Monday, September 24, 2012

Wind knocked out of plants

Kansas City Star – ‎26 minutes ago‎

The slowdown in the wind-energy industry hit hard last week in Hutchinson, Kan., when Siemens Energy announced 256 layoffs at its Siemens Wind Power plant — more than 60 percent of the plant’s workforce.

Green, Green. How’s that go? Some poem or song about valley, grass of home. Which reminds me, the traffic in the village is declining and this morning I saw twelve people walking several blocks. Times are changing and I’ve only seen two electrical golf carts in the whole place (so far).

Of course, there’s only the Post Office use. No infirmary, barber shop, grocer. Heck, we don’t even have a veterinarian.


“Skins lost. How ‘bout those Redskins.


The county seat library will be the scene of a mystery dinner. A cast will present the “evidence” to the diners and then take a break. The diners will choose up sides, or give individual guesses, as to the perp, and then the cast will act out the rest of the play.

“It’s a Hanging Offense”, an original mystery, set in the 1870’s. Horse thieves and murder.

Catered dinner. Silent auction.


KC Drug Dealer gets 24 years. That’s a long time. On the other hand it’s in Federal prisons.

This next fellow (and his partner of a lesser sort) are charged with:

Criminal Damage to Property; without consent value less that $1,000, Criminal Discharge of Firearms: From a public road right of way or railway; Liquor, Purchases/Consumption Alcoholic Liquor/Cereal Malt Beverage by Minor.

They temporarily let him go for $5, 000 bond.

I don’t think the Sheriff is happy with either of the young fellows. Specially the lip received when they were questioned.

In another county south of here they are offering a $500 reward leading to the capture of an unknown damaging the village tractor. That’s a large reward, the damage must have been very large.


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No. That isn’t it.

Actually, that’s a . . .


We’ve, the village that is, seems to have given up on water leaks. Now it’s sewer blockages. I’m happy we have a maintenance man with some skills.


Three dead dogs, two armadillos, and a possum – road kill. The buzzards have disappeared. True. Seems early for that. The Rooks haven’t shown up yet and the crows are trying, but simply cannot clean up the road kill like the others. I’ve seen few of the crows (about four) come to think of it, and the Red Tail are out of town also. They’ve been pretty scarce this fall.

Haven’t checked, but that generally means Canada hasn’t been threatened with snows or really cold weather yet.


From the reaches,

Ten Mile 

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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