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Orrick district makes budget cuts, tables others

The Orrick School Board made progress toward trimming around $150,000 in budget expenditures, but tabled cutting vocational programs and combining eighth-grade classes. Despite cutting approximately $119,500 from its budget Monday…

Teachers weigh in on district’s options

Orrick School District faculty suggested they would prefer raising the cost of insurance benefits and making select program cuts over combining classes and seeing the district impose pay and promotion…

R-XVI Board forms fiscal oversight committee

Richmond School Board voted 7-0 earlier this month to adopt a fiscal responsibility policy, then appointed members to an internal audit committee to implement it. The committee will make recommendations…

Griffin to join Hardin-Central as superintendent

Richmond High School Vice Principal Martin Griffin will be as much at home in Hardin as he is in education. And it’ll be a homecoming of sorts when he starts…

Kohl keen on water, sewer upgrades

Whether he wins or loses April 6, Ward III city council candidate Justin Kohl could be around a while. If he can’t unseat incumbent Jim Dunwoodie, he’s already said he…

Shipping resumes on Missouri River

On March 11, more than 6,000 tons of fertilizer began moving up the Missouri River to farms and retail locations in Central Missouri, Missouri Department of Transportation reported. The shipment…

Blue jean month raises $880 for Emilee

Emilee Hendricks covers her eyes, shying away from all the attention. She’s back at Dear Elementary, a school she briefly attended before a rare lung disease made it impossible for…

Meeting big on information, low in attendance

The Richmond City Council and city officials have two more public information sessions, March 21 and April 1, before an April 6 wastewater bond issue vote. Both groups must be…

Two charged with drug possession

Two area residents will face felony and misdemeanor drug counts after a multi-agency investigation. Ray County Prosecutor Bryan McMahon charged Jason L. Kirtley of Richmond with possession of a controlled…

Board approves band uniforms

Richmond Band Director Jeff Clymore was around when the school district purchased its last uniforms for the marching band. But not by much. Clymore said Tuesday that his age and…