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Tulips and other bulbs need to keep their foliage so that the bulbs grow larger the following year. Photo by Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
After-bloom bulb care means bigger flowers next year   The ukulele-playing Tiny Tim may have strummed it best. “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” is good advice for gardeners. Tiptoe through the bulb garden, doing little for bigger, more beautiful blooms next year. Spring bulbs need some care after their...
Your chance to comment on Transportation Improvement Program.
Public Comment Period Opens on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program   The Missouri Department of Transportation will focus its efforts on preservation of the state’s transportation system – a $54 billion asset that carries a $125 billion replacement cost. That’s the central theme of the...
Scout for Crop Insect Pests in Early Spring   The first pest to show this spring will be alfalfa weevil. Growers should watch carefully alfalfa fields as weevil will climb to the tops of plants and skeletonize leaflets.   Next, cornfields should be carefully scouted for Black cutworm. The Extension...
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center Open Hours   The Visitor Center at Swan Lake NWR will be open on weekends from May 6 through November 1.  The Visitor Center will be staffed by volunteer work campers who are staying at the Refuge while volunteering.  Joe and Sarah Preece from the...
Lack of nitrogen from too much moisture can cause alfalfa plants to turn yellow.
April rains affect May forages; alfalfa turns yellow in wet fields   Alfalfa fields fading from green to yellow may mean too much water. Farmers see the change after record-setting rains. Waterlogged soil kills nitrogen-fixing bacteria on roots, says Craig Roberts. The University of Missouri...
Wet weather can trigger mold growth   Moisture and rising temperatures can turn parts of your home into ideal sites for mold growth, said a University of Missouri Extension housing and environmental design specialist. Houses damaged by storms and flooding are especially vulnerable, but mold can...
Early on the morning of Nov. 12, 1919, fire was discovered on the roof of the north side school building. Sparks from a chimney had ignited the roof, or a defective flue in the attic caused the roof to ignite. Teachers and students exited classrooms in an orderly fashion and no one was injured during the excitement.
J. R. Hemry, 90, wrote the following history of Hamilton school buildings to be given at the Hamilton Alumni Association reunion as a part of the program. It should be of interest to all who have attended local schools and was written from memory. Greetings, alumni and all other friends of the...
The Hamilton City Wide Garage Sales are scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd. If you wish to have a garage sale that weekend and want to place your ad on the city map, call the newspaper at 583-2116. Ads are $10.
Class of 1970...Guess who??
The 59th Annual Hamilton Alumni Banquet will be held on May 27, 2017 at the Penney High School Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each year alumni from Hamilton Penney High School gather to reminisce and renew old friendships from their years in high school in Hamilton, MO. Alumni of all ages attend...
MU Extension specialist Frank Wideman coordinated volunteer efforts following the Feb. 28 tornado in Perry County. Using GIS, volunteers were able to locate everyone who lived in the 14-mile-long path of the tornado within two hours. Photo courtesy of Frank Wideman
New technology and old-school knowledge mixed in the aftermath of the tornado that struck Perry County Feb. 28. The EF4 tornado ripped a 14-mile-long path through Perryville, population 8,225, and rural Perry County in southeastern Missouri. One motorist died when the tornado lifted a parked car...

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