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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…

R-XVI district paring down retirement plan next year

Three Richmond teachers who announced their retirements Thursday – and any who follow them this school year – will reap the benefits of the district’s current incentive plan. But what…

Council approves sewer rate hike

To secure wastewaterimprovement funding, the Richmond City Council has approved the first of its sewer rate increases. The council last Tuesday voted 7-0 – minus absent councilman Roger Kepple –…

Students slightly injured in bus accident

A Richmond school bus slid off the road where Garner Street turns from pavement to gravel and struck a tree, injuring what law enforcement said was four students. The accident…

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Photo PHOTO: Humor is said to be the cure for all that ails you, and with the snow county residents have recently encountered, making light of all the white isn’t…

Members rethink vote on alcohol at city hall even

The Richmond City Council knows this much: city hall will host a Chamber of Commerce after-hours gathering next month. The refreshment menu, meanwhile, has a few council members back-tracking. On…

Enrollments drop, spending increases

A column and chart distributed recently by State Sen. Bill Stouffer refl ects a broad downward trend in enrollment, as well as increased per-pupil spending, in many districts in the…

Orrick BOE: 6-percent budget cut for 2011-12

Orrick Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker on Wednesday outlined the school district’s economic reality: decreasing state funding and declining enrollment will force the district to cut around 6 percent of its…

BRUNWORTH, MARTENS MAT/COURT QUEENS

Martens PHOTO: Kelley Martens is congratulated by courtwarming candidate Paige Mrosak after she was crowned RHS Courtwarming Queen at Saturday’s school’s dance. The crowning was scheduled to take place at…

BRUNWORTH, MARTENS MAT/COURT QUEENS

Brunworth PHOTO: Malari Pearson (left) presents mat queen Alea Brunworth with her bouquet after she was crowned queen on Saturday. Brunworth’s mother, Susan, (center) escorted her daughter. (Photos by JoEllen…