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For Earth Day, students get a grounding in how things work

By David Knopf, News Editor City Administrator Ron Brohammer asked Sunrise Elementary second-graders if they could guess how many miles of underground pipe Richmond has feeding its south sewer plant.…

Monsanto, Waters give $2,500 to Orrick FFA

With an estimated nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, organizations such as Orrick FFA help turn young farmers into community and industry leaders who can meet the challenges of…

Three area students to receive 2012 Ray-Carroll Grain Growers scholarships

Each spring, the Ray-Carroll Grain Growers Scholarship fund awards grants to outstanding high school seniors who are the children of cooperative members. This year, Ray-Carroll awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to…

Seems the long arm of government’s everywhere, until you need something

By Jack Hackley The good thing about Daylight Savings Time for me is the clock on the dash of my Ford 150 has the correct time again. My hometown police…

You can just about forget about grits inside the Beltway

By Randall Franks When I was a kid a big part of my life was looking forward to what I was going to eat at my next meal. My folks…

In 1891, Richmond hosted the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

By Linda Emley In 1882, five brothers traveled around the state of Wisconsin and performed juggling acts and skits in small town city halls. They used the name Ringling Brothers’…

New to the festival: Tennis ball drop with $1,000 prize

A new event has been added to this year’s Mushroom Festival activities and one lucky person could end up leaving with $1,000. The tennis ball drop will take place at…

Pat’s Pantry — Easy Cake Recipes

By Pat Mills Do you like to have fresh-baked cakes but don’t have a lot of time? These quick and easy cake recipes are just for you. The root beer…

John Testrake showed the world what a real hero is

By Linda Emley After reading more articles in our “John Testrake” file, I realized that Richmond followed John’s example and showed the world what our little Midwest town was all…

Local paper beat the biggies when it came to TWA pilot

By Linda Emley In 1980, I went to the TWA Breech Academy in Kansas City and started down a road that led to spending the next 28 years working in the…