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Special ed program receives high marks

It isn’t statistics but the welfare of children that is the focus of Richmond’s special education teachers, Director Julie Harris says. But the program’s statistics aren’t shabby either. In an…

Council approves $25,000 to REDI group

The Richmond City Council made its Richmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) partnership more than symbolic Tuesday evening. Following some final discussion during a pre-council Ordinance Committee session, the council approved…

Orrick mayor refutes Sims allegation

Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler denied Tuesday she is being investigated for perjury. Recently resigned Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims said Friday afternoon he and Orrick city officials reached a settlement…

Council votes to join County 911, overrules mayor

“This isn’t over.” That’s what Richmond Public Safety Committee chairman Bob Bond said, the Wednesday after Mayor Lance Green declared he would veto a 5-3 vote for consolidating both Richmond’s…

Orrick Police Chief resigns, settles with city

Orrick’s embattled police chief has resigned his position, under settlement terms he agreed to with city officials. Troy Sims has ended his indefinite administrative leave by resigning and receiving a…

Richmond addressing feral cat problem

Feral cats have given Richmond an itch it can’t quite scratch. The Richmond Public Safety Committee and Richmond police both need some answers to problems feral cats are raising for…

O’Dell named Teacher of the Year by VFW Post

It was state playoff time. The home team hadn’t lost a game in three years. Excitement was high. During the National Anthem, teacher Joyce O’Dell spotted four young high school…

Orrick Council mulls tax increase

At least one Orrick City Council member hopes a small tax hike might make wading through lean fiscal times a little easier. A 30-cent property tax increase could help the…

Girl Scouts help kids in need

Three Girls Scouts have made a big impact on the lives of 15 of their peers. Since October, eighth graders Amity Parks, Darian Robbins and Hanna Sumpter implemented and operate…

Residents skeptical on MoDOT buyout

A MoDOT engineer told residents along Highway 210 a flood-relieving tube installation almost definitely won’t happen. Chief MoDOT Engineer Kevin Keith met Monday at Donnie Wilson and Linda Lauck’s home…