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Traveling home, a fallen soldiers journey-picture by Keith Ladage

This is a story of travel, but not like my usual stories of travel, this is the story of how local citizens honored Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer on his way back home to Decatur, Illinois.  Officer Palmer was one of the 10 sailors originally reported missing after the collision between the USS […]

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Half Century offered up some neat tractor variations!

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This year’s Half Century of Progress was impressive as always.  I loved seeing new and different equipment which says a lot for somebody that has been writing about old iron for a lot of years.  At this year’s show I interviewed the fun Justin Click and learned about the Bryan Tractor.  Justin Click, a professional […]

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Checking into the Holiday Inn at Bowling Green, Ohio over the Labor Day weekend was a stitch. The story begins with my inability to accept that the day was really August 31st rather than September 1st. When we looked at our calendar and the Graham Bradley show, I saw that we were to arrive on […]

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Voorhies Castle, a mansion on the Prairie

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Set literally in the midst of the countryside south of Bement, Illinois is Voorhies Castle.  This strange, yet beautiful building was built by Nels Larson at the turn of the century for his fiance/wife. Nels Larson came to the states from Sweden and rented land from wealthy landowner William Voorhies.  He later bought land and […]

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They were not the best of friends On the best days. Sherman, our soon to be 15 year old Aussie Border Collie Mix Was scared of Shadow the black cat That lived on the porch, He swiped at him when he walked past.   Shadow was 11 Wiley and a farm cat to the core […]

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