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Jo’s Jottings: Reminiscing about the founding of Ideal Industries workshop

By Jo Ellen Dale Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, Bob Bond gave a very interesting program on Ideal Industries.  This workshop has been a blessing…

When vets need help, Jim Rippy’s who they call

Every once in a while you run in to someone who is so devoted to a cause, they work at it full time with no pay.  In Richmond, it is…

Thanks for letting Shirkey residents hear the Tenors

Dear Editor: A salute to the Farris Theatre, Chris Brown and Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, individual donors and supporters for the Sept. 14 performance of “Two and a Half…

Burger, fries, easy on the mayo

By Jason Offutt There was something wrong with my hamburger. Well, I guess I shouldn’t say “wrong.” That’s like saying socialism is wrong when it’s simply seriously misguided. After taking…

Postcards: Bank robbers made off with $3,500, taking three lives in the process

By Linda Emley With the second Outlaw Days festival taking place Saturday, Linda Emley reruns her 2012 story about the Hughes & Wasson bank robbery that asks the question, “Were…

3 smaller shelter dogs looking for forever homes

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

Viola Shepard

Viola Shepard, 77, of Excelsior Springs,  passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Polley Funeral…

HB 253 the wrong plan for our future

To the Editor: The Coalition for Missouri’s Future would like to thank those Missouri legislators who stood up for Missouri values and voted against the override of Governor Nixon’s veto…

How many more stores can we lose?

Dear Editor: One more store closes in Richmond, and it’s the only store where you get greeted by name when you come in the door. Richmond has lost Larry’s True…

Guest Opinion: American dream needs fair minimum wage

By Lew Prince My life is a tribute to the American Dream. My business partner and I started with 300 record albums and a $20 booth at the local farmers…