What’s happening in Richmond Kansas?

Richmond City Council meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 PM

Richmond Public Library board of Trustees meeting are the 2nd Thursday @ 6:30 PM

Richmond Volunteer Fire Dept. meetings are the third Friday of each month @ 7:00 PM. [ no meeting in December]

Bingo  At the Richmond Community Building @ 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00. Dates posted on the building.  3rd Sunday of each month, except April. April is the Community Building Smorgasbord Dinner.

Richmond Community Building Board monthly meeting are the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 PM

Richmond Ruitans monthly meeting are the 4th Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 PM [no meeting in December]

Happenings Around Town:

The Richmond Public Library will be having a Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 24th to be held in the Richmond Community Building. The sale will be from 7:00 Am to 4:00 PM. The library will also be selling $2.00 Sno-cones. The Friends of the Library will be selling Hot Dogs and Nachos and having a bake sale. Come support the library. All proceeds will go to the library to pay for the cost of the fixing the leak and update the library bathroom.

The Richmond Ruritans will be having their annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 10, 2022. It will be located in the parking lot of highway 59 service station. They will be there from 7:00 Am to  12:00 PM

Saturday, May 7, 2022 Richmond Public Library Taco Dinner & Raffle fundraiser. Held at the Richmond Community Building. Build -A-Meal prices will be listed for each item. serving from 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 24, 2022 Richmond Community Building Smorgasbord Fundraiser dinner. 11:00 Am- 2:00 PM. $10.00 per meal, dine-on or carry-out

Spring Clean-up Days 2022: April 8th & 9th

December 2021 Was the last Richmond Christmas Festival unless there is someone or some group who would like to keep it going.

Most dinners and events were canceled in 2020 and 2o21 due to Covid-19

Richmond Annual Christmas Festival: Saturday, December 14 2019. Tree lighting, meal & Santa [donation for the meal]

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Richmond United Methodist Church: Beef & noodle dinner, November 2, 2019 5:00- 7:30 PM. donations for the meal

Richmond Ruritans and Richmond Public Library Garage Sale: Saturday, September 14 2019.

Richmond Free Fair: July 11, 12 & 13, 2019

Richmond Annual Christmas Festival: Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ the Richmond Community Building

Richmond United Methodist Church beef  noodle dinner: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Richmond Ruritans and Richmond Public Library Garage Sale: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Richmond Free Fair: July 12, 13 & 14 2018

Richmond Christmas Festival: Saturday, December 10,2017 starts at 6:00 PM at  The Richmond Community Building

Richmond Ruritans Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 28,  2017 starts at 5:00 PM

Richmond Public Library: Taco Dinner, Saturday, May 6, 2017 4:30 -8:00 PM

Richmond City Wide Clean up: April 26th – 29th

Richmond Community Building: Annual Smorgasbord Fundraiser, Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00 Am – 2:00 PM

Richmond Community Museum: Potato Bar Supper, Saturday, April 8, 2017  5:00- 7:00 PM at the Richmond Community Building

Central Heights High School Student Council: Back to the 50’s Sock Hop Thursday, April 6th 6:00 8:00 PM in the Ike Cearfoss Gymnasium $3.00 per person / $15.00 per family

Richmond 2017  Summer Ball Sign-ups: Thursday March 9th 5:30  7:00 PM @ Richmond Library & Wednesday, March 29th 6:00 -8:00 PM @ Richmond Firehouse

Richmond Community Museum: World War I program Sunday, March 12th @ 2:00 PM

Richmond Christmas Festival, Saturday, December 10, 2016, starts at 6;00 PM

Richmond Community Museum Chili & Soup supper, Saturday, November 19 2016 5:00 -7:00 PM

Richmond United Methodist Church Beef & Noodle Dinner Saturday, November 5 2016 5:00 -7:30 PM

Richmond Ruritans Trunk-or-Treat Saturday, October 29 2016 Richmond Nursing Home Parking Lot

Richmond Free Fair- July 7th , 8th  & 9th 2016

Richmond Alumni- Saturday June 11th, Richmond Community Center

Richmond Christmas Festival Saturday, December 12, 2015 starts at 6:00 PM

Richmond Community Museum Chili & Soup supper, Saturday, November 21 2015 5:00 -7:00 PM

Richmond United Methodist Church Beef & Noodle Dinner Saturday, November 7 2015 5:00 -7:30 PM

Richmond Ruritans Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 31 2015 starts at 5:00 PM

Richmond Public Library Fundraiser dinner [Chili & Soup] Saturday, October 24 2015 4:30 -8:00 PM

Richmond Community Building Smorgasbord- Saturday, April 26, 2015 from 11:00 Am to 2:00 PM

Richmond City Pet Vaccination Day: April 29, 2015 , 5:00- 7:00 PM “Old” Fire Station on 209 E. Central

Richmond City Wide Clean-up: April 8, 9 10 & 11th 2015

Richmond Community Breakfast, Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:00 to 10:00 AM

Richmond Community Building Appreciation Breakfast, Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:00 -10:00 AM

Richmond Christmas Festival, Saturday, December 13, 2014, starting at 6:00 PM

Richmond Community Museum Chili & soup supper, Saturday, November 22, 2o14, 5:00 -7:00 PM

Richmond Public Library Fundraiser Dinner [Soup & Chili] Saturday, October 25 2014, 4:30 to 8:00 PM

Richmond Community Building Breakfast Fundraiser, Saturday, October 18, 2014 , 7:00 to 10:00 AM

Richmond Free Fair 2014: July 10th, 11th & 12th

Richmond Community Building Breakfast fundraiser, Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:00 to 10:00 AM

Richmond Public Library Garage Sale- 8:30 Am – 7:30 Pm and Taco Dinner 4:30 -7:30 PM Saturday, May 3 2014 in The Richmond Community Building.

Richmond Community Museum Potato Bar Supper at the Richmond Community Building, Saturday, April 26 2014 from 5:00 top 7:30 PM.

The City of Richmond Celebrates Earth Day! Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Richmond City Park.

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Mayor Scott Snow receives a plaque for Richmond for the 2014 Earth Day.

Annual Richmond Community Board of Directors “OPEN” Meeting Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Richmond Christmas Festival- Saturday December 14th.

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7th Annual Trunk-or-Treat– Saturday, October 26th at the Richmond Care Center 304 E. South Street.

Trunk Set-up can begin anytime after 5:30 pm but before 6:00 pm. Costumes judged at 6:30 pm.

Trunk-or-Treating will begin after costume judging. Sponsored by the Richmond Ruritan Community Club

Soup & Chili Supper- Saturday, October 12th in the Richmond Community Building from 4:00 to 7:00 PM [proceeds go to the Richmond Public Library]

Richmond Public Library Garage Sale– October 11th 3:00 -7:00 PM and October 12th 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to be held in the Richmond Community Building.

Richmond Ruritans Rummage Sale– September 14th to be held at Highway 59 Service Station.

St. Therese “Final” Parish Dinner- Sunday, September 15th 2013. Dinner served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Adults $8.00, Children [4-10] $5.00 Carryout available – $9.00. Will also have a country store and raffle.

Richmond Free Fair- July 11, 12, & 13 2013

RICHMOND CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL- Saturday, December 8, 2012

Richmond Community Museum– Chili Supper- Saturday, November 17, 2012

Richmond Untied Methodist Church– Beef & Noddle dinner, Saturday, November 3, 2012

St. Therese Parish Dinner: Sunday, September 16. 2012, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Adults $8.00

Kids [4-10] $5.00

Carryout $9.00

Richmond Community Building Chicken Noodle Dinner September 8, 2012 from 5:00- 7:00

2012 Richmond Free Fair July 12th, 13, & 14th.

Richmond Christmas Festival: Saturday, December 10, 2011

Parade @ 4:00 on Central Street

Tree Lighting @ 5:45

Welcome & Prayer @ 5:55

Dinner @ 6:00

Santa @ 7:00

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with us! The winners of the house lighting contest and the Library raffle will also be announce after Santa.

Richmond Free Fair – July 7,8,9 2011

December 2010:

Richmond Christmas Festival

December 11 2010

Tree lighting, Santa Clause, Dinner, Library Raffle.

Come and join the fun!

October 2010:

The Richmond City Hog Roast to celebrate the cities 100th birthday was Saturday, October 23rd. There were over 60 people gathered for this event.

There was good food, good conversations, and good music, plus a bouncy house for the kids. The mayor joined the crowd as well as most of the city council and the city workers.

The date has been set for the Richmond City Hog Roast. Saturday, October 23rd. We will gather at the back of Richmond Community Building and City Park for good food and to enjoy each others company. Maybe some music and something for the the little ones. Come and bring a dish and enjoy the day.

September 2010:

Richmond is having a city wide clean up during the Labor Day weekend. Dumpster will be located on the corner of Central and Ransom street. Let’s make this town shine. Please do not put tires in the dumpster.

Saturday, September 11th Richmond Ruitans will be having a rummage sale at Highway 59 service, located on 59 highway. Times will be 7:00 a.m. till ??

ST. THERESE church is having their annual ‘Parrish Dinner”September 19th 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 2010:

Special city council meeting to finalize 2011 budget for Monday, August 23rd @ 6:00 p.m.


Richmond Fair– July 8, 9, 10 2010

The Richmond Christmas Festival 2009 went off without a hitch this year. It was cold, but it is December.

The Tree
The Tree

Many thanks to the Rosey family for Caroling for us before the tree lighting. Thanks also to Father Jerry and Reverend Jerry Harnden for saying prayers at the tree and before dinner. Thanks goes out the Rick Weber, Nick Weber and Jacob Akes for putting up the tree and getting it decorated. Thanks to Charles Weber whose property provides the tree.Thanks to Mayor Mary Ann Platt for saying the Welcome. Thanks to the Richmond Ruitans for judging the house lighting in town. Winner of the house lighting this year were Bud Feuerborn – 1st place, Jerry Robertson -2nd place, and Mason Jones -3rd place.

The change in the menu from Chili to Spaghetti was well received. Santa reading to the kids with only the Christmas lights on was also new this year and went over with the crowd. We would like to thank Dan Roll for being Santa and Mercedes Goodman for being Santa’s helper elf.

Last but not least many thanks to all those on the Christmas Festival committee who make the festival happen. Could not be done without them!

Everyone that attended seemed to enjoy themselves. We hope to see everyone back next year!

RICHMOND CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL -Saturday, December 12, 2009

City Hall has a new Handicap access ramp and sidewalk. It finally stopped raining and got a warm the first week of November. The City hired Tony Wittman to put in a handicap access ramp and replace the old broken sidewalk. It looks great.

Putting in the new ramp
Putting in the new ramp


1 Moore Bar & Grill

Is the name that has been chosen by the new owners of the Richmond Bar.

They are now open for business.

RichmondCity “Hog Roast” has been postponed

The hog roast has been postponed due to the new water plant. Richmond water plant is being redone during the week of that the hog roast was planned. Since water is more important that our social get together it was decided to postpone the hog roast. The date has not yet been set, so keep your ears and eyes open for news of the new date.

PATRIOTS BANK is changing its hours. Starting Monday, September 14th the lobby hours will be Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m… Drive-Thru hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ST. THERESE Church is having a “Parrish Dinner” on Sunday, September 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tapped out-Has closed it’s doors as of Saturday, September 19, 2009. This business will be greatly missed.

Richmond City “Hog Roast”

The annual Richmond Hog Roast will be October 10th with people gathering around noon and eat around 1:30. Please bring a dish to contribute to the meal.

New Business Opening


Family members of the late Roxie Riley are

Planning on reopening her old shop

It will still have ceramics but will also have gift

They plan to open in June 2009.

Richmond Free Fair-Will be July 9, 10, 11 2009

RichmondCity Wide Clean-Up

April 16, 17 &18 2009


There were City election on Tuesday April 7th 2009

Richmond Community Building

204 E. Central

Annual Smorgasbord

Sunday, April 26 2009

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.


Fried Chicken

Beef & Noodle

Mashed Potato’s & Gravy

Green Beans


Dinner Roll


There will be a raffle, winner will be drawn by 2:00 p.m.

Person need not be present to win


Central Heights Home Coming Parade:

Central Heights had it’s first ever “Home Coming Parade”. On October 1, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Richmond was the first in the rotation of the four towns that make up Central Heights school district.

In the future, the parade location will be rotated between Land, Princeton, Rantoul and Richmond on an annual basis.

Theme for the parade was “Viking spirit” and any one could participate in the parade.

There was a bon fire, skitsand other home coming related activities. Light refreshments were provided

Grade School kid line up for parade
Grade School kid line up for parade

The parade was a great success!! Next year they have a lot to live up to!!

Richmond Area Hog Roast and Pot Luck

Come one, Come All!!

There was a family Pot Luck for the Richmond Area [in and around town] on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Richmond Community Building. Hog & baked beans was provided. Everyone brought a pot luck dish.

There was lots of food and good weather for the Hog Roast. Over 80 people attended and all seemed to have a good time. Kids played, adults talked, some played guitar and sang. This was worth doing and would be fun to do again!!

Celebrate Richmond

Town Meeting

As promised the City Council will be holding another “Town Meeting” to let the people know how things are going and whats coming up. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 7:00 will be the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Richmond Community Building. Because of Election Day and Veterans Day the regular council meeting will be held in conjunction with the town meeting. The meeting will still start at 7:00 p.m.


The new swing set for Richmond City Park has been purchased. The new swing set is up. There are children playing on it all the time. This was a great thing for the kids in this town.


Richmond Police Department: As of the May 2008 city council meeting the Richmond Police Department has been disbanned. Franklin county will now be who you need to call or call 911.