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For Ray Countians, the Fourth has always been a day for celebration

By Linda Emley I love the Fourth of July because ‎56 men put their “John Hancock” on the Declaration of Independence and now it’s our job to keep their dream alive.…

Postcards: Not much has changed in Fourth festivities

By Linda Emley Since the Fourth of July is only a few days away, I decided to visit a year from our past and see what was going on around…

Memories still shine brightly for one-room Sunnyside School

By Linda Emley I spend many hours researching most of my history stories, but this story came to me and I didn’t have to do anything but sit back and…

Memories still shine brightly for one-room Sunnyside School

By Linda Emley I spend many hours researching most of my history stories, but this story came to me and I didn’t have to do anything but sit back and read…

Author of book on Missouri’s 1993 flood includes chapter on Hardin Cemetery

By Linda Emley On Saturday, June 29, Author Kenneth Keiser will be at Ray County Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. signing his book, “Missouri’s Great Flood of ‘93.”…

Civil War foes laid to rest side-by-side

Bt Linda Emley There is a field northeast of Millville that was once owned by Benjamin Franklin McCuistion. Its legal description is Township 54, Range 26, Section 31. Ben was…

For Milford and Clara

One chapter from 70 years of happiness, love On June 12, 1943, my friends Milford and Clara Ann Wyss tied the knot and started down the road of life. After…

Civil War re-enactors tell the truth, the whole truth or something like the truth

By Linda Emley All of my stories start with a question, and then I go looking for an answer. Sometimes it takes a few minutes and sometimes it takes a…

Memorial service a historic journey

Civil War program allows memories, emotions to surface By Linda Emley I’m not an expert on the Civil War, but I’ve spent the last 18 months planning the Battle of…

Reporter’s scrapbooks reveal Bruna McGuire’s unique style

By Linda Emley Editor’s Note: Several people have been asking about Bruna McGuire, so Postcards writer Linda Emley thinks it’s a good time to re-run this story from April 2012.…