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Stan’s Ramblings

The Pentagon and I By: Stan Jordan Protests The Pentagon became a focal point for protests against the Vietnam War during the late 1960s. A group of 2,500 women, organized by Women Strike for Peace, demonstrated outside of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara’s office at the Pentagon on February 15, 1967. In May 1967, a group of 20…

Stan’s Ramblings

The Snowy Owl By: Stan Jordan The other day John Molitor came in to the office and we had quite a confab. John is a rural letter carrier out of Payne, up toward the Indiana State Line, and he told me he saw a snowy owl sitting on a telephone pole. I was glad that…

Stan Sees Another Eagle!

By: Stan Jordan My fellow worker here at the West Bend News, Crystal Rider, took the above picture on December 12th, where C.R. 424 intersects with C.R. 11 She tells me that the female eagle will weigh 12-15 pounds more than the male, but you really can’t tell which is which here. The female’s wing…

Stans’s Ramblings

To my way of thinking By: Stan Jordan The biggest share of NCAA college football is over. Now there are 12 – 15 different bowl games. For some schools, a sort of a Coupe De Grace. But let’s talk about the National Championship Series, better known as the NCS, generally known, controlled and put on…

Stan’s Ramblings

The area and 2017 By: Stan Jordan Here in the Tri-state area we had a wet spring, well, in fact it was wetter than usual clean up to Thanksgiving. Our annual events started out with Horsepower Holiday Weekend at the Paulding County fair grounds May 5th, 6th and 7th, hosted by Dan Bowers of Advanced…

Stan’s Ramblings

This hot food craze By: Stan Jordan I know that I am going to get in trouble for writing this because it is one of our Civil Rights. But I have long entertained the idea of talking back to those hot pepper eaters. Some of my friends start out with the mild stuff like Pepper…

Stan’s Ramblings

Picture of Snowy Owl By: Stan Jordan Mr. Feasby was in this office the other day and brought me this picture of a mounted Snowy Owl. This owl was mounted by Mr. Ehrhart in 1932. I am very proud to get this photo and to know the history. Mr. Feasby has a lot of other…

Stans’s Ramblings

My annual letter on Thanksgiving By: Stan Jordan As I sit here at the famous window on S.R. 49 and W. River St here in Antwerp. I can look out and see it is just another day, but is it? Let me see, what are some of the things we are thankful for? I can…

USDA Offers Support to People and Communities Affected by California Wildfires

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that USDA is making resources available to help rural people and communities recover from the effects of California wildfires. “While the full extent of damage from the current wildfires is not yet known, USDA Rural Development is committed to supporting the recovery of impacted rural…

Stan’s Ramblings

SPAM:  THE UNDECORATED HERO OF WWII By: Stan Jordan I am not knocking SPAM, I like the product, but looking back 75 years ago, SPAM was a little jewel in a lot of ways. SPAM is a canned meat product of the Hormel Corporation in Austin, Minnesota. It was first produced in 1937 and consist…

Stans Ramblings

A Little on the Eagles By: Stan Jordan The leaves will be off soon and then we will be able to see if the eagles have rebuilt the nest. Just east of the Veteran Memorial Park, a pair of eagles decided to build a nest right on the side of the Maumee River… that was…

Stans Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 56 By: Stan Jordan This is the last part of January 1860. Callie and the twins have gone over to Fort Kearney. The three soldiers who have been our right hand helpers for eight years are Hunter, Gardener and Slim. The one named Mo, or Rooster, has been the runner…

Stan’s Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indiana Agent Chapter 54 By: Stan Jordan This is the middle of October 1859. We are here at the Indian Agency in Broken Bow, Nebraska Territory. We have gathered in all of the garden produce, and stashed it away for the winter. Hunter and the boys took a wagon and a tripod and…