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Thornton to leave Farm Bureau for Soybean Board

May 24, 2019

The United Soybean Board in Chesterfield, Mo., has hired Mace Thornton, executive director of communications at the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the soybean board’s vice president of communications and marketing. Thornton has worked for...


In memorial
In memorial

May 24, 2019

I know many people are taking advantage of the Memorial Day weekend as three days of fun, camping, fishing, hiking, barbequing, shopping for Memorial Day bargains or just taking it easy. But I hope everyone...


Lewis’ bill protects private property
Lewis’ bill protects private property

May 24, 2019

Rep. Kimmi Lewis has long been heralded as a defender of private property rights and the signing of her HB19-1078 into law was in the defense of those rights. Lewis said multiple landowners, including herself,...



Rural America on wrong side of the digital divide

May 24, 2019

Take a drive through Hamilton County, Kan., population 2,500, and you know you are in the heart of rural America. Hamilton County has an abundance of many things — wheat, sorghum and dairy, for starters...


Ashley Doolittle’slegacy
Ashley Doolittle’slegacy

May 24, 2019

The statistics are gut-wrenching: • One in three U.S. teens ages 14-20 have been victims of dating violence. Young women in this age group are at a three-times greater risk than are any other demographic....


Senate passes disaster aid, Congress heads home

May 24, 2019

Before departing for the Memorial Day recess late Thursday, the Senate passed a disaster aid package that includes money for farmers ravaged by hurricanes, floods and wildfires. The House had already left for the recess....


Agnes and Alice

May 24, 2019

Two old cowgirls, Agnes and Alice, sat on the veranda of the Home for Old Cowgirls reminiscing about days gone by. “Listen to this,” declared Agnes and read out a review of the first National...


Idioms

May 24, 2019

English has many phrases and sentences that are commonly understood by native speakers but can confuse those who are new to English. We call them sayings or idioms and they are not literal. A good...


2020 JeepGladiator
2020 JeepGladiator

May 24, 2019

Well, just when you thought the mid-size truck class was getting crowded when Ranger in December joined, Frontier, Tacoma, Colorado and Canyon, now we have a 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Ram has announced a new Dakota,...


Foreign language

May 24, 2019

A medical doctor friend of mine was recounting his experiences in Africa as a volunteer for a church missionary program. He said it was very satisfying for the soul but his biggest problem was communicating...


I can explain everything

May 24, 2019

Any day now I expect to get an email from one of the many editors of the magazines and newspapers who run this column informing me they no longer want my essays because I can’t...


Field research

May 24, 2019

In recent weeks I’ve cited some off-the-wall scientific research studies. I’ve also mentioned that it’s difficult to believe a lot of research “findings” because of the high possibility that the results are suspect because of...



The Fence Post obituary: Tim Sharp
The Fence Post obituary: Tim Sharp

May 24, 2019

Tim Sharp, 70 May 26, 1949 – May 18, 2019 Greeley, Colo. Tim Sharp of Greeley passed away May 18, 2019. He was born May 26, 1949, in Billings, Mont., to James and Olive Joyce...


The Fence Post obituary; Irene (Kieffer) Latham
The Fence Post obituary; Irene (Kieffer) Latham

May 24, 2019

Irene (Kieffer) Latham, 85 March 7, 1934 – May 4, 2019 Fort Lupton, Colo. Irene Latham died May 4, 2019, at The Regency in Shawnee, Okla., she was 85. Born March 7, 1934, in Tecumseh,...


The Fence Post obituary: Robert L.  England
The Fence Post obituary: Robert L. England

May 24, 2019

Robert L. England, 85 Aug. 28, 1933 – May 10, 2019 Longmont, Colo. Robert Lewis England, 85, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2019, at North Shore Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Loveland, Colo. Robert,...


The Fence Post obituary: Robert “Jay”  Jolly
The Fence Post obituary: Robert “Jay” Jolly

May 24, 2019

Robert “Jay” Jolly, 82 June 28, 1936 – May 11, 2019 Hugo, Colo. Robert “Jay” Jolly, 82, of Hugo, Colo., died on May 11, 2019, at the Lincoln Community Care Center in Hugo. Jay was...


The Fence Post obituary: Betty Catherine Keirnes
The Fence Post obituary: Betty Catherine Keirnes

May 24, 2019

Betty Catherine Keirnes, 87 Feb. 3, 1932 – May 17, 2019 Brush, Colo. Betty Catherine Keirnes, 87, longtime area resident, passed away May 17, 2019, at the Eben-Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush, Colo. She...


The Fence Post obituary: Myrl Lynn Davies
The Fence Post obituary: Myrl Lynn Davies

May 24, 2019

Myrl Lynn Davies, 66 March 2, 1953 – May 3, 2019 Longmont, Colo. Myrl Lynn Davies passed away May 3, 2019, at Longmont United Hospital. He was 66 years old. Myrl was born on March...