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In 1833, the sky fell, but life went on

By Linda Emley It was 11 p.m. last Thursday and I was sitting at the museum trying to find a story before my deadline the next morning. It had been…

‘Wonderful Life’ cast, my new friends open door to world of theater

By Linda Emley On Saturday, Dec. 8, I did something I’ve never done before. Please forgive me, but I had never attended a play at the Farris Theatre. My first…

Relay for Life team leader sees anything with value as a terrible thing to waste in fighting cancer

By JoEllen Black, Publisher Relayers, meaning those on Relay for Life teams, are known for their non-stop fundraising to aid in research to eradicate cancer. Donna Shane is no different.…

Cub Scout pack 324 gives others hope

Coming or going, county residents leave an impression

By JoEllen Dale On Friday, Nov. 30, Elise Pointer served as clinician for the Grandview High School choral department in Grandview.  Karrie Beth Moore Reitz is the head of the…

Going over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ would hurt the quality of life in rural America, too

By Aleta Botts The Daily Yonder Having grown up in hilly Menifee County, Ken., I am no stranger to cliffs and have always appreciated the view from a good overhang.…

How I fell in love with my dream ‘UtoteM’ at a rural convenience store

By Kelley Snowden The Daily Yonder When I was a kid I was fascinated by what we now call “convenience stores,” little stores that sold everything from groceries to small…

Wood, Schnelle to wed

Mike and Shellie Schnelle of Grain Valley, formerly of Richmond, are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Schnelle, to Amy Wood, daughter of Mark and Susan Wood…

Swanwick tree becoming a holiday tradition

When visitors come to Richmond town square, they can take in the view of a beautiful tree on the west side of Ray County Courthouse. It was donated by the…

Our system of electing people wasn’t nearly as bad when patronage ruled

The elections are over, but as I write this all I know is I don’t like how campaigns are run. Where I grew up in Eastern Jackson County, politics was…