Organizer Bob Hynek of Talmage was glad to see tractors coming from further afield than ever for this year’s Tractor Show at the Otoe County Fair.
Hynek said they deliberately reached out and sent notices farther away this year to get tractors in for the show, and attendance was good.
The Tractor Show was held on Saturday, July 30, on the west side of the park near the outdoor arena, and over 20 tractors entered the event.
Tractors were judged at around 2 p.m., and a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion were announced in three categories:  Restored Class, Original Class and Ugliest Class.
Hynek said there were a lot of rare and unusual tractors present, and all of the tractors were of high quality.  
Larry Hynek, one of the entrants, pointed out that five of the tractors present were John Deere Expo Certified.  He explained that 400-500 tractors enter the National John Deere Expo and 100-150 might get certified, so this was an honor.
Larry also said that three of the tractor entries at the Fair were also qualified as Superior Restorations, an honor received by only a few, and praised the organizers’ efforts in recruiting such a high quality of tractors for the event.
In the Restored Class, the International Turbo 1066 tractor entered by Troy Moormeier of Cortland, Neb. was named Grand Champion.  
The 1969 John Deere “500” tractor owned by Joel and Lynette Janssen of Papillion was named Reserve Champion.
In the Original Class, Bob Hynek’s John Deere 2510 Diesel tractor was declared Grand Champion, and the 1948 John Deere “A” tractor entered by Mark and Denise Moerer of Unadilla was named Reserve Champion.
In the Ugliest Class, Syracuse’s Jerry Erisman’s Farmall “M” tractor was announced Grand Champion, and the Allis Chalmers tractor owned by Randy Auer of Syracuse was named Reserve Champion.
Hynek expressed his gratitude to the judges, Dave Oliver and Bill Bossung, both of Weeping Water, for their efforts, and the trophy sponsors: Keim Farm Eq., Kan Farm Equip. and Stutheit Implement, for their support.