Columns

A thank you and see you soon.
As my internship comes to an end, I cant help but to reflect back on this summers experiences. I have only positive memories credited to working at Ralls County...
Hydesburg United Methodist Church
Located right off of HH near Hannibal, sits the astonishing Hydesburg United Methodist Church and its cemetery. The community of Hydesburg started...

"Fury On The Santa Fe Trail"
Storyteller Pablo Baum stopped by the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Center Saturday, July 25. He gave an afternoon talk and demonstration, Fury on the...

Oakland and New Oakland Baptist Church: Same Love, Different Buildings
This weeks edition features the beautiful and historical (well kind of) New Oakland Baptist Church. The history of this church is much deeper than...

School Shopping
From the Editor | July 23, 2015 The county is caught up in the mid-July lull right now. Thats the time when your garden isnt quite ready for full harvest, most people are...
Perry Christian Church: Its Exciting History Throughout the Years
Those living along Lick Creek first held services in a schoolhouse west of the Lick Creek cemetery. The building was a five cornered log house with...

Rain May Wash Away Soil, but Not What is Truly Important
From the Editor | July 16, 2015 Im so tired of bouncing between rain and the hot humid aftermath of the storms. So far summer has been hijacked by Mother Nature to steal...
Time
From the Editor | July 9, 2015 Someone once said that time is fluid. I thought about that as I walked through the park during the Fourth of July activities in Perry. I...
Union Chapel: Little Written History, but Big Heart
The beginnings of Union Chapel Church started in August of 1898. Pioneer residents of the community, Thomas V. Hill and Henry Lane, conceived the...

Olivet Christian Church: A Community of Continuing Faith and...
One might say that Ralls County has some of the most devout Christians of any county around. Some of these devout Christians can be found at Olivet...

Happy 239th Birthday, America!
From the Editor | July 2, 2015 Saturday we celebrate 239 years as an independent nation. Compared to many of the worlds nations we are in our infancy, a rambunctious...
Rain Rain Go Away...
From the Editor | June 24, 2015 There was a brief interlude of sunshine and blue skies last weekend. Neighbors rushed to mow and the roar of the mower competed with the...
Greenlawn Memorial Chapel: The Oldest Original Structure Wood Frame...
Once Greenlawn, a bustling little town, now rests peaceful quiet farmland. Sitting on the northeast corner of Route J and County Road D stands the...

Brush Creek Catholic Church is Rich with History: Paved the Way for...
Sitting a couple of miles west of Spalding sits a little stone church that is arguably one of the most historically significant churches in the...

St. Paul Catholic Church: The Mother Church of the Roman Catholic...
Tucked in a clearing just off Route EE between Center and Perry, stands the beautiful St. Paul Catholic Church. Once being the oldest Catholic...