Winchester house carries mysterious history

This tale begins with the founding of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. in 1866. Its fabled lever-action rifles quickly became a staple with hunters from Maine to California. The guns rode the western range on the saddles of cowboys...

Diseases, insects, weeds can affect quality of soybean crop

Unlike corn, quality generally is not an issue for soybeans at harvest time. Soybeans may be more susceptible to damage if the farmer does not use the correct threshing settings in the combine, which may result is split and broken...

Are early vote totals released?

Q: Are votes cast before Election Day counted and released to the media before Election Day? If not, where does the media get its information on which candidate is winning/losing? — Gary Burns, Arlington. A: To project voting...

Poachers’ deeds often make them identifiable

Poachers include trespassers, closed-season and non-game killers, jacklighters, hunting closed zones or zone-skipping, shooting from vehicles, use of illegal permits or methods, and the list could go on. As a hunter, landowner and...

Disease can damage some corn ears

Besides yield loss in corn from a dry year, farmers also face grain quality issues because of low test weight or diseased corn ears. Disease often infects an ear after kernels have been damaged by birds and insects. Stress caused by...

Can I still purchase Z-M-O oil?

Q: Do your readers remember Z-M-O oil? It was made in Findlay. It was wonderful for mosquito bites, but I haven’t been able to find it for many years. I still have a little left in a small bottle and wish I could get more....

Bing Crosby: Entertainer, ‘American Sportsman’

My dad passed away when I was 13 years old and one of the many lingering voids includes the loss of my fishing mentor. I was really just learning the outdoor ropes and I was left to find my own way. A couple of my friends’ dads...

Corn mazes, pumpkin patches fall under agritourism laws

Agritourism is popular in agriculture. Many of us participate each fall by wandering through a corn maze, visiting an orchard, and taking the kids to a pumpkin patch. The state defines agritourism as an agriculturally related...
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