'Where's Rick'

For decades, countless Standard-Times readers started their days with a Rick Smith column. Rick told the stories of their hometown, their families and their friends and neighbors. He became a member of everyone's household for years. When he would take the occasional day off or the very rare sick day, editors would have to run a "Where's Rick" note in the place where his column normally ran. He was missed by his loyal readers.
Published: 6:53 PM CST February 18, 2019
Updated: 9:59 AM CDT July 25, 2019