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Italian exchange student at home in Richmond

Relaxing in front of their fireplace shortly before decorating their Christmas tree are Kalynn Persell, Edoardo Brioschi and Justin Persell and their parents, Mike and Andrea Persell. (Photo by Mark…

Looking forward to a party

Are you throwing a New Years Eve party or going to one and need a good appetizer? Be safe this year with some non-alcoholic drinks and fun foods. I also…

1934: Turkeys fly in Richmond

By Linda Emley In 1929, the stock market crashed and the “Great Depression” started. Franklin D. Roosevelt became our president in 1933 and started the “New Deal” which provided the…

Times change but threads of Christmas tradition seem to survive

By Linda Emley In 1920, the Richmond Missourian newspaper started a new Christmas tradition. Every December they’d run a special edition of the paper that was called the “Homecoming Edition.”…

Toy story: American Legion Women’s Auxiliary donates toys for needy

For two Orrick girls, special day for a parade

Darian Robbins and Elizabeth Lafferty, sophomore members of the Orrick High School Dance Team, recently traveled to Florida to perform in the 2011 Disney Christmas Parade. The girls were part…

Pride and fellowship abound in this season of miracles

By Jo Ellen Dale Can you believe that Christmas is almost here – ready or not and I am not. This year I may follow the European custom of exchanging…

His home away from home: Santa visits kids at Santa House

Saturday’s unseasonably nice weather allowed Santa Claus to visit area children at his Santa House, located on the southwest corner of Ray County Courthouse. A steady stream of kids and…

City rallied for Christmas needy

By Linda Emley A few days ago, I spent several hours reading over the stories in the 1956 Richmond News looking for that one special story about Christmas. I chose…

Cookies for Santa

Ever wonder how many different cookies Santa eats on Christmas Eve?  In our house he will have several to choose from. Our table will host some nutmeg cookie logs, caramel…