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Northwest Salmon

 

Editorial

Day County knows how to throw

you a party, don’t miss it!

by John Suhr
surhs@reporterandfarmer.com

Day County, there is a party coming up and you do not want to miss out. If people remember LeAnn’s column, she would many times write about the things I needed to do around the house.

Well, this party is not one you are going to regret the next day, unless you miss it. This is a party for people who put together honey do lists or those who unfortunately, like myself, receive the honey do list.

This is a Block Party put on by Day County Housing. It will be held March 18 at the Webster Armory. By no means is this for Webster people, but everyone in the county. Businesses looking to host a booth or offer a seminar dealing with housing, this is a great time to get involved in the area.

Those looking to host a housing related seminar or want a booth space related to housing issues your deadline of Feb. 15 is approaching. When I talk housing it can be contractors, insurance, lumber and hardware store, plumbers, electricians... The list goes on and on, as my honey do list did until LeAnn wrote about it.

Those who want to get involved need to contact Day County Housing at 345-3159.

It will be a great opportunity to find people who can either help take some of the items off the honey do list or offer solutions how to get the job done yourself.

But beyond that it will be like a block party with kids’ activities, snacks and more. If you want to be part of this as a volunteer, you can also call that number.

Just like with any event, there is a lot of work that goes into preparing, setting up, running and tearing down.

 


Columns

All I ever wanted to know

about worms for just A$42

by Amanda Fanger
reporter@reporterandfarmer.com

All of last week, I had some pretty desperate spammers trying to sell me a book. Over and over, I kept getting the same email. Instantly recognizing it as spam, it was automatically deleted. But finally, out of boredom, I decided to take a bit more time to see what exactly it was they were trying to sell me.

In the subject line: “RE: good news for you.”

Bright Sun Publishing trumpets our most important book this year.

Reviewed by famed environmentalists this book is described as “amazing and inspiring. Aimed at any person involved with soil fertility it takes us on a voyage of discovery and reads like an exciting novel.”

Australia has long been recognized as world leaders in growing and using worms, and David Murphy is their guru. His book now tells even more clearly and simply how to boost soil fertility, using organic waste on your property, worms and common sense.

This is the best book of worms ever written.

An Australian farmer who has followed this book writes of doubling his carrying capacity in a few years and at the same time eliminating all fertilizer purchases. Read it, see his pastures, contact him! A south African cropper reported a trebling of her millet crop!

Gardeners have been amazed at the incredible lift in soil fertility and the fullness in colour of their flowers. Learn gardening tricks like how to use worms to drive off cabbage moth!

Yours for A$42 including delivery, to anywhere in the world AND, if you don’t like it, there’s a no nonsense money back guarantee!

That is Australian dollars, not U.S.!

To order click here.

The line, “This is the best book of worms ever written” is the one that got me.

Because, honestly, I thought the children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was pretty good.

~af~

 

 

Town of Andover is losing its history

by Emre K. Erku
sports@reporterandfarmer.com

As I was snapping pictures of the Andover Bar & Grill – or what’s left of it – last week, a nice, sweet ole lady stopped before me in her vehicle.

“What happened?” she asked in terrible amazement.

“Uh... the bar burned down this morning?” I answered stupidly in the form of a question as black smoke rose from the roofless structure.

“Oh no,” she responded. “Andover is losing its history.”

The Waldorf Hotel and now this bar, where many times I frequented, are gone.

I, being the young and reckless little devil that I am (just ask the author of our newest letter to the editor), would like to say that I truly loved that bar in Andover.

It was distinct. It made me feel proud that I didn’t live in Minnesota anymore. The drinks were cheap, the people were rich with camaraderie and the fact you could write your name alongside the thousands of other ageless signatures along the interior walls was fantastic.

I made friends there, and I lost money at the pool table.

But it wasn’t just the party scene that lured people in. Andover is a town of less than 100 people, which means there aren’t many public spots to go to enjoy the company of your friends. Like the other bars (and churches) in this county, it acted as a place to congregate. Barry Smith, a volunteer with the Andover Fire Department, told me people would go there, drink coffee and talk shop.

As a city boy, just the thought of local landowners and farmers gathering at the bar early in the morning to sip joe and talk about crops, soils and weather patterns surely is charming to me. It made the internet seem obsolete. Instead of asking Google or other search engines about all things farming, you could simply go and get the best information from your farming comrades. The bar, sometimes, is a great source of information.

Smith says people will have to meet at the fire hall for coffee talk now.

I’m sad to see another local historical building go.

“Ray”

Fiksdal Funeral Home

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