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Orrick patrons air views on proposed cuts

Orrick schools aren’t sinking in a sea of red ink, but the board of education will soon decide where the ship needs patching or waterproofing. The board will start deciding…

Former treasurer charged with theft

A former Hardin woman was charged with multiple counts of stealing, forgery and credit card fraud Monday in Eighth Circuit Court. Julie Ann Nail, 46, of Lexington turned herself into…

Council declines appointment of city clerk

After a lengthy, contentious debate Tuesday, Richmond City Council declined to appoint Mayor Lance Green’s nominee for city clerk. Clerk candidate Carol Coats sat expressionless as the council voted 5-3…

R-XVI foresees funding shortfall

Richmond Superintendent Jim Robins predicted Tuesday that the district’s state funding will be cut by almost $500,000 next year. The figure is based on Robins’ expectation that the district would…

Reed takes reins as Ray County pageant director

Lisa Reed, a board member of the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant, became the pageant’s executive director this week when Tara Gottschalk stepped down to devote more time to work…

Richmond man faces sex charges involving 12-year-old

A Richmond man faces sex charges following his late February arrest. Darryl Glenn Kercheval, 25, pleaded not guilty to single counts of first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sodomy, child molestation…

Orrick’s citywide cleanup could go by wayside

A new approach from a Board of Aldermen member could change how Orrick approaches keeping its city clean. One day each May, the city of Orrick helps its citizens keep…

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…