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Council wants more time before adjusting budget

Adjustments to the Richmond City budget will have to wait until next month. The council took no action on a budget adjustment with City Administrator Rick Childers and City Finance…

Richmond native will spend weekend walking to raise money for asthma

Richmond native Jim Thacker wants to help children in Lafayette County breathe easier. So he’s going on a 90-mile walk. The Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County is sponsoring Thacker,…

City reaches contract for compost site

The new manager of Richmond’s compost site operation promises better service from the city. The Council voted unanimously last night to enter into a contract with Rick Eiler to manage…

Line by line, city budgets being reviewed by council

The Richmond City Council has been rolling up their sleeves in anticipation of addressing budget constraints. Last night, the Public Safety Committee began getting to work. Committee members Bob Bond,…

More charges filed against Lexington man for exploiting elderly

Add Clay County to the list of stops on a Lexington man’s trip around to county jails. Andrew Huffman is facing numerous charges of financially exploiting elderly citizens. Clay County…

Mushroom festival grows due to canceled festival in Illinois

Over 110 vendors will set up shop in nearly 150 spaces along Richmond Square and College Street this weekend at the 29th annual Richmond Mushroom Festival. A cancelled Morel Mania…

Two churches in town now have new leadership

Springtime speaks of new births and new growth. Amidst the showers and fluctuation in warm and cold days, Richmond welcomes new residents, Father George Ssebadduka and Pastor David Ridge. Father…

Shirkey Nursing and Rehab now offers “sports medicine for 95 year olds”

Calvin Stephens is 82 and he is building muscle. Stephens began weight and strength training last week at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the program, “Freedom Through Flexibility,” self-described…

Stouffer visions Missouri as transportation hub

With half of America’s population within a 10 hour drive of the Missouri border, some believe Missouri should be at the forefront of goods distribution. One person advocating for this…

RHS Pageant of Bands Tuesday night

The Richmond bands will present the annual Pageant of Bands this Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Richmond High School gym. Erik Pointer, director of Richmond Bands,…