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Cut to the Chase: Growing sweet corn tougher than eating it

By Rebecca French Smith There are those of us who are of the persuasion that it’s never too early to start thinking about sweet corn. Why, it’s almost an ant-and-grasshopper…

Village Idiot: Can’t read today’s menus without Berlitz classes

By Jim Mullen I was in a restaurant the other day, and it hit me that except for the artisan hamburger — served with locally grown sweet potato fries on…

R-XVI board sets June 3 meeting to form steering committee for levy campaign

Richmond Board of Education has organized a meeting June 3 to form a steering committee for its August levy proposal. The meeting will be held in the Shirkey Golf Course…

Luckily, bumper caught the short hop

Kenneth and Mary Lou Leslie were headed west toward Kansas on I-70, bound for Cabella’s to look at boats. The couple was traveling around 65 mph when something loud hit…

Benefit volleyball tournament for girl, 6, hurt in mower accident

A benefit co-ed volleyball tournament will be held Saturday to help raise money for Izzy Smith, who was seriously injured in a mowing accident May 1. The 6-year-old has recently…

Postcards: Memorial Day celebrated with a Southern flavor in Higginsville

By Linda Emley I’m not an expert on the Civil War but I’ve spent the last 2 1/2 years working on the Battle of Albany re-enactment that is coming to…

Ray quilter Laurel Kindley wins first national prize

this weekend: farris youth theatre production of ‘peter pan, Jr’

The Cast – Peter Pan – Matt Vaughan, Wendy – Kylie Phipps, John – Jared Richards, Michael – Mason Fields, Tinkerbell – Madison Holloway, Mr. Darling/Captain Hook – Austin Clock,…

Jack Remembers: Familiar today, PTSD was mystery ailment of older wars, too

By Jack Hackley I spend every Memorial Day north of Grain Valley at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, a private cemetery for veterans and their family, owned by Medal of Honor…

Jo’s Jottings: Judge Miller, others discuss Constitutional rights, courts

By Jo Ellen Dale At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club held at the 19th Hole, Judge David Miller presented the program on the freedoms guaranteed our citizens…