Threshing stones the subject of Tabor program

Glen Ediger, Bethel College’s 2012 outstanding alumnus award winner, will present “Leave No Threshing Stone Unturned” at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Lifelong Learning in the Tabor College Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. The presentation will be based on his award-winning book of the same name.

Ediger grew up on a wheat farm near Buhler and has done extensive research on the threshing stone, a tool Mennonite farmers used in the Ukraine and then the Great Plains during the 1870s.

Using illustrative images and stories, he will explain the importance of threshing stones and the history of grain, the railroad, and threshing in Kansas.

Registration fees are $4 at the door or $15 per semester ($29 per couple.) Lunch is available afterward in the college cafeteria for $4.

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