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Current sheriff Garry Bush is the 46th in Ray County history

By Linda Emley This story is near and dear to me because it reminds me of what my life might have been like if I had chosen a different path.…

LIttle is known about RPD history

By Linda Emley A few weeks ago I got a call at the museum from Amy Sisson. Amy is a Richmond police officer and she told me she was looking…

History book fills in blanks about the founding of the museum

By Linda Emley Every time I give a tour at the Ray County Museum, I start with a brief history of the building and how it became a museum. The…

Pearl Harbor’s beauty, tragedy inseparable

By Linda Emley When we hear someone talking about Hawaii, we think of sunny beaches, hula girls and surf boards. I don’t know of anyone that has ever gone to…

Postcards: Life changed dramatically for Ray Countians after Dec. 7, 1941

By Linda Emley As December started in 1941, no one knew that the world as they knew it, was about to change. The war in Europe was two years old,…

Postcards: Judge Dunn issue resolved in court, over which he once presided

By Linda Emley gives me great pleasure to say, “it’s a Dunn Deal.” The George Washington Dunn Cemetery issue is finally over. On Friday, Nov. 15 the final chapter of…

Richmond’s square a different place before and after JFK was killed

By Linda Emley This postcard shows what downtown Richmond looked like in the 1960s. One of the most memorable events from that era happened 50 years ago on Nov. 22,…

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By Linda Emley History doesn’t have to be some big event that happened 100 years ago. That’s because it is any moment in time that has already happened. The great…

Postcards: Since 1947, Richmond Chamber has helped promote the community

By Linda Emley On Oct. 10, I attended the Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner with the Ray County Historical Society board. This is an event I never took the time…

Postcards: ‘Admiration’ for Cherokee woman led to swift justice for Sioux brave

By Linda Emley I’m always working on several Ray County stories at the same time and some days I have a hard time trying to decide which story is ready…