Engagement: Idsinga-Kuchta

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Dawn Janae Idsinga of Portales, daughter of the late Douglas Idsinga and the late Debbie Idsinga is engaged to Joshua Shawn Kuchta of Portales, son of John and Olivia Kuchta of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 22, 2008, at Faith Family Christian Church. The reception will be held at the […]

Siblings strive to keep dream alive

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Growing up, the Idsinga siblings said they were often tagged with the name coyote pack or wolf pack because of their loyalty to each other. Now they’re applying that trait to operating a business together. The four 20-something siblings — Dougie, Dawn and Derek Idsinga and Darci Collins — […]

Cold, cold cows

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the single […]

Dairy owners die in Texas crash

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A group of friends gathered Monday evening to mourn the loss of a prominent Portales couple who died Monday in a car accident in West Texas, according to Texas officials. Douglas and Deborah Idsinga, both 49, were traveling eastbound on U.S. 84, west of Sudan, Texas, when they lost […]

Dairy owners feeling the heat

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer With temperatures soaring across most of the country, dairy owners are sweating market conditions as much as the heat. Doug Idsinga, a Roosevelt County dairy owner who employs 20 people, said his business has been affected by the heat and the drought. Idsinga said he does his own farming […]

What’s that smell? Clean, fresh air

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By William P. Thompson The smell of money is not for everyone. And so some area dairy owners are adding technologically enhanced bacterial cultures to their lagoons in efforts to diminish odors. Doug Idsinga, owner of Crosswinds Dairy about 15 miles northeast of Portales on Highway 202, has been adding a bacterial product called Roetech-106 […]