Thanksgiving in a Las Vegas casino

There is no place more miserable to be on Thanksgiving Day than in a buffet line in a Las Vegas casino. Trust me. I've been there.... more

Addressing nutrient loss issues

In 2015 the Illinois Farm Bureau worked with various government agencies, environmental groups and agricultural organizations to develop the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. The document outlines various initiatives farmers can incorporate on their lands to address nutrient loss issues.... more

Thanksgiving and farm bureau perks

As I write we sit just a few days from Thanksgiving. I hope all of you have plans to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the holiday.... more

Thankful for our library

I am thankful for our library. Over the years, I have met many individuals at the library who need help in some way.... more

Democracy is dying

Democracy is dying in this nation and it’s being killed by entrenched interests in both political parties.... more

Consider this: Climate change

It appears that there may have been a big hint during our recent election that climate change means a whole lot to many young people in this country. ... more

Preparing for winter and farm bill priorities

Just about have everything at the ranch buttoned up for winter. Seems like each year that passes there’s more to do; that or I’m just getting slower in my old age. I’m betting the latter applies.... more

A monumental milestone for the area

Well, it looks like we are close to those cold days of winter in Northern Illinois, with a lot of activity in the “Hub City.”... more

Dementia and saying goodbye

As I sat in the barber’s chair Friday, the old man came up to me and extended his hand and introduced himself. ... more

Company A, 2nd Illinois Calvary

It was 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861 when Brigadier General P.G.B. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter. The time for talking was over, the Civil War had begun. ... more

Letter: Thanks for support on Candy Day

The Rochelle Lions Club would like to thank everyone who participated in our annual Candy Day. ... more

Community foundations play crucial role in Prairie State

Most Americans have a strong connection to our country, but our most tangible, visceral, and enduring attachments are to the communities in which we live.... more

Crop marketing outlook event is Nov. 16

The Lee, Carroll, Ogle and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus along with COUNTRY Financial will host a crop marketing outlook on the evening of Nov. 16 at the Days Inn in Rock Falls.... more