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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…

Ray County greeted Armistice Day joyfully, with bands, howling dogs

By Linda Emley I had several people ask me if the courthouse dedication was the largest crowd ever on the Richmond square. That is a good question because how does…

Postcards: Courthouse dedicated almost 100 years ago

By Linda Emley I don’t think any of us remember any other courthouse standing in the middle of our town square. So many merchants have come and gone, while our…

Postcards: Not enough thanks to go around for 7th Annual Veteran’s Picnic

By Linda Emley The 7th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic is now history but I want to share some of the highlights of the day for everyone who wasn’t able to…

Postcards: Echoes of RHS Homecomings past

By Linda Emley Since Richmond celebrated Homecoming last week, I want to share some history of how it’s changed over the years. I thought it would be easy to trace…