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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…

Plan for school officer pact nearing review

The Richmond School Board and city council could have a school resource officer (SRO) contract framework for consideration as early as next week. The contract the Richmond Finance Committee looked…

Some glitches in city-county 911 transfer

Richmond’s March 1 dispatch and emergency 911 handover to the Ray County 911 Board didn’t go as smoothly as planned. Public Safety Committee Chairman Bob Bond wanted to know Monday…

Some glitches in city-county 911 transfer

Richmond’s March 1 dispatch and emergency 911 handover to the Ray County 911 Board didn’t go as smoothly as planned. Public Safety Committee Chairman Bob Bond wanted to know Monday…

City Council asked to help track Census

With greater finances at stake, comes greater oversight expectations. So if Richmond officials value being masters of their own fates, the U.S. Census Bureau encourages tracking its 2010 Census carefully.…

Going green makes money for Sunrise school

Fourth-grade teacher Stephanie Gawbdzinski’s worried that she’s going to be asked how to spell her last name. But Gawbdzinski had an easier task on Tuesday: describing how Thomas Obbink, her…

Antique truck a sign of Ray-Carroll Fuels’ progression

Bob Littleton, manager of Ray-Carroll Fuels, has only to look outside to remember how things have changed since he began working for the company. Parked in the lot at 807…

Newcomer gets an introduction to ghosts at the museum

The things people can’t explain don’t always go “bump” in the night. Sometimes, they just don’t bump at all. That’s why paranormal investigators, or “ghost-hunters,” do what they do: so…