55 years ago
Montgomery Ward Farm Store of Richmond, Ind., January Bargain Blizzard Sale – labor-saving power corn sheller, shells up to 150 bushels per hour, less motor, $519.88; PTO for sheller, $58.88; trailer, $64.50; 1,250-bushel grain bin, $348.
John H. Moorehead, a Union Township, Vanderburgh County farmer, has won the 1957 state five-acre soybean yield contest with a yield of 57 bushels an acre.
Lee Crawford of Milton was elected president of the Indiana Duroc Breeders Assoc. at the group’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.
40 years ago
H.M. Mullendore of Franklin is one of two pioneer Polled Hereford breeders to be inducted into the breed’s “Hall of Fame” at Ft. Worth, Texas, during the Golden Anniversary National Polled Hereford Show and Sale later this month.
Riley Park Tire of Greenfield, Ind., Hi-Flotation Tires: 9.5-15-$20.50; 9.5-14-$20.50; 11L-15-$22.50; 11L-14-$22.50; tubes available at similar savings, plus F.E.T.
A 19-year old Veedersburg youth, Rich Brewer, is alive today thanks to the quick work of 60 volunteers, a five-foot pipe through which oxygen was pumped and an unidentified man who got a rope around one of his wrists. Brewer was buried for 90 minutes in 7,000 bushels of shelled corn in a bin from which corn was being transferred to a truck, when he toppled into the loose corn and immediately sank out of sight.
25 years ago
Cattle for sale: Angus yearling bulls, purebred, 800-1,000 pounds, $700-$1,200; Angus springers, purebred, February-April, calving, $700 and up – Milan, Ind.
An elevator blast near Henderson, Ky., claimed three men’s lives. The elevator is owned by Owensboro Grain Co. and the blast is believed to have been caused by grain dust.
Doug and Marcia Nagel of Rensselaer, Ind., won the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher award. The award will be presented at the AFB’s annual convention in New Orleans, La., this month.
10 years ago
Carso, Inc. Generic Ag Chemicals can save you money – Pallet 15G Corn Insecticide, $1.15 per pound; clear-out glyphosate 41 percent for RR soybeans, $18.50 per gallon; altrazine-4L corn herbicide, $8.90 per gallon; Waylay Pythridor, $72 per gallon.
Ag Services of America, Inc. operating financing and more; contact your local representative: Kevin Cobb, northern Indiana; Ted Savage, northern Ohio; Tom Eldred, southern Ohio; or Skip Reese, southern Indiana.
Lerch’s Barnlot Ltd., Hillsboro, Ohio – For all your fencing needs, fence posts available in wood and recycled plastic. Also available are railroad ties, fence wire, fence boards, gates and fencing accessories.