Articles By: John Schlageck

Electrocution remains a quiet danger on farms

In June of this year, a 37-year-old Stanton County farmer died inside a grain cart while preparing for wheat harvest. A tarp (containing a metal rod) in the grain cart blew up and touched an overhead power line, electrocuting him. Without a doubt this falls in the category of a freak accident. There?s probably no way this young farmer would […]

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This year, ‘harvest luck’ smiled on central Kansas

Once in a long while all the chips fall the right way and a Kansas farm family raises the best wheat crop it ever had. The Kent Winter family of northwestern Sedgwick County harvested such a crop in late June of this year ?It?s just incredible when the weather cooperates and you manage to have a few things in place?but […]

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