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Peterson selected as Dear Elementary principal

Piper Peterson, the current assistant principal at Richmond Middle School, was a unanimous choice Tuesday to become Dear Elementary School’s new principal. Peterson replaces Carole Garth, who will leave the…

City Council approves Willim as city clerk

It took a second round of candidates – and additional Richmond City Council input – but Tonya Willim is Richmond’s new city clerk. The council unanimously approved Mayor Mike Wright’s…

Committee scrutizes city’s finance policies

With 2011 budget talks close at hand, Tuesday night’s Richmond City Council meeting could include passage of the first of several finance and spending reforms under consideration. Finance Director Melanie…

To avoid that sinking feeling, Mud racers skim the surface

It’s Monday, and if you’re anything like me you’d rather have the new week and its stresses fed to you gradually – preferably with a sugar coating – or, even…

Public safety, Empire contain Highway 10 leak within hours

Cooperation between Empire Gas officials and Richmond police, fire and public works enabled Missouri Highway 10 to reopen within hours of a gas leak reported on Friday morning. Richmond Fire…

Embracing a prayerful moment

Cpl. Neil Johnson of Troop A Highway Patrol holds his daughter Anna Grace, 3, as she cradles his face during prayer at the noon observance of the National Day of…

Gas leak closes part of Hwy. 10

A gas leak forced the rerouting of traffic around a three-block area of West Main Street and Missouri Highway 10 Friday morning. Ray County Emergency 911 dispatchers received a call…

City overlay street plan takes shape

The final cost isn’t set in stone, but the Richmond City Council knows which streets will receive overlays this spring and summer. The council’s Public Works Committee went ward-by-ward over…

Green Bean, a fixture on Richmond’s square, puts on a show when audiences least

Green Bean, a Double Headed Amazon Parrot, doesn’t really have two heads, but he does have a mind of his own. “I tell my friends he’s a closet talker,” said…

Orrick city saves $7,000 in benefits

For another month, Orrick’s financial news continues to be positive. Jeanie Cunningham, the city of Orrick’s employee-benefits broker, touched base Thursday evening with the Board of Aldermen concerning the city’s…