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1958: Fed. Land Bank dropping farm interest rate to 5 percent
55 years ago
The Federal Land Bank has lowered its interest rate to 5 percent on all farm loans already in effect, according to Lawrence Kerhof, secretary-treasurer of the Riley National Farm Loan Assoc. at Greenfield.

Grand Champion Poland China gilt was exhibited by Mapes and Lethaman of Unionville Center, Ohio, and sold for $320 at the recent Eastern Poland China Hi-Lite Show and Sale. The Grand Champion Boar was exhibited by Don E. Orr and Sons of Tipton, Ind., and brought $185.

Fayette Junior Leaders met with Dale Edwin Pflum and David M. Caldwell, giving a demonstration on “Nursing Pigs from Two Weeks to Eight Weeks.” Pledges were led by Joe Wiley and Joe Caldwell, and Linda Williams led group singing, while Paul Nobbe, president, presided.

40 years ago
JD 60 tractor with power steering, 3-point hitch in good condition, 3-bottom 14-inch plow, 5-foot rotary hoe, complete $1,485 – Connersville, Ind.

Mrs. George Pickering of Lewisville was elected state president of the Indiana Porkettes during the annual meeting in Indianapolis. She succeeds Mrs. Bill Nash of Sharpsville.

Paul Jacobs will offer for sale at public auction his real estate, registered cattle, hogs, machinery, feed and miscellaneous, located 7 miles south of Corydon, Ind., 8 miles north of Mauckport-Brandenburg Bride, then 1/2 mile east of State Road 135 – E.E. Martin & Paul Jacobs, Salem, Ind., auctioneers.

25 years ago

Kaye Whitehead, a Delaware County, Ind., farmer, has been appointed to the Indiana ASCS committee. U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar requested the appointment. She will be serving along with George Corya of Commiskey, Warren Scheidt of Columbus, Carl Brown of Lafayette and Lawrence Carter of Hebron.

More than 1,400 fourth-grade students from Delaware County schools recently visited the Delaware County National Agriculture Farm Festival Days at the fairgrounds in Muncie. Another 1,400 children from various scout troops, nursery schools and with parents also took part in the tours. The event was sponsored by the 80-member Farm Festival committee, according to coordinator Jane Hartley.

Master Farmer Awards were bestowed upon the following Hoosiers: pork producers Bob Johnson of Frankfort in Clinton County and Larry Pumphrey of Greensburg in Decatur County; beef producer Harry Armstrong of Springville in Lawrence County; and crops farmer Carl Martin of Knightstown in Henry County. This annual award was established in 1968 by Indiana Prairie Farmer.

10 years ago

The Janssen brothers, Tim and Dave, and Butch Heiden of Monroe, Mich., were named Red Gold, Inc. “Grower of the Year” at the company’s recent Growers’ Banquet in Indianapolis, Ind., in conjunction with Purdue’s Horticulture Congress.

Used trucks for sale: 2001 Dodge 2500 quad cab, 4x4, turbo diesel, $26,995; 2002 Dodge 3500 quad cab, 4x4, turbo diesel, $31,995 – Fletcher Chrysler Products, Inc., Franklin, Ind.
Farm public auction southeast of Muncie, Ind.: JD 4440 tractor, JD 2840 tractor, JD 3020 tractor, JD Turbo 6620, combine, grain head, corn head, 2 grain trucks, very good farm machinery, hog equipment, miscellaneous.

Due to the retirement and renting of farm, Wayne and Joyce McGuire of Parker City will be offering the above for public auction – Tom Flesher and Kenneth Beshears, auctioneers.