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Food production remains a strong industry

Annette Eigenberger watches shredded cheese come out of a chute at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis. While the sluggish economy has taken a toll on manufacturing and related industries, one sector has remained a bright spot over the last few years: food production.

Tossing cheese at Sargento Cheese Company

Dennis Schaefer tosses some slices of cheese at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis.

Cheese inspection at Sargento Cheese Company

Samantha Hansen inspects slices of cheese at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis.

Edwards also wins Nationwide race

Carl Edwards gets the checkered flag Saturday after winning the WYPALL 200 in NASCAR's Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway.

Edwards crosses finish line

Carl Edwards approaches the finish line to win Sunday the at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards crossed the finish line 4.77 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Newman.

Edwards rides out win

Pole-sitter Carl Edwards squeezed 88 laps out of his last tank of gas to win his first race since 2008 in NASCAR. The victory was Edwards' 17th of his career.

Edwards celebrates in Victory Lane

Carl Edwards had plenty of reasons to celebrate after ending his 70-race winless streak in NASCAR with a victory Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Edwards flipping over weekend in Arizona

Carl Edwards does a back flip after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.

Walking in another's path

Hannah Crown, Rudi Petry and Lia Neitzert participate in A Walk in Their Shoes Benefit Walk to support the Hunger Project organized by their Stephens College peers at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Crown and Petry are first year students, while Neitzert is in her final year.

A reason to think about others

Hannah Crown, left, and Danielle Wineman, both first-year theater majors at Stephens College, participate in their classmates' capstone project at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. This simulation had participants take off their shoes, if they desired, and carry buckets of water to show how people in Third World countries live.

Laboy, family members gather on porch

Enjoying the fall weather, from left, family friend Tasha Pryor, 13; granddaughter Amari Clifton, 7; twin grandsons RaShon and RaShad Thorton, 4 months; Verna Laboy; and granddaughter Lyric McGruder, 2, spend time together on Laboy's front porch on Oct. 31. Laboy is the family matriarch and has been actively involved with her neighborhood for sixteen years.

Verna and Gil Laboy on a porch swing

Verna Laboy, left, and her husband, Gil Laboy, enjoy a cool Halloween afternoon on their porch swing at their home on Worley Street on Oct. 31. Verna has been active in improving her neighborhood for 16 years.

Chicago kids

K. Kendall Mathews worked with these children in the summer of 1984 while serving as a camp counselor at Camp Wonderland in Camp Lake, Wisc. The children lived in the Chicago housing projects.

Carthage fights hard in loss to Bruins

Carthage senior Joseph Curti, right, elbows his teammate Victor Lopez, left, in a 1-0 loss to Rock Bridge on Saturday. Neither team scored until the 53rd minute of the class 3 quarterfinal.

Schmidt assists in Bruins' quarterfinal win

Rock Bridge junior Ryan Schmidt sends the ball downfield past charging Carthage junior Walter Avalos. Schmidt assisted senior Danny Baird's game-winning goal in the 53rd minute of the quarterfinal.

Carthage loses to Rock Bridge

Carthage freshman Henry Oxlaj reacts to his team's 1-0 loss to the Bruins at the class 3 quarterfinal on Saturday.

Baird gives Rock Bridge soccer 1-0 win

Rock Bridge senior Danny Baird moves downfield past Carthage junior Arnold Herrera in the state semifinal Saturday. Baird scored the game's only goal on an assist from Ryan Schmidt.

Crowd makes quarterfinal special for Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge high school fans cheer on the Bruins soccer team during the game against Carthage at the class 3 quarterfinal on Saturday at Rock Bridge. "We had tons of fans, which really pumped us up," said Bruins senior captain Danny Baird, who scored the game's lone goal.

Rock Bridge advances to state semifinal

Rock Bridge soccer players Matthew Kelly, left, and Danny Baird, right, hug as they celebrate their win over the Carthage Tigers 1-0 at the class 3 quarterfinal on Saturday.

MU sweeps Texas A&M

The Missouri volleyball team stays to sing the alma mater after their win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. The Tigers beat the Aggies 3-0.
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