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Farris ‘Promise’ event for long-term funding

By Sara Seidel/For The Richmond News The public is invited to the gala festivities as the Farris Theatre kicks off its “Our Promise” campaign Saturday at the historic venue. Featuring…

Ray County Ambulance District’s mission: ‘No compromise, no rationalization, no hesitation, run the call’

By David Knopf, News Editor They’re shiny new rides, ones you’d probably rather look at than need. Ray County Ambulance District recently modernized its fleet with four new ambulances acquired…

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…

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…

Pat’s Pantry: Stretching a meal

By Pat Mills It seems like we have to stretch out our food more and more these days. I’m finding that I look for casseroles that will feed the family.…

Where was the sheriff on that fateful day?

By Linda Emley So now we know that Deputy Frank Griffin and his father the jailer, Berry G. Griffin, were both shot and killed at the bank robbery in 1867.…

Meet and Greet the ‘outlaws’ Wednesday

Wanna meet some “bad guys?” Members of the re-enactment group portraying the James-Younger gang at Saturday’s Outlaw Days Festival will be at Richmond Orscheln Farm and Home for a “meet…

First annual pie bake-off new to Outlaw Days festival

Pie is fine. In fact, it was pretty darn easy to get judges for the first annual Outlaw Days Pie Bake-off. Who doesn’t like perfectly flaky piecrust encased in a…