How to keep your pumpkin from rotting before Halloween

BLACKSBURG, Va. – You might like to get into the Halloween spirit early, but your jack-o-lanterns might be looking scarier than they are come trick-or-treating time. Virginia Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Ashley Edwards shares a few tips to keep your pumpkins fresh this year. First, Edwards says it’s important to wait until the pumpkins are fully … Read more

Svanda, Yard helps create UNL agricultural publication

LINCOLN – Sophia Svanda and Mikaela Yard have been stellar students throughout their time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They used their intelligence, ingenuity, and writing skills to create an important document for UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The two Cass County natives wrote “Nebraska’s Stress Relief: Solutions for Land, Soil, Water, People … Read more

College achievements by students from Sauk Valley

Here are Sauk Valley area college students who have received academic recognition. Southern New Hampshire University Winter President List Dixon – Cara Newcomer, Stephanie Cooper Rock Falls – Sarah Slazik Sterling – Corinne Gale, Nicole Schultz Erie – Joshua Wheeler Compton – Garrett Patty Summer Dean’s List Sterling – Kylie Russ Upper Iowa University Summer … Read more

Top Activities: October 24-30

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Active adult programs are open to those 50 and older. City residents pay program and activity fees. Non-residents pay an annual fee of $25 plus program and activity fees. For more information, call 920-887-4639 ext. 103. The Community Center Courier newsletter lists activities … Read more

Ripon School Board Discusses Budget, Other Matters.

The Ripon Area School Board voted to approve changes to the 2022-23 tax levy and approve a budget headed for a referendum in November, discussed personnel changes and approved new courses at a meeting Monday night. Here are the key takeaways from the meeting. The November referendum has changed Residents will vote on Nov. 8 … Read more

CCHS Seniors compete in the FFA Floral Design Contest at the Expo.

MOULTRIE, GA – Price Jarvis, a Colquitt County High School senior, competed in the Georgia Future Farmers of America flower design competition at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Wednesday morning. Jarvis, along with 109 other FFA members, was ready to test their gardening knowledge in a three-part competition. “I’m glad. I love flower science. This is … Read more

CCHS Seniors compete in the FFA Floral Design Contest at the Expo.

MOULTRIE, GA – Price Jarvis, a Colquitt County High School senior, competed in the Georgia Future Farmers of America flower design competition at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Wednesday morning. Jarvis, along with 109 other FFA members, was ready to test their gardening knowledge in a three-part competition. “I’m glad. I love flower science. This is … Read more

My College Cares: MCC students, staff give back to the community

Photos by Dee Cortland Christian/Meridian Star MCC teachers are all smiles as they lend a helping hand to the Love and Pea Community Garden on Tuesday morning. Meridian Community College was empty Tuesday morning as students and staff spent time giving back to the community. Instead of spending the day in the classroom, teachers and … Read more

Masks are now optional in Richmond Public Schools buildings.

Even if the air temperature is above freezing, the ground can cool more under the right conditions. Richmond Public Schools are now closed for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Mask option in indoor and outdoor settings. The Richmond School Board voted Monday night to approve a recommendation to lift … Read more

Free pest management workshop in Spanish hosted by HRSWCD

Hood River SWCD and course instructor Leo Garcia are offering two half-day pest control workshops in Spanish on Nov. 1-2 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at OSU Extension, 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. Tuesday’s class will focus on understanding fruit pest and disease identification, life cycle and control methods, while Wednesday will focus … Read more