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Proficiency test scores improve at Richmond R-XVI

Richmond students raised their scores on standardized tests last spring, helping the district improve its own grade in state Annual Yearly Progress reports, Curriculum Director Julie Stevenson said. Stevenson told…

State opinion on recount process delays decision

The question of what constitutes a hand recount delayed until later today Eighth Circuit Judge David Miller’s decision on how to recount voting in the Democratic prosecutor’s race. Judge Miller…

A commitment to camaraderie and service

For Bill Hodson, November 2011 brings with it many milestones. In that month, Hodson will celebrate his 60th birthday and in doing so his 37-year career with the Army National…

Committee studies ways to trim city’s benefits cost

The cost of health insurance for Richmond city employees is again being scrutinized as the city tries to wrap up its 2011 budget. According to Finance Director Melanie Allwood, the…

Escapee faces additional charge

Thursday’s Ray County Jail escapee will stay in Missouri longer than he probably expected. Gary L. Miller, the Ray County inmate who escaped from the Henrietta detention center Thursday morning…

Judge hears recount petition today

A hearing this afternoon at Ray County Courthouse will determine whether a recount of the county prosecutor’s race will be granted. Prosecuting Attorney Bryan McMahon filed a petition with the…

Road work scheduled for Hwy. 13

It’s hard to miss the road and bridge work taking place in Ray County – work that will continue well into the fall. Ron Cordes, maintenance superintendent for Ray County,…

Tis the season: area schools set tax levies

With distrust of government and anti-tax sentiment at all-time highs, even the most routine funding procedures are scrutinized and capable of arousing suspicion of budget shenanigans. That’s the case –…

Authorities capture Ray County jail escapee

A 35-year-old Arkansas man who escaped from the Ray County Detention facility in Henrietta early this morning was reported back in custody by around 10:30 a.m. Gary Lyle Miller was…

Phelps’ sentence: treatment first

An Excelsior Springs man’s manslaughter plea could carry a sentence ranging from 120 days in an undisclosed institutional-treatment program to seven years in prison. Judge David H. Miller handed down…