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Postcards: As we leave 2013, a big one beckons

By Linda Emley As 2013 winds down, I’m busy looking forward to what’s coming to Ray County in 2014. It’s going to be a great year to add many pages…

Life of adventure, prowess with guns made Elmer Keith famous

By Linda Emley As an adult, I’m always sad when Christmas day is over. We spend a lot of time and money getting ready for Christmas and it is over…

Postcards: Couple married in store just before Christmas

By Linda Emley The best Christmas memories are made from traditions we shared with our family and friends. Some of my favorite memories are opening one present on Christmas Eve…

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,…