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Merchants quickly relocated after December 1923 fire razed a block

By Linda Emley The year was 1923 and Calvin Coolidge was President. On Feb. 16, 1923, Howard Carter opened the door of King Tut’s tomb for the first time and…

Correction: Fundraising dinner-show for Senior Center is Friday evening

Whoops! The phones have been ringing at the Eagleton Center thanks to an error we made in yesterday’s paper. The Hee Haw-styled dinner and show with the God Squad starts…

Letter from Rabbit to a friend

You and I are interested in words. I have always wondered why people who speak different languages seem to excel in different fields of knowledge.  The Germans seemed to excel…

Pat’s Pantry: Sugar and spice and oh so nice!

By Pat Mills Looking for that little something to give to your mail carrier, next-door neighbor or someone who just deserves a little treat this Christmas? How about a bag…

Dear Santa: If you have boyfriends for my sisters, they’d like it

By Linda Emley There have been many letters to Santa in the Richmond News over the years and I thought it would be nice to share a few. “Dear Santa…

Rabbit Tracks: Sometimes the truth hurts; other times it’s just funny

We were lucky as teen-agers growing up in Richmond in the 1950s and 60s because we had Teen Town. The women’s club was located at the intersection of North Thornton…

Colorful railroad lore wrote a chapter in Hardin

By Linda Emley This picture of the Hardin, Mo., Depot was taken on Oct 16, 1972 by William F. Rapp Jr. I recently purchased this picture and two other pictures…

There’s only one sure way to avoid Black Friday insanity

My biggest surprise in writing this column was to find how people who move from their home town continue to take the hometown paper. I wrote an article about three…

Pat’s Pantry: ‘Tis the season of giving

By Pat Mills This season give a gift of love and sweetness. Homemade candies come from the heart. These recipes are easy to make and have just a few ingredients,…

Courageous stand a milestone in Mormon, Richmond history

By Linda Emley, There’s a white fence that stands in the middle of the block on Buchanan Street between Thornton and College Street in Richmond. On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011,…