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3 dead in SUV-farming combine crash

Jefferson County (WFRV) Three people are dead following a collision between an SUV and a farming combine in Jefferson county.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on County Highway B near Lake Mills around 7 o’clock Friday night.

TheJefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the three fatalities.

There is currently no word what as to what lead up to the crash.

The names of the victims are expected to be released Monday.

Source – http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/3-dead-in-suv-farming-combine-crash/851236079

 

South-Central Nebraska Authorities Say ATV Crash Killed Boy

FRANKLIN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has been killed in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle at a south-central Nebraska farm.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the crash occurred Friday evening. The boy was pronounced dead at Harlan County Hospital.

Franklin County Attorney Henry Schenker said Monday that he couldn’t provide the boy’s name or any details about what happened at the family farm near Naponee (NA’-poh-nee). He says an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Source – https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nebraska/articles/2017-11-06/south-central-nebraska-authorities-say-atv-crash-killed-boy

 

Neighbors embrace farming family after triple-fatal buggy crash

Neighbors embrace farming family after triple-fatal buggy crash

SHERIDAN, MI – Lugging plastic shopping bags filled with hot dishes and baked goods, Laura Grenhoe stopped by the Martin farm outside of this central Michigan farming town for a quick visit on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Grenhoe was among dozens of neighbors who have stopped by with a kind word and a helping hand after the Martin family was torn apart Sunday morning when a pickup truck struck the family’s horse-drawn buggy, killing three of their seven children and severely injuring the parents, Paul and Judith Martin.

“We lost a son 25 years ago,” said Grenhoe as she stood in the doorway of the white farmhouse and transferred her treats to relatives who are caring for family. “You can’t make it better. You just give them hugs and say a prayer for them.”

Ruthie Martin, Judith Martin’s aunt who came in from Liberty, Kentucky on Monday, was presiding over the household with Judith’s sister, Aleda, and two of the surviving children, 18-month-old Trina Grace, and 3-year-old Ammon, who was released from the hospital Monday after he suffered a concussion and still bore bruises from the crash.

Ammon is still gaining an understanding of the results of the accident, in which his 7-year-old sister, his 9-year-old sister and 11-year-old brother were killed, Ruthie Martin said.

“Some people talk about how they wish they had lights on their buggies,” said Powell of the Amish and Mennonite farmers in their midst. “Others are saying people need to slow down, that they have just as much right to the road as we do.”

Though the Mennonite community keeps to themselves and rarely frequent the restaurant, Powell said most townsfolk agree the Martin family needs their help.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2017/10/neighbors_embrace_farming_fami.html

 

Teen injured in farm accident Friday afternoon

From Greens Burg Daily News. Posted on Nov 7,2017. Original article.

WESTPORT – Emergency personnel responded to a farm injury on County Road 700 South Friday afternoon.

According to Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen, a 16-year-old male got his leg caught in a grain elevator at approximately 3 p.m.

Due to the level of injury, a StatFlight emergency helicopter was called to transport the teen for further treatment. While medical helicopters responding in the area usually land at South Decatur High School, this was impossible due to students being released at the end of the day. The helicopter instead landed at a location off State Road 3, where an ambulance had taken the injured teen to be transported to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.

The Decatur County Sherriff’s Department, Decatur County EMS, and Letts Community Fire Department were all on the scene.

As of press time Friday, Allen said there were no updates on the teen’s condition.

The Daily News will provide more information as it becomes available.

— Daily News

Source: http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/news/local_news/teen-injured-in-farm-accident-friday-afternoon/article_fc00ae1f-db9a-5fc0-b0c1-9cbb6185a4ad.html

 

2016 Progressive Agriculture Foundation annual report

The Progressive Agriculture Foundation governs the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program. The Kentucky Partnership was among the very first groups in the nation back in the mid-90’s to host one of the Safety day Camps and it has certainly been successful and grown since! See a copy of their 2016 annual report at https://www.progressiveag.org/uploads/forms/PAF_2016_AnnualReport_web.pdf