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Pet Ownership in City Limits: Are You Violating the Law?

By Valenya Franks   According to city ordinances, all dog owners living within the city limits of DeWitt, Gillett, St. Charles and Almyra are required to have their dogs properly…

Pet Talk – Bringing Home Your First Rodent

  While many may not find a rodent as a first choice for a pet, with some insight and guidance you may be more receptive to the idea of a…

The Henry Rifle

The Henry Rifle

By Don Roth One of the most advanced small arms in use during the Civil War was the Henry rifle. The plant superintendent of the New Haven Connecticut Arms Co.,…

Prospectve Plantings: Corn acres expected to rise, could cotton beat dire expectations?

Fast Facts: USDA releases ‘Prospective Plantings,’ estimates of crop acreage Thursday Follow-up ‘Acreage’ report due June 28   The U.S. Agriculture Department’s “Prospective Plantings” report was due out Thursday, indicating…

Pet Talk

Pet Dental Health We all know that our teeth are important. We even visit our dentist regularly to have teeth cleanings and oral exams. Keeping our teeth clean is vital…

DeWitt “Going Orange” Team to Participate in Jonesboro MS Walk

What if we could connect every person living with multiple sclerosis, every person who cares about someone with MS, every family affected by it, everyone who has seen what this…

Shooting Starrs’

Shooting Starrs’

By Don Roth The Starr revolver is not a familiar household name in the realm of Civil War small arms.  The pistol was in fact third, after Colt and Remington…

Cushing’s Awareness Day

We go on about our lives everyday until sickness stops us in our tracks.   Most of the time we can call our doctor, go get medicine, maybe have to see…

Letter to the Editor: Charlie Hamilton, Icon

Who is an icon? I’ve heard about icons and I’ve always associated that word with great men and women but I never knew the meaning of the word. The dictionary…

Spring Has Arrived, But Where’s Our Warm Weather?

Spring Has Arrived, But Where’s Our Warm Weather?

By Valenya Franks March 20 was a day that many have looked forward to since mid-December, the first day of spring. However, that day, and the days following, have been…