12/7 - Pearl Harbor Day.....Our hats off and respect to our WWII veterans. To all of our veterans...You are not forgotten...your sacrifices are much appreciated!
12/6 - As I write this tonight (5:49 p.m.) there were many people at Allis-Chalmers, back in 1985, out of work.... Allis Chalmers closes the doors - 1985...Last Allis- Chalmers off assembly line in West Allis was a 6070 in 1985.
12/2 - I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! I have an update on one of our board of directors....Lynn Bushard. Lynn's recovery is going as planned and he is in full physical therapy. He has been moved to Capitol View Transitional Care Center. Please drop Lynn a card at:
Capitol View Transitional Care Center
Attn: Lynn Bushard
640 Jackson St.
St.Paul, MN 55101-2595
Hurry and get better Lynn!
12/2 - I just added another link on the left side of the website. It is Wells Implement... http://www.wellsimplement.com/index.htm from Plymouth, Nebraska
Wells Implement, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned ag equipment dealership founded in 1940 by Arthur B. Wells. The International dealer had gone out of business in Plymouth, and Arthur had the opportunity to rent the building for $7/month, and eventually purchase it for $900. A.B. began his new business by selling the remaining International parts that were left in the store. The first contract, however, was with Allis-Chalmers for a car of 5 combines, totalling $150 in freight.
11/26 - I just added a new page..as the winter comes upon us, there may be a time where you are looking to do something to relax. You can now take some time to relax by playing one of the many tractor online games I found. Click on the link, http://orangespectacular.com/tractorgames.html which will take you to the "Tractor Games" page, found on the left side of website. The games consist of ...Tractor Snow Storm , Plow Tractor, Tractor Driver, Tractor Clearing, Combine, End Loader, Tractor Jigsaw Puzzles, delivery truck, and “CONCENTRATION” - a memory game” ENJOY!!!!
11/26 - Our prayers have been answered as Lynn is recovering from his surgery...and Arlene is breathing easier! Lynn's surgery went as planned. Please send Lynn a card to Regions Hospital, Room Number 10519, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. If you go to see him, they are on the 10th floor. Cellphone:(320) 808-8740. Thank you!!!!!
11/25, 10:52 a.m. Rhonda just talked with Arlene and said Lynn went into surgery about an hour late...so please take a moment and say a prayer for the Bushard family....One of the last things Lynn told Arlene was that he WILL be at our board of director's Janaury meeting!
11/25 - Please have thoughts and prayers with Lynn Bushard, Director Upper Midwest A-C Club; as he goes for his spinal decompression surgery with fusion of three discs, etc. which is scheduled for 7:30 AM today! Please give a call to Lynn's wife, Arlene, to have an update of his condition and the progress. Cellphone: (320) 808-8740.
Lynn is having the procedure done at Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. This is a 5 hour plus surgery, then for a 5 to 7 day hospitalization and the following 2 -3 Weeks of recuperation and rehabilitation at Capitol View Transitional Care Center, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.
Please take a second to give this couple a call...Thank you!
11/24 - All things are quiet at the Upper Midwest A-C Club. As I write this note for tonight, I am continously thinking about what the 2016 Orange Spectacular, 25th Anniversary show could do, show, offer, etc...If you have ANY sort of an idea...please let me or a director know....my email is email@example.com
11/10 - I just added this short video clip in "Allis-Chalmers Videos" link in - "Allis-Chalmers Safety" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnV6tm0txxs#t=56
11/10 - I just found a new website link...... http://allischalmershistory.omeka.net/
11/10 - The Upper Midwest A-C Club had their fall banquet last night in Hutchinson, MN. 120 were in attendance. Many laughs, including the comedy from our Canadian guest - Gilbert Vust. He had me "tongue tied" twice....This is what this special event is all about....fun from/with others!
Lon Sager looks like he just fell asleep...This is what happens, early evenings, as he ages....
The cooks at the VFW are awesome people....the food was outstanding! Thanks Dar!
Our presenter was:
Career @ Allis & Gleaner: 1967 to 1985
Job title range: Design Engineer to Chief Engineer Combine Headers, Corn Heads, and Support Systems
Some topics he discussed were:
- Prototype Gleaner combines that didn't make it to production (with pictures)
- Experiences testing combines out in the field
- Much more...
Thank you to EVERYONE who attended the fall banquet! I hope you all had a good time and the board appreciates your input into the operation of the club and the Orange Spectacular. We look forward in seeing you all next year!
11/5 - Have you heard who took first place at the National Farm Toy Show in the toy displays???
Our very own, Mike Richter of Watertown, WI !!!
10/20 - I have not heard from anyone who would be willing to help out in being a part of the 25th Anniversary Activities Commitee. If you would like to participate, please let me know.... firstname.lastname@example.org or a phone call (715) 723-1908.
10/6 - Did you know Allis-Chalmers was looking into make snowmobiles? Click on this link to check it out... http://www.snowmobilemuseum.com/index.php?page=Sleds_on_Display&list=2&archive=0 scroll down to the third picture...it's a 1965 Allis Chalmers Prototype.
Thanks to Paul & Barb Bettes of Sparta, MI for sending me this information. If ever plan to go to this museum,take pictures and share them. THANK YOU!
Our future depends on this man