Charlie Hays had a dog when he was a kid, a cocker spaniel named Butch. He loved that dog, and at night he and Butch curled up in bed together, best friends forever. Charlie would own other dogs — many of them — before he died Oct. 12 at 82. Or, perhaps more precisely, the dogs would own him during a lifetime that saw Charlie become perhaps the best competitive amateur retriever trainer and handler this country has seen. Born June 17, 1936, in Minneapolis, Charlie graduated from Hopkins High School and the University of Minnesota. He was 21 when he married the former Yvonne Edwards, the love of his life, and not long afterward, while cruising the classified ads of Sports Afield magazine, he bought a black Labrador puppy over the phone. “That dog arrived by airplane,” said Yvonne, speaking from the south Georgia home where she and Charlie have for many years spent their winters, training dogs. A nationally acclaimed retriever trainer and handler in her own right, … [Read more...] about Anderson: Retrieving dogs had their champion in trainer Charlie Hays
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Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:06 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 Most Wisconsinites know the American badger is our official state animal. Many are also aware the sugar maple is our state tree and the muskellunge is our state fish. Some may also be able to recite the state flower (wood violet), state bird (American robin) and even the state soil (Antigo silt loam). But according to those who keep them, comparatively few state residents can name the official Wisconsin dog. Take a moment and ask yourself – what breed of Man's Best Friend was developed in the Badger State and later enshrined by the Legislature? No, it's not the Labrador retriever, although Labs are the most common sporting breed. It's the American water spaniel. If this is news to you, you're not alone. "I'll bet 99% of Wisconsinites don't know (it's the state dog)," said David McCracken, 71, a breeder and trainer of American water spaniels who lives in Sumter, South … [Read more...] about Smith: Wisconsin’s official dog breed is smart, hard-working, versatile. Can you name it?
William Westhoven Morristown Daily Record Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 The horse is New Jersey's official animal. The blueberry its official fruit and the common blue violet its official flower. New Jersey is very close to having official bacteria - streptomyces griseus. What it does not have is an official state dog. Thirteen states have an official state dog. Maryland was the first to adopt an official dog breed in 1964 with the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Pennsylvania followed the year after with a Great Dane. With the headquarters of the Seeing Eye based in his legislative district, and with the national service organization using downtown Morristown as a daily training course, Republican Sen. Anthony Bucco, thinks the choice is an easy one. Bucco, (R-25) is sponsoring a bill to designate the "Seeing Eye Dog" as the state dog of New Jersey, in honor of the nonprofit group that has trained and matched more than 17,000 visually-impaired … [Read more...] about Should the ‘Seeing Eye’ dog be New Jersey’s official state dog?
See the history of the Western Maryland Railway both in Carroll County and the state. The Museum collection is housed in a 116-year-old railroad station and office building. Full-size and model trains, operating equipment display, child ID program. Food available for purchase.A Carroll County based Maryland Midland Railroad will have a locomotive on display.There will be displays of operating equipment (weather permitting) from the “Chesapeake & Allegheny Steam Preservation Society” There will be a Child ID Program table setup. The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and finger parents of their children on identification cards that they keep at home. If ever needed this ID Kit will give authorities vital information to help locate a missing child. There will be a hot dog stand. … [Read more...] about National Train Day Open House
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Photos: Amtrak's passenger trains through the years For its launch in 1971, Amtrak handpicked approximately 1,300 cars from a total pool of 3,000 held by the two dozen defunct private railroads. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Ben Abramson, USA TODAY Published 7:57 a.m. ET April 24, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Amtrak passenger cars from the 1970s to today Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. All aboard! Shortly after the start of operations on May 1, 1971, Amtrak handpicked approximately 1,300 cars from a total pool of 3,000 held by the two … [Read more...] about Photos: Amtrak’s passenger trains through the years