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Ahrent specializes in shelling corn

Farm demonstrations always draw onlookers at Harvest Festival, and this weekend there will be many of both. The normally empty lot next to Wynn Park, behind the former Johansen Shoe Factory, will be busy with demonstrations from corn shelling to rice threshing, log cutting, shingle making and more. Onlookers will vary from the young who have never seen such operations to those who actually worked with this type equipment on farms.

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Riceland erects three storage pods

by Fred Martin
“You can count on needing ground storage pods about every two to three years,” said D.J. Herzog, general manager of Riceland at Corning. “We used to run on a three-year cycle of needing extra storage, but lately it has gone to every two years.”

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Early voting started Monday

by Fred Martin
Lines began forming first thing Monday morning in the Western District Courthouse in Corning for persons wishing to cast a ballot in “early voting” in the General Election scheduled November 4.

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All cylinders firing in Bobcat victory

by Jim McIntosh
The sweet taste of victory. It was just the medicine the Bobcats needed last Friday night, especially after traveling 85 miles with five losses behind them. Corning defeated Cedar Ridge handily, winning 45-6 in dominant fashion. The Timberwolves have struggled in their new 3A-3 conference but have picked up two wins this season, evening them with the Bobcats as far as overall record goes. But there was no question about which team was best on the field Friday.

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Juniors fall against Cedar Ridge

by Jim McIntosh
The Junior Bobcats suffered another disappointing loss last Thursday on home turf, falling 36-0 to Cedar Ridge. Although the squad is new to the 3A-3 conference, Cedar Ridge has been competing well in the division, and showed some talent in Thursday’s contest. Corning is having trouble putting together two halves of football, according to Coach Robert Killebrew. Although discouraged by the record and performance, the coach was able to note some improvements, despite the scoreboard.

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