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Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

A Little En”Light”enment

Posted by Jason Haupt - Energy

If you are like most people you take your light for granted.  When it begins to get dark you flip a switch and you have light.  Recently there has been a lot to think about when it comes to lighting.  You may have noticed that there are a lot of choices when you go to purchase a new light bulb.  This is a result of a law that passed in 2007 which outlined the gradual phase out of the tungsten-f...

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Tazewell County SWCD Bi-annual Fish Sale for Ponds & Lakes Begins

Bi-annual Fish Sale for Ponds & Lakes   The Tazewell County Soil & Water Conservation District is taking orders for their Bi-annual Fish Sale.  Channel Catfish, Albino Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear, and Fathead Minnows are available for ponds and lakes in our area.  Fish delivery is scheduled for Tuesday, Octob...

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Can you Dig it?

A day at the racetrack sounds like a lot of fun.  That is unless the racetrack is in your back yard.  Now that the weather has moved from rain to hot humid Illinois summers, the soil has begun to dry out.  This means that those wonderful racetracks have begun to appear in your yards. There are two species that make these racetracks.  The first is the Eastern mole and the other is the vo...

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