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Friday was the third, and final, committee deadline, which means that the budget bills are nearing the end of the committee process. After a brief Easter break, the Senate will return to action on Tue…

Easter Egg Hunt in Watkins

The Easter Bunny was a part of the festivities at Watkins Elementary School Saturday afternoon, April 13, for the 9th annual Watkins Lions Easter Egg Hunt. There were treats and prizes along with thou…

Insulin options

Dear Readers, Chances are you know someone who has diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million Americans have the disease. There is type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas no…

Trikes for grown-ups

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about three-wheeled bicycles? I’m 65-years old and would like to start cycling again, but I have some occasional balance problems and don’t trust …

Chainsaw safety tips

A few simple practices can help keep this tool’s great power under control. Safety is especially important when using a chainsaw since this powerful tool can cause a serious injury much faster than a …

Douglass Drug Store

Reprinted from Tri-County Messenger Oct. 1, 1936. A.C. Douglass came to Kimball Prairie in 1908 at the age of 33. He bought the drug store of a Mr. Sulten. The store was located about where the Red Ow…

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