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Postcards: No bells or whistles spared for Missouri River bridge dedication

By Linda Emley A few days ago, I was talking to a friend about the old Lexington Bridge and when it was dedicated. I had always wondered who was the…

Postcards: Bates County memorializes Order #11 legacy

By Linda Emley My grandmother, Mildred Kell Schooler, was born March 22, 1907. For many years, I would take off work on her birthday and we would do something special.…

Order #11 ordered the removal of residents from four counties

By Linda Emley Once again it’s 10 p.m. Wednesday  and I don’t have a story picked out for my 9 a.m. Thursday deadline. I think by now everyone has figured…

Goodbye to Jean Hamacher, a dear friend

By Linda Emley On April 22, 2010, the Richmond News published my first “If Postcards Could Talk” article. It was a once-a-week column that changed to twice a week in…

No getting away from death and taxes in Ray County, now or in 1920

By Linda Emley It’s 10 p.m. and I’m looking for a story. It needs to be historical and mildly entertaining, but most of all it must be about Ray County.…

Postcards: Many hands made cherished Farris what it is

By Linda Emley I want to thank everyone that stopped by the Farris Theatre’s Friends Gallery this weekend to view our WW II artifacts display. We had a big crowd…

World War II events a remembrance of RHS Class of 1945 senior year

By Linda Emley I spent several hours this week working with Melinda White on the World War II display that is going to be at the Friends Gallery next to the…

First Iwo Jima photo hit home; the second touched a national nerve

By Linda Emley Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for photography. It’s the only photo to win the same year it…

Postcards: Iwo Jimo flag-raising source of local pride

Editor’s note: Linda’s column is a lead-in to the World War II exhibit the Farris Friends Gallery will host March 7, 8 and 9. By Linda Emley Many of us…

Postcards: Elliott family roots intertwine with Ray County history

By Linda Emley Teddy Roosevelt Elliott stopped by the Museum this week and we were talking about the battle of Albany. It took me a few minutes before I realized…