Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

McLouth Happenings

September 11, 2012

The annual benefit tractor ride for the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Jefferson County 4-H scholarship fund will be Friday, Sept. 14. Antique and classic tractors of all makes and models will line up and parade approximately 30 miles through northeast Kansas. 

Departing at 9 a.m. from the McLouth Threshing Bee grounds, the group of tractor drivers will tour toward the city of Winchester. After a short break in Winchester, they will proceed west and south via Hickory Point Road to Highway 59, passing by the Battle of Hickory Point. The tractors will then progress further south to Oskaloosa where an “old time threshers meal” at historic Old Jefferson Town will be served by members of the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Jefferson County Petticoat Council in their vintage apparel. After lunch, the drivers will return to McLouth and tour Union Street ending their journey at the Threshing Bee grounds. 

Once the ride is complete, the tractor drivers are invited to stay and display their tractors at the Threshing Bee. For more information or to participate in the ride, please contact Charles Luse at 913-774-2759 or Mary Luse at

McLouth’s annual Threshing Bee is celebrating its 55th year Sept. 14-16. Admission is free. There will be events to appeal to the whole family.

Daily activities include: steam threshing daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; a saw mill will be running throughout the day; Rust Reunion antique car and truck show; and flea market. McLouth Kiwanis Club will serve breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Saturday activities: annual Parade of Power at 11 a.m. on the track; Rust Reunion antique car, truck and tractor pull: all day; antique and classic tractor pull at noon; kid’s pedal tractor pull at 5 p.m. — Ages 3-12.

Sunday: garden tractor pull at 1 p.m.

Look for yard sales all around town during Threshing Bee weekend.

McLouth Friendship Club’s covered dish luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the community center. All adults over 50 are welcome. Please bring food to share and your table service. The theme will focus on “Remembering your school days.” Share your pictures, grade cards, class photos and memories.

— Please submit McLouth community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: or 913-796-6935.


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