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Make mistakes – learn – repeat

The past few weeks, I’ve made several blatant mistakes. First, instead of the standard “sticky buns” recipe, I opted for a new one for Easter brunch. My son reminded me…

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Fertilizing grapes, rhubarb harvest, asparagus beetles

To fertilize grapes, in the year of planting apply one-half cup of a 10-10-10 fertilizer per vine as growth begins in the spring. Repeat after one month. Fertilizers should be…

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Wild Times: Walleye fishing is hard to beat

I began my walleye fishing addiction almost 50 years ago on a lake in northern Minnesota. If you have never been walleye fishing before, you are missing out on one…

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Use extra caution on the road

I would like to remind everyone that with warmer weather, farmers are able to start getting in to the fields. With the already busy highways in our county, farm equipment…

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Superintendent Notes: Unsung heroes

Kids today need heroes. They need role models to provide examples and to help them through the difficulties of growing up in challenging times. We are fortunate in our northeast…

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April is Food Waste Awareness Month

In the U.S., more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste, and food is the single largest type of waste we discard as trash or…

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Mole control

If you haven’t seen them already, it won’t be long until you can feel them underneath you as you mow. Moles: one of a homeowner’s biggest nuisances. The soil upheaval…

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Summer: A time to simplify life

Before the summer is filled with activities, it is a good time to think about your families’ lifestyle. Consider taking some time to evaluate your family schedule. Are you doing…

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Minister Speaks: The sweetness of death

Christ is arisen from the grave’s dark prison. So let our joy rise full and free; Christ our comfort true will be. Alleluia! Jesus is raised and now death is…

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Happy Easter!

This Sunday we celebrate Easter — one of the most important Sundays both in the calendar of the Christian church and I hope in the life of the Christian. It…

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Legislature adjourns until veto session

The legislature adjourned April 5, until veto session, which will begin on May 1. In my opinion, it has been a different session than most, to say the least. Most…

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The dangers of drinking and driving

I recently returned from the Lifesavers Conference, held in Louisville, Ken. This national conference is the largest gathering of highway safety professionals across the country. Many important and informative workshops…

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Focus on bone health

Did you play hop scotch or jump rope when you were a child? It turns out these might be even better for your health as an adult than they were…

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Cattle are upcyclers

So much about farting cows in the news as of late, when it’s actually cow belches that emit methane. Here’s an article by Sara Place, a Ph.D., senior director of…

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Starter fertilizer in soybean

With any luck, corn planting will be in full swing by the time you are reading this. If so, you may also be thinking ahead to at least some degree…

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