55 years ago
Farm for sale: 80 acres, six-room house, barn, chicken house, 1.5 miles east of Mt. Summit and 1.25 miles east of Punkintown. Fifty acres tillable, 10 acres of woods, running water in pasture, $250 an acre – Mrs. Guy Wisehart, New Castle, Ind.
Registered Scotch Shorthorn bulls and females available at Hanson Heights, Connersville, Ind. – B. Hollis Hanson, owner.
On the farm of Arthur Lamberson near Bentonville, recently, a fire costing $12,000-$15,000 in losses of farm equipment, building and corn occurred. The cause of the blaze has not been determined, but is believed the fire started from a coal heater in a shed nearby, which became overheated.
40 years ago
Five Hoosiers were awarded Master Farmer degrees by Indiana Prairie Farmer for outstanding accomplishments in farming and for community service. They are: Kenneth Caldwell of Milton; H. Rolland Moesner of Dale; Carroll Thompson of Argos; Paul Thurston of Alexandria; and Samuel Washburn of Fowler. In addition, retired plant pathologist from Purdue University, Dr. Arnold Ullstrup, received an Honorary Master Farmer award for outstanding service to state agriculture.
State and federal animal health regulatory officials have announced the lifting of the hog cholera quarantine imposed on parts of Tippecanoe County.
Morton Buildings in Color of Rushville, Ind., will build for you: machine sheds; cattle barns; garages and shops; free stall barns; and hog confinement buildings.
25 years ago
Sandra Flesher of Waterford, Ohio, was crowned the 1988 Ohio Angus queen at the state association annual awards banquet in Reynoldsburg.
Wilson Fertilizer, Inc., a full-service agriculture company of Brook, Ind., has reorganized its company divisions into separate corporations. The Retail Fertilizer Division will continue to operate as Wilson’s Fertilizer, Inc. The Grain Systems and Building Division will now be known as Wilson Design Builders Co.
Real estate for sale: 84.1 acres in Brown Township, northeast of Greenfield, 82 acres tillable, no buildings, asking price $92,000 – Federal Land Bank.
10 years ago
The farm equipment from the estate of Henry Aulbach, a lifelong farmer in Franklin County, Ind., was sold by auctioneers Stanley White, Dave White, Jonathan White and Burke Thomas. Items selling for high bids include: Farmall MTA, $4,500; 2 Farmall Ms at $3,500 each; Farmall M, $2,900; Farmall M fenders, $350; Farmall B, $2,200; 800 bushels of ear corn at $2.50 per bushel; four chicken crates at $45 each; clipper mill, $140; and a one-half wooden rain barrel, $62.50.
Lt. Gov. Joe Kerman, who serves as the state’s commissioner of Agriculture, recently awarded the Certificate of Distinction from the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Assoc. to Joseph R. Pearson. He is a Blackford County farmer who farms with his brother, Harry, near Hartford City, and also serves as assistant commissioner of agriculture for Indiana.
Forty-five feeder calves, steers, heifers, 400-600 pounds, all shots, wormed, mostly black, 83 cents per pound in Holton, Ind.