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Orrick plans monthly debt payoff

Orrick will pay what it can, whenever it’s available, to eliminate an outstanding debt that’s nearly wiped out. The city’s Board of Aldermen considered in February whether it could afford…

Teen hurt seriously in accident

Three Richmond teens were hurt in a one-vehicle accident Friday on Daughtery Road and 118th Street. Alysa C. Drake, 16, was listed with serious injuries by the Highway Patrol report.…

Battle over water ‘nothing new’

The battle over water levels in the Missouri River dominated last month’s annual meeting of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association in Columbia. River-related issues, the most controversial of…

Coordinating health plans could ease city budget process

The Richmond Finance Committee could change how it manages city employee benefits again before fall 2010 budget talks begin. Last October’s budget included a 5 percent family medical coverage increase…

Y’all come: country show to benefit Mexico mission

Dave Allen, emcee for Sunday’s benefit country-music show at the Farris Theatre, didn’t know what he was in for when he responded to a classified ad. For a professional gear-jammer,…

Orrick makes effort on lime sludge

Orrick’s lime-sludge removal has been moving on schedule. Had it been otherwise, the city might’ve received some additional DNR motivation. The fact that Orrick had never conducted a lime-sludge dredging…

Historic building’s future could come down to special hearing

The fate of the former Mediacom building on Richmond square could be decided at a special hearing this spring, the city’s planning and development director says. “The city will work…

Allwood maps course for $5.1-million bond issue

Richmond Finance Committee members say they now have a better idea how the city’s $5.1-million, 30-year wastewater loan could impact taxpayers. Finance Director Melanie Allwood said Monday that the city…

Keeney Creek flooding issues still unsettled

Linda Lauck isn’t sure where her Keeney Creek flooding crusade goes from here. However, the Orrick resident believes that helpful fallout from a spur-of-the-moment meeting Tuesday with a state official…

New unemployment limit hits budget

Changes in Missouri’s unemployment benefit limits could cost Richmond a few extra thousand dollars. Finance Director Melanie Allwood’s first of two semi-annual budget adjustments called for $12,880 in adjusted unemployment…