Intro to Col. Jon's "Ain't That A Good One."
Through the ages, the beef industry has seen some very colorful characters. One of these characters is Col. Jon Phillips.
Imagine the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize being told he was no longer eligible for the award because he helped start a war in a country he had never set foot in nor had talked to any of its citizens
CHRISTMAS' GOOD PEOPLE AND THE SCROOGES
I'm going to start out with one of the worst scrooges you'll ever heard about "Professor" Thomas Walker of Iowa State University attacked students that collected food and sundries for our troops overs
JOHNNY SMITH LEFT A HOLE TO FILL
When Johnny Smith passed away in early May, we lost a good friend, a spokesman for small cattle producers, a great rodeo announcer, and an ag. activist who feared no one in court or over the airwaves.
THE MIDWESTERN HERO NOBODY KNEW
Eugene Burton Ely was born on a farm near Williamsburg, Iowa October 1, 1886. He worked as an automobile mechanic and later became a driver for a Catholic priest in Cosgrove, near Iowa City.
THE TOWN THAT WOULDN'T QUIT
One of the nicest Christmas stories this year is about the town of Wilmington, Ohio. This town of 12,000 people drew national attention after it lost 8,000 jobs when DHL closed its doors in 2008 and
A GOOD MAN DIED THIS CHRISTMAS
Fred Hargesheimer, a World War II Army pilot whose rescue by Pacific islanders led to a life of giving back as a builder of schools and teacher of children, died during the holidays. He was 94.
AN IMPORTANT ELECTION
Our country is at a crossroads that there's no turning back from. The only way out, from the dire straights we find ourselves faced with is the November elections.
IS LIFE ABOUT GROWING UP?
This year's 8th annual Beef Bucks Golf Challenge was a rip-roaring success and was clearly a big hit in the eyes of those in attendance.
THE PERILS OF OUR YOUTH
Political correctness wasn't in the vogue yet and everybody laughed quite a bit.
BASEBALL AND HARD HITS
"Baseball bound the pages of my family's history, with a splash here and a splash there." Hello to old ballplayers and fans.
AND IN THE BEGINNING
Several years ago a movie entitled, "The World According to Garp" was produced. I grew up in the "world according to Skinny."