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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...


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...


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...


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....


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,...


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...


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...


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: 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: 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: 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; 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: Dale D. Anderson
The Fence Post obituary: Dale D. Anderson

May 24, 2019

Dale D. Anderson, 71 Dec. 3, 1947 – May 15, 2019 Sterling, Colo. Dale D. Anderson, 71, of Sterling, Colo., passed away on May 15, 2019, at his home just north of Sterling, Colo. A...


The Fence Post obituary: James E. Brickley
The Fence Post obituary: James E. Brickley

May 24, 2019

James E. Brickley, 84 Oct. 29, 1934 – May 12, 2019 Greeley, Colo. James E. Brickley, 84, of Greeley, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29,...


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...


The Fence Post obituary: Richard Francis “Dick” Ament

May 24, 2019

Richard Francis “Dick” Ament, 93 July 11, 1925 – April 24, 2019 Scottsbluff, Neb. Richard Francis “Dick” Ament, 93, of Scottsbluff, Neb., passed away peacefully on April 24, 2019, while under hospice care at the...



House Ag Approps subcommittee approves 2020 bill

May 24, 2019

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee today approved the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill for the Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration, the Farm Credit Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The bill was...