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Vets bestowed Quilts of Valor

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Handmade quilts typically stay in the family for generations, but for Sarah Hufford, two family quilts found a better home. Hand-stitched quilts – one with a…

Orrick hears plan for Battle of Albany 150th event

By David Knopf/Richmond News An Orrick native whose ancestors rode with Bloody Bill Anderson said his Battle of Albany reenactment would be staged in Richmond, where logistics are better suited…

Walker charged with possession, firearms

By David Knopf/Richmond News The starting running back on Richmond’s 2010 State Championship football team was charged May 23 with several firearm and drug felonies stemming from his arrest a…

Building codes committee makes proposal to council

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News A mayor-appointed committee of a Richmond contractor, engineer and building tradesmen presented its recommendations May 14 on how the city might update its building codes. The…

Guest Opinion: Let’s thank vets, families at home, too

By Governor Jay Nixon This Memorial Day, as we honored those who paid the ultimate price in protecting our freedom, it also reminds us to renew our efforts on behalf…

College degree and a six-pack to go

By Jason Offutt A sea of college seniors in black caps and gowns stretched across the sidewalk. They waited to step into the basketball arena, shake hands with the university…

Pat’s Panty: A piece of pie

By Pat Mills Why buy frozen pot pies when you can make these easy, homemade versions?  These pies are the ultimate comfort food. – Pat   Chicken pot pie 1…

Woman’s account gives visit to Confederate Home a personal, Ray County touch

By Linda Emley A friend gave me the following story from a Nov. 10, 1927 newspaper and after reading it, I had to drive to Higginsville to visit the grave…

Mazie I. Frank

Mazie I. Frank, 93, of Richmond, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond. Mazie was born Aug.19, 1919, in Orrick, to Evert and Nellie…

Jerry N. Liggett

Jerry N. Liggett, 74, of Richmond, died Friday, May 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. Jerry was born Jan. 22, 1939…