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WINNER SPLITS $5,000 POT WITH EMPLOYEES

Photo PHOTO: Cole Oliphant of Richmond, right, of Oliphant Heating and Cooling, reacts to being the $5,000 winner in the annual Richmond Rotary Reverse Raffle Saturday at the Richmond Shrine…

Write-in winner would take Ward 2 seat

With Richmond Councilman Roger Kepple’s decision not to seek a new term, it will be Ward 2 voters who decide who replaces him. How’s that news, you say? Since no…

Stouffer, Nance top goals: reform Proposition B

They might operate out of separate legislative houses, but Bob Nance and Bill Stouffer have practically identical priorities. The respective 36th District Republican state representative and 21st District V Republican…

At Dear, less sound per rebound

It’s time for kindergarten recess at Dear Elementary, and students are blowing off steam with the same rudderless energy as two dozen balloons suddenly defl ated and released. At one…

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…