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This gentleman looks like he’s remembering times gone by as he walks the rows of antique tractors displayed in Roberts Village Park on Sunday, Aug. 17. The Threshing Bee featured demonstrations of an old saw mill and threshing machine. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Embracing and remembering farming history

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The 29th annual St. Croix Valley Collectors Association Barn Dance and Threshing Bee drew a crowd of around 300 people, according to Pete Lubich, one of the event organizers.


The public was invited to sample homemade ice cream made by Jerry Van Heukelom of River Falls, admire row after row of antique tractors and farm equipment, observe how old-time threshers and sawmills work, watch the parade, or take part in the slow tractor race.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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