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The Stuttgart Tractor - remembering innovation

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It was 1999 when Dan Shima, a good friend and Minneapolis Moline collector told us about the winter convention in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  We traveled south in the middle of winter to a whole other lifestyle of rice fields and duck hunting and met the man who was instrumental in building what may be the first […]

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Glimpse of a statue, R.G. LeTourneau's legacy - picture by Janna Seiz

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Sometimes a statue can be a thought provoker and that is how it was with the statue of Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, better known as R.G. LeTourneau. While looking for the Luthy Botanical Gardens I spied the statue by near the Glen Oak Park tennis courts. From my antique tractor and machinery background I recognized the […]

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Take the Ag Tour at the Illinois State Fair!

You know that summer is winding down when it is state  fair time.  My grandkids start school early next week and when we had a chance to hit the state fair today, we took it.  Time with them is fleeting, these days they actually still like us and going places with us so we are […]

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The right car for travel!

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Sponsored Post When traveling by car, it is so important to make sure you have a safe vehicle that is right for you.  My husband Keith and I like SUV’s and we tend to travel the back roads so we are always aware of making sure tires are aired, oil is changed and that the […]

Creekside Vineyard Inn and Tasting Terrace - a dream realized

On a hosted trip to the Quad Cities, I had a chance to check out Creekside Vineyard Inn and Tasting Terrace and Tasting Room. The vineyard and inn are located in the beautiful countryside outside of Coal City, Illinois. It all began with a dream.  Jennifer Mital and her husband John Mital wanted to open […]