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Librarian turns shelves over to seasoned hands

Librarians agree the challenge is to keep services relevant By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Out with the old, in with the old. In this case, “old” means longtime Ray County…

Accounts of the bloody robbery of Hughes and Wasson Bank

By Linda Emley With September right around the corner, it’s time to get ready for Richmond’s Fourth Annual Outlaw Days. When we originally started this festival, I worked on the…

SUNDAY DINNERS

It doesn’t get any better than a wonderful Sunday dinner with all the family around the table. How about a main course you can put in the oven before going…

Mystery of what happened to the old courthouse bell is solved

By Linda Emley Sometimes I’m working on a story and have exhausted all of the normal resources and the missing piece for my story just falls out of the air…

A Blue Plate  Special

Remember stopping at that little diner for supper and on the chalkboard easel is the daily blue plate special? You can almost always find a chicken-fried steak dinner listed.  Well,…

Over hill and dale, memories live on

Former Ray Countian retraces her past, through county roads and pastures to Lillard School By David Knopf/News Editor It’s more than 60 years since Mary Schroeder left Ray County, seven…

Ten-acre lot held Richmond College, high school, war headquarters

By Linda Emley In a few weeks, the children of Ray County will be heading off to a new school year so I’m sharing some of the stories of school…

TWICE-BAKED GOODNESS

Are you a potato lover?  These twice-baked potatoes will be a popular side dish for any meal, or you can serve them as the main dish.  These recipes are all…

Remembering Harold Calvert for his service

Presidential commendation By David Knopf/News Editor Marjorie Calvert had never seen a letter like the one her neighbor brought to the door. In fact, the resident of Morningside Drive in…

Fire, revivals, a cyclone: the summer of 1915 was one to remember

By Linda Emley A few years ago, I was working on a story about the Woodson Institute, and after reading the Richmond Conservator for four hours, I realized the summer…