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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…

U.S., Missouri crop stocks: State’s corn, soybean totals low; wheat, sorghum rise

Missouri Highlights: Total old crop corn stocks on hand in Missouri on Sept. 1 amounted to 17.2 million bushels, 40 percent below the amount stored a year earlier and the…

Crop Progress Report: Corn moisture at harvest up substantially from 2012

Agricultural Summary The state experienced above- average temperatures and scattered showers last week. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 15 percent very short, 41 percent…

‘Bohemian Painters’ exhibit work in benefit for Farris

Local artists Denice Belcher, Kat McKown, and Kelly Berkey – two from rural Orrick, one from Excelsior Springs – will hold a group Exhibit at The Friends Gallery this weekend.…

Postcards: Not enough thanks to go around for 7th Annual Veteran’s Picnic

By Linda Emley The 7th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic is now history but I want to share some of the highlights of the day for everyone who wasn’t able to…

Missouri poet laureate at River Reader Books

Missouri’s first poet laureate will appear this Saturday, Oct. 5,  in Lexington at River Reader Books. Walter Bargen, who was appointed Missouri’s first poet laureate in 2008, will speak, answer…

RHS play opens this weekend

Richmond High School students Conner Gregory and Adam Goodman find themselves in suite 719 of New York’s famed Plaza Hotel. Don’t jump to conclusions. Conner and Adam are performers in…

Orrick Homecoming Parade