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Miss Bruna’s sense of humor, way with words preserved in scrapbook

By Linda Emley Several people asked about Bruna, so I’m sharing a few more stories from her scrapbook, which has birthday cards, personal letters, political cartoons and pretty pictures cut…

Newspaper writer left historical legacy, Model A Ford

By Linda Emley Two years ago this month, I started writing stories for the Richmond News. While reading over all the old newspapers of our past, I have grown to…

Newspaper writer left a legacy and a green Model A

By Linda Emley Two years ago this month, I started writing stories for the Richmond News. While reading over all the old newspapers of our past, I have grown to…

Retracing Jesse’s life, final days in St. Joe

By Linda Emley On April 3, I went on an adventure with six friends. It was a “girls’ day out” and after 12 hours of bonding, I have a whole…

In 1945, war overshadowed Easter, but not power of faith

By Linda Emley In 1945, Easter Sunday was on the first day of April. I got out the Richmond Missourian newspaper and looked up what was happening in Richmond for…

Ray County rolled out red carpet for its doughboys

By Linda Emley The Great War was over and our boys were coming home. The Richmond Missourian had this to say on May 8, 1919:  “A note has just been…

Old newspapers open windows to past that otherwise would be closed

By Linda Emley The year was 1917 and our country was at war. This was the year that Sheriff Higdon and James Russell were each looking for a wife, and…

Preacher had ties to Ray County, Missouri governor

By Linda Emley Last September I had a meeting with a lady from Salt Lake City and she told me that her ancestor, Moses Easterly Lard, had lived in Ray…

Before women’s standing improved, newspaper served as matchmaker

By Linda Emley Last week I was helping someone look up an obituary in the Richmond Missourian from 1917 and I found some interesting articles that made me realize how…

Sunken Civil War cannon packs a silver lining

By Linda Emley I got a call at the museum and a man from Arizona asking me if I knew were the town of Corinth was in Ray County. He…