1990 Stumptown Steam Threshers Show

| August/September 1991

8 HP Associated engine

Martin Rutan watches his 8 HP Associated engine at the 1990 Stumptown show.

Rt. 1, Box 332 Adena, Ohio 43901

The Stumptown Steam Threshers annual show and reunion wasn't blessed with perfect weather this year. The show started out with prayer by Lester Nabb and the raising of 'Old Glory' by the Cadiz Boy Scouts. The usual activity of sawing, shingle making, threshing and cornmeal grinding, along with the popping of many gas engines, followed until the noon whistles signaled dinner time.

At 12:45, the 1990 Thresherman and Queen were revealed. Ralph Jones of Woodsfield was the Thresherman and Rose Chini of Flushing, Ohio was crowned Queen. They got their ride on Ralph Jones' Model T pick-up. Ralph was a passenger in the back this time. In previous years, he had chauffeured the new Thresherman and Queen.

At 1:00, the slow engine race got underway. This year, in the antique class, the race was very close. Dennis Hudock, on Glenn Krofft's 40 HP Case, was the winner. In the scale model class, Russ Dye on the Arnold family's Goat engine was the winner. In the garden tractor class, only one contestant registered so Glenn Krofft raced Dennis Jackowski with his three-wheeler. Dennis was the winner.

At 3:30, the kiddie tractor pull got underway. Winners are as follows: Class I, Novella Trushell placed first and Tiffany Rowles placed second; Class II, Kristen Conrad placed first and Dustin Dowell placed second; Class III, Mat thew Modra placed first and Tim Conrad placed second; Class IV, Mike Mar tin placed first and Jimmy Bethel placed second; Class V, Samantha Quick placed first and Brad Sell placed second.

At 6:00, the Ohio Valley Promenaders entertained until it was time for the fiddling contest. We had 10 contestants. Winners in the 60 and older class were: first place, Jim Addy of Woodsfield, Ohio, who received a special Don Wilson trophy; second place was won by Bill Burris of Shippingport, Pennsylvania and third place was won by Clifford Hardesty of West Lafayette, Ohio. Winners in the under 60 class were: first place, Larry Stahl of Bakersville, Ohio; second place was won by Carrie Dillon of Woodsfield, Ohio and third place was won by Clarence Miller of Brilliant, Ohio. After the contest, all the fiddlers and their accompanists played the Round Robin. Soon after the fiddling contest, the rain came again and it rained most of the night.