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Cub Scout pack 324 gives others hope

Coming or going, county residents leave an impression

By JoEllen Dale On Friday, Nov. 30, Elise Pointer served as clinician for the Grandview High School choral department in Grandview.  Karrie Beth Moore Reitz is the head of the…

Going over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ would hurt the quality of life in rural America, too

By Aleta Botts The Daily Yonder Having grown up in hilly Menifee County, Ken., I am no stranger to cliffs and have always appreciated the view from a good overhang.…

How I fell in love with my dream ‘UtoteM’ at a rural convenience store

By Kelley Snowden The Daily Yonder When I was a kid I was fascinated by what we now call “convenience stores,” little stores that sold everything from groceries to small…

Wood, Schnelle to wed

Mike and Shellie Schnelle of Grain Valley, formerly of Richmond, are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Schnelle, to Amy Wood, daughter of Mark and Susan Wood…

Swanwick tree becoming a holiday tradition

When visitors come to Richmond town square, they can take in the view of a beautiful tree on the west side of Ray County Courthouse. It was donated by the…

Our system of electing people wasn’t nearly as bad when patronage ruled

The elections are over, but as I write this all I know is I don’t like how campaigns are run. Where I grew up in Eastern Jackson County, politics was…

Recipes from the past

In conjunction with Linda Emley’s stories about Christmas and Ray County history, I would like to tie in some recipes from days gone by. When I read very old recipes,…

Church cookbooks another route to Ray County’s past

By Linda Emley Last Saturday, I attended the Richmond News Christmas party. When the whole News crew gets together, we are a diverse group that shares a common goal: “Keep…

Friends Gallery ‘Christmastime” art show and sale: Something for every taste, shopping list

By David Knopf, News Editor Marilyn Forlow is one of the artists with work displayed at the Friends Gallery “Christmastime” sale and show in the Farris Arts District. But Forlow…