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Postcards: From scout campout to jail-cell haunted house to ghosts, The Hill was a-buzz

By Linda Emley It was a very busy weekend on The Hill. Around 200 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families camped out behind the museum at the Ray County…

H-C readers step up, keep those pages turning

By Barbara Dooley Hardin-Central C-2 Librarian Summer Reading Challenge Coordinator The students and staff members of the Hardin-Central C-2 School District once again were given a challenge to be met…

Jo’s Jottings: Reunions, chance to learn about, Rotary, eat out 3 times in a day

By Jo Ellen Dale The fourth annual O’Dell reunion was held on Sept. 22 at Maurice Roberts Park.  Those in attendance were Dorothy O’Dell, Peggy Sullard, Bob Russell, Thalia J.…

A Kansas City song earned royalties for 65 years, even without Elvis

By Jack Hackley In 1953 in Memphis, a young 18-year-old Elvis Presley went in to a studio and paid $2.75 to make a demo record of his mother’s favorite song,…

Ray County greeted Armistice Day joyfully, with bands, howling dogs

By Linda Emley I had several people ask me if the courthouse dedication was the largest crowd ever on the Richmond square. That is a good question because how does…

Orrick’s Class of ’48 grads reunite, share warm memories

By David Knopf/Richmond News There’s no argument that Jackie O’Dell’s red 1966 Chevy Caprice is a classic. But at Orrick’s recent homecoming parade, the occupants were the true collector’s items.…

Pat’s Pantry: An Autumn Feast

By Pat Mills Let’s celebrate this new season with these recipes using the fruits and vegetables of fall. Come October we welcome autumn’s chill, and all the fall flavors of…

Postcards: Courthouse dedicated almost 100 years ago

By Linda Emley I don’t think any of us remember any other courthouse standing in the middle of our town square. So many merchants have come and gone, while our…

Jo’s Jottings: Homecoming brings RHS grads back to town for some good times

By Jo Ellen Dale Mary (Throne)  Boyce, a cousin of Billie Hamann and June Harrison, was in Kansas City recently to attend a Legislative Leadership Conference.  She lives in Cheyenne,…

Rice pudding for dinner? I don’t care

By Jason Offutt With everything going earlier this summer, like the political upheaval in Egypt, racial violence in America, chemical weapons used in Syria, and the ever-present danger of bear…