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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. Read more

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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…

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At this writing, Indiana has reported a record high 2,800 new COVID-19 cases. This comes as Hoosiers are in the midst of deciding whether to rehire Gov. Eric Holcomb, or change course with Democrat and former health commissioner Woody Myers, or Libertarian Donald Rainwater.

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Some insects and spiders will be trying to move into homes as weather turns colder. Here’s a brief overview of some of the more common insects and other arthropods that will be trying to invade our homes this fall.

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Happy birthday today to Lib McDowell; and tomorrow to Chantal Battenberg, Herb Ohlwine, Carol Crawford Cripe, Eddie Arnold and Vince Glaser; Diane Geiger on the 24th; Dick Crawford, Jeff Schenher, Hedwig Pratt, Todd Patrick and Justin Cornewell on the 25th; Shane Christlieb, Dale Sade, Denna…

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I keep pretty good track of changes in the Indiana Code, but I came across one recently that I had missed. As of last year, city police and firefighters no longer have to live inside their county or a bordering county. Now, they can live in a non-bordering county up to 50 miles from city limits.

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Happy birthday today to Rick McDowell, Vikki McDowell, Marilyn Parish, Trella Mae Geiger, Desiree Caudill and Karen May; tomorrow to Dennie Hackett and Alex McDowell; Michael Ferguson, John Faylor and Robert Schaefer on the 17th; Carlie Horne, Jera Sue Kessler, Phyllis Anderson, Stephanie Ar…

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Several homeowners have recently called the Purdue Extension office very concerned that their pine trees were dying, prompting me to address this issue for everyone. Homeowners are seeing needles turn yellow to brown, and fall off the tree. Is there cause for concern?

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The following lawn, landscape and garden suggestions for the month of October are from “Autumn Garden Calendar,” Purdue Extension publication HO-93-W, authored by B. Rosie Lerner. Timing horticultural events and practices can vary from year to year, depending on weather conditions. The follo…

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According to the APA, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness every year. If you have a mental illness you may have difficulty functioning in a number of areas, including at work.

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News in newspapers and on TV is of the coronavirus and Covid-19, businesses and schools reopening after being shut-down, wild fires in the West, tropical storms and torrential rain in the South and East, politicians and the coming election.

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Happy birthday today to Joline Lock, Andrew Jewell and Kelly Gaerte; tomorrow to Francesca Sollazzo, Joyce Fulk and Ruth Kiser; Bill Griffith, Ada Ramsey and Harold Norman. Larry Cearbaugh, Mike Bingham, Kody Poyser and Hugh Rohrer on the 10th; Paul Sade on the 11th; Mitchell Lahr on the 12t…

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The president of the United States — the leader of the free world, arguably the most powerful person on the planet — has contracted a dangerous virus, and I’m not sure how I should act.

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It stands to be a future framed picture in Vice President Mike Pence’s office: On Monday, he was climbing the U.S. Capitol steps with 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett of South Bend. The tall, slender judge is adjusting her necklace; the vice president is reaching into his pocket, a look o…

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I’m thinking of doing something different in the gubernatorial election. Some will say I would be wasting my vote.

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Happy birthday today to Sherron Putt; tomorrow to Cory Hauser and Jon Shafer; Geoffrey Schenher on the 3rd; Debra Pott, Larry Ford, Dr. Zollinger and Callen Motter on the 4th; John Brady, Mark Archer, Christy Gibson, Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Jon Green and Ruth Leitch on the 6th; and Troy Trier, J…

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Gathering for dinner in 2015, at the governor’s retreat, Brown County State Park’s Aynes House, Gov. Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats came to some career conclusions. Pence decided he would not seek the presidency in 2016, and Coats opted against reelection.

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We’ll all soon be faced with large farm equipment traveling local roads for fall harvest operations. As a driver, it is easy to get frustrated when caught behind something going less than 25 miles per hour, but please take a breath and be patient. Your life counts, and every farmer’s life counts.

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A little gray bird, smaller than a robin, but bigger than the black-capped chickadees, white-breasted nuthatches and tufted titmice, flitting back and forth to the bird feeder outside my dining room window, landed on the fence at the edge of our lawn one morning recently.

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In March, as we learned of COVID-19’s lethality and the global community’s inability to contain it, more and more leaders expressed outrage at the Chinese Communist Party.

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Happy birthday today to Jodie Beaupre, Stacie McNall Moore, Dave Martin, Amber Royer, Jackie Young and Sharon Herron; and tomorrow to Jacob Rosswurm, Tracy Springer, Wayne Yager and Audrey Dell; to Janice Lockwood, Alverda Fogle, Cobbie Long Gantt and Jaelie Longardner on the 27th; Sue Traxl…

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An edgy America has been warned by its president that the coming election will be “rigged” and “fraudulent.” U.S. intelligence and congressional sources say that nefarious foreign sources are seeking a redux of the 2016 interference, with FBI Director Christopher Wray specifically naming Rus…

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One of the COVID-19 pandemic’s many negative consequences is a drastic rise in the number of children and families suffering food insecurity. September is National Hunger Awareness Month. More than ever, we must work to find solutions and support existing ways to meet this critical, foundati…

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Happy birthday today to Pierre Longardner; and tomorrow to Cheryl Guiff, Kelli Sade, Nancy Ford and Benjamin Wheaton; to Randy Troyer, Jason Deck and Rita Burks on the 19th; Rhonda McHenry, Rick Whittaker, Rosalie Geller Byrne, Chad Brenneke, Eryn Savieo and Savanna Daugherty on the 21st; Ro…

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Livestock producers: how long has it been since you walked your pastures? Have you kept an eye out for starts of toxic plants? Do you know what toxic plants to look for?

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This time of year, stinging wasps may be making nests of epic proportions. Yellowjackets and baldfaced hornets are the typical culprits. Cliff Sadof, Purdue Extension entomologist, recently related a stinging experience he endured, and how others can safely manage a similar situation.

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Happy birthday today to Jathni Richards, Klayton Brown and Brock Graham; and tomorrow to Mari Stesemann, Sharon McDowell and Janet Burgland; to Keith Wyss, Tom Martin, Courtney Egolf, Cathy Egolf, Paul Lee Geiger, Ryan Osbun and Averi Smith on the 12th; Joel Weaver and Clara Mitchell on the …

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The following lawn, landscape and garden suggestions for the month of September are from “Autumn Garden Calendar,” Purdue Extension publication HO-93-W, authored by B. Rosie Lerner. Timing horticultural events and practices can vary from year to year, depending on weather conditions. The fol…

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In the 1980s, I traveled to the Soviet Union as part of a junior high school soccer program.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has seemed to suck a lot of the fun out of life for many of us. Those of us who take the guidelines seriously are staying out of public places as much as possible. Even when we do go out, the masks and social distancing put both physical and psychological barriers between us.

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Happy birthday today to Cheryl Murphy, Kaila Crawford and Darryl Parish; and tomorrow to Melissa Martin, Janet Chojnowski, Kellie Phares, Lowell Dean and Gage McCord; Etta Hamilton, Brianna Wheaton and James G. Fry on the 29th; Jim Shlater and Jackie Deck on the 30th; Dee Trier, Amanda Schul…