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RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

Postcards: Public dinner meeting kicks off run-up to re-enactment

By Linda Emley Next Tuesday, Aug. the 13, Ray County Historical Society is hosting a public meeting about the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Albany in October 2014.…

Postcards: Put another quarter in the jukebox

By Linda Emley I grew up in Richmond in the 1970s and was part of the “hippie” generation. I had the long, straight “Peggy Lipton” style hair and wore bell-bottom…

Postcards: Taking time to wonder is the root of stories that find me

By Linda Emley This is part two of “everything happens for a reason.” This June 17, I was visiting the Todd’s Chapel cemetery with a friend. This cemetery is a…

Postcards: Some stories just fall in my lap

By Linda Emley It takes hours to research and write a “Postcards” column. I’m blessed because I don’t have to make up stories, since these things already happened to someone…

Postcards: Old Wards catalog a one-way ticket down memory lane

By Linda Emley On Wednesday, July 24, I went to the Ray County Courthouse to change the display in our showcase that sits in the middle of the lobby. My…

Tales from the grave

By Linda Emley I spend a good deal of time walking the cemeteries of Ray County. Sometimes I’m looking for a particular person and sometimes I’m just looking. I’ve never left…

Postcards: Rock-‘em, sock-‘em Demo Derby has long been local favorite

By Linda Emley On Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. there is going to be a Demolition Derby at the Ray County Fair Grounds. I’ve always wanted to drive a…

In 1915, Camden left high and dry

By Linda Emley In 1915, a riverboat entered the mouth of the Missouri River on its way to Kansas City. The river was overflowing its banks so it took one…

Ray County Fair: Then and now, it’s always a good time

By Linda Emley The Ray County Fair starts this week and it’s fun to have people enjoying the good old summertime events that are part of a county fair. I’m…