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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…

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…