Tricounty News

Civil War digest: This week, 150 years ago Oct. 8-14, 1862

Major Highlights for the Week

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1862


Along the Chaplin Hills near Perryville, Ky., Federal Major General Don Carlos Buell fought back two Confederate attacks by General Braxton Bragg. Because of an atmospheric phenomenon, the battle noise was not heard in the back of the lines. Buell did not know that a major fight was in progress until late in the day and failed to get his full force into battle.


Sunday was 50s and 60s

By Mark Anthony,


We certainly had a great Sunday in the weather department! Temperatures warmed-up into the 50s and lower 60s with plenty of sunshine around most of the state. There was a chance of showers on Saturday, but the disturbance came through "dry" for most of the region. Although, we did see a change in the wind direction as the cold-front slid through the area.


Schiefelbein Angus Farm ranked first<

In Angus Registrations for Minnesota 2012

Schiefelbein Angus Farm, Kimball, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Minnesota having recorded

554 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30. This is according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.


Conservation help available to improve soil, profitability

Farmers should be aware of a danger that might be lurking in their crop fields this fall-washouts. Most of the washouts produced by the spring storms of 2012 are still there. An especially bad event, often called the "May Day storm" on May 1, 2012, battered the northern third of Stearns County with hail, wind and almost two inches of rain in just a few minutes. At that time, the field conditions were perfect for erosion: newly planted crops on smooth soil which, in many cases, was not protected by crop residue or other conservation practices.


A new admirer writes

I grew up in Eden Valley. Although it's been almost 45 years since I left, I've never forgotten my roots and the area that made me what I am today. I looked forward to every paper, no matter where I was stationed or where I lived.

So, I was extremely disappointed when the paper stopped coming.