A look back in time

Opinion

September 20, 2018 - 9:09 AM

20 Years Ago
September 1998
Hope Unlimited received a $20,765 Rape Prevention and Education Grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Attorney General Carla Stovall’s office.
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Karen Gilpin was appointed to the Kansas Board of Nursing for a four-year term. She was director of nursing at Allen County Hospital for 10 years and has been an instructor and coordinator at the Mary Grimes School of Nursing at Neosho County Community College at the Chanute and Ottawa campuses for nine years. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kansas and received a master’s degree in medical and surgical nursing from Boston University.
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In 1971 a bushel of corn sold for 95 cents and a new tractor cost less than $10,000. Thursday afternoon the Farmer’s Co-op in Piqua was paying $1.50 for a bushel of corn and a tractor today can cost as much as $100,000. Marvin Lynch, Piqua Grain manager who began work there in 1971, said this year might be the lowest of low points for U.S. agriculture.
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Stanley Dreher will winter more livestock this year than usual. Dreher said this week that he would not sell offspring calves because of low prices. He hopes that beef exports will lift prices over the winter.

9 — About 50 agriculture students from Guelph University in the province of Ontario in Canada spent Tuesday afternoon at the Strickler Dairy farm learning about the techniques and science the Stricklers use. Tuesday’s visit was the eighth consecutive tour Guelph students have made to learn from Strickler, who has a world-wide reputation for being a leader in Holstein breeding and management.

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