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Top 10 stories of 2017: #1

1. Clinton County Fair swine flu frustration, misinformation and lessons learned After long hours of work and extensive investment in time and money to get to the show ring, emotions can run high, especially when things do not go as planned. That was certainly the case when, unfortunately, swine influenza was …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #3

3. Tragedy sparks heroism in rural Ohio Featured on the news, far too often, are horrifying glimpses of evil at work in the world, but even so, the relative safety of day-to-day life can be easily taken for granted. So it was in the rural west-central Ohio community of West Liberty …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #4

4. 50th Sale of Champions Fifty years ago, it started with a dream to support the Ohio State Fair’s youth livestock exhibitors. Gov. Jim Rhodes was the mastermind behind the event that would help build the legacy of Ohio livestock exhibition on a national and international stage — the Ohio …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #5

5. A first generation farmer’s perspective: 25 years of chances given and lessons learned When thinking about a typical farmer in Ohio, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to find out that they might run a couple thousand acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. One would also expect that …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #6

6. A barn full of Internationals and not a tractor in sight Ty Higgins often drives through rural Ohio wondering what is hiding in the old barns in the countryside. There are surely stories those structures could tell and who knows what treasures that might lie within — most with …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #7

7. Where are the “You Been Farming Long” boys now? Do you ever wonder what happened to the subjects of one of the most iconic pictures in the history of agriculture? So did Ty Higgins. Back in the early 80s you couldn’t go to a farmhouse, implement dealer or sale …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #8

8. In the barn and out of trouble In Clinton County, a new program is giving area youth an opportunity to find something more productive to do than they might otherwise choose. The Juvenile Court System has started a new 4-H group, called Bacon and Bits, and they are giving …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #9

9. Ohio to Kansas photo highlights: Farmers helping farmers In March of 2017 Ohioans got together through Facebook to lend a helping hand to the folks in need in Ashland, Kan. after devastating wildfires burned the area. Matt Reese got to tag along and so did everyone monitoring this photo post …

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Top 10 stories of 2017: #10

Our web site keeps track of the stories that generate the most interest and at the end of the year we like to review the top stories to gain insight into how to better serve readers of our web and print content and our radio listeners. Plus, it is always …

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Christmas unexpected

Franklin had a far off look in his eyes as he sat there amid the wrapping paper piles from his Christmas morning present opening frenzy. While he had certainly gotten a good haul, the big present — the pinnacle of his Christmas gift hopes for the whole year — was …

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