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Today's News

  • Little Mr. & Little Miss Trimble County Fair
  • Dozen drivers to compete for Gold Cup this weekend

    By BRUCE MADEJ
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    TRI-CITIES, Wash. — When the Tri-City Water Follies celebrate “50 Years of Racing”, 12 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane drivers might be thinking about the history of the sport on the Columbia River, but their first thoughts will be winning the gold—the HAPO APBA Gold Cup to be exact.
    The action starts Friday, July 24th with testing and qualifying. Racing will take place on Saturday, July 25 with more heat racing and the championship final on Sunday, July 26.

  • Kids, pets and hot cars

    As summer temperatures heat up, AAA East Central warns drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in vehicles.  Temperatures inside a car, even on a mild, sunny day, can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.
    Animals are equally impacted by summer heat.  Dogs are not able to sweat like humans do, but instead cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws.  If they have only overheated air to breathe, they can collapse; suffer brain damage and die of heatstroke.

  • Keep bugs from bugging you this summer

    By KEVIN KELLY
    Kentucky Afield
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Grayson Brown serves up breakfast to mosquitoes each morning in the Public Health Entomology Laboratory at the University of Kentucky.
    As he clicks through his emails using one arm, the mosquitoes dine on Brown’s other arm. He’s been doing it for so long the bites don’t bother him.

  • Federal crop insurance gets failing grade: Center for Rural Affairs

    LYONS, Neb. – The Center for Rural Affairs has released a report card and white paper evaluating the performance of federally subsidized crop insurance programs.
    “The time has come for crop insurance reforms that emphasize conserving soil and water, put real limits on subsidies to the nation’s largest farms, and ensures these subsidies are transparent to taxpayers.”
    Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs

  • USDA announces conservation incentives for working grass, range and pasture lands

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands.

  • Help your children to be healthier little eaters

    If we lived in a perfect world all of our children and we would consume the daily recommended serving of five fruits and vegetables every day, but we don’t. As with many adults, getting kids to eat healthier is easier said than done. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get your family eating more nutritious foods.
    ·Offer vegetables every day. Children will not eat vegetables if you do not have them prepared and available to them.

  • Trimble County Fair Cutie Pie pageant winners
  • Finding your place

    A few weeks ago, a caller to our Sound Off line opened up a can of worms by saying he or she has visited many churches and has concluded that the people who want to pay attention to the sermon sit up front and the people who want to gossip and talk about people sit in the back two rows.
    The caller asked, “Is that a tradition? It seems like every place I go and talk to people it’s the same problem everywhere.”

  • LOOKING BACK

    July 25, 1985 (30 Years Ago)