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Be quiet, avoid eye contact, don’t speak American

By Jason Offutt The accent sounded familiar. It should be. I’ve heard it enough in the United Kingdom; it was American. Living in London for a month, I’ve gotten so…

Jack Remembers: No matter how you cut it, watermelons aren’t as good as they once were

By Jack Hackley Joel Nichols, longtime weather man for KMBC, Kansas City’s ABC affiliate, sent the following email: Hello Jack, It was great to meet you at Tim and Maria’s…

Postcards: ‘Six flags over Ray County Museum’ reality on eve of Veteran’s Picnic

By Linda Emley On Saturday, Sept. 28, the 7th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic will be held at the Ray County Museum. We are hoping for a perfect day. but if…

Farris ‘Promise’ event for long-term funding

By Sara Seidel/For The Richmond News The public is invited to the gala festivities as the Farris Theatre kicks off its “Our Promise” campaign Saturday at the historic venue. Featuring…

Ray County Ambulance District’s mission: ‘No compromise, no rationalization, no hesitation, run the call’

By David Knopf, News Editor They’re shiny new rides, ones you’d probably rather look at than need. Ray County Ambulance District recently modernized its fleet with four new ambulances acquired…

Jo’s Jottings: Reminiscing about the founding of Ideal Industries workshop

By Jo Ellen Dale Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, Bob Bond gave a very interesting program on Ideal Industries.  This workshop has been a blessing…

When vets need help, Jim Rippy’s who they call

Every once in a while you run in to someone who is so devoted to a cause, they work at it full time with no pay.  In Richmond, it is…

Thanks for letting Shirkey residents hear the Tenors

Dear Editor: A salute to the Farris Theatre, Chris Brown and Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, individual donors and supporters for the Sept. 14 performance of “Two and a Half…

Postcards: Bank robbers made off with $3,500, taking three lives in the process

By Linda Emley With the second Outlaw Days festival taking place Saturday, Linda Emley reruns her 2012 story about the Hughes & Wasson bank robbery that asks the question, “Were…

Pat’s Pantry: Stretching a meal

By Pat Mills It seems like we have to stretch out our food more and more these days. I’m finding that I look for casseroles that will feed the family.…