Cornhusking Contests Keep History Alive

National Cornhuskers Assn. hosts cornhusking contests throughout the Midwest each fall

Adam Molitor, 13, Stockton, was all grins with a corncob pipe after stepping up from peewee ranks into the fray of serious competition.
Adam Molitor, 13, Stockton, was all grins with a corncob pipe after stepping up from peewee ranks into the fray of serious competition. “It’s harder with a hook,” he says. “It’s a big change from just grabbing ears.” His grandmother, Sis Wiesbrook, Yorkville, acts as recruiter and coach, bringing grandchildren into the activity. “You did fine,” she tells Adam after he finishes. “What did we talk about? You pick and look ahead.”
Photo by Terri McManus