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1987: Truitt stays with ag network after Wabash sale
55 years ago
A Bartholomew County farm burned, with a loss estimated at $23,000. Nine thousand bushels of corn were in the crib, which was 20-by-60 feet and built only recently. Homer and John Glick, owners of the farm near St. Louis Crossing, said the fire apparently started when a gas burner used to dry the corn fell apart.

Real estate for sale: 256 acres stock and grain farm located in Delaware County, Ind. Located in good farming area, house, 48-by-54-foot barn with large tram shed and silo, tool shed, garage, granary, poultry house and brooder. Also, a five-room tenant house. Land is level, well-drained, good fences and productive. Reasonably priced at $225 per acre. Contact Herman H. Williams, Muncie, Ind.

40 years ago
The Liberty FFA Chapter met in the Vocational Agriculture room at Union County High School to install 11 members to the Greenhand degree. Those installed were Mike Ballinger, Ed Sasser, Steve Hartman, John Schuck, Jerry Morgan, Vince Bostick, David Dudley, Alan Bell, John Eversole, Ron Ross and Glen Klein.

Joe & Duane Sickels of Winchester, Ind., recently exhibited the Champion Carcass Wether Lamb at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition at Harrisburg, Pa.

Miami County corn and soybean farmer Kermit O. Burrous easily won election as House Speaker, succeeding Governor-elect Otis R. Bowen. Burrous was majority caucus chair in the last session.

25 years ago
The Indiana Agri-Business Network has been sold to Wabash Valley Broadcasting Corp. Gary Truitt, creator of the network, will remain as director and principal farm broadcaster.

Five “Friends of Extension” were named at the Cooperative Extension Service annual staff conference at Purdue University. The awards were presented for outstanding contributions to the Extension Service, to Paul and Mildred Heidenreich, Gibson County, Sue Morgan, Madison County, Mabel Paul, Starke County, and George Harrell, Johnson County.

10 years ago
A pre-1900 produce wagon sold for $3,000 at the Carriage and Draft Horse Auction at Dinky’s Auction Barn in Daviess County, Ind.
Farmers in 74 Indiana counties, 80 Illinois counties and all 88 of Ohio’s counties are eligible for emergency disaster relief, because of the drought conditions this year, according to USDA Secretary Ann Veneman.