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Locals join statewide covenant of prayer

Locals join statewide covenant of prayer

City officials, community members gather at courthouse for a time of prayer By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer A crowd of Ray Countians gathered Wednesday afternoon on the west side of…

The Boomer burden: Emotional housecleaning – Boomers now sifting through a lifetime of stuff

The Boomer burden: Emotional housecleaning – Boomers  now sifting through a lifetime of stuff

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer As a person over the age of 60, which makes me a certified baby boomer, I have found myself in the position of caring for…

Royalty, Reunion and Honorees

Royalty, Reunion and Honorees

Pat’s Pantry: It’s Apple Season

Apple season is here and it’s time to start baking.  Nothing can beat a fresh apple cake or pie for dessert. Or how about a pork and apple pie for…

75 years of life’s work ‘for the people’

75 years of life’s work ‘for the people’

Florence Wilkins has served area seniors since a teen in 1942 JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher When Florence Wilkins began working, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president and the country was in…

Olympic athlete shares battle with bi-polar disorder

Olympic athlete shares battle with bi-polar disorder

A very personal look at the agonies and accomplishments with bipolar disorder and honors for Northlanders promoting mental wellness were on display Monday at the Tri-County Mental Health Services Annual…

Mentor and friend, F.G. Weary is remembered

Mentor and friend, F.G. Weary is remembered

Weary’s legacy will continue at Farris, Kiwanis and church By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Legend has it that the Weary name is Cornish in origin and that the Wearys descended…

A gift of adaptability, talent, mechanical aptitude

A gift of adaptability, talent, mechanical aptitude

Mentors from his youth fueled the passion local man has for his multitude of hobbies By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Extraordinary, adaptability, mechanical aptitude, talent, skills, an artist. These are…

Weary first recipient of David Whitmer award

Weary first recipient of David Whitmer award

93 years as community activist and still going strong By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer With nearly nearly a century of community service under his belt, Richmond native F. G. Weary…

David Whitmer: Witness to the Book of Mormon, businessman, Richmond mayor

David Whitmer:  Witness to the Book of Mormon, businessman, Richmond mayor

Whitmer stood by his account of the transcription of the Book of Mormon to his dying day By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer David Whitmer was born Jan. 7, 1805, near…