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Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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August 17: Picture of the Day

August 17, 2010 at 09:50 PM

The corn went in early this year and it will come out early this year.

How early is anybody’s bet. But while driving home this evening, I passed this field of brown. Not just the end rows, either. There was brown as far as I could see into the field.

No surprise then that just down the road a bit I saw two fellows working on a combine in a shed. Actually, I’ve been seeing lots of combine work lately.

Yep, after a few years of late harvests, the corn is coming out early this year.

Notice, I haven’t said a word about deer. Not yet. That time will come later this year when we review the final numbers. One way or the other, the impact of an early harvest is going to be eye-opening.


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