Archives For Agriculture

Scarecrows at Orscheln

October 8, 2015
by Drew Staudenmaier, staff reporter

Orscheln’s is showing their support for 4-H by having area clubs decorate the store front with scarecrows. The theme is “I Sell 4-H for…” to help promote 4-H participation. The clubs involved are the Macon Easy Riders, Ethel Ridgerunners, Longbranch Trailblazers, Atlanta Home Pioneers and the Bevier Buckaroos.


Macon Easy Riders


Longbranch Trailblazers


Bevier Buckaroos


Atlanta Home Pioneers


Ethel Ridgerunners


Flywheel Pedal Pull

August 3, 2015


Sheryl Beadles, Staff Reporter

Landry Elrod, the three-year-old son of Jamie and Jennie Elrod, received some pointers before he pulled.


Addalynn Britton, 3, daughter of Dustin Huff, gets ready to give it her all.

A pedal pull was held at the Macon County Flywheel for children beginning at two years old. There were several who participated in each category. The challenge was to see who could pedal the toy tractor the farthest with weight slowly added. Several participants had full pulls which meant they had to pedal again to break the ties. The top three participants in each category earned a trophy.