Saturday, January 16, 2021
fishing boat

Kanagawa Treaty marked the end of Japan's 220-year-old policy of national seclusion by opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American vessels.
recipe cards

A little brown recipe box takes Judith Sutherland back in time to remind her how past generations of her family once lived.
Item No. 1174

We have two possible solutions for one antique tool, and a new mystery item for you to ponder. Can you tell us how this item was used?
Pioneer Pavilion

Julie Geiss and her family recently chose to start puppy training at one of the oldest buildings in Youngstown, Pioneer Pavilion.
grain storage bin

Grain futures markets on the Chicago Board of Trade made new life-of-contract highs as we finished the year, and then made new highs Jan. 4 and Jan. 5. 
Jacob sheep

Just as environment and expectations are key for livestock guardian dog training, Tarma Shena says these aspects are crucial for livestock selection, too.
chickadee

A group of birdwatchers made a little local history, doing the Christmas bird count in a circle based in Canton for the first time in 70 years.
sprouts

Crop modeling allows producers to focus on the right time and rate of nutrient applications while looking at the return and keeping nutrients in the field.
american flag in a flower box

Julie Geiss explains her 2021 mantra — "Made in America" — and encourages others to be more mindful of where the product comes from before purchasing it.
bridge in the woods

Scott Shalaway thanks readers and recaps his long career and prepares for retirement.