The most profound spokesman for farmers has rested his pen.
That is an understatement. One of the most knowledgeable, straight-forward spokespersons for farm and ranch profitably, land, water and air conservation, livestock rights, and still the proudest American, genuinely concerned for its future, yet with the utmost wisdom, love for family, life and the deepest faith, has stopped writing a weekly column.
Life in America is supposed to be about the pursuit of happiness and there is at least one fellow we believe has found it.
Nicholas Guy left these parts in 2010 to be a handler for a sprint dog racer in Minnesota. From there he went to Alaska handling dogs for mushers in training for the Iditarod. He never came back.
In his own words posted online he states that he “never understood what there was in the world outside of my little box. I thought the path to happiness was lined with mega pixels, beautiful women and fancy stuff. I never thought I would be at my happiest dead broke, pushed to exhaustion and often fighting off frost bite.”
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month and Jefferson County is spreading awareness about the services they offer.
According to the national Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 1.58 million people receive care from hospice palliative care providers in the United States.
The Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Nov. 9 in Meriden with 4-H Council President Marisa Hooper presiding over the ceremonies.
The banquet is sponsored by the Jefferson County Bankers Association and the 4-H Council.
The Mike and Brenda McNary family was honored as the Family of the Year Saturday night at the Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet.
Jerry Greene, longtime detective with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, retired last week after 30 years of service.
A Taste of Elegance once again boasted its best number ever after a successful fundraiser last Saturday night at Perry-Lecompton High School.
A pickup truck busted through the brick wall of the Cotton-O’Neil Medical Clinic at Meriden just after noon on Friday and came to rest inside an exam room.
Ann Kristin Neuhaus has lost her license to practice medicine, but she is still engaged in the work of making people healthy on the community level.
Paul Goebel has filled a void in the history of World War II, telling the story of his father’s experience with a small book titled “The 224th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion.”