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Former mayor now interim administrator

An experienced Richmond public servant will take the city’s reins during its search for a permanent city administrator. Former mayor Ed Lee Swafford will be introduced as interim Richmond City…

Ex-councilman allegedly poses as acting mayor

A former Richmond official allegedly misrepresented himself recently to a national organization. Former Richmond City Councilman Christopher Keen attended a May 13-16 Young Elected Officials Network in Washington, D.C., according…

Refurbished Mormon room re-opens Sunday

Richmond and the Mormon Church share a turbulent chapter in history. On Sunday, their association will be commemorated with the rededication of a room at Ray County Historical Museum, 901…

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…