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Consider the options when buying a lawn mower

Considering the 80 million home lawns in the country, there are a lot of people buying lawn mowers.

MI TOWN

Summertime, and the living is busy.

PEDEE NEWS

The Pedee Women’s Club members were pleased when neighbor Jon Bansen invited them over to see the work on the old Skidmore barn he is remodeling for his son Ross’s wedding later this summer.

PEDEE NEWS

Portia Perkins and husband Jack hosted Portia’s sister Paula Taylor and husband Chuck, of Davenport, Iowa, for a week at the first of the month.

MI TOWN

Our newly-minted Western Oregon University graduates bid farewell to MI Town following Saturday’s graduation ceremonies that combined happy tears with nostalgia, optimism and abundant good wishes.

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Tomato lovers: nix disease, grow the best

Knowing the whys and hows of tomato diseases gives gardeners a leg up for successfully growing the most-treasured of vegetables.

PEDEE NEWS

Today there will be a party for Audrey Cameron, who is retiring from 25 years of teaching at the Weekday School of the Bible in Dallas.

MI TOWN

Our gardens are growing by leaps and bounds and the apple tree in the backyard promises lots of goodies for pies and applesauce, or just to pick for a quick snack.

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Samurai wasp takes on invasive stink bug

A natural enemy has arrived to help control the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, particularly orchard fruits and nuts.

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Pump up your pumpkins to giant size

One small seed is all it takes to produce the gigantic pumpkins entered in fierce competitions around the world, including the record set in 2016 with a 2,624.6-pounder that weighed almost as much as a Volkswagen bug.

MI TOWN

It’s June — the month of graduations and weddings, of warm sunny days and evenings of endless twilight, of trips to the beach and the river and the lakes.

MI TOWN

It’s countdown time for students of all ages in MI Town as the end of the school year is temptingly close.

PEDEE NEWS

Ted and Ethelene Osgood went with friends for several days the week before last to Florence to the Oregon Dunes National Park to ride dune buggies.

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Build your own Zen rock garden

When Paul Jackson’s son graduated from high school, he received an unconventional but welcome gift — six yards of pea gravel.

MI TOWN

It’s really, really hard to concentrate on any indoor activity when the sun is a bright canary yellow and our collective moods are as happy as can be.

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