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Ilse “Peggy” Talbot

Ilse “Peggy” Talbot, 79, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Liberty Hospital. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements through Polley Funeral Home Excelsior Springs.…

Marguerite Montgomery Thurman

Mrs. W. Levan Thurman   Marguerite Montgomery Thurman, 84, of Richmond,  died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. following a series of strokes.…

Postcards: RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

In some quarters, cardigans quite brilliant attire

By Jason Offutt Editor’s note: Jason Offutt recently spent three and a half weeks teaching in London and has written about his experiences. You can conact him at sjasonoffutt@gmail.com. Walking…

Big dreams worth having, even 50 years after MLK’s big speech

By Robert Smith The “I Have a Dream” speech by the late Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 was one of the most powerful and stirring…

Fire up that grill

It’s always nice to prepare dinner on the grill, so you don’t have to heat up the kitchen. And when you do supper packets the clean up is already done…

RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

Richmond native endures mighty Missouri River race in kayak

By David Knopf/Richmond News Gary Sanson, a 1983 Richmond High School graduate, is 47 years old. With little notice and just three weeks to prepare, he registered to compete in…

Error on marker known by a few

By David Knopf/Richmond News Charles McCorkendale, a Richmond resident and an avid student of history, has spent hours combing old newspapers and microfilm to learn more about Robert Ford and…

A world-class artist brings his show home

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Great talent, at times, emerges from small places. Critically acclaimed artist Bill Greer talks about his senior class of six from Camden High School’s Class of…