INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Anyone interested in old-time farming and harvest methods will want to mark Sunday, Aug. 12, on their calendar, according to organizers of the Fourth Annual Bum Malleck Memorial Threshing just south of Indianola.
This year's event will feature threshing with steam power, plus perhaps the largest display of working Rumly tractors in Nebraska.
"We won't just display them, we will have them working, belted to threshing machines, grinders and even a saw mill, which is new for this year's show," said Griff Malleck, son of the late Bum Malleck.
Organizers say they will also have a large display of stationary hit-and-miss engines.
"The event also will feature many pieces of horse- and mule-drawn farm equipment, including a unique harvest header where four mules push the machine while another team drives along side to catch the harvest," Malleck added.
Other powered activities include corn shellers, grinders, hay rack rides, elevators and wagon hoists. New also for this year is a quilt show for the ladies, pull-type combines and much more.
The organizers will set up Saturday following the Indianola Old Settlers Parade.
The show begins at noon Sunday, Aug. 12, and food will be available. The show is sponsored by Red Willow Aviation, Red Willow Chemical and the Janssen Auto Group. There is no admission charge. For more information, call Griff Malleck at (308) 340-1294.