Archives for August 2012

Heemstra-Lyon Settlement Won’t Include an Apology for Farmer’s Death

The final chapter in one of the most tragic disputes ever between a pair of Iowa farm families is unfolding at the Warren County Courthouse, but it won’t include an apology from former Milo farmer Rodney Heemstra, who killed his neighbor Tom Lyon almost a decade ago. Court approval was given today to the final distribution […]

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Heemstra Ordered to Pay Millions

A nearly decade-long legal battle may finally be coming to an end. At issue is a $7 million wrongful death lawsuit judgment Rodney Heemstra was ordered to pay to the widow of Tom Lyon. In 2003, Rodney Heemstra shot and killed Tom Lyon, and then hid his body over a land dispute near Milo. A […]

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Tips For Natural and Propane Gas Users For Coming Heating Season

There are certain tips for natural and propane gas users for the coming heating season as we head into fall. Tip number one is the recommendation to have your entire natural or propane gas systems checked out by a qualified servicemen or by your gas provider before you place the system into operation. A qualified […]

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Farming Observations

Given where we are in the season, it is worth remembering some of the dangers inherent in farming observations. These past seasons have led to many tragedies, including: 1. Amputations. Any moving part can cause an amputation. Augers, conveyers and similar equipement, particularly if exposed are often a culprit. We have counseled numerous victims in […]

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