Owen Farral of Prophetstown placed 1st in the 11 year old division at the district round of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition held at St Andrew's Catholic Grade School in Rock Falls on Sunday.
Its been a quite a snowy week for the area beginning with last Monday. According to Aroundptown's meteorologist Andrew Stutzke, Sauk Valley Weather.com, the area has seen up to 16" of the white stuff in the past six days.
Each year, farmers risk their lives when they enter large grain bins to remove clumped or rotting grain while machinery is still running. Much like quicksand, flowing grain can bury a worker within seconds.