Sunday, August 28, 2016

A college friend once noted that everyone is missing one word from their personal vocabulary. "My missing word is modesty," he pronounced.

As the work-at-home mom-type person, I have become quite the hostess. Granted, not for cocktail parties, holiday dinners, or any gathering involving guests over the age of 10.

I can't open the mail, or another farm publication, or my e-mail without reading the word "ethanol." We're riding the e-wave right now, bobbing along on high corn prices and floating on renewable energy currents from Washington.

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

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

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

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

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.

There is a reason I have no desire to travel the world, see exotic places, and meet new and exciting people and it is this: new and exciting people who live in other places are strange.
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