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Tue
14
Aug

Duane Duvel

Duane R. Duvel, 84, of Waukon, IA, died Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, August 15, at The Old Rossville Store in Rossville, IA, from 4-6 p.m. with a sharing time at 5:30 p.m. Private family military graveside rites will be held in Salem Cemetery in rural Waukon with Pastor Keith Selberg officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Tue
14
Aug

Cindy Ballantine

Cindy K. Ballantine, 69, of Harpers Ferry, IA, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at her home. Memorial services are pending in Creston, IA.


Mon
13
Aug

Richard “Dick” Huinker

Richard (Dick) Joseph Huinker, 71, of Monona died Monday, August 6, 2018 at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the celebrant. Burial was at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona. Memorials may be given to the St. Patrick Building Fund.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona assisted the family with arrangements.

Dick was born October 27, 1946 to Irvin and Stella (Tepesch) Huinker in Postville, the oldest of four kids. He was both baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monona where he continued to be an active member the rest of his time with us.

Mon
13
Aug

Edward Stahl

Edward Stahl, 52, of Lansing was called home Monday morning, August 6, 2018 with his family by his side after his long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11 at United Methodist Church, Lansing, with Pastor Sedar Wembonyama officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Thornburg- Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.

Ed was born on August 27, 1965 to Allen and Mabel (Rouster) Stahl in Waukon. He grew up in Lansing and graduated from Kee High with the class of 1984. After graduation, Ed went into the U.S. Army and was a member of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He was stationed in Germany and after returning to the states, he was stationed at Fort Campbell in Tennessee.

Wed
08
Aug

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that Nature and Nature’s creatures are much more active in warm weather than in cold, especially in this area which is on the migration route for many of them.

Those of us who have lived here for many years are familiar with sights and sounds of local residents and most of the temporary visitors.

But there are exceptions.

One recent night, before midnight, during one of my frequent nighttime sleep interruptions, I heard a creature making a very loud and totally unrecognizable sound. I have no idea what it was. I tried to look out the window but could see nothing, nor even very accurately divine the exact location.

I had recently watched a segment on TV about “howler” monkeys, and there was a little bit of that in the howl. But unless it was a zoo escapee, there are no monkeys in northeast Iowa.

Wed
08
Aug

Word for Word 8/8/18

Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg
Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg

Please meditate on 1 Kings 19:4-8, Ephesians 4:30-5:2, John 6:41-51.

In these scriptures, we hear about bread-food. We hear at least in the Gospel, about people who are grumbling, actually the word used today is murmuring, as in, “The people started to murmur in protest because He claimed, “I am the bread that came down from Heaven.”

Jesus confronts the murmuring head-on. He says, “Stop your murmuring.”

Jesus is a lot like us, isn’t he? He doesn’t like grumbling, murmuring or whining any more  than we do. All three of these words are onomatopoetic (good to remember this word for crossword puzzles). The word sounds like the meaning of the word. Grumble, grumble, grumble. Mur-mur-mur-mur-mur. Whiiinne, whiinne, whiinne.

All very unpleasant sounds, aren’t they?

Is that any way to behave toward God? Making unpleasant sounds? You don’t do that, do you?

Wed
08
Aug

Letter to the Editor: The real danger is Progressives comparing President Trump to Hitler

To the Editor:

Mr. Hill claims in his Letter to the Editor dated August 1 that his original letter contained pure fact from the book “How Democracies Die.” Wrong. He claims that the authors of the book are respected scholars and diligent researchers who carefully documented all the points in their book. They may be.

I repeat, Democracy did not die in Peru. Surely it did in Venezuela at the hand of an outsider in the form of a military coup followed by a sham election to install communism. I doubt that either of the authors or any of their researchers ever spent a minute in Peru or Venezuela. They twisted facts to meet their own objective.

Wed
08
Aug

Letter to the Editor: Thanks, but no thanks

To the Editor:

Thank you, Mr. President.

On behalf of corn, wheat and soybean farmers across America, I thank you for this 12 billion dollar, one-time bailout.

Your tariffs on soybeans and pork have caused financial loss to soybeans, wheat and corn amounting to 13 billion dollars in June, 2018 alone.* That is one billion dollars more than the “bailout”. And that is only June.

According to University of Illinois and Ohio State University research, China’s 25% tariff on soybeans could cost Illinois midsize farms 87% of their income, and a $500,000.00 loss in net worth, per operation.* That’s per farm family.

Kalena Bruce, a fifth generation Missouri rancher, states that hogs are down 20% and lean hog futures by 14%.

Wed
08
Aug

What's Up at the FSA Office?

by Jeremy Leitz, Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates
• August 17: CRP Signup 51
• ARCPLC: September 28
• September 28: MPP-Dairy Premiums Due

Facility Loan Interest Rates
The interest rates for August are as follows:
• 2.625% for 3 years
• 2.750% for 5 years
• 2.875% for 7 years
• 2.875% for 10 years
• 2.875% for 12 years
• 2.875% for 15 years

Maintaining the Quality of Farm-Stored Loan Grain
Bins are ideally designed to hold a level volume of grain. When bins are overfilled, and grain is heaped up, airflow is hindered, and the chance of spoilage increases.
Producers who take out marketing assistance loans and use the farm-stored grain as collateral should remember that they are responsible for maintaining the quality of the grain through the term of the loan.

Wed
08
Aug

Pair of pasture walks taking place in August

Amy Fenn pasture walk Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:30 am
12041 Severson Rd., Ferryville WI

Topic: Year 2 Conveting woods to silvopasture, designing a forage chain and adding chickens for fly control. Directions: From Seneca: Go N about 9 miles to County Rd C. Turn Left for 1 mile to Severson Rd on right. Go right 1.1 miles to 12041.

Studnicka Cattle Company pasture walk Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:30 am
1435 Blue River Rd., Muscoda, WI

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