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‘A simpler time’
Antique equipment enthusiasts gather for annual binding, look toward September show
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Glen Burgy drives a John Deere tractor while Chris Guthrie binds wheat with an antique binder at John Wuethrich’s farm south of Monroe July 25. Burgy, who owns the 1940s binder, is a part of the Thunder Bridge Flywheelers, a club based in Argyle that performs old-fashioned threshing. The club will host its 7th Annual Thresheree at 8 a.m. at Argyle Legion Park Sept. 8-9.
MONROE — For Chris Guthrie of Monroe, using old farm equipment began as a hobby meant to help him connect with his heritage. Since then, the pastime has grown into a tractor club which hosts an annual tractor and gas engine show in Argyle every September. A group of enthusiasts bind wheat every summer for the last half of a decade.