Weather Forecast

Click for Imperial, Nebraska Forecast

Chase County wheat harvest featured in statewide magazine PDF Print E-mail

Custom grain harvesting in Chase County is featured in the current July/August 2012 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine.
As research for the nine-page storey entitled “Chase County Wheat Bounty—At Home with Traveling Harvesters,” Nebraska Life Magazine staff writer Matthew Spencer climbed into the combine to harvest the wheat near Wauneta, and rode along to the grain elevator with custom grain harvesters Dennis and Colleen Goings of rural Elsie.
As the machines reaped the golden harvest, Spencer harvested three decades of stories from the Goings family and their experienced crew, and tales of harvesting the nation’s breadbasket from Texas, through Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska; tales of fighting the elements, like in 1984 when harvest was delayed by a full 30 days of rain and tales from the prairie and Mother Nature.
“There was that big snake daring to hitch a ride with the truck she was driving in the combine convoy from Weatherford, Okla.,” the story reads. “After several hours of riding up from Central Oklahoma, Colleen was approaching the Kansas border when she noticed the reptile snaking its way up her hood. “I’m deathly afraid of snakes,” Colleen says in the story. “Suddenly it got in the cab with me.”
Read the rest of this story, with full-color photography from Jorn Olsen, as well as articles from across the entire state of Nebraska in the current issue of Nebraska Life Magazine.


AP Sports List

AP Video Search