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1972: Fire takes 3 livestock barns at state fairgrounds
55 years ago
Indiana farmers are raising a record crop of 2.59 million turkeys this year, 26 percent more than last year, according to Purdue agricultural statisticians.

Ag classes are being taught at Lewisville High School for the first time in more than 20 years. William Mattix is teaching the classes and his senior class consists of Gerald Cole, Donald Sumpter, Allen Schwartz, Stephen Hause, Richard Coffman, Jim Greenwell, Phillip Burris and James Shew.

Used trucks for sale: 1952 Stude 1/2, $695; 1955 Int. 1/2-ton panels, $1,095; 1954 Int. 1/2-ton, $845; 1951 Stude, $545 – Howard S. Graver Motor Sales, New Castle, Ind.

40 years ago
Registered Duroc Boars, bred like the Champion adult heavy carcass at Rush County Fair; more bone, more frame, more growth – Joe Hodson, Rushville, Ind.

World Champion Palomino award was given to Circle P’s Top Man, a double-registered Palomino horse owned by Wayne and Norma Harmons of the Franklin, Ind., area.

Three livestock barns were destroyed by fire at the Ohio State Fairgrounds during the North American Dairy Show. All show animals were believed to be safe. The open show was under way when the fire broke out. Orders were given for showmen to the barns to save their cattle.

It took only 15 minutes, evacuating more than 2,000 head of cattle. Area cattle owners Carson Wright, Stephen White, Danny Upchurch and Gary Groves lost their trucks due to the fire.

25 years ago

Third annual Garriott Ranch private treaty Club Calf Sale west of Scottsburg, Ind. – selling: Chianina, Maine-Ajou and Simmental Steers, 1987 Heifers, Bred Females and Bulls. Owners are Tommy & Denise Garriott.

Five couples, recognized for their farming accomplishments and leadership activities, have been named finalists in the Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. Young Farmer Award contest. The finalists are: Alan and Cynthia Kuehnert, Fort Wayne; Doug and Marcia Nagel, Rensselaer; David and Donna Scanlon, Lafayette; Mark and Mary Kessler, Crawfordsville; and Irvin and Margie Harmeyer, Batesville.
Real estate for sale in Franklin County: 116.18 acres with five-bedroom home and outbuildings, $150,000; 40 acres with two-bedroom A-frame home, $69,900; 90 acres of bare ground, 554 pounds tobacco base, $500 per acre – Morgan & Associates, Rushville, Ind.

10 years ago

Dean Ford Equipment, Dupont, Ind. – JD 2640 with 146 loader, $13,500; 2002 JD 4710 sprayer, 300 hours, 38090R46 tires, 90-foot boom, $125,000; 2002 JD 1560 drills, 7.5-inch spacing, 750 JD hitch & markers, $54,000; 1996 JD 8100, 2WD, 420 hours, 18.4 x 46 duals, $54,000; 1998 JD 9610, 893 Eng. hours, 620 Sep. hours, 18.4 x 38 duals, 4WD, CM bin ext., 20-foot auger, $87,500.
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a national advisory warning animal health officials that research materials, as well as a small amount of swine pneumonia bacteria, was stolen from The Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Holt Ohio was recently selected as a CAT Lexion combine dealer. Headquartered in Columbus, Holt Ohio has branches in Troy, Perrysburg, Cincinnati and Lucasville, Ohio, and Richwood, Ky. Holt Ohio will handle the full line of CAT Lexion combines. The company’s sales territory covers the states of Ohio and Kentucky and part of Indiana.