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Today's Features

  • Whew, has it ever been raining the past few days. As of this writing, we have received more than 10 inches of rain in April.

    So, it follows that the planting season is upon us and the fields are saturated with water. Field work and home gardening is way behind.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations to those affected by tornadoes and severe weather.

    USDA officials are hopeful this information will help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to food spoilage from power outages and other problems often associated with severe weather events.

  • 30 Years Ago

    April 23,1981

    The iron gates at the entranceway of Moffett Cemetery were stolen Thursday or Friday of last week. Placed there more than 90 years ago, the gates definitely are antique vintage and, doubtless, very valuable. Vincent Oakley discovered the gates missing Saturday morning. He said the gates would be easily identified by the lions’ heads so decoratively atop the iron uprights of the gates.

  • Items published in court news are public record.

    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.

    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.

  • Thursday, 
April 28

    Trimble County Extension Office. “Money Wisdom” will be presented by Spencer County Extension Family/Consumer Sciences Agent Allison Lewis at 1:30 PM at the Trimble County Extension Office. Everyone is invited to attend.

    Saturday, 
April 30

    Milton Fire and Rescue is hosting its annual tractor show and fish fry from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Station No. 1 on the hilltop.

  • Late winter is a great time to establish a composting program. Composting reduces household waste and enriches the soil by converting leftovers and yard waste into a rich humus over a period of time. Planning now, while the garden is still fallow, allows you to decide on a method that best suits your family’s needs and to settle into a routine before gardening season starts.

  • Recently, someone asked on a Christian Website: How should you celebrate the day after Easter?

    We’ve all heard the debates over how to celebrate the actual holiday, with Christians arguing with each other over whether or not the pagan symbols of eggs, furry bunnies and marshmallow Peeps are spiritually detrimental.

    But the day after Easter? Don’t we all just go back to work with leftover ham sandwiches in our lunch boxes?

  •  30 Years Ago (April 16, 1981)
    Work is pacing along ahead of schedule on the extensions to Trimble Water District No. 1, and work is 55 percent complete overall, Merle Jackson, commissioner, said this week. Jackson said after the 26 miles is completed, 122 new users will be served.