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Local threshers event back for 50th year

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Equipment lined up at the event on Friday. Equipment lined up at the event on Friday.
Locals showing up for the event Friday morning. Locals showing up for the event Friday morning.
Equipment at the show Friday morning. Equipment at the show Friday morning.
Tractor on display at the event. Tractor on display at the event.
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The annual Western Illinois Threshers event near Hamilton got underway Friday.

This is the 50th year for the event, which started Friday with Tractor Games.

In addition to the daily threshing and straw baling, the weekend schedule includes horse pulls, horse plowing, antique tractor pulls and an antique tractor and car parade.

Saturday night's keynote speaker is longtime farm broadcaster Orion Samuelson. He's scheduled to speak at 7 p.m.

The threshers event continues through Sunday. You can find a full schedule of events here.

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