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November 24, 2020


10/14/2020 3:28:00 PM
Cheers and Jeers

The harvest is definitely in full swing as the October edition of Cheers & Jeers hits area news stands.
We've heard reports of corn yields as high as 250 bushels per acre and soybean yields topping 80 bushels per acre. Many of our forefathers would be absolutely stunned by those numbers.
Of course, such yields are the product of modern technology, paired with science, seed varieties, chemicals, a host of other factors and the ever-present weather impact.
Cheers go out to multiple Cottonwood County 4-Hers who recently competed in the virtual state fair.
Among the county standouts in the 2020 4-H Minnesota State Showcase were: Tyler Dahna, Madison Dahna, Alyssa Reisdorfer, Matthew Wiebe and Jacob Winters of the Loyal Lakers/Carson Climbers 4-H Club; Jackson Roll of the Windom Workers/ Dale Diggers 4-H Club; and Sydney Pankonin of the Germantown Livewires.
In addition, there were multiple other livestock and non-livestock exhibitors who excelled in the event. We tip our hat to all of our area's competitors.
Jeers go out to the motorists who pay little respect for the safety of area farmers as they work through fall harvest.
Recently, we have heard reports of motorists pulling up fast on combines and other equipment, tailgating and then passing in an unsafe manner. These are the types of situations that lead to severe or even tragic accidents.
Granted, some of these cases may involve metro motorists who are not well acquainted with farm equipment and travel. Nonetheless, we urge area motorists to approach farm equipment carefully and watch out for drivers who may make poor passing decisions.
Cheers go out to Tyann Marcy and other organizers of this past Saturday's Tammy Hall Breast Health Walk.
Saturday marked the event's 10th year. Last month, Tyann announced that unless someone steps forward to take the reins, this may be the grand finale for the event. That would be unfortunate for a terrific event that has helped countless local residents.
Cheers go out to the Cottonwood County Commissioners for their handling of $1.4 million in CARES Act funds.
So far, the county has committed to awarding just shy of $1.2 million in grants to small businesses, non-profits and other agencies. That leaves $240,019 to be awarded before December.
The board's process has been both efficient and effective.
- Rahn Larson







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