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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…

Newspapers of days past, even the ads, are a window into our community’s soul

By Linda Emley The year was 1917 and a new machine was changing the way Ray County farmers took care of business. This was in The Richmond Missourian May 17,…

Mother lode of Alexander Doniphan stories discovered in Liberty

By Linda Emley I had a friend tell me they heard a story about Alexander Doniphan getting married in his later years. I was excited to hear this because I…

A wrong turn in the country leads to a forgotten piece of Ray County history

By Linda Emley If anyone had handed me this picture yesterday, I would have been shocked when they told me it was an old railroad bridge in Ray County. But…