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2003: Internet effort aids with rescue of stolen Ohio horses
 
55 years ago
The annual meeting of the Indiana Shorthorn Breeders’ Assoc. was held recently in Indianapolis and the following officers were elected for the coming year: Lester Sigler, Elwood, president, and B. Hollis Hanson, Connersville, vice president. Directors are Max Pattinson, Marion, Durbin Budd and William Fenley, Greensburg, and Dave Garriott, Scottsburg.

Wilson Grain & Implement, Inc. of New Castle will hold its annual John Deere Day at the firm’s location on 403 Spring St. A lunch is served at noon, and farmers and their families are cordially invited to attend.

Frank E. Blacker, R. 1, Romney, Tippecanoe County, has won the 1957 state contour five-acre corn contest, sponsored by the Purdue University extension service and the Indiana Crop Improvement Assoc. Blackner harvested 184 bushels an acre from his five-acre plot.

40 years ago
Emergency disaster loans to farmers have been shut off by the Nixon administration, in another move to hold federal spending to the $250 billion ceiling the president has imposed.

Public Auction, Elnora, Ind., Oral Long – 40 bred Duroc gilts, 30 June boars, 50 June-July gilts, sows bred to two National Champion boars, sonoray and days to 200 pounds on many.

Funks G. Hybrid report from local corn grower J. Warren Feller of R. 1, Milton, Ind., 144.2 bushels per acre, dry weight 23.1 percent moisture with yield proven, top yielder G-4445 variety.

25 years ago
Used trucks for sale: 1986 GMC HD 1/2-ton, V-8, auto, 4WD, air, one owner, $8,950; 1984 Chevrolet S10, PS, 4-speed, 4WD, $6,250; 1983 Ford 4 WD 3/4-ton PU, V-8, 4-speed, XLT, $7,450 – Allen Chevrolet, Inc., Cambridge City, Ind.
Kim Gaunt of Andrews, Ind., exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Hoosier Beef Congress in December.
The J.M. Robinson Farm Equipment dealership has been in business in Wingate for more than 50 years. The real estate, inventory parts, bins and inventory card system will be offered with reserve. Truck, tractors, forklift, farm equipment and all other items in the sale will be sold at absolute auction.

10 years ago
Waynesville, Ohio, reported that in the past six weeks four horses in Warren County were stolen from two farms. Thanks to an Internet posse, the horses were returned safely to their owner. Three horses were discovered in Michigan and one, in Kentucky.
State agriculture statistician Ralph Gann is retiring after 16 years of managing the Indiana Agricultural Statistics Service, based at Purdue University.

Used farm equipment for sale: 2002 JD 240, 455 hours, air Boss tires, new bucket, $13,800; White 6122, 1223 split planter, $22,000; JD 1560 drill set with JD hitch, markers, $42,800; Landoll Tilloll 15-foot, 3-bar spike with rolling harrow, $2,500 – Reynolds Farm Equipment, Ind.

1/2/2013