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Street project to wrap up around Nov. 1

Within a few weeks, Lexington Street stormwater issues will go down new drains. Following meetings with engineers, City Administrator Ron Brohammer reported that the $206,193 Richmond project to alleviate flooding…

City to consider ending police, cemetery boards

This Tuesday, the Richmond City Council’s Ordinance Committee will recommend eliminating two citizen committees. With a majority vote, the council can dissolve both the Memory Gardens cemetery board and police…

R-XVI School Board rents unused tower to TurboNet

It may not qualify as a windfall, but Richmond Public Schools isn’t going ho-hum at the prospect of receiving $14,400 in unexpected income. The money is the result of two…

Orrick principals review standardized-test results

The Performance and Instruction Report was the main topic of conversation during the Oct. 18 Orrick School Board Meeting, but an update from the superintendent was also on the agenda.…

News not good for Henrietta sewer lines

Henrietta officials recently received the findings of a sewer study, and City Clerk Margie Long told the Board of Aldermen Saturday they’re “not good news.” One recommendation – giving a…

Weather, music give Cruise Night a street fair feel

Jerry McCarter, an organizer of the Downtown District Committee Cruise Night, might’ve said it best about Saturday’s weather and nice turnout for an event shut down by rain on Oct.…

Decorum of a barroom brawl at first, only debate

Friday’s U.S. Senate candidate forum at Lake of the Ozarks could have easily been confused with a boxing match – or a barroom brawl. The forum was streamed live on…

Sex offender’s presence prompts fears

A registered sex offender’s presence in Richmond has raised concerns among citizens, police and school district officials. Interim Police Chief Chad Burnine has confirmed that his department is actively investigating…

Four-way stop may be in near future

It will take one more round of committee discussions before the Richmond City Council gets a Main and Institute stoplight decision. Just over two weeks ago, the Public Safety Committee…

‘Distinction’ for schools, despite tough economic times

At a time when the Richmond School District is cutting expenses and scraping to get by financially, it received welcomed news from the state education department. The district learned on…