A promising growing season was stunted by dry weather and area farmers are reporting an excellent corn crop and average to below average soybean crop this year, according to ag leaders.
The year began as one of the best in decades with farmers marveling at the height of their corn stands. But lack of rain in August and September stunted yields, particularly for soybeans, ag officials said. [More]
MARIA STEIN - It took just two plays to put Marion Local's football team in gear for an outright Midwest Athletic Conference title.
Long touchdown runs from Hunter Wilker and Aaron Nietfeld on the first two offensive plays of the game for Marion Local helped the Flyers finish the regular season 10-0 with a 42-6 victory over New Bremen on Friday night at Booster Stadium in Maria Stein. It's just the second outright conference crown in the Tim Goodwin era as the Flyers's head coach. [More]