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Thursday, January 11, 2007

The rain let up on New Year’s Eve, leaving the bricks of my brother’s new entry patio glistening in the moonlight.

When it rains, it pours: N’ahli R.I.P.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

(Editor’s note: In the Jan. 4 column, Boardman Police Officer Kim Kotheimer was incorrectly referred to as “Jim” in one sentence.

Setting your 2007 farm budget by the numbers

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Lower fuel and nitrogen prices in the last half of 2006 have signaled trends that should hold throughout 2007.

Singing praises of English Shepherds

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I have been surprised by the feedback I have received from last week’s column regarding the decades-old murder of two brothers and their ever-watchful English Shepherd.

Jungle of food safety may consolidate

Thursday, January 11, 2007

One hundred years ago this week, the nation’s first extensive food safety laws went into effect. Inspired by Upton Sinclair’s stomach-churning novel The Jungle, President Theodore Roosevelt bullied Congress into passing the Food and Drug Act.

Crying foul over public cursing

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Ah, Christmas, that wonderful time of year when brightly-wrapped gifts under the twinkling tree contain treasures untold.

Add This To Your Top Ten

Thursday, January 4, 2007

A top 10 list is now the way to define what things are about. Just before Christmas break, my daughter turned in a history project based on the top 10 facts about the Tai Ping Rebellion in China (1850’s).

Christmas miracle inspires a letter

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Last Sept. 15, Kade Kotheimer, the son of Boardman Township’s finest, Police Officer Jim Kotheimer, was injured in an accident so horrendous that he was not expected to live and lay in a coma for weeks.

Tragic tale lives on in a simple archive

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Very few things passed down to me from my paternal grandparents, unfortunately, survived our house fire of December 2000.

Ethanol’s long tail to wag 2007’s dog

Thursday, January 4, 2007

In 2006, ethanol was the strong tail wagging the farm dog. In 2007, ethanol will be the big, well-muscled dog whose price-pumping tail will stir every farm market and nearly every public policy debate.


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