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Deluge of rain hard on roads, motorists

Wood Heights maintenance man Hershall Gray was patching chug holes Tuesday when rain started falling. Then it became heavy, then heavier still. Then grape-size hail began to fall. “I’ve been…

R-XVI Board to meet in closed session again on Thursday

Richmond School Board has scheduled its second-consecutive Thursday evening closed session for May 27 at 6:30 p.m. The board will meet in open session at the administration building, 1017 E.…

6 percent cuts OK’d to counter city’s budget shortfall

Richmond City Council met Tuesday evening at Richmond City Hall for a regularly scheduled session. Before entering its regular open session, the council held a 5 p.m. closed session to…

Robins status part of closed-session talks

Thomas Mickes, an attorney with the St. Louis firm Mickes Goldman O’Toole, said he anticipates that Richmond Superintendent of Schools Jim Robins will remain in his job through June 30,…

KC, Richmond audit firms vie for city contract

Richmond will have two firms vying to complete the city’s 2010 financial audit, including its current auditor. The city requested proposals from four Kansas City-area firms recently for the 2010-12…

Slow-moving vehicles may become street legal in Richmond

Some slower-moving vehicles could soon become more welcome on Richmond’s roadways. Richmond City Council members — under the advice of several citizens and ordinances drafted but never passed by previous…

City to change plumber, electrician licensing

The city of Richmond can’t license electricians. That’s the early word from Richmond City Attorney Chris Williams in a recent letter to the Richmond City Council. Williams clarified that state…

Swafford Ford swaps rides

It was a good week for some people to let the local Ford dealer make them a trade – even if only a short one. Ford recently revived its 2007…

4 retire from Orrick schools

Orrick High School will be saying goodbye to four of its veteran teachers at the close of this school year. Sandra Pendleton, Joyce O’Dell, Sam Griffin and Eric Mulkey will…

Playing by numbers

Richmond High School math teacher Jane Weisz congratulates Janine Decker, winner of several honors at Wednesday’s annual awards ceremony. Additional photos and a list of awards are on page 11…