Thursday, October 16, 2003

Community joins to help reap late farmer's 90 acres



The Associated Press

MALINTA, Ohio - Friends of a farmer who died before his 90-acre soybean field could be harvested came from miles around to finish the job.

"This is great," said Nathaniel Honeck, whose father, William Honeck, died in June at age 53. "It's very touching and meaningful to the family as well."

They gathered Monday to assist in harvesting the crop in Henry County.

Nathaniel Honeck said four combines finished the job in about four to five hours.

The farm has been a part of four generations, he said.

"Our family has farmed for more than 50 years," Honeck said. "I hope to start it up again."




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