Agriculture

Drought Worsens In Some Key Midwest Farming States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekly drought report shows that conditions have worsened in some key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is more than halfway completed. The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that 75 percent of Iowa, the nation’s biggest corn producer, is en…
‘Horse Hair Bandit’ Strikes Again in Natrona Co.
Another horse in Natrona County has fallen victim to a wandering horse tail and mane thief. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says tail hair was cut and taken from a horse off Hanly Street outside of Mills on Thursday. Over 60 incidents pertaining to stolen tail and mane hair have been repo…
Master Gardener Training Restructured For Busy People
    Master Gardener Training through the Natrona County Agriculture Resource and Learning Center will be offered in an extended form over the next 8 months. Horticulturist, Donna Cuin, says the idea is to make it easier for busy people to squeeze the training into their schedules. Next wee…
Chicago Teachers To Consider Offer, Ending Strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s first teachers strike in 25 years could end as union members gather to determine whether the school district’s latest offer is acceptable enough to end the walkout. The strike in the nation’s third-largest school district has kept some 350,000 stu…
33rd Report of Stolen Horse Hair Received in Natrona Co.
Officials with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office say they’ve received another report of stolen horse hair. The sheriff’s office says the incident took place in August off North Appian Way in Evansville. It’s the 33rd reported incident of stolen horse hair in Natrona Cou…
Seven More Horses Fall Victim to ‘Horse Hair Bandit’
The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office has received seven more reports of stolen horse hair. Five horse tails were cut from a location near East Herrie Road over the weekend. Officials with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office also say two horse mains were  removed recently near East …

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