road stories

Farm Style Fun

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Lately I have traveled a lot for farm style fun. Do you hit the road for farm events? There are a variety of farm events to attend. Some are just a short drive away while others require a road trip! Farm Shows This weekend one of the grand daddy shows, the National Farm Machinery Show […]

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The Truck that talks do you have one?

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Debbie Nemcek calls her truck Cowboy Bob because it belonged to her dad, Bob Reynolds. It is a 2001 Ford 150 King Ranch. Recently, she learned that her truck talks. What is really special is that the truck has a recorded voice and that voice belongs to her late father. Robert Reynolds passed away February […]

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Uncovering history in Dyersville, IA

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Judy Weber is the Office Manager of the Dyersville Area Historical Society. Looking through a box, she unearthed a rare piece of Dyersville agricultural history. “We found an 1879 Moline Plow booklet,” Judy explained. The Story Currently the Dyersville Area Historical Society is set up in the Dyer-Botsford Museum House with a doll museum. The […]

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Hurst Lime Works - Iowa History

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Just outside Maquoketa, Iowa is a fascinating historic place, the Hurst Lime Works. My husband, Keith and I found this on our way to the National Farm Toy Show at Dyersville, Iowa after a great lunch at the Decker Hotel. The Decker Hotel offers a nice dining option off the beaten path. The hotel is […]

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Take in Fun Fall Festivals!

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Here in Central Illinois fun fall festivals abound. I am sure the same is true where you are. Check your local newspaper or Facebook to see what is happening in your neck of the woods! What can you find? Cemetery Walks I attended the fascinating “Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery.” Actors at Oak Ridge Cemetery […]

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