Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Drought affects early harvest yields

By Wendy Sweeter

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Lincoln and Turner counties in southeast South Dakota continue to see exceptional drought conditions.
With the continued absence of significant rainfall in the area, producers started harvest nearly a month in advance of a normal year. And some, like Phil Smit, who farms east of Davis, have finished corn and soybean harvest for 2012.

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Grants awarded to local organizations

Four grants totaling $2,400 were awarded at the annual Lennox Area Community Fund meeting on Sept. 25.  Mrg Simon, president of the LACF, and Dick Stone, treasurer, presented the grants.

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