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Luckily, bumper caught the short hop

Kenneth and Mary Lou Leslie were headed west toward Kansas on I-70, bound for Cabella’s to look at boats. The couple was traveling around 65 mph when something loud hit…

Postcards: Memorial Day celebrated with a Southern flavor in Higginsville

By Linda Emley I’m not an expert on the Civil War but I’ve spent the last 2 1/2 years working on the Battle of Albany re-enactment that is coming to…

Ray quilter Laurel Kindley wins first national prize

this weekend: farris youth theatre production of ‘peter pan, Jr’

The Cast – Peter Pan – Matt Vaughan, Wendy – Kylie Phipps, John – Jared Richards, Michael – Mason Fields, Tinkerbell – Madison Holloway, Mr. Darling/Captain Hook – Austin Clock,…

Jack Remembers: Familiar today, PTSD was mystery ailment of older wars, too

By Jack Hackley I spend every Memorial Day north of Grain Valley at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, a private cemetery for veterans and their family, owned by Medal of Honor…

Jack Remembers: Dub Hackley not only raised horses; he knew how to trade ‘em

By Jack Hackley The True Davis family owned Anchor Serum Company in St. Joseph.  He was also assistant secretary of the treasury in Washington, D.C., where he owned a stable…

Hardin-Central: FFA banquet: awards, degrees and new officers

Hardin-Central FFA held its annual awards banquet Wednesday, May 7 in front of an apprecative audience. “We appreciate all who could attend the banquet,” FFA Reporter Tommy Burton said. “Members…

Jack Remembers: Ball of twine, bowl of wax: There’s nothing to see in Kansas, folks

By Jack Hackley Gov. Brownback and the Kansas legislature have been criticized for lowering taxes, and cutting services and funding for the poor and education. That doesn’t bother me.  What…

‘Last fling’ for RHS seniors Friday at Fairgrounds

The Richmond High School Class of 2014 Booster Club will sponsor Project Graduation, a fun day the fairgrounds, Friday for this year’s graduating seniors. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. with…

By Jim Mullen I just saw a report that said eight out of 10 car crashes or near-crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Thank goodness I was watching TV while…