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Ray family has ties to Inaugural Ball Pow Wow

A Native-American family with deep roots in Orrick will serve as central organizers of the American Indian Inaugural Ball Pow Wow Jan. 19 in the Washington, D.C. area. Preston E.…

Photographer zooms in on adding color

By JoEllen Black, Publisher Go down the basement stairs at her sister Tiffany’s house in Orrick, and the entrance is a non-descript hallway. The space gives no indication that it’s…

Changes in the weather prove what they say about our state

By Jo Ellen Dale At last, a good rain.  It has washed away much of the snow and ice, but I really believe that the huge mounds around the square…

Decline in number of farmers in Congress results in decline in rural America’s influence

By Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media Maybe it was his use of a snow metaphor in a drought year that made me think things are pretty darn bad. Sen. Pat…

Mother lode of Alexander Doniphan stories discovered in Liberty

By Linda Emley I had a friend tell me they heard a story about Alexander Doniphan getting married in his later years. I was excited to hear this because I…

A look back: 2012 marked by investment in rural communities

By Greg Batson, USDA Rural Development Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a report Jan. 9 highlighting USDA Rural Development’s fiscal year 2012 investments in job creation, businesses, infrastructure and housing…

Whirled Peas: Home is where you find it

By Denny Carlson One of my favorite bits of Americana is the truck stop diner. I’ve noshed in restaurants, cafes and the occasional six-seat diner, but truck stops are my…

Award-winning Canadian trio performs tonight at LIVE! in Lexington

Three multi-talented young fiddlers take the stage tonight in the third series of concerts presented by LIVE! in Lexington.  The Abrams Brothers are fourth generation musicians with musical roots back…

Robin L. Hughes

Robin L. Hughes, 49, of Hardin, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at her home. Robin was born Feb. 17, 1963 in Omaha, Neb. to Robert and Brenda (Flippo) Campbell. She…

Laurane Mae (Austin) Jensen-Logan

Laurane Mae (Austin) Jensen-Logan, 94, of Excelsior Springs, died Jan. 12, 2013, at Liberty Hospital. Visitation was 10 to 11 a.m., with  funeral service starting at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan.…