Aug 1, 2012
America drought: Price of corn surges by 20 per cent in July as drought continues to afflict Midwest
As the worst drought in more than half a century continues to afflict the Midwest, the price of corn surged by 20 per cent in July - the biggest two-month rally since the last major drought in 1988.
Drought-hit corn overshadows good crops in Illinois
The corn crop in central and western Illinois showed lower yield potential than last year as the worst U.S. drought in decades eroded grain production in the country's second largest corn growing state, scouts on a crop tour reported on Wednesday.
Drowning in Mason County
A man drowned Tuesday night while swimming with a family member in a remote area of rural Kilbourne.
Cass County Star-Gazette
Multiple fire stations respond to blaze
Michael Kloppenburg Star-Gazette Reporter Five fire departments responded to a machine shed fire last Thursday, Oct.