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Happy birthday today to Bonnie Lambert, Jean Haynes and Sandy Lane; tomorrow to Levi Blanchard; to Whitney Ray, Danae Delano and Emmanuel Geiger on the 16th; Gloria Parish on the 17th; Bob LaFever and Rose Greve on the 18th; Andy Ott and Holly Gibson on the 19th; and to Pat Gerke on the 20th.

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Local graziers will call Purdue Extension periodically for pasture management advice, whether it be regarding weeds, stocking rates, renovation needs, integrated pest management advice or forage species selection. Today we’ll focus on weeds.

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INDIANAPOLIS — When newly-elected Mike Pence showed up at the U.S. Capitol for his first joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2001, he watched Vice President Al Gore declare George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as the winning Electoral College ticket. He heard Gore, who lost a bitter election that…

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One morning recently, a cloudy morning with a threat of rain, I went driving on a county road, going slow, just getting out, looking for birds of course and other wildlife.

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One morning recently, a cloudy morning with a threat of rain, I went driving on a county road, going slow, just getting out, looking for birds of course and other wildlife.

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Happy birthday today to Sara Deck, Mindy Barnhart, Laney Schenher and Cameron Tusing; and tomorrow to Amanda Lemish and Jenna (McClure) Rosswurm; Cheryl Wyatt on the 9th; Adam Nelson and Cristina Garcia on the 10th; Molly Blake and Ruth Warman on the 11th; Carlos Taylor Jr., Tommy Geiger, Br…

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Summary: Our hospital monopolies are financially damaging to Indiana’s economy and Hoosier families. On Dec. 13, I sat in front of the TV a few extra minutes basking in the Colts victory. Much to my delight, the venerable “60 Minutes” teaser announced they’d profile the civil anti-trust case…

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INDIANAPOLIS — President Trump is scheduled to leave office at noon, Jan. 20. He has had an extraordinary impact on the United States and Indiana and will leave behind a deeply divided nation.

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As the snow flies and we spend more time indoors, many enjoy the aesthetics and continued “gardening” opportunities by growing indoor plants. However, many have also found that indoor plant care has its challenges.

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Happy birthday today to Angie Taylor, Nathan Targgart and Carla Weston; and tomorrow to Brad Rosswurm and Ross Allen Ellet; Herb Gaff, Nova Tackett, Holly Fairchild and Nicole Constant; Pam Wirges, Kevin Wheaton and James Constant on the 26th; Dale Delanoy, Edwin Rollins, Michelle Stangland …

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The holiday season is a popular time to adopt a new pet into the family, as many tykes dream of a new furry friend under the Christmas tree. And like past years, many consumers will be searching for their puppies on the internet.

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INDIANAPOLIS — As the Democratic presidential race wound down just as the pandemic was gearing up, there was no secret that Joe Biden had a lot of respect and affection for Pete Buttigieg.

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Happy birthday today to Linda (Veazey) cook, Daniele Hass and Brenda Poyser; Kendall King and Phyllis Geiger on the 19th; Bradley Martin, Dianne Green, Dawn Creech and Valory Pittenger on the 20th; Lance Pulley, Marilyn Gross, Joey Lehmkuhl and Junior Geiger on the 21st; Sharon Briggs, Ollie…

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The poinsettia, the most popular holiday plant, is best known as the plant with bright red flowers on a green background. But, the showiest part of the poinsettia is the group of colorful specialized leaves called floral bracts that surround the small, yellowish-green structures that are the…

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Happy birthday today to Ruth Resler, Alexis Kirchner and Jill Price; and tomorrow to Gary Savieo, Austin Lampe, Judy Hephner, Joan Sattison, Barbara Meyer, Adelyn, Rae Wirges, Ron Deck and Russel DeCamp; Sheryl Crawford Hackett, Trent Shively and Ron Smith on the 12th; Ilene Leitch, Marlene …

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The following lawn, landscape and garden suggestions for the month of December are from “Winter Garden Calendar,” Purdue Extension publication HO-90, authored by B. Rosie Lerner. Timing horticultural events and practices can vary from year to year, depending on weather conditions. The follow…

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Happy birthday today to Catherine Wappes, Jay Ziegler and Rita Ransom; and tomorrow to Dianne Tulley, Linda Sutton and Jonathan McCoy; to Steve Merrill on the 5th; Audrey Huelsenbeck and Samuel Huelsenbeck on the 7th; Maureen Hollopeter and Kevin Avery on the 8th; and to Tony Allman on the 9th.

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Whether it was North Side Gym in Elkhart or the Southport Fieldhouse, or packing Evansville’s Ford Center with 11,000 supporters in September 2018, President Trump was at the spearhead of a populist movement. His MAGA rallies filled Indiana’s basketball palaces, with thousands who couldn’t g…

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The end of 2020 is fast approaching, and for private applicators with expiring licenses, it also means that some producers may find that they need to attend an approved program or two by year’s end.

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Take a walk in your woods. As most of the deciduous trees have lost, or are losing their leaves, you might notice a shrubby plant in the understory that still has green leaves and has reddish berries. This could be Asian bush honeysuckle, an invasive plant.

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There were two black-capped chickadees and a cardinal on the platform bird feeder outside the dining room window when I sat down to breakfast this morning.

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Happy birthday today to Norma Crabill, Frank Kessler, Rose Harris and Adam Leazier; tomorrow to Harold Troyer, Caden Bonar, Carol McNall and Robert Miller; Larry Ellet and Katie Wagner on the 14th; John Hart on the 15th; Dallas Parish and Gary Ross on the 16th; and Joyce Yaney, Cindy Yant Pe…

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Editor’s note: Amish Cook columnist Gloria Yoder is taking some time off after an accident. Her representative reports that she and her family are OK, just shaken up. This column is excerpted from a column from this same season, just two years ago.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb may have equaled a modern plurality record with his 57-32% win over Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, who notched 15% (with 96% of precincts counted).

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As I sat at breakfast one morning, as I do almost every morning, I alternated between reading a news magazine and looking out the window at the birds coming to my feeders.

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“Occam’s razor” is described by Britannica as “the principle that, of two explanations that account for all the facts, the simpler one is more likely to be correct.”

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Whether you enjoy growing, carving or eating pumpkins, they are some of the most popular vegetables grown and enjoyed by Indiana residents. And, it seems that each fall we are inundated with pumpkin flavored everything. Depending on your own tastes, maybe that’s a good thing, or a bad thing.

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Happy birthday today to Matt Noyes, Jessica Smith, Carolyn Shelmadine and Warren Tompkins; tomorrow to Nikki Kirkpatrick, Jacob Lemish, Greg Powell, Emily Green and Sam Buchanan; Linda Schenher, Tom Angel, Jack Green and Susie Johnson on the 31st; Val Cooper, Scott Trier, Chad Brown and Crys…