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Hey sports fans

July 5, 2019

Seems like I woke up one day and everyone was a soccer fan. I don’t mind watching soccer, especially when my grandkids are playing. I know myself and many others will be watching to see...


When disaster strikes

March 15, 2019

Mother Nature really hit farming country hard and she did it on Ag Day. The Fence Post and my own Facebook pages were loaded with scary stories and even scarier photos of snow, wind, flood...


Stop the world I want to get off

October 26, 2018

Where to start? That is the question I am asking myself as I sit down to write this week’s editor’s note. It was a weird, newsy week and there is so much to discuss. First...


Don’t get mired in political nastiness

October 19, 2018

When I started writing this Editor’s Note, I was going to complain about politics and to write that I would be so happy once the election was over. Then I read an obituary from a...


Hurricane Michael brings death and devastation

October 14, 2018

I have been watching and reading about the damage caused by Hurricane Michael, as I’m sure many of you have been. The fact that at least 11 people have died as a result of that...


In praise of pre-cut chicken

September 7, 2018

I was preparing another rant today but decided to keep it light this week because there is just too much to rant about and I only have one page. I received a packet of very...


Johnson vs PETA

August 24, 2018

You’ve probably read the news by now that PETA is celebrating a victory. They managed to get Nabisco to take the bars off of the cages holding the animals pictured on its boxes of “Barnum’s...


Pardon my whine

November 10, 2017

Last week was not a good week for me. I am sitting here typing with my frozen hands in a building with no heat. Yes, the boiler is out in the office and the hot...


Johnson: When fun hurts

November 3, 2017

It’s fall and what better way to celebrate than a trip to a corn maze. Took my two grandkids to The Fritzler Corn Maze just south of Greeley, Colo. It was great fun, but I’m...


‘Grab the blow torch’

October 20, 2017

I read this headline today and laughed out loud, “Man tries to kill spiders with blow torch – ends up burning his house down.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “Grab the...


Johnson: Wildfires taking a toll

July 28, 2017

As of Thursday, the Lodgepole Complex fire in Montana had burned about 270,000 acres and was about 62 percent contained. There are about 600 firefighters fighting the fire, which is being referred to as the...


Johnson: Road trip to South Dakota

July 14, 2017

I drove to Belle Fourche, S.D., last week for a meeting with The Fence Post team and people from our sister paper, Tri-State Livestock News, which has an office there. I hate to brag, but...


Typical Johnson family vacation

July 7, 2017

In case you didn’t notice, I took a few vacation days to celebrate the Fourth of July. My husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren packed up the RV and went to...


Johnson: Don’t need a horse to be a cowgirl

January 20, 2017

While I was watching the horse events at the National Western Stock Show, I was reminded of a time when I was a young girl growing up on a farm near Edinburg, N.D., and wanting...


Johnson: Gearing up for January events

January 6, 2017

January is a busy month for The Fence Post staff with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and, right on its heels, the Colorado Farm Show in Greeley. These events will be a first...