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Photos - Birkey's Customer Appreciation Day

The Birkey's Farm Store in Prophetstown held its annual customer appreciation day on Wednesday.

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PHS Principal, Josh Johnson, shows off his bench pressing prowess by benching four hay bales during the Ag Olympics.

Photos- Schools Celebrate FFA Week

The Prophetstown High School celebrated FFA Week with several activities engaging the entire student body.

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Area Roads Posted

Submitted by IDOT
Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Whiteside County effective February 14, 2017:
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Photos- FFA Hosts Competition

Submitted by Sara Conner Ag Insructor and FFA Advisor at PHS

On Wednesday, January 25th the PLT FFA Chapter hosted a Food Science and Vet Science Career Development Event as part of a competiton that members can compete in culminating with the state finals in June.

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Henry County Roads Posted

Submitted by IDOT
 DIXON - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Henry County, effective February 1, 2017:
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Prophetstown Farm Campers pose during a visit to Birkey's Farm Store in Prophetstown.

VIDEO - Camp; Down On The Farm

Goats, chickens, alpacas, bees and farm equipment were all part of the experience for about two dozen 1st through 5th graders last week as part of Prophetstown's second annual Farm Camp.

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Birkey's Inc. To Expand

Courtesy Birkey's Inc.

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc., a full-line Case IH and Case Construction dealer, is proud to announce the execution of an agreement to acquire the Farm Pride network of equipment dealerships located in Arthur, Shelbyville, Casey, Newton, and Mattoon, Illinois. The acquisition is expected to close in mid-August.

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VIDEO - Farmers Hit The Fields

After being teased with very warm weather several weeks ago only to see winter return local farmers have finally gotten their chance to start spring planting. 

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A Blessing of the Farmers

Submitted by Jan Shaulis

Mark Your Calendar…

Fenton/Leon United Methodist Church Tractor Blessing

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Seed Corn Harvest

The harvest of seed corn is well underway in the area.  Take  a look.

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