Local Roundup: After a stellar seven days, HSU sophomore Tyras Rattler Jr. nabs CCAA Player of Week honors

first_imgSAN RAMON >> Humboldt State men’s basketball is off to a 6-1 start for the second-straight season, and sophomore Tyras Rattler Jr. has been a big reason why. Rattler was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week on Tuesday.The Oakland native averaged 20 points, six rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as he helped lead HSU to a 3-0 record last week. This is his first career selection as player of the week.Rattler shot 50 percent from the field, scored 19 points, …last_img read more

Rams 48, 49ers 32: No. 2 draft pick secured, Kittle sets record

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceLOS ANGELES — One of the 49ers’ most miserable seasons reached its merciful end Sunday with a 48-32 loss to the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams.The glorious upside: they clinched the No. 2 overall draft pick, by virtue of their 4-12 record and strength-of-schedule tiebreaker.True glory, however, was achieved by George Kittle, who set a NFL record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, doing so …last_img read more

Kernals on the Cob (A Crop Tour Parody)

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Get ready for this year’s I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour, presented by AgroLiquid, by checking out this crop tour parody song written by Matt Reese and Ty Higgins!Lyrics: Every year we hit the road to look at lots of crops Husking ears and counting pods At every single stop If there is mud caked on our boots It’s never quite as fun But rain or shine we’ll be just fine And work til the jobs done.Counting kernals on the cob How’d I get this crazy job? Hit the road just before dawn Spend the day in the hot sun Looking for insects and different kinds of Leaf disease. I’ll sample the corn, cause I have to pee.We stop for doughnuts and ice cream A few times along the way Swapping tall tales of short corn We saw throughout the day We crisscross the interstate Back roads are all we drive Sure hope Bart fixed those truck breaks So we make it back alive.Hours in the crop tour van Sitting by a sweaty man Beans and corn and corn and beans Are the only things I’ve seen Found some white mold and some nitrogen deficiency Hey I’ll check the corn, I have to pee No I mean it guys I do have to peelast_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards $34,000 in scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $34,000 in scholarships to students across the state. The foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. Cindy Hollingshead ScholarshipRecipients are Sarah Lehner of Delaware County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Katie Frost of Fayette County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Louisa Pullins of Wood County; Sumedha Kappagantula of Butler County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Kaitlyn Evans of Richland County and Danielle Leeper of Union County. This fund honors Cynthia Anne (Cindy) Hollingshead for her 39 years of service as Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive secretary, as well as a lifetime of volunteer commitment to local government and community service activities. Financial assistance goes to students who are pursuing careers focused on agriculture, community service and association leadership. Darwin Bryan ScholarshipRecipients are Kristen Eisenhauer of Richland County; Katie Frost of Fayette County; Melanie Fuhrmann of Scioto County; Sarah Lehner of Delaware County and Todd Peterson of Fayette County. This fund was established in 1985 in honor of Darwin R. Bryan whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to Ohio Farm Bureau has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout Ohio. The fund assists students who have been active in Farm Bureau’s youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members. Jack Fisher ScholarshipRecipients are Cora Dorman of Licking County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Mary Baker of Wayne County; Garrett Stanfield of Adams County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Savannah Ireland of Jackson County; Kayla Walls of Mercer County; Abigail Durheim of Delaware County, and Sarah Lehner of Delaware County. This fund is named after John C. “Jack” Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president for 20 years. His vision for this scholarship is to enable people to acquire the necessary tools for a more fulfilling life. Kenny Walter Scholarship FundKady Davis of Carroll County and Cora Dorman of Licking County received this award, which honors Kenny Walter, a long-time Farm Bureau staff member, leader and advocate for rural Ohio. The fund provides scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture who come from the 29 northeastern counties Walter served as a regional supervisor and organization director. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar AwardReceiving this award are Clare Sollars of Fayette County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Garrett Stanfield of Adams County and Meredith Oglesby of Highland County. This award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings. Women’s Leadership in Agriculture ScholarshipReceiving the scholarship are Sarah Lehner of Delaware County; Melanie Fuhrmann of Scioto County; Katie Frost of Fayette County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Holly Schmenk of Putnam County; Olivia Blay of Portage County and Courtney Heiser of Seneca County. This scholarship is for students who have chosen a career path that benefits agricultural or community development such as food production, scientific research, education/outreach or leadership development. The program was established by an endowment from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, FifthThird Bank, Trustee.last_img read more

Housing Is Back. Is It Better?

first_imgTens of thousands of homebuilders in this country went out of business during the recession, as new-home starts contracted by 75%. One of the biggest sectors of the American economy was devastated.Against this backdrop of corporate carnage and financial distress, builders searched desperately for a market niche—a new type of home, a better location, or a new mode of operation—that might ensure their survival. Innovative new homes got smaller, and they also got greener and more energy efficient. Builders went beyond the superficial “greenscaping” of the previous decade, when about the most they would do is install compact-fluorescent light fixtures or carpets made with recycled soda bottles. In many cases, they reassessed all the products they were using to build houses, deleting ones that weren’t absolutely necessary and adding substitutes that performed better and lasted longer. Most important, some builders reexamined the engineering and the systems they used to build homes. They completely overhauled the inner workings of the houses they built and, in a huge break from tradition, called greater attention to the way the houses were built rather than to things like antiqued cabinets or built-in wine chillers. Looking under the hood—and in the walls One of the most exciting examples is the deconstructed model home done by Meritage Homes, the tenth-largest homebuilder in America. Meritage, which builds throughout the West and Southwest, began inviting potential buyers to look under the hood, so to speak—to see into the floor, ceiling, and walls. While half of their displays may be tricked out like the typical model home—with draperies, stainless-steel appliances, and tile floors—the other half look like they belong in a building-science museum. The idea is not only to lay bare superior construction practices but also to get people… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more