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Lady Spartans aid city’s rebuilding process

By Russ Green, Senior Staff Writer The Richmond Lady Spartan volleyball players accomplished more than just improving their games on the court last week in southern Missouri. Fifteen members of…

Ernest Austin’s World War II diary: Tales of ‘loafing,’ brushes with death

By David Knopf, News Editor Dorothy Grove’s curiosity opened the door for Ernest Austin, his children and future generations. Austin, an Army Air Force veteran from World War II, was…

Major, mule joined at the hip

By David Knopf, News Editor Only scattered details survive to tell us about Major Robert Williams, a Confederate Civil War veteran who returned to Ray County to build a prosperous…

Arrow Rock: Where history, quaint charm combine

the signs. It’s around a 65-mile trip from Richmond, an ideal distance for a day trip or an overnight. My preference is to drive through small towns and countryside, but…

The Elkhorn store: If those walls could only talk

By David Knopf, News Editor World War II was winding down when Kenneth Norris went to work for Vester Cox at the Elkhorn store. The store is closed now, but…

Dale Carter: A go-karter’s formula for success

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s a hot early-summer day, but Dale Carter’s wearing a fire-retardant red jumpsuit, black gloves, a full protective helmet and a neck wrap. With his…

After caring for other people’s kids for 22 years, it’s time

By David Knopf, News Editor If you look into Jo Ann Barringhaus’s eyes, you can see the fatigue. After 22 years watching the children of working families, she’s ready to…

18-year-old rider has reason to sit tall in the saddle

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s not unusual for 18-year-old Whitney Kincaid to show good posture in the saddle. But after some news she received earlier this month, she’s sitting…

Turkey Season: Answering the call

Turkey Season: Answering the call

Turkey Season: A big prize

Turkey Season: A big prize