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A story we’d rather not tell

Thursday, October 26, 2006

In a perfect world, we’d never print another article like Tony Nicoletto’s page one story about his miraculous recovery from a farm accident.

An offer you can’t understand

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The next afternoon after this tragedy, a beautiful autumn day, I was pleasantly surprised to come home and find our little Amish neighbor girls, Anna and Lizzie, here in our back yard, picking up walnuts as we had told them they were welcome to do.

Gunning for the rural vote in November

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Show me the contents of a person’s wallet and I’ll outline their life. My skinny wallet, for example, holds just two credit cards (likes convenience, hates consumer debt), a grocery store discount card (cheapskate), a driver’s license, voter’s registration card and fishing license (name, address, age, dull life) as well as a blood donor card (O Positive).

It’s time to say goodbye and move on

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Dianne Shoemaker and I have been sharing this Dairy Channel column since 1997, I think. That’s a total of about 130 Dairy Channel articles for each of us.

Reliving The Personal Touch

Thursday, October 26, 2006

When I think back to my trick-or-treating days as a kid, my memories strike a contrast with the door-to-door invasions we think of today.

Can I get a re-run of my 29th birthday?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

We are (too) fast approaching yet another 30-something birthday and let me assure you the new has worn off.

Sudden impact: Anhydrous can be a quick killer

Thursday, October 26, 2006

(The following information is provided by Iowa State University Extension.) AMES, Iowa – Despite attention in recent years to laws regarding its transport, application, and storage, anhydrous ammonia remains a serious health risk for farmers.

Soybean rust found in Indiana

Thursday, October 26, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Asian soybean rust has been found in Indiana for the first time, but poses no threat to Indiana soybean producers this year.

Market is pushing planting decisions

Thursday, October 26, 2006

URBANA, Ill. – Wheat, corn, and soybean prices, which have moved higher since mid-September, have implications for the production plans of farmers and perhaps for farm policy.

Farmers at greater risk of hearing loss

Thursday, October 26, 2006

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Research indicates that farmers experience greater hearing loss than do people in other occupations.

Tree farmer fighting for CAUV

Thursday, October 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Dave Coldwell says if his situation is any indication, Ohio is in a crisis. The Columbiana County tree farmer said he is being put through the ringer, denied CAUV tax rights on parts of his property by the county auditor, and fighting in court for tax savings that seem like they should be allowable, no questions asked.

Raymond Koch

Thursday, October 26, 2006

PETERSBURG, Ohio – The events of Oct. 28, 1949, are indelible in the mind of Raymond Koch. Even after 57 years, he recalls the scenes and motions and emotions without hesitation.

Herman Miller

Thursday, October 26, 2006

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Herman Miller had just turned 23, was starting the second year of his teaching career, and was dating the girl who would eventually become his wife.

Second chance

Thursday, October 26, 2006

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Tony Nicoletto tells people they don’t want to be like him. That’s because most people like him aren’t alive.

Putting a price tag on farm safety

Thursday, October 26, 2006

LONDON, Ohio – A few extra minutes or a few extra dollars on a farm can be priceless and farmers are often reluctant to part with either.

Harvest brings back fond memories

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tragedy. The nerve-jarring news of any school tragedy is difficult to take in. But the horror in an Amish school house in a bucolic part of the world where violence is nonexistent proved to be more than we could grasp.

Really, you can’t make this stuff up

Thursday, October 19, 2006

As fast as time usually passes, it seems to pick up even greater speed in the fall. Corn and soybeans, like maples’ leaves, appear to turn golden one day, brown the next and, at least so to me, are gone the next.

Who Are You, And What Planet Are You From?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

We settled on a bench across from the pond in Salem’s Waterworth Park. Several varieties of ducks and geese floated leisurely across the water.

Keeping the spark – and the dark – in marriage

Thursday, October 19, 2006

When I was a little girl, a common advertising icon was Reddy Kilowatt. He was an electrical sprite of undetermined origin who flittered about representing the magic of electricity.

Three counties get funding for flood damage

Thursday, October 19, 2006

ORWELL, Ohio – Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties have been approved for implementation of the 2006 Environmental Conservation Program Flood.

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