- DNR director bars surface gas drilling near river Updated: Dec-12-13 8:01 pm
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Dec-11-13 3:34 pm
- Detroit seeks to improve counting of bus fares Updated: Dec-11-13 10:58 am
- Garden City Community College to set smoking areas Updated: Dec-11-13 8:11 am
- Oklahoma unclaimed property items to be auctioned Updated: Dec-10-13 7:13 pm
- East Texan finds joy in collecting so many toys Updated: Dec-10-13 12:32 pm
- FFA members use old depot wood for fundraiser Updated: Dec-10-13 9:40 am
- Zeek property being auctioned in NC to raise money Updated: Dec-09-13 4:23 pm
- Students at elementary school to garden Updated: Dec-08-13 12:56 pm
- Accidents leads Georgian to skill of wood carving Updated: Dec-08-13 9:11 am
- Beatrice volunteers crochet beds using plastic Updated: Dec-07-13 12:20 pm
- A Cape May-Lewes ferry scrapped as white elephant Updated: Dec-07-13 10:35 am
- Clearwater dad teaches Mexican dancing Updated: Dec-07-13 1:44 am
- Parkinson's disease leads woman to stylish hobby Updated: Dec-06-13 9:46 am
- Unusual number of Arctic snowy owls seen in US Updated: Dec-05-13 5:36 pm
- Budding chocolate industry may put Utah on map Updated: Dec-05-13 2:05 pm
- Iron Bowl sideline sewing sparks media frenzy Updated: Dec-03-13 3:46 pm
- Texas Crop Report Updated: Dec-03-13 3:23 pm
- Plans advance for new S. Indiana city marina Updated: Dec-03-13 9:08 am
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Dec-03-13 9:05 am
- 'Singin' in the Rain' suit goes up for auction Updated: Dec-02-13 3:41 pm
- Wooden sculpture brings new life to old shed wood Updated: Dec-02-13 10:22 am
- Fishermen fight for right to cast lines in Gary Updated: Dec-02-13 10:22 am
- Israeli PM under fire for alleged pricey expenses Updated: Dec-02-13 9:31 am
- EXCHANGE: Quilting group finds mission, ministry Updated: Dec-02-13 8:01 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A state official Thursday approved leases of oil and gas development rights on 2,800 acres of ecologically sensitive land near the Au Sable River in northern Michigan, but made the area off-limits to surface drilling.
Duluth News Tribune, Dec. 10
DETROIT - Detroit plans to hire an armored car company to handle the daily collection of bus-fare revenue as part of an effort to improve handling of cash that averages $1.2 million a month and cut costs, officials said.
GARDEN CITY, Kansas - Tobacco won't be banned at Garden City Community College after all.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's state treasurer is planning to auction off unclaimed property from more than 700 abandoned safe deposit boxes.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Pedal cars skirt the perimeter of the 2,100-square-foot building designed specifically for their housing. Above them float shelves upon shelves with every size and shape of toy imaginable, while metal airplanes suspended from the rafters seem frozen in time.
EWING, Indiana - It's a rare fundraiser that doesn't require money upfront to make it successful, but that is what's happened with a project to raise funds for the restoration of a historic railroad depot in Ewing.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Items owned by a North Carolina company that bilked more than $600 million from investors in a Ponzi scheme are being auctioned to help a federal court-appointed receiver recoup some of the money.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Students at Apison Elementary School in Hamilton County will soon be gardening.
JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia - Bill Johnson is a wood carver who has done well in competitions in recent years.
BEATRICE, Nebraska - A group of Beatrice residents have been meeting monthly for crochet sessions, but these women aren't making quilts.
MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Hissing blowtorches are punctuated by excited men yelling as another big chuck of steel comes crashing down onto the car deck of the MV Cape May. The workers taking apart the 2,100-ton Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessel are understandably happy about the latest chunk of steel they pried from the upper deck. This is one of the biggest jobs most of them have ever done, and the initial work has them high above the Maurice River with little room for error.
CLEARWATER, Florida - They stood in front of the full-length mirrors and waited for dancing instructions delivered in fast-paced Spanish.
SEYMOUR, Indiana - Evelyn Bunch was never much into fashion.
ALBANY, New York - Snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal Arctic range.
SALT LAKE CITY - Phil Davis closed his eyes and described what he was tasting.
OPELIKA, Alabama - With just under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter of the 2013 Iron Bowl, a Tigers' trainer spotted a rip in defensive end LaDarius Owens' jersey. Owens peeled off the jersey, and equipment manager Dana Marquez went to work on a Viking Emerald Series 116 sewing machine.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Dec. 3:
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - A southern Indiana city is moving ahead with plans to overhaul its Ohio River marina.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
DALLAS - A memorabilia collector is selling the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain."
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana - A tree-shaped sculpture fashioned out of 140-year-old wood is bringing to life this community's holiday theme, "reImagine: Our Town."
GARY, Indiana - Silas Sconiers and Stacey Clayton just want to spend their retirement fishing.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink, with media and politicians accusing him Monday of extravagantly spending public money.
CARTHAGE, Illinois - Marlys Johnson pins together the three layers of a quilt, carefully smoothing the fabric as she works.