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Board passes on RMS phone decision

By Mark Johnson, Staff Writer The Richmond R-XVI School Board failed to act on a proposal to replace the aging phone system at Richmond Middle School, deciding instead at a…

Lawson Picnic, with long and colorful history, nears 110th edition

By Linda Emley A few days ago I was at the Enchanted Frog in Lathrop and I decided to swing through Lawson on my way back to Richmond. It was…

New high school club building bridge to better community

By David Knopf, News Editor It was a hot day to work outside – especially the kind Jimmy Hamm, John Landwehr and other members of Richmond High School’s new Interact…

Alexander Doniphan: More than a military man

By Linda Emley Editor’s note: July 9 would be Alexander Doniphan’s 204th birthday. This Saturday at 1 p.m., Linda will present a program on Doniphan at Ray County Museum.  …

Cool & refreshing

Until our heat breaks, I have decided to fix only cool and creamy frozen sweets. Peaches and blackberries are in season, so whip up a dessert today. – Pat Peaches…

‘School to Career’ guides students in career paths

By David Knopf/Richmond News Megan Jones, a 2008 Richmond High School graduate who lives near Rayville, should be the poster child for a program called “School to Career.” Although Jones…

Fords welcome baby Ava Renee

Stephen and Mendy Ford of Kansas City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Renee. She was born at 7 p.m., May 3, 2012 at Research Hospital.…

Burks mark 50 years of marriage

Raymond and Beverly Burk celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a quiet day at home. They were married on June 10, 1962. Their children include one daughter, Jamie Loyd; and…

Finkel-Hockemeier wed June 2

Holly Elizabeth Finkel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Finkel of Denver, Colo., married William Taylor Hockemeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt Hockemeier of Atlanta, Ga., Saturday, June 2.…

Alexander Doniphan managed greatness despite life of personal tragedy

By Linda Emley I’ve written several stories about Alexander William Doniphan, but every time I turn a page of Ray County History, I find a new story that gives us…