward trend in enrollment, as well as increased per-pupil spending, in many districts in the…

Orrick BOE: 6-percent budget cut for 2011-12

Orrick Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker on Wednesday outlined the school district’s economic reality: decreasing state funding and declining enrollment will force the district to cut around 6 percent of its…

BRUNWORTH, MARTENS MAT/COURT QUEENS

Martens PHOTO: Kelley Martens is congratulated by courtwarming candidate Paige Mrosak after she was crowned RHS Courtwarming Queen at Saturday’s school’s dance. The crowning was scheduled to take place at…

BRUNWORTH, MARTENS MAT/COURT QUEENS

Brunworth PHOTO: Malari Pearson (left) presents mat queen Alea Brunworth with her bouquet after she was crowned queen on Saturday. Brunworth’s mother, Susan, (center) escorted her daughter. (Photos by JoEllen…

Kiwanis chili feed also serves area kids

When people stream into United Christian Presbyterian Church Feb. 19, most won’t have fundraising and helping kids on their minds. They’ll be there for the chili, the soups, desserts and…

Snow’s toll heavy on city budget

Richmond officials must be hoping Punxatawny Phil missing his shadow this month lives up to the hype of an early spring. Three major snowfalls have started taking a bite out…

Budget amendment items top council’s agenda

The Richmond City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., following the 5:30 p.m. Public Safety Committee meeting. The agenda will be highlighted by multiple budget-amendment…

The ‘Big Dig’ after Blizzard ’11

The most severe Missouri snow storm in 50 years has Richmond, Ray County and much of the state still reeling. Freezing rain started falling Monday morning around 6:30 and left…

The postman’s motto and then some

News travels quickly, even when cars, people and the U.S. mail can’t. Dave Daniels, who lives north of Richmond, had already heard Wednesday morning about the effort required to get…