Father of Nicholas Schwieterman posts $200,000 bond
By Margie Wuebker
A 22-year-old Chickasaw man charged in connection with a March 15 crash that killed four young local men is home after his father posted a $200,000 bond.
Nicholas Schwieterman, 90 S. Maple St., left the Mercer County Jail at 11:30 a.m. Friday wearing street clothes and an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to keep track of his whereabouts. He will be confined to the home of his parents, Bob "Buster" and Linda Schwieterman. [More]
Farmers unable to lock in high market prices any further out than current crop year
By Nancy Allen
Rising grain prices, increasing costs and the ongoing credit crunch are forcing elevators to shorten the amount of time they allow farmers to cash in on current high market prices.
In a normal year, farmers could enter into forward contracts with elevators to lock in a price for their grain for the next two to three years. That practice has changed with the current economic and market conditions. [More]