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.
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.
July 29, 2011
Tractor flips killed 62 in Pa. in past decade
By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item
MIFFLINBURG — The tractor that flipped and killed Elmer I. Faust on Wednesday evening was an old Farmall C model with a tricycle front end, and “those can be dangerous,” said Jerry Hoover, of Hoover Tractor, Mifflinburg, which sells farm equipment.
Faust, a 71-year-old Rush Township resident, died when the tractor he was driving along a logging road hit a tree stump, rolled and pinned him underneath.
Tractors are king fair
By Rose Krebs, Staff writer
SPRINGFIELD — Joe Goodenough was pleased with the performance of his tractor during an exhibition pull at the Burlington County Farm Fair on Thursday.
The Northern Burlington Regional High School senior, who is president of his school’s Future Farmers of America chapter, was preparing to compete in the adult pull category Thursday night.
He was quite happy with his practice attempt of 269½ feet.
Newhall man killed in lawn mower accident
Posted July 22, 2011 8:10 am by Jeff Raasch/SourceMedia Group News
NEWHALL – Authorities said a Newhall man died Wednesday evening when a lawn mower he was riding rolled into a ditch.
Tim F. Mehlert, 55, died in the accident at his residence, 6863 25th Ave., according to the Benton County sheriff’s office. Deputies responded to the incident around 8:25 p.m. and found Mehlert trapped under a large riding lawn mower.
Enfield farmer killed in tractor accident
By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff
Posted July 18, 2011, at 4:50 p.m.
ENFIELD, Maine — An 84-year-old farmer was killed Sunday when he was crushed between a fallen tree and the steering column of his tractor after it backed into woods on his land on Dodlin Road, Maine State Police said Monday.
The body of Cassius Fall was found by a relative about an hour after the accident occurred at about 8 a.m., state police Trooper Matt Grant said.
ST. PAUL -- Matt McCarty of St. Paul stood up and jumped onto the seat of his tractor while Lewis Barth of Dannebrog leaned back over the back of his tractor with one arm stretched out.
"It's not as easy as it looks," said Jim Nelson, announcer for the tractor games at Grover Cleveland Alexander Days in St. Paul Saturday. About 20 tractor enthusiasts were entered into the balance beam event where they drove their tractors onto a trailer and balanced the trailer for a few seconds.
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