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Richmondite Steve Seward, 5 other KC Brass members know there’s a time and place for fun, and Dec. 4 at the Farris Theatre is it

By Sara Seidell, Correspondent So you think the symphony is hoity-toity. Think again. A rendition of “The Beer Barrel Polka” is a favored piece of one Kansas City Symphony member…

In his short life, Rep. Jerry Litton made an impression not soon forgotten

By Linda Emley On Thursday, May 25, 1972 the people of Richmond gathered at the Kirkpatrick Auditorium and watched the class of 1972 receive diplomas. I was there in 1972,…

Christmas on the Farm event Saturday at Watkins Mill

Experience what Christmas would have been like on a 19th century farm during the “Christmas on the Farm” event Dec. 1 at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic…

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ radio show begins Nov. 29

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Fans of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” can be transported back to that era with Ray County Community Arts Association’s live radio rendition…

Pat’s Pantry: Left over turkey and ham

By Pat Mills Do you have left over ham and turkey and don’t know what to do with it? With these recipes your family will never know that they are…

County FFA has rich, deep history

By Linda Emley This story is about Ray County’s FFA, better know as Future Farmers of America. Sometimes I start working on a story like this one and realize that…

The best teacher I ever had cost his football water boy a 10-yard penalty

By Jack Hackley Mae Cline recently celebrated her 100th birthday at a local church. In a scrapbook was a “Jack Remembers” column that I had written on her 90th birthday.…

Natural Beauty of Ray County: It’s for the birds, but for the people, too

By David Knopf, News Editor I like to use the Tom and Jerry metaphor to describe what it’s like to take photos of animals. As determined as Tom might’ve been…

Even without the holiday season, it’s a busy time for many

By Jo Ellen Dale During the Veterans Day ceremony at the Ray County Courthouse last Monday, Larry Brune, the VFW Post Commander for Post 4398 in Richmond was presented a…

Holiday season in 1958 Richmond had a few things in common with 2012

By Linda Emley I like to consider myself a time traveler, but my “time machine” only travels one direction because it’s always stuck in reverse. When I feel the need…