Howard Lake Herald, October 26, 1998

Harvest of helping hands for Brad Yager's family

Over 20 neighbors, friends, and area farmers flocked to the fields of Brad Yager, the young area farmer killed when a combine head fell on him Oct. 12.

There were more workers than work, as the five huge combines, several stock choppers, and finally, the plows, stripped the crops from the fields and laid them black for the winter.

Said Shelly Reddemann of Munson's Elevator, "The last load of grain came about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday."

Rallying around another farm family in time of need is something that is not new to this area, say local farmers, as they recall other times and places.

Mildred Yager, Brad's mother, said they had encouraged him to get out of farming, because it is so dangerous.


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