Stumptown Steam Threshers 1989 Show Report

| September/October 1990

Route 1, Box 332 Adena, Ohio 43901

The Stumptown Steam Threshers show was again blessed with nice weather even though there was rain in the surrounding areas. The bad weather held off until after the parade.

The show opened with prayer by Lester Nabb, the raising of 'Old Glory' by the Cadiz Boy Scouts, and the playing of our national anthem.

The show got underway with sawing, threshing, baling, cornmeal grinding, power eater demonstration, shingle making, etcetera, along with a nice bunch of gas engines and tractors in operation. At noon, all the steam whistles signaled dinnertime. At 12:30, the Ladies Auxiliary announced that John McDowell of Plainfield, Ohio was the Thresher-man of the Year and Lori Wines of Belmont, Ohio was the Thresherman Queen. They took the grand tour in the back of Ralph Jones' Model T truck. One o'clock found the steam engines lined up for the block and slow engine race. Jim Welkart won the slow engine race in the antique class and Don Lautzenhauser won in the scale class.

In the slow tractor race, Bob Bulter was the winner on a JD L, and Dennis Jackowski of Flushing won in the garden tractor slow race. In the steam engine block race, John McDowell was first on his Baker, Clyde Sell was second on his Frick and Jim Welkart was third on his Port Huron. After the races, the usual threshing, baling, sawing took place until 3:30 p.m. when the TriValley Young Farmers & Wives of Dresden put on the kiddie toy tractor pull. The following were winners:

In Class I, Bill Burney of Jewett, Ohio was first and Josh Shultz of Rayland, Ohio was second. In Class II, Matt Hughes was first and Jared Shultz of Rayland was second. In Class III, Jim Bethel of Steubenville, Ohio was first and Aaron Henceroth of Adena, Ohio was second. In Class IV, John Shultz of Rayland was first and Karen Lam of Piedmont, Ohio was second. In Class V, Chad Hughes of Temperenceville, Ohio was first and Mandi Graham of St. Clairsville, Ohio was second. There was a very nice turnout for the kiddie tractor pull.