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Council passes FY 2011 budget ahead of schedule

What a difference a year made. Approving the city of Richmond’s 2010 budget stretched nearly one month into the new fiscal year, the result of months of heated debates over…

Gabriella’s Garden almost a ‘go’

Gabriella’s Garden nearly has its go-ahead from the Richmond City Council. The council has nearly completed a real-property lease agreement for Royce Duffett’s downtown memorial garden project, which the Duffetts…

Past felony conviction hot topic with council

Councilwoman Terrie Stanley apologized to taxpayers Tuesday while bringing to light a felony conviction on the record of a man paid with city dollars to bring economic development to Richmond.…

Court: hand recount for prosecutor’s race

Eighth Circuit Judge David Miller ordered a Thursday-morning recount of the Democratic race for prosecuting attorney. Citing state statutes, Judge Miller granted the right of a recount because Danielle Rogers…

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…