Memories live on at old Riverdale Grange

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
Carl Adam looks over a 1940s antique, upright piano in the former Riverdale Grange on the New Sweden Highway. He and business partner Dan Christopher bought the building about 15 years ago, restored it and renamed it the New Sweden Hall. It can be rented for weddings, office parties, dances, reunions receptions, business meetings and bachelor parties. For more information, call Adam at 520-1287 or visit the newswedenhall.com website.

Children don’t walk, ride horses or ride in horse-drawn wagons to the one-room Riverdale School any more, but memories continue to be made there.

Indiana farmer uses app to automate grain loading

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, Neil Mylet demonstrates his mobile application that allows users to operate a grain bin from a wireless device at his family's farm outside Camden, Ind. Mylet developed much of the technology to make it possible with the help of computer programming students while studying at Purdue University. (AP Photo/The Pharos-Tribune, Steve Summers)

CAMDEN, Ind. — At Mylet Farms in Carroll County, you can pull your truck up to the grain bin and use your smartphone or tablet to activate the loading process.

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FILE - This Aug. 5, 2014, file photo shows corn plants in a field near Ladora, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide thats been around since the 1940s. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

/WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically mod

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In this Aug. 5, 2014 photo a farmer drives his tractor past a soybean field toward grain storage bins near Ladora, Iowa. The nations corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crops.

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