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If our food grinder only had ears, what stories it might tell

By Linda Emley I love antiques. I don’t care if it’s a $2 postcard or a $5,000 diamond ring because every antique has a story. Everyone has a story, and…

Time changes everything, but Death and Taxes have staying power

By Linda Emley It’s 10 p.m., and I’m looking for a story. It needs to be historical and mildly entertaining but most of all it must be about Ray County.…

Like many of the best orators, Doniphan fought bashful nature

By Linda Emley On April 9, I’ll be the guest speaker for The Kansas City Posse of the Westerners at the Golden Ox Restaurant in Kansas City. I was honored…

1958 farm story was dead-on with some predictions, wrong on others

By Linda Emley I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but I did listen to it while I was working on a story. My favorite part of the whole production was…

This year, take time to talk to your Valentine

By Linda Emley Fifty-nine years ago, Richmond was getting ready for Valentine’s Day. The Richmond News, Feb. 8, 1954, “Valentine Dance. Tender hearts will swing and sway in a Valentine’s…

February an ideal time to learn about Ray’s African American history

By Linda Emley Since February is Black History Month, I want to share some history about how it started. First I wanted to make sure it was politically correct to…

Murphy meets its match at NASCAR party

By Linda Emley It was a cold day on the hill, but the Ray County Museum was filled with memories of hot summer days from Ray County’s past. We had…

Postcards: How Richmond, the Pettys and NASCAR wound up in the same story

By Linda Emley Editor’s Note: With the Rotary Club’s Reverse Raffle coming up and several items of NASCAR memorabilia on the block, Linda Emley thought it would be appropriate to…

Richmond’s NASCAR track was short-lived, but local drivers kept the pedal to the metal

By Linda Emley Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of previously published stories about Richmond’s NASCAR track and local drivers. The Richmond News, Jan. 18, 1954: “Bill…

  Editor’s Note: With the Rotary Club’s Reverse Raffle coming up and several items of NASCAR memorabilia on the block, Linda Emley thought it would be appropriate to rerun some…