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Collectors flock to annual Toy and Buckle Show

In 1982, Erny Bugbee went to his first buckle show in Hayes, Kan.
The next year, the Alma native decided to design a belt buckle himself -- a 1983 Cornhusker football buckle cast in pewter.
Now, 28 years later, Bugbee has a collection of nearly 40,000 buckles he sells to collectors across the Midwest.
Bugbee brought his buckles to Lincoln for more than 2,000 collectors to see at the 26th annual Husker Toy & Buckle Show on Sunday at the Lancaster Event Center.

Two Bamberg County (South Carolina) men arrested in theft of motor vehicles

Tractors and cars stolen in bizarre theft ring:

BAMBERG - The Bamberg County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged two men with two counts each of motor vehicle theft and trespass to real property stemming from a Dec. 13 incident.
Donnie T. Ryan Jr., 20, of 267 Sash Lane, Ehrhardt and Cecil Scotty Folk, 17, of 3547 Colston Road, Bamberg were arrested on Dec. 15 after an investigation by the BCSO. Both men posted bond of $2,500 each and were released.

Tractor collection pulls in visitors as part of annual Country Holiday Home Tour

PATASKALA -- West Licking Historical Society's annual Country Holiday Home Tour always offers a nod to the past, thanks to the inclusion of historic buildings and homes.

This year's event is no different, save for the fact an antique tractor collection -- and not a venerable facade -- will stand front and center at one of the eight stops.

Local farmer Howard Emswiler, 72, owns more than 50 antique tractors. The list includes everything from old John Deeres to restored vintage models from Allis-Chalmers, Ford and Silver King.

Remember Leading Cause of Accidents and Farm Fatalities This Fall

Grain bin accidents are deadly, either form suffocation inside a bin, inside a semi-trailer, or from falls, or from being caught in an auger. And this is the time of year when more farmers and their families are working around grain bins on their farms, or dumping corn into trucks and hauling it in from the field.

Rollovers remain the most deadly of farm accidents...

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Tuscaloosa County man gives antique tractors a second life

Tuscaloosa County man gives antique tractors a second life
By Robert DeWitt

Perhaps it all started because Henry Harless never got a chance to till the soil like his grandfather.
“I always liked tractors,” Harless said as he relaxed in the orderly shop area behind his home in northwest Tuscaloosa County. “I guess I always wanted to farm and never got the opportunity.”

Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Readers share their tractor towing experiences

Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Readers share their tractor towing experiences
by Sam Moore

The column a few weeks ago brought several responses about the fun experiences folks have had while towing or being towed on tractors. Here are two (somewhat edited for space) that I enjoyed.

Ernest Jones from Diamond, Ohio, wrote:

Trick my Tractor!

“Trick My What?” host John Schneider looks over the Froberg family’s tractor.

Actor comes to visit Froberg Farm

Froberg Farms, an Alvin institution, will soon be featured on a segment of “Trick My What?” on the Country Music Television station, John Schneider, former star of “The Dukes of Hazard” will be the host of the program. “This program is a combination of “Trick My Truck” and “Dirty Jobs,” said Producer Al Bazzy. Jason Morgan is the Executive Producer for the program. Viewers get involved by recommending a piece of equipment that might be in need of repair

Tractor History

At first glance, the International Harvester logo plastered on a sign on State Road 44 pointing to a nearby museum is just a black-colored 'H' with a giant red dotted 'i' in the middle.

To farmers and anyone well familiar with the tractor model, they know the 'H' symbolizes the back of the wheels and axle of a tractor. And the lower part of the 'i,' the body of the tractor; and the dot of the 'i,' the driver's head.

Evolution of farming at HHD

The old-timers were hard at work plowing and picking on Tuesday at Husker Harvest Days.

At one of the largest farm shows in the world, with the latest technology in farm equipment, these old-timers were busy showing why their equipment was the talk of the farm community back in the day.

For example, Marcellus Wall of Aurora had his 1936 McCormick-Deering diesel tractor out working the fields on Tuesday, the opening day of the show.

A Farmer and his Tractor -- Farmall M brings back fond memories

A local veteran was treated to a blast from his past last Friday.
Milo Mundorff, 94, a resident of Illinois Veterans Home at La Salle, grew up farming near Sterling. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying C-47s. When his time in the service ended, he returned to his family’s 76-acre farm.
“I went back to farming and later I was a rural mail carrier,” Mundorff said.



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