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Three area students to receive 2012 Ray-Carroll Grain Growers scholarships

Each spring, the Ray-Carroll Grain Growers Scholarship fund awards grants to outstanding high school seniors who are the children of cooperative members. This year, Ray-Carroll awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to…

Seems the long arm of government’s everywhere, until you need something

By Jack Hackley The good thing about Daylight Savings Time for me is the clock on the dash of my Ford 150 has the correct time again. My hometown police…

You can just about forget about grits inside the Beltway

By Randall Franks When I was a kid a big part of my life was looking forward to what I was going to eat at my next meal. My folks…

In 1891, Richmond hosted the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

By Linda Emley In 1882, five brothers traveled around the state of Wisconsin and performed juggling acts and skits in small town city halls. They used the name Ringling Brothers’…

New to the festival: Tennis ball drop with $1,000 prize

A new event has been added to this year’s Mushroom Festival activities and one lucky person could end up leaving with $1,000. The tennis ball drop will take place at…

Pat’s Pantry — Easy Cake Recipes

By Pat Mills Do you like to have fresh-baked cakes but don’t have a lot of time? These quick and easy cake recipes are just for you. The root beer…

John Testrake showed the world what a real hero is

By Linda Emley After reading more articles in our “John Testrake” file, I realized that Richmond followed John’s example and showed the world what our little Midwest town was all…

Local paper beat the biggies when it came to TWA pilot

By Linda Emley In 1980, I went to the TWA Breech Academy in Kansas City and started down a road that led to spending the next 28 years working in the…

Rabbit Tracks: Benefit of loan arrangement ultimately goes to the redneck from Missouri

By Robert Smith, RHS Class of ’57 Editor’s note: This is a story about the common-sense wisdom of Bubba, sent to us by Robert Smith, a local boy who is…

Pat’s Pantry: Pasta salad surprise

By Pat Mills How about a pasta salad that has meat in it and becomes a meal? These can be a summer evening meal or a potluck dish that everyone…