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Visit the Jack Nicklaus Museum

Intending to follow in his pharmacist father’s professional footsteps, Jack Nicklaus enrolled in the Ohio State University’s pre-pharmacy program, but he never finished his undergraduate degree. After...

Mom Sense: Grow something

Welcome back to “Survive and Thrive: A New Theme for 2016!” If you remember, I started this series back in January with the goal of helping overstressed moms cut out extra time commitments so they can...

Egg recipe contest: Our last recipes

Editor’s note: This is the last installment of recipes sent to us by readers for our cooking contest involving eggs. Winners for that contest were announced in our January issue, but we received so many...

Ohio Co-op Linemen: ‘I Knew Something Was Wrong’

It’s not every day that a family is thankful for being forced to leave home, especially during sub-zero temperatures. (L-R) Pioneer Electric Co-op linemen Jason Woods and Trevor Lavy saved a family from...

The invaders are here!

Top view of a young sapling tree Ailanthus altissima The invaders arrived deliberately or inadvertently. Either way, invasive plant species have wreaked havoc on our ecosystem.  Just what is an invasive...

Darke County destinations

Darke County has other destinations worthy of visits in addition to its quaint county seat of Greenville, featured in the April 2016 print edition of Country Living in a story called “The Mayberry of the...

Destination: Nelsonville

Some Nelsonville businesses worried that the new U.S. 33 bypass would take away business traffic. Now, a few years later, Nelsonville has become a destination instead of the  bottleneck it once was as...

More lamb recipes from Union REC’s members

Each year Union Rural Electric Cooperative sponsors a lamb cook-off at the Union County Fair. Kaleb Boyd swept the youth division honors with a decidedly Mexican entrée that earned accolades from fellow...

The seven worst gardening blunders

Gardening is like any endeavor. The more you know, the more success you’re likely to have. Every setback can serve as a learning experience and evidence for the saying that “Everything I learned about...

Ten vegetables with the best payback

Rhubarb in flower in early May. If you’re going to take a shot at growing your own dinner this year, a good place to start is by picking the crops that offer the best return on your...