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Orrick Board of Ed approves $200,000 in cuts

Orrick School Board members unanimously approved the recommendations of Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker on Tuesday, cutting four teaching positions and reducing some staff benefits for the 2011-12 school year. The…

Sewer rate increase tied to aid

The Richmond City Council has clarifi ed its sewer-usage rate structure as it moves forward in qualifying for state and federal fi nancial aid. On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved…

Orrick man charged in shooting

Three felony charges were filed Feb. 17 against 23-year-old Jerry D. Nail of Orrick in what’s being called the drive-by shooting of Jeffery Merriman, 36. According to a Ray County…

City complex payments tap general fund

With the years ticking down before an anticipated balloon payment, Richmond officials are still seeking ways to make the annual Municipal Complex payment with fewer transfers from other funds. City…

City pleased with 911 deal

No news is good news when it comes to the city of Richmond’s 911 service agreement with Ray County. Although start-up costs inflated its expenses in the first few months…

SLIDE-OFF SENDS 9 TO HOSPITAL

Dalton Daily, a passenger on Bus No. 22, said he didn’t think excessive speed caused Monday’s accident and sent nine Richmond students to Ray County Memorial Hospital. None were injured…

Wreck claims life of teacher’s wife

The newlywed wife of a Richmond school teacher died Monday in a traffic accident southeast of Pittsburg, Kan. Tisharria Huggins, 29, a Pittsburg State University graduate student and assistant coach…

Ray County man shot at home

A rural Ray County man was shot outside of his home Wednesday night. Jeffrey K. Merriman, 36, rural Camden, was shot in the abdomen and at least three times in…

ORRICK’S RODENBERG CROWNED QUEEN

Photo TOP PHOTO: Orrick Courtwarming Queen Amanda Rodenberg bends down to get some help from Leslie LaFavor with her crown after Friday’s coronation in Orrick. Both girls are starters for…

Storm’s initial cost: $79,000

The official snow total for the February blizzard was 9.5 inches for the area, but clean-up costs were much more. Ray County Commissioners Allen Dale and Bob King said Friday…