55 years ago
Hancock county man, Carol Martin, 20, escaped uninjured when a car struck the rear of a tractor he was driving on Indiana 234. Martin and the tractor were knocked into a fence by the impact but the tractor did not overturn. Driver of the car was Jack Maze of New Castle. Damage was estimated at $50.
New State FFA officers are as follows: President Bill Dorsey, Syracuse; Vice President Paul Nobbe, Connersville; David Davis, secretary, Poseyville; Melvin Mathias, treasurer, Larwell; Marvin Joliff, reporter, Elnora; and Phil Moser, sentinel, Adams Central.
Massey-Harris-Ferguson dealers have announced they have received notice from the company’s headquarters that it has changed the name to Massey-Ferguson. The new name relates closely to two outstanding products of the company, the self-propelled combine and the Ferguson System tractor, both known worldwide.
40 years ago
Rustlers made off with 154 pigs, valued at $10,000, from the market holding pens at Chalmers, owned by Dr. Dave Flora, a Chalmers veterinarian.
Two Liberty area farmers, Richard Raisch and Truman Kolb, recently sustained an unusual loss in the amount of about $300, when someone slaughtered their 800-pound heifer in a field, leaving only the head and tail of the animal. Authorities surmise the high cost of meat likely prompted the slaughter and theft.
In a long and tense session of the Indiana state Senate, the chamber passed a property tax reduction bill which will increase sales taxes to 4 percent, offer local option taxes for county councils to use and increase net corporation taxes, freeze all property tax levies at 1973 levels and provide at least a 20 percent reduction in local property taxes through greater state aid.
25 years ago
Darke County farmer Fred Worch could barely believe his eyes when one of his top-producing Holsteins freshened recently. Sonia, a nine-year-old, produced a trio of calves, two heifers and one bull. The year before she produced a set of twins. The trio calves are healthy and near normal size.
The Southeastern Indiana Market Hog Show that has been at Columbus for several years has been canceled this year due to the pseudorabies outbreak in that area of the state.
Max D. Judge, an animal sciences professor at Purdue University, recently was named a distinguished alumnus of The Ohio State University, where he earned a master’s degree. His portrait will hang in the Hall of Fame in the Animal Science Building on the OSU campus.
10 years ago
Used farm equipment for sale: JD 310D, cab AC 42D ex. hoe, 3,100 hours, $26,900; 1981 IH 1086 tractor, 1 owner since new, western interior, 80 percent Firestone radials, axle 20-foot no-till drill, flat fold markers, CPH, single roller harrow, $13,900 – contact H.G. Violet Equipment, Delphos, Ohio.
Baby Chicks-Cornish rock cross, reds, barred rocks, black sex links, hatching 16 popular breeds, also bronze and white turkeys, white and mallard ducklings, goslings, pheasants, and French guineas. Write or call for a free color catalog to Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, Inc, Mt. Healthy, Ohio.
The future of the pork checkoff system hangs in the balance at the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which is considering if the mandatory pork checkoff is unconstitutional.