FFA Antique Tractor Pull 2011-Dust Bowl Edition

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Pictured above: Kevin Bade, 1952 John Deere G
The sun was bright and the wind was blowing at yesterday's Union FFA and FFA Alumni Antique Tractor Pull.  With an amazing 132 hooks, the crowd was pleased with the two sleds continuously going down the track.  It was difficult at times to open our eyes or hold on to the registration papers due to the wind.  With yours truly at the announcer's mic, it was a great day overall at the fairgrounds track. 

FFA Alumni officers (right) register one of the 132 pulls Sunday morning prior to the pull starting.  Weigh-ins for the tractor began at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Tractor Puller, Gary Meyer, of Leslie brought his grandfather's 1936 KEA Twin City Minneapolis Moline (pictured below).  This was the first pull for this tractor; after sitting in the shed for over 25 years, Meyer and his son-in-law Bade (pictured above) decided to get the tractor out last month and see what they could do with it. 

 

Pull Results

Class 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
1 Drew Stallmann Wes Weigle -----
4 Don Bocklage Nicole Glosemeyer Dale Ebker
5 Don Bocklage Mike Hellmann Seth Ducote
6 Nathan Hellmann Don Bocklage Seth Ducote
7 Jim Mueller Michael Hellmann Riley Guerrero
8 Jim Mueller Don Bocklage Robbie Pisane
9 Richard Dickinson Jim Mueller Don Bocklage
10 John Brueggemann Tony Guerrant Richard Dickinson
11 Mark Stumpe Mike Hilkerbaumer Cole Guerrant
12 Robbie Pisane Ryan Miller Richard Dickinson
13 Jeff Heintz Jr. Robbie Pisane Ray Tucker
14 Dennis Erni Dean Jasper Nick Gerling
15 Dennis Erni Kevin Bade Kurt Stallmann
16 Dennis Erni Ray Tucker Nick Gerling
17 Ray Tucker Russell Bade Allie Skouby
18 Earnie Skouby Ed Frueh -----
19 Kent Kundert Ed Frueh Paul Eckstein
20 Mark Heintz ----- -----
21 Jeff Heintz Henry Frueh -----
22 Glen Bade Henry Frueh -----

The Franklin County Fair Queen Bake Sale went over extremely well with cupcakes, caramel apples, cookies, brownies and more.  This was the first fundraiser and event since the fair and it was a great success.  Pictured below is 1st Alternate Rachel Buenemann and Fair Queen Katie O'Rear.