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Program organized for grandparents faced with raising grandchildren

With a growing number of grandparents raising their children’s children, two Ray County organizations will partner in a new Grandparents Gathering Workshop/Support Group. Michelle Zwiers, outreach specialist for the Missouri…

It wasn’t about revenge for Hardin QB, but it was sweet nonetheless

Current Hardin-Central quarterback Sean Utley will remember this year’s Northwest Hughesville game more fondly than the one two years ago. In the earlier game, Utley sustained a torn labrum in…

Fall Festivals: Lexington celebrates ‘Apples, Arts & Antiques’ this weekend

Lexington’s 17th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival is this weekend, Sept. 25, 27-28. Arts, antiques and craft vendor hours are Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 to…

Postcards: After a few years of planning, Battle of Albany event near

By Linda Emley On Aug. 28, 2011, I sent the following email to Ray County Historical Society board members. “Darryl  Levings from The Kansas City Star was in Lexington a…

Missouri Bar honors Werner Moentmann, retired circuit judge

Werner Moentmann, the retired Ray County circuit judge is among more than 100 attorneys honored earlier this month as “Senior Counselors” of The Missouri Bar. The “Senior Counselor” title is…

Jack Remembers: Call it what you will, Aunt Bessie knew how to find it

By Jack Hackley My mother’s grandfather settled about three miles north and east of Oak Grove in Lafayette County in about 1850.  He was a tenant farmer, as was my…

No one’s in the jailhouse now: Polo’s historic 1870 calaboose is worth a visit, but it’s no place you’d want to stay

Postcards: A Mason, once the ‘Man with no Name,’ may be identified

By Linda Emley In 2012, I wrote the following story about a man who once lived in Richmond. I traveled down a long path looking for this “man with no…

Demo driver from Richmond tests his mettle on a bigger stage, then comes home with hardware

Richmond High School graduate Jeremy Chrisman took his Chevy Impala to Sedalia to see how car and driver would fare against out-of-town competition. Just fine, thank you. Assisted by Shelby…

Dalton Groves: No bull, at 6 he’s ready to rodeo

Not everyone gets to compete at the American Royal. And certainly, not everyone knows how to ride a sheep. Dalton Groves will get to do both Sept. 26. That’s when…