FILE - This Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, farmer Jason Podany uses combine to harvest corn near Farmingdale, Ill. The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in a secret out-of-court settlement. Both sides announced the deal that puts an end to a trial that began nearly three weeks ago in Los Angeles federal court pitting sugar against high fructose corn syrup. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Farm income decreasing

It’s a nerve-racking time for area farmers as income projections for this year’s and next year’s harvests are not looking very profitable.


Ice isn’t ready for anglers just yet

Fire officials say many of the bodies of water in our area are not frozen over making for very dangerous conditions for people looking to ha…