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..,,:; Thursday, July 14, 2016 Thursday, July 14, 2016 JEWELL COUNTY RECORD 6A wager will be one of many showing Farmalls at this year's Threshing Bee Chase Wagner, rural Mankato, will be one 6~ many to have an antique Farmall I~actor on display this year at the Jewell:County Threshing Bee and Antique i~dln Machinery Show, eom- :ing up this weekend in Mankato. Chase will be bringing "his baby," as he calls it, a 1942 Farmall H. "This one~ is the fn'st one Dad and I rebuilt. We restored it in 2008. I call it my baby tiecause it is all finished and shiny," said Chase. Once the 1942 ;:: Enjoy Jewell County's 39TM ANNUAL MACHINERY SHOW AND THRESHING BEE Farmall H was finished, Chase's dad, Leon Wagner, told him if he ever decided to get rid of it, he wanted it. It has a permanent home with the Wagners. Marvin Wagner, Chase's grandfa- ther, purchased the tractor at the farm sale of Aaron Murray' s back in the mid 1980s. He replaced a wheel bearing and used it once and then it sat until Marvin gave it to Chase when he was seven years old. At the age of 12, There are so Saturday - Sunday, July 16 & 17many new exhibits and JOHN W. BLEECKER, DDS activities to Marikato & Belleville * 785-378-3103 * 785-527-5683 check out[ Welcome everyone to the Jewell County Threshing Bee! Saturday and Sunday July 16 and 17 Chase started rebuilding the tractor, takes every bolt out that is on the trac- You could say Chase has a self torandthentakestheenginetoPeroutek taught knowledge of the workings of a Machine in Smith Center, and he does tractor. Everything he knows he read the machine work. in a booL looked up on the interact, "On this tractor, every bearing is learned from watching his Dad and new. I shouldn't wear it out. I have Granddad, or from hands on. used it in four or five tractor pulls, a "The old tractors are fun to work coupleofplowdaysandtherestofthe on. I' ve always wanted to know how it time it gets its workout around here worked, why it worked, and then I pulling wagons," said Chase. wanted to tear it apart and make it run Recently Chase changed the mani- again," said Chase. fold and carburator to free up some About eight years ago, about the horsepower. It is now like a Super H time Chase started tearing into the old but it is still stock. tractors, anything older than a 1960, 'q'his tractor can go from 24 horse- hisdadwouldpointtothings andChase power to 70 horsepower with modifi- knew what they were and how they cations. Now with my modifications I worked, recently completed, June 29 to be ex- "My favorite thing is to adjust or ' act, I'm hoping it should be 30 to 35 work on the tractors. My most favorite horsepower. We'll fred out in Septem- thing to do is rewire them," sald Chase. Imr at the Smith Center Tractor Pull For the 1942 Farmall H, Chase when I put it on the dynometer," said thinks his he and his dad gave it a Chase. fourth overhaul, basing that knowl- Chase doesn't just work on and edge on the amount the crank has been own Farmalls. At the time of this inter- ground. Chase tears the engines down, view Chase owned nine tractors, John Deere, Ford, Case, Allis Chalmers Good Luck to all the participants of the 39th Annual Threshing Bee and Antique Farm Machinery Show Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17 MIKKELSF REAL ESTATE & AUCTION, LLC 356 E. Third, Superior, Net). 68978 402-879-4464 7 Chase Wagner is pictured with his restored 1942 Farmall H. Minneapolis Moiine as well astractordriveinElwoodanditranreally Farmalls. He wants to sell four of the good," said Chase. Farrnalls, two need repair and one needs Between going to college and being minor repair, a member of the shooting team and E- In September 2015 Chase bought a sports, which is a rocket leaguetourna- Farmall 40H from a gentleman in ment, Chase works for his dad on the Luray, along with three others. He sold farm on the weekends, holiday time one of them and has two in need of and summers, and also finds time to work -- a Farmall H and a Farmall work on tractors for friends. Now he is Super C. working on a 8N Ford that is going to "The Farmalls are the cheaper trac- tors to work on. The parts are cheaper Ellsworth when he gets it done, where and more available. I decided to work he traded for a WD 45 Allis. on the Farmall 40H because it was in "What I really want is to someday the best shape and easiest to get run- have one of every tractorthat my great- Insurance, Nick Mizner ning. I did an in-frame overhaul, con- granddad, Wayne Havis, owned. I nected to a12 volt system and put new ended up having his birth mark on the Esbon, Karl. 785-282-0799 , seals in the transmission. I took it to a back of my foot. There isn't any way of ; Come join the fun at the 39th Annual Weicome to Jewell County Historical Society 39th- Annual Threshing Bee ..... Antique Farm Machinery and Antique Farm Machinery Show , Show and Threshing Bee Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17 Enjoy Jewell County's M &M Lawn Care Food Stands, Free Entertainment, 39th Annual Antique Farm Brian Murray, Mankato, Kan. 785-545-5710 Exhibits and Much, Much More! Machinery Show and Threshing Bee National Farmers Union Insurance Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17 Jason Ortman- Agent, Mary Reite - Office Manager Howland Heating and Air 117 E. Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3212 609 Broadway St., Jewell, KS 66949 785-428-3000 41 (DotmtyTlireshmg Bee Welcome to th:e .... tg HAS IT ALL! 39th Annual Car Show, Steam Threshing, Jewell County Chainsaw Carving, Musical Entertainment Antique Machinery and much, much more. &Threshing Bee Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 Come see at the Mankato City Park for yourself Bourbon Trucking LLC Thummel ReaIBeloit &EstateconcordiaS(Kan.AUCtion LLC Jewell, Kan. 785-428-3030 785-738-0067 or 785-738-533 I Midway Coop Association Jewell County Machinery ~elco:es you to the Show and Threshing Bee Jewell County Threshing Bee! has so much to see. i Saturday & Sunday , July 16 & 17 Saturday-Sunday Midway Co-op Elevator July 16-17 Burr Oak, Kan. 785-647-6661 Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3116 Midway Coop Service Station Professional Pharmacy Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3233 125 N. Commercial, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3183 Come see the Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing, Car Show, Games, Musical Entertainment, Chainsaw Carving and other exhibits at this years Jewell County Threshing Beet. 103 N. Main, Burr Oak, Kan. 785-647-7351 $ Don t miss the 39th Annual JewelLCounty H,stor,cal Society Antique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17 422 Hwy 14 Superior, Neb. 402-879-3006 tracing where the ongmal tractors he had went, but the next best thing would be to have the same ones he owned. That would be great. He was a John Deere man and had a 1951 John Deere A, I have one. I bought it from Jr. VanderGiesen when I was a junior in high school and I still need to finish the work on it. I rebuilt most of it as a shop project in high school," said Chase. He also had a early style John Deere B, a John Deere 60, John Deere 730 Diesel and a John Deere 630 which Chase's dad has. Chase is a 2014 graduate of Rock Hills High School and this fall will be a second semester junior in ag business at FHSU. He has been on the dean's honor roll throughout college. "I almost went to K-State to take engineering, possibly mechanical or field engineering, but I don't want to work in an office. I like to build and fabricate stuff. Ag business is more my line. My goal is to come back and farm with Dad and my Granddad Marvin, and in my spare time continue to work on the old antique tractors," said Chase. Third annual 'Plow , Day' scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) According to Calvin Bohnert, the third annual Jewell County Plow Day is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday). The plowing will take place on some of the Joe Eilert land, located four miles west, two miles south, and a half-mile east, from Jewell. Once again, Calvin will have his giant American flag fly- ing So the field will not be hard to find., An opemtors~ meeting will:be'held ~ ~ at 9:30 aJn. with plowing to begin at 10 a.m. A loader will be available. All day plowing is anticipated. A lunch will be provided. There are some guidelines to par- ticipate in the plow day. Equipment 1970 or older is preferred. Scoured plow shares are requested. Appropri- ate flags are welcome. Plows can be available upon request. If a plow is needed, contact Calvin Bohnert, Jewell. Commodities next weekend in Mankato In Mankato, government food com- modities will be distributed Saturday, July 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Mankato Christian Church. Welcome to the JeweU County Threshing, Bee Come Join the Fun/ &A 113 N Commercial Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3541 Come check out the entertairment, antiques, exhibits, food stands, threshing machine, sawmill and all the other attractions at the Jewell County Threshing Bee! Guaranty State Bmkk and Trust Company Esbon, Kan, 785-725-3663 - Burr Oak, Kan.. 785-647-6621 Beloit, Kan.. 785-735-3501 - Jewell, Kant. 785428-3241 Smith Center, Kan.. 785-282-6641 Member Toll Free 888-738-80f. J E-mail: customerservice@guarar; tate com wm .guarantystate com Don't miss the 39th Annual Jewell County Historical Society Antique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee Saturday and Sunday, farm In, N hrt.r i, Irlmtl I.I Esbon Elevator Beloit Office 785-725-3073 www farmwaycoop.com 785-738-2241 Welcome to the Jewell County Threshing Bee Saturday-Sunday July 16-17 Mankato City Park Your Case IH Farm Equipment, Sale and Service Center jewellimplement@nckcn.com Highway 14, Jewel I, Kan. 785-428-3261 Come enjoy all excitement the Jewell County Threshing Bee has to offer/ i, SPIRITS LLC Mankato, Kan. 785-378-8181 /1