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The Woodson Institute dream fell short, but memories still strong

By Linda Emley When I look at this picture, it’s hard to believe this majestic building was in Richmond. I can’t imagine what it would be like to drive down…

On government: We can all agree government’s broken; but what can we do to repair it?

By Lee Hamilton By Lee H. Hamilton As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often…

Jason: Some handy tips on picking the very best candidate

By Jason Offutt (Editor’s note: With the primaries over and the November mid-term election bearing down on us, it’s time to pick up some tips from Jason. He’s an expert…

Pat’s Pantry: Summer bounty

By Pat Mills All the fresh vegetables you could want are in season right now.  Let take advantage and start cooking them up. – Pat Squash and pepper skillet 1…

Postcards: Full moon inspired the ‘pick a date’ game, Neil Armstrong and much, much more

By Linda Emley One of my favorite things to do is pick an important date in history and then see what our local newspaper had to say about it. Sometimes…

Postcards: Ray history book, newspaper differ in bank robbery details

By Linda Emley After researching the Richmond bank robbery, it hit me that I hadn’t checked the best source of information, a local newspaper. I started looking for a 1867…

Kids learn it’s never too early to set goals and plan how to achieve them

USDA Rural Development celebrated Homeownership month with Sunrise Elementary second- and third-grade summer school students. This year’s theme was “Own Your Future.” Area Specialist Debbie Berry presented a program on…

Jo’s Jottings: City’s rec director, superintendent of schools give talks to service clubs

By Jo Ellen Dale At the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 29, the program was given by Haley Williams, head of the city’s recreation program. …

Letter: Thanks for your many musical contributions

To the Editor: Last night, as I sat to listen to the results of the election, I could not cease to wonder about Spudd Richards on the bass guitar. When…

Jason: National networks need to dig deeper

By Jason Offutt If the national news has taught me anything, it’s not to bother watching it. From the shallow reporting of important events, to the pick-and-choose coverage (academics call…