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Times change but threads of Christmas tradition seem to survive

By Linda Emley In 1920, the Richmond Missourian newspaper started a new Christmas tradition. Every December they’d run a special edition of the paper that was called the “Homecoming Edition.”…

City rallied for Christmas needy

By Linda Emley A few days ago, I spent several hours reading over the stories in the 1956 Richmond News looking for that one special story about Christmas. I chose…

Merchants quickly relocated after December 1923 fire razed a block

By Linda Emley The year was 1923 and Calvin Coolidge was President. On Feb. 16, 1923, Howard Carter opened the door of King Tut’s tomb for the first time and…

Dear Santa: If you have boyfriends for my sisters, they’d like it

By Linda Emley There have been many letters to Santa in the Richmond News over the years and I thought it would be nice to share a few. “Dear Santa…

Colorful railroad lore wrote a chapter in Hardin

By Linda Emley This picture of the Hardin, Mo., Depot was taken on Oct 16, 1972 by William F. Rapp Jr. I recently purchased this picture and two other pictures…

Courageous stand a milestone in Mormon, Richmond history

By Linda Emley, There’s a white fence that stands in the middle of the block on Buchanan Street between Thornton and College Street in Richmond. On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011,…

From Santa to plastic, not much has changed in Richmond since 1967

By Linda Emley This evening ( 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1) there is going to be a Christmas Light Parade and Extravaganza in Richmond. It’s the first Christmas “Light” Parade,…

1971 RHS season: priceless

By Linda Emley On Saturday Nov. 27, 1971, I paid $2 to watch one of the most memorable events in Richmond history. That was the going rate in 1971 to…

Indians, Ray settlers co-existed, lived peacefully

By Linda Emley When we were in grade school, we celebrated Thanksgiving by tracing our hands and making a turkey picture. We also made Pilgrim hats and some of us…

Saying thanks deeply rootly

By Linda Emley In a lengthy proclamation, the president set out the background for Thanksgiving and explained why it’s celebrated as it is: “I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the…