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Mankato, Kansas
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January 21, 2016     Jewell County Record
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Price 50 Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. 3 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, January 21, 2016 Old-fashioned corn picking held in field west of Jewel] Men gather to recollect 'the way it was' t),b ~L~u remem~r hearing stories about d~c ~ay corn was pk'kcd, Some ~.',id~'r, m+ty even hav~mn aoneor two ro,~ ct~ni picker. ++-or li~c nndivhl.nal~ wht~ enjoy ~~rkmg Ih h+lnd wifl~ the anliqU m~*- ehinerv, a evrnt piL'kJn~ wcckCnLI +,a~, h~ld N-,v 14 :+rid 15. +I)15.ju.~t v,c~u el ,Icv. ll. AP+ t'iLl" a~ ~t'llmj~ the dalc o:I" the pK'kln~ th~ ~',IggC-+.l i.|iiltg la~,21i In|0 6' msLd :faHor~ wa~ ti'l.6, u,~alh~r. "We didn'u pi~.k nlstil in tile LjlflLr~F- noon .~ th+.' l+:~l~ralur s ~' i~ .:t hll| warner.'+ mid Calvin Bohncn. ~Jringin~ the~r picker~ an)d antiqn tr~ctor~, ,~ rc Denni, Ra;vlnll. KCi| ~tn 1~ln, v,'ilh a ('ahC c ~rnpit-kcr a~d ~hell='r he pulled wtth hi', J~hn ])+. ' rc B: J't. V alld+3r(J il.' ~n. ~ m~th {, 'll- let. % kh a P+|innea~li.~ Molinc pzvker pulled hip John Do-'; A t~,tctt~r tha~ '+,'=lh ~t-'~'l v heeh,'. Nelson |'r llthlc}, ('antbrldg . Hub picked un Sat~l[tla~ ~ ly ~ttl a OT|(.'.rOW [nlem~thmaJ pit.-ker pulled by ;.i '+,I~.l Farmall: Stair C . vn, Iota: bron~dhl a New ldc-'t gmmm ~,m +'[i:u n~+n N ~'"~" ~L I~ L I1,= m. im, r.! ~ pi+.'kcr thai wa~ pu|h.'+J by an H FaJrmalt: and Calvin Bvhnen t~sed a W<~l.+ Brother pi,:keP pulled with a John D~ re A. "l have picked +:ore with this plck~ before,"1 ~aid Colson. "lt iS h;~rd to explain hut m+ing the old n'm+:hir~tT, if it we;ks u + it nli >vld, i.~ so m~'h (an." Buhncrl. one of the '+love to Urn: Ihe old stuff'+ individual~, pl~ted a field t)i ~'orn at lhc north edge a.nd jusl to 111(" ~c~t uJ' Jev, cll with Ih +.'ore picking days m mind. "l Ivvc doin8 1his kind of .+tul'T tl i~ ++(i much tun," ~iid Bohnen. A nltxlc m d~y c]mhine " ,'a.s usud t(} upen up the ~6-acre corn patch, The piekcr~ har~ slcd eighl tol)ineac~c.~of ~'um ~ hich um~m~lled k~ chi~e te I ,O(J~l hu,Iv,:l~ of ear com. After the c~m we+, pivkcd ,I was lakell by the wa~on load am] 13ohnc~'~ Farm aml ualoaded+ "L-he nnh~adn'~ pr~;+.'~,>+ v,a~ done wilh %he n'~' ~I +~ p.+ttaht;~ elevat<~ and ~ .~(mp ,~ll=~t't. Later Ih ~]m "+,as gft}ul|d ~nd tccd h~ lts v~l*~k. lh ~ ~cle apWo.~imat ly r~I} on- I~kcrs ia attendance at Ihc picking un Satarday and nl++r+' th, afl 30 allended Sunday- l'h~, weekead wax opening pheasan ~ason and Calvin was hop- ing huale~ would -~k~p and watch the p,ckcr~ work ~,hich did happen. One of Calvin' ,+ +.'oasin~ from McPhcrson came Io hc],p. The c~msin grew up on a J'~un~, th01 ~L~cd the corn picker~, Cal~+in' ~ w i h:, P-egg y, pn:parcd ~oup and b++~l cooki ~ for t|lo~ in a|len- dance, D~]] Bohnen, with the use of i~is ht~rncma~ v, agon. gave ~de~ oul in t~ corn field l,+r lhuxe WhO wa]lled Io have a closer look Lindu W( mcr rink pK'mresof;~cveut. ~++eral from the area hvlT~d pull the v,'agon~ that were loaded ~ith 11~ cure fnm', the t~cld Io Ihe f.',nn. When the corn picking weekend was ~wer, Cabin 6'It his tractor and picker setting at the edge of the field. At Christmas tiltS, il was decorated with Ch~i ~ma ,+ light~. 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