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Local woman’s information enabled Union troops to turn Bloody Bill Anderson’s tactics against him

By Brent Beckett, special to the Richmond News Editor’s note: In conjunction with a recent Civil War exhibit hosted by the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives, area historian Brent Beckett…

Jo’s Jottings: Summer busy reunion season, but also a time for celebrations

By Jo Ellen Dale Hoey and Leona Love will be celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary on June 30 and the family requests a card shower to honor them.  They are…

Shelter running 2-for-1 special on ‘roomie’ cats

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Regular adoption days are each Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at 200…

You can buy my vote, but here’s how it works

By Jack Hackley When I was a kid growing up in Eastern Jackson County, two factions fought over control of the county and all the patronage jobs and other benefits.…

Rabbit Tracks: Enjoy life by taking time to stop, savor

A few years back, I was in the Minneapolis airport and was walking from the second level to the first floor and I came to a landing between the floors. …

Memories still shine brightly for one-room Sunnyside School

By Linda Emley I spend many hours researching most of my history stories, but this story came to me and I didn’t have to do anything but sit back and…

Memories still shine brightly for one-room Sunnyside School

By Linda Emley I spend many hours researching most of my history stories, but this story came to me and I didn’t have to do anything but sit back and read…

In kid terms, ‘normal’ not a part of speech

By Jason Offutt The Boy hates reading. No, I think “hate” might be too mild a word. He Darth Vaders reading. Any activity that resembles something he does in school,…

Summer’s favorite drinks

Cool down on these hot summer days with a cold frozen fruit drink.The kids will love them! Dust off that blender that’s sitting in the cabinet and whip up some…

Author of book on Missouri’s 1993 flood includes chapter on Hardin Cemetery

By Linda Emley On Saturday, June 29, Author Kenneth Keiser will be at Ray County Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. signing his book, “Missouri’s Great Flood of ‘93.”…