We surveyed farmers: conservation is important

Many farmers and ranchers value the opportunity the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offers to enhance their existing conservation efforts, according to a survey we completed last year.
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The ’90s: A lost decade

We play a name-that-tune game in the car while listening to the radio. Whoever is first to blurt the title of a song and the name of the group or artist singing it wins. Last weekend I encountered a melody unfamiliar to me. When I fessed up to this, my husband said, “It’s a song from the 90s.”
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Yellow Starthistle

This is the third in a series of articles that introduces readers to new weed invaders in Douglas County.
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Spotted Knapweed

This is the second in a series of articles that introduces readers to new weed invaders in Douglas County.
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Role models are among us

Too often, our sons and daughters tend to look for role models in lofty places and many become disillusioned by the bad behavior of some of them. Worse yet, some try to emulate that comportment.
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Late Night TV Guy pays no heed to bedtimes

For the most part, my husband is a rational and logical human being. There is an orderly and predictable pattern to his days. He showers in the morning; brushes his teeth after meals. He rises early and goes to bed at a reasonable hour. He is a reasonable man — for the most part.
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Families gather for Witten-Mittelstaedt reunion

The Witten-Mittelstaedt family reunion was held in the Historic Douglas Church (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church) on June 3 beginning at 11 a.m.
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Babies: Holding a piece of heaven

You forget how tiny they are. And helpless. So utterly, completely helpless. And exhausted. And hungry. And explosive. So literally explosive.
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Farm Bill helps ag in uncertain times

I can share from firsthand experience that farmers typically have a lot to worry about in the best of times.
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Houndstongue

Welcome to the first in a series of articles that will introduce readers to new weed invaders of Douglas County.
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