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August 11, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer Karen Beckley's done her share of driving a tractor in the fields, but last week she beat out nine men for first place in a tractor-pulling contest at Washington County Ag Expo. "It feels pretty good to beat them," said Beckley, who drove her John Deere 4440 to victory in the 18,500-pound class. "I know someone who got harassed by his wife when they got home. She said, 'How could you let a woman beat you?'" said Beckley. Beckley, who's family farm is on Hopewell Road, started participating in tractor-pulling contests last year.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | August 6, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com It was all in the family for some fans and drivers at the annual Ag Expo antique tractor pull Tuesday night. Kenneth Hart, 64, of Fairplay was one of nearly 1,000 spectators at the Ag Expo's annual event. Some fans sat in the bleachers or stood by the track while even more sat in lawn chairs and upon blankets on the grassy side of the stadium. The Washington County Antique Tractor Club put on the antique tractor pull at the Ag Expo for a sixth year, said Doug Diehl, the club's vice president.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 23, 2009
MONT ALTO, Pa. -- The Mont Alto Fire Co. will host its first truck and tractor pull Saturday night at the carnival grounds off Pa. 997. Company President Charlie Baker said organizers are hoping for a big crowd to generate income for the department. Planning has been under way for eight months. Classes are 1850 Mini Rod, 4000 Small Block 4x4 Trucks, 8000 Street Diesel 4x4, 13000 Farm Stock and 8500 Mod Turbo. The event starts at 6 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 8 to 12. Some bleacher seating will be available, but Baker said spectators might want to bring lawn chairs.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | September 18, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. Todd and Trevor Meyers caused some heads to turn at the Two Top Ruritan Steam and Craft Show this weekend. The blond, 11-year-old twins carefully and slowly piloted two unusual, bright orange tractors along a dirt path beside a display of about 250 antique tractors and equipment. Leading the way was Todd, driving a 1949 Case VAC, one of only 63 made. The medium-sized tractor has a slow ground speed and was sold on the East Coast for truck farming, according to the boys' grandfather, Richard Hoffman.
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by MARLO BARNHART | July 24, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - The mood was a little somber as one of Washington County Ag Expo's newest events got under way Saturday evening - the field-worthy farm stock tractor pull was named for longtime extension agent Don Schwartz who died in January after a battle with cancer. "We all miss Don so this is really a great thing," said announcer Floyd Davis. "We're hoping it will be an annual event. " Held before more than 100 spectators at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center track on Sharpsburg Pike, the new event was designed specifically for the kind of tractors that farmers use every day in the fields.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 12, 2007
In Williamsport, a long-standing "gentleman's agreement" for a little free power is coming to an end. Steve Danfelt of Potomac Street said he's parked his tractor - without a trailer - near a former town building, to keep it out of the way, for about 20 years. When the weather's cold, he runs a heater for about an hour, using town electricity, to warm up his truck - particularly the diesel fuel, which can thicken. Danfelt had the unwritten blessing of previous town officials for the parking place and electricity, which appears to amount to about $5 a winter.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2013
There was no shortage of horsepower, adrenaline or excitement Saturday night at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Truck-and-tractor-pull season is back in full swing, and the first Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League-sanctioned show of the year drew thousands for all of the ear-busting, dirt-slinging action a gearhead could hope for. A steady line of cars and trucks still was arriving as the event kicked off shortly after 6 p.m., featuring...
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November 5, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A 78-year-old Washington Township man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the tractor he was operating ran over him, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said. William J. Hunter, of 45252 Buchanan Trail East, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m., Conner said. The accident was called in at 11:41 a.m., he said. There will be no autopsy. The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma and the manner was accidental, Conner said. Hunter was connecting a wagon to a cornpicker attached to the tractor when the tractor began to move forward, Conner said.
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By DON AINES | November 5, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 78-year-old Washington Township man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the tractor he was operating ran over him, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said. William J. Hunter, of 45252 Buchanan Trail East, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m., Conner said. The accident was called in at 11:41 a.m., he said. There will be no autopsy. The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma and the manner was accidental, Conner said. Hunter was connecting a wagon to a cornpicker attached to the tractor when the tractor began to move forward, Conner said.
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