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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…

Richmond, ready for some football? You betcha

By Linda Emley For the first time in 18 months, I’m taking a day off. It wasn’t the original plan, but circumstances created a temporary roadblock to a story about…

Rich history underlies Saturday’s Mormon ceremony in Richmond

By Linda Emley On Nov 22,1911, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir came to Richmond and sang at the Farris Theater. The Choir was here to dedicate the monument that stands in…

One thread runs through all elections: the judges

By Linda Emley When we think about November, Thanksgiving Day is the first thing that comes to mind. But when we stop and think about it, the most important day…

Cowboy lived with guns a-blazin’

By Linda Emley Every Ray Countian knows that when Halloween is over deer season is just around the corner. The 1881 Ray County History tells about the early days of…