2022 scholarship applications available Jan. 4

The Ogle County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that applications for their 2022 scholarship program will be available beginning Jan. 4 to graduating high school seniors, or those enrolled at an accredited university.... more

Navigating the holiday season

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now Christmas looms. Three weeks to get the tree up, lights hung, presents bought and wrapped……and that time will fly past.... more

Artifacts of another era

I was digging around in a barn loft a while back collecting things that had been stored away for half a century.... more

Navigating the holiday season

As they say in the movie business, that’s a wrap.... more

Hickory Grove, small businesses and the holiday season

I hope this column finds everything good with everyone following the Thanksgiving holiday.... more

Nutrient loss reduction strategy report announced

The Directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are announcing the release of Illinois' third Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) Biennial Report.... more

Thanksgiving snuck up on me

Thanksgiving really snuck up on me this year. Before I knew it, I was searching for the electric knife to prepare it for the annual turkey carving.... more

Thanksgiving is about family

There is no place more miserable to be on Thanksgiving Day than in a buffet line in a Las Vegas casino.... more

The right to pursue happiness

During all of my travels over the past month, I’ve listened to a lot of talk radio.... more

The generosity of the people

I stopped out at Prescott Brothers Ford Thursday for the Coyote’s 2 Ton Food Drive.... more

Reminded of my fear of scorpions

The desert is a place of great beauty, and great danger.... more

The democratic party and rural voters

Just when it looked like things couldn’t get any worse for democrats in rural areas, Virginia voters proved them wrong.... more

The story of Blackhawk

About 10,000 years before the French and Spanish traders made their way into Ogle County, indigenous peoples populated the area.... more