55 years ago
Used cars for sale: 1956 Dodge Royal 4-door, PowerFlite, radio, heater, nice, $2,195; 1955 Plymouth Club Coupe, 6-cylinder, heater, $1,099; 1953 Ford 4-door, V-8, O-Drive, radio and heater, $750; 1952 Buick 4-door, Super Dynaflow, radio and heater, $695 – Goodwin’s Dodge & Plymouth, Knightstown, Ind.
The annual fall Duroc boar and gilt sale of Crawford, Caldwell and Smith was held at the Lee Crawford farm near Milton. The sale grossed more than $5,600 for 66 boars and gilts. The top boar was sold to Robert Jewell, Farmersburg, at $172.50 and the top gilt was sold to Merle Kemple of Arlington for $170.
The highlight of the sale was the visit of two U.S. Congressmen, Rep. Ralph Harvey of the 10th District and his colleague, a representative from New York who had never witnessed a hog sale previously. Both gave short talks and enjoyed the sale.
For sale: 50-75 leghorn hens, one year old, big-type good layers – Howard Kirlin, Milton, Ind.
40 years ago
Edinburg Community Grain elevator in Johnson County reported the first two loads of soybeans for the season that have come in were from the farms of Dilmer Yoder and Clifford Parker, of the Franklin area. These are the earliest receipts of soybeans in recent years and they were paid the “old crop price” of $3.38 a bushel. New-bean prices are expected to be around $3 this year. John Gharst and Brice Williams are co-owners of the elevator.
At the recent National Barrow Show in Austin, Minn., the Williams and Pruitt families of Knightstown, Ind., exhibited the Yorkshire Hog College Boar. The boar was purchased for $4,500 by Japan. The boar was sired by Monster, a herd sire raised by them.
A 300-pound Hampshire hog named Ambassador and raised by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Callahan of Milford, Ill., is being taken to the Soviet Union by a 15-member delegation of Illinois Agricultural Trade Mission Group. They hope to present the hog to Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. The group is headed by U.S. Rep. Paul Findley (R-Ill.), Gordon Ropp, head of the Illinois Agriculture Department, and Harold Steel, president of the Illinois Agricultural Assoc.
25 years ago
Riley Park Tire, on the farm service, Greenfield, Ind. – Armstrong Front Combine Tires: 18.4-26 (6 ply) $247; 18.4-26 (10 ply) $289.90; 23.1-26 (8 ply) $440.59; 23.1-26 (10 ply) $499.91; 23.1-30 (8 ply) $520.99; and 28L-26 (10 ply) $699.
1984 IHC 1724, new 14-foot Omaha standard bed and twin cylinder hoist, 52-inch grain sides, 345 engine, 7,000/17,500 axle capacity, 2-speed rear transmission, new red paint, 10R x 22.5 radials, $12,900; 1977 International F1854, Loadstar tandem with 20-foot Knapheide bed, Tip Tops twin screw, Harsh 112 hoist (fresh major) DT 466 engine, RT 613 Fuller 13 speed transmission, full air brake, $15,900 – Tieco Truck Exchange, Indianapolis, Ind.
Real estate for sale: Rush County, 175.35 acres more or less, 4-bedroom, house and outbuildings, $1,250 per acre; approximately 127 acres, includes small wooded area nice for a building site, large old farmhouse, 10 rooms, 5-6 bedrooms, needs work, several outbuildings in various sizes, large barn, $1,275 per acre; 73.56 acres bare ground, all tillable, in Union Township, $1,300 per acre; river bottom ground, 104 acres, 63.7 tillable bare ground, 40.3 wooded area, some storage buildings, $105,400 – Morgan & Associates, Rushville, Ind.
10 years ago
Used JD tractors for sale: 1997 JD 8300 MFWD, 1,403 hours, $69,500; 1997 JD 8400, 1,431 hours, MFWD, $69,500; 1997 JD 8400 MFWD, 1,054 hours, $81,500; 1999 JD 8400, 1,363 hours, $79,500 – JD Equipment, Inc. Ohio locations.
119th American Seed Trade Assoc. Convention was held recently. New officers for 2002-03 were elected, with Sonny Beck of Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Atlanta, Ind., inducted as president and Dale Cochran, president of Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. of Champaign, Ill., was named as the Central Regional vice president.
Trista Bailey of Frankfort, Ind., was selected as the new National Junior Shorthorn Lassie at the recent association’s national show in Springfield, Ill. Trista is the daughter of Jerry and Vicki Bailey.