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Lady Spartans finish as runner-up for fourth straight year

By Russ Green-Sports Editor The top of the MRVC East girls track standings hasn’t changed much over the past five years. The Higginsville Lady Huskers claimed their fifth consecutive conference…

Ray County Library winners: posters, jelly bean-guessing, drawings

Ray County Library has announced winners of the “My Favorite Book” poster contest, “Guess the Number of Jelly Beans” contest, daily book drawings and Library Book Bag drawings.  The contests…

Former RHS all-stater among Norfolk-area runners supporting Boston Marathon victims

By Mike Connors The Virginian-Pilot (Editor’s note: Derek Bush is a 2006 graduate of Richmond High School. Bush, an All-State cross country and track performer for the Spartans, is in…

Jo’s Jottings: Kiwanis learns about latest developments at Wentworth

By Jo Ellen Dale At the regular meeting of Kiwanis Club April 23, the program was presented by Joe Aull, vice president of operations at Wentworth Military Academy.  Mr. Aull…

Jack Remembers: Herman had a permanent situation

By Jack Hackley Back during the Korean War, the first eight weeks of basic training brought together a group from every walk of life. Some had joined for three years…

Guest Opinion: Putting the time of death in a patient’s hands

By Barbara Coombs Lee Today, all across America, people with end-stage cancer, ALS (often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) and other diseases are nearing the end of life. They…

Chautauqua brought culture from East Coast to all points, including Richmond

By Linda Emley A postcard I have mailed from Richmond on Sept. 2, 1912 to Miss Clora Zeratsky, Menaill, Mich., reads: “Everything O.K. at Richmond Mo. Do you notice Wes’s…

Spartans recognized for achievements in FFA activities

By Kaitlyn Rowan, Reporter Proficiencies Kaitlyn Rowan and Dean Thompson walked across the Hearnes Center’s stage in front of 4,ooo people to receive proficiency awards on Thursday, April 18. Rowan…

Cultural events in and around the Mushroom Festival

By Linda Emley The first event is the art show that is currently on display at the Friends Gallery located next to the Farris Theatre. This art show is one…

Rain forces festival grandstand events indoors to Farris Theatre today, Friday

Rain forces festival grandstand events to Farris today, Friday Yea, we know it nearly always rains at least one day at the festival, but this forecast is a doozie. The…