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It’s good, it’s fast, it’s one of Sonic’s best

It’s 1:30 p.m. on Friday, and carhops Michelle Logsdon, LaToya Johnson, Kenzie Wilson and Paige Mrosak are gearing up for the rush. That’s when Sonic Drive-In, 400 E. Main in…

Incomplete records of city property need improvement, audit says

Within one year, Richmond officials will have to assign a place for everything, and then put everything in its place. State Auditor Susan Montee recommended last week that city officials…

Fire district under consideration

The Richmond Public Safety Committee and Fire Department are continuing to discuss the pros and cons of a potential organizational shift. On June 22, the two sides couldn’t reach a…

Change orders piled on City Hall debt

It may be the only storyline emerging from the Missouri State Auditor’s report that won’t have a happy ending. Citizens gasped Monday night when State Auditor Susan Montee said that…

Board met to discuss liability in lawsuit

Richmond School Board members met in closed session Wednesday with their lawyer, two representatives of the district’s insurance company and several administrators. The sole vote taken was the appointment of…

State auditor: Administrative costs from water, sewer fund ‘unreasonable’

One of Richmond’s most expensive problems might also be among the most fixable. That problem became almost a Richmond political urban myth: were water- and sewer-rate increases funding city employee…

Name for the woman in the guerilla saga?

Historians agree it was a woman who alerted Union forces to the location of Bloody Bill Anderson’s camp in Old Albany, near the Fishing River in what’s now Orrick. Stationed…

Brohammer returns as administrator this fall

Another familiar face will once more call Richmond City Hall home this October. Mayor Mike Wright Tuesday evening officially appointed, with unanimous city council approval, former Richmond City Administrator Ron…

‘Significant findings’ state auditor says

The issue of documentation – or the lack of it – appears 48 times in various forms in the city of Richmond’s report from Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee. In…

McCrary lawsuit topic of R-XVI closed meeting tonight

Tonight’s special closed meeting of the Richmond School Board will focus on issues related to the district’s liability in the Lisa McCrary lawsuit. McCrary, a former school employee, has alleged…