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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…

Postcards: Veteran James ‘Daddy James’ Davis was also our unofficial mayor

By Linda Emley On Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., The Ray County Veterans will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Ray County Courthouse and I plan on…

Postcards: The adventurous life of David Kell, part 2

By Linda Emley Last week, I told the story about David Kell’s trip to California in 1865. Several people asked to hear some of the adventures he recorded in his…

Site of Doniphan stand on Mormons remains hallowed ground

By Linda Emley On Sunday afternoon Oct. 27, I went back in time to 1838 and got to witness Alexander Doniphan say, “It is cold-blooded murder. I will not obey…

Relative’s diary a window on Ray history

By Linda Emley A few days ago I was traveling down a highway in “The Land of Lincoln” and saw an exit sign for the town of Alton, Ill. My heart…

Postcards: Trip to find ancestors buried in family cemetery well worth the wait

By Linda Emley Today I got an email from a gent who lives in Springfield. He wanted to know if I knew where the Pettus Cemetery was located because he…

Postcards: County’s library wasn’t always the well-established jewel it is today

By Linda Emley I love books. I collect many things, but my book collection is my true obsession. It’s fun to find a rare book, but I don’t need an…

Postcards: Time spent today in museum library as good as it was back in the day

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows that I spend a lot of my time at the Ray County Museum. My job title is Museum Manager and I…

Postcards: From scout campout to jail-cell haunted house to ghosts, The Hill was a-buzz

By Linda Emley It was a very busy weekend on The Hill. Around 200 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families camped out behind the museum at the Ray County…