Still planting at 90

Gene Newell tends 72nd corn crop on his Long Grove farm

Scott Campbell, NSP Editor
Posted 6/29/21

It was a warm, late April day, and the clouds were beginning to build in the western sky north of Long Grove. Rain was coming, and Gene Newell was hustling to finish planting the 35 acres of corn along the lane that stretched to the farm that has been his home for decades.

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