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Kallenbergers welcome twin daughters

Rodney and Kim Kallenberger of Norborne are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Khloe Mae and Kenzi Jo Kallenberger. They were born on Nov. 29, 2011 at…

Civil War was fresh in Ray’s mind when 1881 history was published

By Linda Emley Many of my stories mention the book, History of Ray County, Mo. – “Carefully Written and Compiled from the Most Authentic Official and Private Sources. St. Louis:…

Bums line up where ‘X’ marks the spot for a handout

By Jack Hackley Being a homeless bum begging for money at the freeway exits on I-70 seems to me like hard work. No matter what the weather, they show up…

Old letters window on the times, family life

by Linda Emley After reading Isabella Russell’s letters, I tried to remember when was the last time I wrote a letter. I send e-mails all the time, but that doesn’t…

Mouth-watering dishes

I was looking for a dessert to take to a potluck dinner one night when I ran across this pumpkin sheet cake recipe. I think it has become my favorite…

Eva Marie McIntyre

Eva Marie McIntyre, daughter of Stacy McIntyre and Jeanie Langwell of Kansas City, was born November 14, 2011 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. She weighed 7 lbs.…

Naason Riggs Swafford

Reason and Jacki Swafford of Rayville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Naason Riggs Swafford.  Naason was born December 21, 2011 at North Kansas City Hospital at…

Mac ‘n’ cheese

By Pat Mills Macaroni and cheese is our No. 1 comfort food, No. 1 kids favorite and can be a dinner in its self with add-ins of veggies or meat.…

One thing sure: Ray distiller was wealthy

By Linda Emley Last week while reading a 1920 Richmond Missourian, I ran across an interesting article that reminded me that things are not always as they seem. I’ve been…

RHS student’s leadership trip to Washington brought unexpected rewards, experiences

During his trip to Washington with the National Youth Leadership Forum, Richmond High School junior John Landwehr visited Capitol Hill, embassy buildings, the Smithsonian and the Marine base at Quantico.…