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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…

RHS competition squad has reason to be cheered

The 10 girls who make up Richmond High School’s Competition Cheer Squad practice for three hours most days between May and July, sponsor Betsy Marshall told the school board Sept.…

Festival exhibitors come at Missouri’s role in the Civil War from different directions

By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Correspondent Side by side booths at Outlaw Days featured devotees of Civil War history, and they presented information not always included in traditional textbooks covering…

Like a wagon wheel: Millville’s Riley Rice specialized in making wheels, but a recent project is a replica Civil War cannon made for a re-enactor

By David Knopf, Richmond News Editor Riley Rice is proud of the Civil War replica cannon he exhibited at Outlaw Days, and for good reason. “I built everything but the…

Bryan Ivlow draws a crowd of like-minded gun enthusiasts

By David Knopf, News Editor When you build a gun as intricate and aesthetically pleasing as Bryan Ivlow’s squirrel gun, it doesn’t hurt if it works well, too. Ivlow, a…

Postcards: Museum history, personal roots date to geneaology group’s founding

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows that I spend a lot of my time at the Ray County Museum. My job title is “Museum Manager” and I…