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Rabbit Tracks: Rebounding from a harrowing time, my humor returns, but with a catch

By Robert Smith I spent the month of June in a rehab hospital to recover from my two previous months in a regular hospital.  I had to learn how to…

One of our best meals

We eat a lot of chicken in our house; I’m always looking for new recipes. Chicken and dumplings make the best Sunday dinner. With banana pudding and fresh bread you…

Where is Isaac Russell’s grave?

By Linda Emley Many years ago, I went to a job interview and was surprised to find that the company was interviewing 10 people at the same time. We all…

Ray County icon Alexander Doniphan spoke at 1874 Lawson Picnic

By Linda Emley One day I was at the Enchanted Frog in Lathrop and I decided to swing through Lawson on my way back to Richmond. It was getting close…

Ray sheriffs have colorful history

By Linda Emley A few months ago, I was asked by Sheriff Garry E. Bush to write a history of the Ray County Sheriff’s Department for a book to be published…

Hold the sugar

These recipes use less fat, sugar or salt and are great for diabetics. Adding 2 or 3 cups of cooked chicken or turkey to the veggie macaroni salad will make…

Rock Falls church Fishing Derby reelin’ and a rockin’

The brotherhood of Rock Falls Baptist Church sponsored a Fishing Derby Saturday, June 14 at a local pond for 23 boys and girls. Twelve adults assisted.  Following the Derby, a…

RHS grad, a biology researcher, has work published

Blake Alexander Simmons, a 2009 graduate of Richmond High School, has recently been recognized for his research on eastern gray squirrels. Simmons is currently a student at the University of…

GED grads praised for completing education

Jo’s Jottings: Kiwanians have two chances to learn about Battle of Albany weekend

By Jo Ellen Dale On Tuesday, June 24, the Richmond Kiwanis Club held meetings at noon and in the evening.  There were more in attendance than last month, which pleased…