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Like a wagon wheel: Millville’s Riley Rice specialized in making wheels, but a recent project is a replica Civil War cannon made for a re-enactor

By David Knopf, Richmond News Editor Riley Rice is proud of the Civil War replica cannon he exhibited at Outlaw Days, and for good reason. “I built everything but the…

Bryan Ivlow draws a crowd of like-minded gun enthusiasts

By David Knopf, News Editor When you build a gun as intricate and aesthetically pleasing as Bryan Ivlow’s squirrel gun, it doesn’t hurt if it works well, too. Ivlow, a…

Jack Remembers: No matter what your age, an older sister has your back

By Jack Hackley Back in the late 1960s, Bill McCoy, who was a close friend and business partner, and I were trying to market an insurance policy to a nationwide…

Jo’s Jottings: As summer winds down, family trips, visits increase for county residents

By Jo Ellen Dale Earleene “Sug” Swafford writes that she was in Grove City, Pa. to visit Bill Smith and his daughter Janet. While there they attended his granddaughter’s wedding…

Livestock producers who sustained disaster losses urged to file application for relief before Oct. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take…

NASS Crop Progress: Corn, soybean progress well ahead of last year

There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Aug. 31. Statewide, temperatures averaged 80 degrees, which is 4.4 degrees above normal. Rain averaged 0.66 inches statewide. Topsoil…

Village idiot: Fresh-picked sweet corn sounds innocent, but beneath it lurks the hidden shame of addiction

By Jim Mullen Hello, my name is Jim and I married a corn junkie. Demon corn has turned the woman I love into a picky eater who will do anything…

Jo’s Jottings: Kiwanis to sponsor golf tournament

By Jo Ellen Dale Richmond Kiwanis Club held two meetings last Tuesday, one at noon and one at 6 p.m. One of the main topics was the golf tournament to…

Jason: If a candidate says ‘fore’ too often, he or she clearly doesn’t deserve four more years

By Jason Offutt The radio made me angry. Well, not the radio itself. It’s a nice radio, tucked under the kitchen cabinet to keep me company while I cook. I…

Editor’s Note: Racial Profiling

The cartoon we ran in Monday’s paper was controversial (and highly opinionated), but wasn’t chosen to reflect on local law enforcement. It was tied to the unfortunate situation in Ferguson,…