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Posted On 22 Aug 2016
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Some thoughts after this year’s NIBROC Festival

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Some post-NIBROC thoughts: • I had a great time at the festival. I saw a lot of other people having fun too — playing volleyball, socializing in the beer garden, enjoying the free music, cruising through the vendors, riding rides...

Loss of bowling lanes would be real loss to the town

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. I don’t bowl. If I tried to lift a bowling ball my arm would probably fall off. But I am sad to hear about the closing of Forest Lanes. The many groups and individuals who were league bowlers are going to miss it more than me....
Posted On 22 Aug 2016

Storm Season

Storm Season One night while I was searching for something interesting to watch on television, I ran across a weather documentary on the Discovery channel. It was about people who travel around the country looking for tornadoes. Once they sight one, they film it until the funnel...

Many good memories associated with NIBROC Festival

Like several of you, I was there for the first NIBROC Festival. A contest had been held to name the festival and Corbin spelled backwards was chosen. The carnival rides were located on a lot at 7th and Main Streets. The festival was mostly a hometown affair until the downtown...

NIBROC through the eyes of a nine-year-old

It’s NIBROC week! I know there’s some negative Nellies out there who complain incessantly about it, but not me! I love NIBROC! I get so immersed in it these days that by the time Sunday rolls around I’m totally exhausted. It takes me a week to recover. There’s just so much to do....

Timely tips – planning for the fall-calving cow herd

Timely tips – planning for the fall-calving cow herd • Spraying or using a pour-on for flies while cattle are gathered can supplement other fly control methods. Remember to work cattle early in the morning when it is cool and handle them gently to minimize stress. •...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016
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Storing home canned foods

Storing home canned foods If you are lucky enough to have some home canned foods on hand (through your own or someone else’s hard work), be sure to store them properly so that you can enjoy the taste of summer throughout the coming year. Once jars have cooled for 12 to 24 hours...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016
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Now, which one are you? continued…

Now, which one are you? continued… Who was the prettiest? Who was the smartest? Who was the most talented? Modesty not being one of our strong points, we constantly bragged to one another about our own accomplishments even if we had to lie. If someone outside the family...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016
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To heck with nostalgia! TV today is better than it’s ever been

Just the other day, I heard someone actually say the following: “There is absolutely nothing good on TV anymore.” Then, they started to wax nostalgic about the days of “Hee Haw,” “Love Boat,” “Dallas” “The Waltons” and of course, the ultimate, hands down, best go-to show in...