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Richmond Administrator Childers resigns

Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers has told Mayor Mike Wright that he is resigning immediately. Childers resigned verbally following a private conversation with Wright late Thursday afternoon, Wright said. Wright…

School Board spells out top district roles

Votes were taken at Thursday’s closed school board meeting, but none involved the employment of Superintendent Jim Robins. Robins, School Board President Chris Minnick and board member Brad Richey, the…

Raising money for asthma sufferers

Richmond native Jim Thacker is spending weekends in May “Walkin’ for Wheezers.” On May 1, the 1981 Richmond High School graduate walked 44 miles down Highway 24 through Lafayette County.…

Hometown girl takes the helm at Orrick High

Orrick native Aerin O’Dell has been selected as Orrick High School principal for the 2010-11 school year. She replaces Brock Dover, who has accepted the Richmond High School vice principal…

Farmers market remains downtown

After some debate, it looks like the Richmond Farmer’s Market will likely stay downtown. At two May meetings, Richmond City Council and Community Development Director Lisa Hastings discussed whether Southview…

City, mayor make board changes

Tuesday evening shook up and shifted several Richmond boards and committees. Mayor Mike Wright made, and the Richmond City Council approved, appointments that changed the city’s Parks, Police Personnel and…

Area residents take part in health screenings

Early detection of risk factors for stroke, abdominal aneurysms, vascular disease and osteoporosis brought between 40 to 50 area residents to a Richmond bank for testing on Tuesday. A team…

Council strikes down tradesmen licenses

A long-standing argument took a step toward being settled Tuesday. The city of Richmond will no longer license the city’s electricians and plumbers. That’s the new policy handed down by…

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.…