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The Fence Post obituary: Naomi Marie Reynolds

February 28, 2020

Naomi Marie Reynolds, 82 Nov. 8, 1938 – Jan. 31, 2020 Cedaredge, Colo. Naomi was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Cedaredge, Colo., to Benjamin and Bertha (Harris) Reynolds. God had his hand upon her, helping...


MPCC Rodeo Team plans spring fundraising rodeo

February 28, 2020

The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team will host its annual spring fundraising rodeo in McCook, Neb., on March 13-14. Entries can be called in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at (620) 275-1655....


The Fence Post obituary: Aaron Guy Bickley

February 28, 2020

Aaron Guy Bickley, 67, Aug. 14, 1953 — Feb. 20, 2020 Otis, Colo. Aaron Guy Bickley was born on Aug. 14, 1953, to Berdell Guy and Noralea Davis Bickley in Akron, Colo. He departed this...


The Fence Post obituary: Sandra Sue Lebsack

February 28, 2020

Sandra Sue Lebsack, 70 June 20, 1949 — Feb. 18, 2020 Johnstown, Colo. Sandra Sue Lebsack, 70, of Johnstown, Colo., passed away Feb. 18, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer, surrounded by her family....


The Fence Post obituary: Norbert D. Andersen

February 28, 2020

Norbert D. Andersen, 93 Jan. 11, 1927 — Feb. 18, 2020 Sterling, Colo. Norbert D. Andersen, 93, died peacefully Feb. 18, 2020, at the Harmony Home in Sterling, Colo. A Vigil Service and Recitation of...


The Fence Post obituary: Clifford Reynolds

February 28, 2020

Clifford Reynolds, 87 Aug. 31, 1933 – Dec. 29, 2019 Monte Vista, Colo. Clifford was born Aug. 31, 1933, on the plains northwest of Springfield, Colo., to Benjamin and Bertha (Harris) Reynolds. When he was...


Team Roper Blasingame suffers from severe hand injury

February 28, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Team roping header Ty Blasingame, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2010 and 2019), is recovering after severing his right ring finger on his roping hand Feb. 12....


USDA 0pens Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus

February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last week announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through WHIP+, the...


Neb. branding bills draw more dissent than backers

February 28, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska legislature’s agriculture committee last week heard about four hours of testimony on a pair of bills relating to the Nebraska Brand Committee. Testifiers were cattle producers representing different segments of...




Poppe Cattle Company 15th Annual Production Sale

February 28, 2020

• TSLN Rep: Scott Dirk, Matt Wznick • Date of Sale: Feb. 23, 2020 • Location: BD Bar & Restaurant, Fallon, Mont. • Auctioneer: Greg Goggins • Averages: 75 Bulls Average $4603 SALE HIGHLIGHTS •...



Plant pathology research at the Panhandle R&E Center

February 27, 2020

After the founding of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in 1910 (then referred to as Scottsbluff Experimental Substation), the first major topic of research here was crop rotation. These experiments resulted in several significant...




The Fence Post obituary: Duane A. Shutt

February 27, 2020

Duane A. Shutt May 21, 1933 – Feb. 22, 2020 LaSalle, Colo. Duane A. Shutt, 86, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away Saturday Feb. 22, 2020, surrounded by family, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley,...


Pingree introduces Ag Resilience Act

February 26, 2020

Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, last week introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act, which she said would “promote farmer-driven climate solutions.” The bill sets a vision of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by the...