Northern-Sun Print Columnsen-usSun, 24 Jun 2018 04:49:34 EDTSun, 24 Jun 2018 04:49:34 EDT of Life by Jill Pertler-A summer for the books's out! Summer stretches out before us like a long and indulgent novel. We pull out shorts, flip flops and bathing suits and stock up on sunscreen and bug spray.Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTQ&A: Farm Bill Update With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley What's on the table for renewing the next Farm Bill? A: The Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the Farm Bill, will expire on Sept. 30. The sweeping farm and food law typically is updated every five years.Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTSlices of Life by Jill Pertler- Who are the people in your neighborhood? Rogers made the most of his neighborhood. I try to do the same - by walking the different streets in the name of "exercise." As a bonus, along the way I make interesting and not-so-interesting observations.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTToads By: Kevin Williams, Grundy County Conservation Director the oddball spring that we experienced, I thought that maybe I wouldn't be fighting toads in my backyard pond this year. Well, I was wrong. There were a few toads that showed up early to the pond and then were gone.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTTama Co. Economic Development By Heath Kellogg man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin. It was a cold January morning.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDT