It is with deep regret that Van's column "The Nature of Things" will no longer appear in the Chieftain. Van is a highly respected member of our community and his insight is based on years of experience in ranching, farming, and dairy industries.

Typical of his generation's caring and sacrifice, Van donated the money he made from his column to the local FFA, 4-H, and Boy Scout organizations. His observations and intellect will be sorely missed.

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