Newsletters

A report of the actions and discussions from each monthly meeting will be distributed to the membership through the club newsletter. The newsletter also includes information about upcoming club events. Members can receive the newsletter either by e-mail or by U.S. mail. The newsletter is usually distributed about 12 days before the next monthly meeting.

Latest available monthly newsletter: 

July/August 2018 Newsletter  

 Future Meetings & Events:

Date Event Location
July 31 Annual Show Work Night – 6:00PM Sarpy County Fairgrounds
Aug 3-5 EVAPA Annual Show – All day Sarpy County Fairgrounds
 Aug 9  General Membership Meeting – 7:00 Fire Barn, Waterloo
 Aug 12 Valley Day Tractor Ride & Show- 10:00AM  Gerald Pesek Farm, Valley
 Sept 13  General Membership Meeting – 7:00  Fire Barn, Waterloo

New Members: EVAPA welcomes Steve Nabity of Elkhorn.


EVAPA Annual Show:
Our 22nd annual show is scheduled for August 3-5 at the Sarpy County
Fairgrounds in Springfield, NE. The show will feature brands that are now part of AGCO
Corporation, including Allis-Chalmers, Cockshutt, Ferguson, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson,
Minneapolis-Moline, and Oliver. Details are as follows:Show Site: Our show site address is 90 Cedar Street. It’s located directly north of the fairgrounds at the corner of Cedar and Railroad streets. Electrical power will be available. A water hydrant is located nearby.

Pre-registration: Please pre-register for the show. It makes things faster and easier for everyone,
especially for exhibitors. Include personal or family information about your display. There are
several options for pre-registration:
1. Use the pre-registration form at
elkhornvalleytractors.com.
2. Send an e-mail with registration information to
[email protected]. If you and your
display have been at the show before, all that is needed is your name and the year, make,
and model of your tractor or other display.
3. Send a letter with your information to Alan Seybert, 5537 N. 140
th Street, Omaha, NE 68164.
4. Call Alan at (402) 493-7661.

Registration Desk: All exhibitors, including those who have pre-registered, must stop at the
registration desk.


Work Night: A work night has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 PM. Please lend a
hand, even if you can’t be there for the whole evening.


Tractor Delivery/Removal: Club members who plan to exhibit may deliver their tractor and other
display items after 8:00 AM on Friday, August 3. If you need to bring your exhibits before Friday,
place them in the fenced off display area. If possible, exhibitors should leave their items on display
until 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 5.


Truck / Trailer Parking: Parking for trucks and trailers will be available at the north end of the show
site location.


Security: Security will be provided from 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM on both Friday and Saturday nights.


Parade: The parade is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, at 10:00 AM. Plan to start lining up at
9:00, with featured tractors first. We will depart the show site at 9:30 and proceed to the parade
staging area. Slower tractors such as garden tractors should depart at 9:15 to allow sufficient travel
time to the staging area. Operators must be at least 16 years old. Riders must have their own seat.
The seat must be factory (e.g., John Deere demo seat) or of a safe design and construction. Dwight
Anderson is parade chair. If you have questions, call him at (402) 676-1708.


Demonstrations & Straw Grab: A schedule for demonstrations and the straw grab will be posted
near the tent at our show site. We will also provide this information to the announcer.


Dynamometer: We will operate the club’s dynamometer during the show. Rich Braesch is
coordinating this activity. If you have questions, contact him at (402) 332-4458 or
[email protected]


Dinner: The dinner will be served at 5:30 PM on Saturday, August 4. A tent with tables and chairs
will be erected at our show site for this purpose. The club will provide the main course, drinks,
plates, cups, and utensils. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert. All club members and spouses
are encouraged to participate.


Raffle: We will be holding a raffle as part of the dinner on August 4. The club is in need of donated
items. If you have questions or would like to donate items, contact Cheryl Dillon at (402) 630-6147 or
[email protected]


Trolley: We will not be operating the trolley this year.


Tractor Pull: Due to conflicts with other events during the Sarpy County Fair, the EVAPA Antique
Tractor Pull has been scheduled for August 26. This event will start at 12:00 PM. Rich Braesch is
tractor pull chair. If you have questions, contact him at (402) 332-4458 or [email protected]
2018 Memberships: Membership renewals for 2018 are due. To renew your own membership
or provide a gift membership for someone else, complete the enclosed membership form. Send
the completed form along with $30 to Jeff Meyer, 7108 N. 121
st Street, Omaha, NE 68142.

Treasurer’s Report: The only expense during the month of June was $79 for our web site hosting
fee. Our checking account balance as of June 29 was $4,275.


Fremont Swap Meet: The club once again participated in the Fremont Swap Meet on June 23-24.
This is the club’s primary annual fundraising event. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, the club
collected $907 for hauling and an undetermined amount for parking cars. More details regarding this
event will be included in the September newsletter.


Wheat Binding and Loading: It was HOT HOT on Wednesday, July 4, for the binding of our wheat
crop. Despite a heat index in excess of 100 degrees, the following volunteers showed up to help:
Dwight Anderson, Warren Anthony, Denny Baehr, Dennis Billeau, Greg Barnes, Rachel Barnes,
Brian Dailey, Harold Cowan, Jim Dillion, Josh Hansen, Evan Holly, Larry Kruse, Marvin Leaders,
Dave Macdonald, Jeff Siebels, Bill Snide, Jake Thompson.
Conditions were not much better for the loading of wheat on Wednesday, July 11. Once again, a
solid group of volunteers were on hand for the task, including Dwight Anderson, Warren Anthony,
Greg Barnes, Rachel Barnes, Jim Dillon, David Fischer, Tyrone Fries, Al Gould, Josh Hansen and
Dave Macdonald.
Thanks to those mentioned above, we have three bundle racks of wheat ready for our annual show.
Eastern Nebraska Tractor Ride: This event is scheduled for July 27-28. The ride will start in
Arlington, NE. The group is expecting 150 tractors. You can get more information and download a
registration form at
washingtoncountyfairne.com.


Valley Days Tractor Ride and Show: EVAPA will host a tractor ride and show as part of Valley
Days on August 12. Meet at Gerald Pesek’s farm (26364 West Maple Road) at 10:00 AM. Below is
a schedule of events. Contact Gerald Pesek at (402) 679-9979 for more information. Featured Tractors for 2019 Annual Show: At its meeting on July 10, the EVAPA Board
determined that our 2019 annual show will feature brands that are now part of Case New Holland
(CNH), including Case, Ford, and International Harvester.


Club Meeting Programs: Dave Macdonald is planning programs for our club meetings. If you have
suggestions for a topic and/or speaker, please contact Dave at (402) 894-0387 or
[email protected]
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Tractor Service and Repair: Tim Dunn is owner of TnT Agri Diesel LLC in Logan, IA, which
specializes in service and repair of all makes and models of tractors, including antiques. Besides
service and repair of engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems, his shop does in house
carburetor rebuilds and diesel injection system repair. He can also resurface, crack check, and
rebuild cylinder heads. Business address is 3362 270th Street, Logan, IA 51546. You may contact
Tim at (712) 216-2691 or [email protected]


Shirts, Hats, Magnetics Signs, and Name Badges: Show your equipment with pride with EVAPA
apparel, magnetic signs, and name badges. Send orders and payment (check payable to EVAPA)
to Larry Swartz, 1110 Parc Drive, Papillion, NE 68046. Phone: (402) 250-2367. E-mail:
[email protected]

Buy, Sell, or Trade:
(To add, delete, or modify a listing, contact Jeff Meyer at (402) 214-1541 or [email protected].)
Wanted
John Deere LT-180 lawn and garden tractor for parts. Contact Cliff Stuthman at (402)
672-4090 or
[email protected].
For Sale
1962 John Deere 2010 tractor with wide front and good tires ($4,950). Two lawn and
garden tractors, including a White 1650(?) and a MTD without mower decks ($500 for
both). Call or stop by to look. Contact Bill Birge at (402) 238-2343.
1947 Oliver 70 row crop. Fully restored with rebuilt engine and new tires. Contact Lyle
Bauer at (402) 630-8385 or
[email protected].
2006 John Deere 6120 2WD tractor with loader (2800 hours). John Deere 7000 4-row
planter. John Deere 210 disk. Contact Judy Batten at (402) 359-5877.
1953 John Deere 60 with 3-point hitch and good rubber ($2,000). 1942 John Deere B,
hand start ($800). 1959 Ford 961 in good shape with good rubber ($3,500). Contact
Evan Holly at (402) 895-6743.
1938 Farmall F-20. Contact Mike Kaspar at (402) 895-6415 (home) or (402) 830-4625
(cell).
1959 John Deere 530. Repainted with new tires. Includes John Deere umbrella. No 3-
point hitch. Contact Bill Hubbard at (402) 453-2229.
Set of two rolling coulters for two bottom plow, including mounting brackets. Also have
an extra blade. Set of two drawbar support brackets for Oliver 66,77, or 88 that are in
need of welding. Set of 3-point brace bars for Ford tractor. Contact Larry Kruse at (402)
289-0789 or [email protected]
1949 John Deere G. Restored with good tires and newly rebuilt carburetor. Runs and
drives great. Asking $7,000. Contact Rob McEvoy at (402) 670-3618 or
[email protected]

 

 

 

 

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Time Event Location
10:00 – 10:30 AM Unload tractors Pesek’s farm
11:00 AM – Noon Tractor ride Pesek’s farm to Valley
Noon – 2:00 PM Display tractors Valley
2:00 – 3:00 PM Tractor ride Valley to Pesek’s farm
3:00 – TBD Pot luck with brats and burgers Pesek’s farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Event Location
10:00 – 10:30 AM Unload tractors Pesek’s farm
11:00 AM – Noon Tractor ride Pesek’s farm to Valley
Noon – 2:00 PM Display tractors Valley
2:00 – 3:00 PM Tractor ride Valley to Pesek’s farm
3:00 – TBD Pot luck with brats and burgers Pesek’s farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Event Location
February 6 Significant Other Dinner Farmer Browns
March 9-10 Triumph of Ag Expo CenturyLink Center
March 10 General Membership Meeting Fire Barn
April TBD Board Meeting Fire Barn
April 14 General Membership Meeting Fire Barn

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Date Meeting Type Location
January 7 Board Fire Barn
January 14 General Membership Class Omaha
February 6 Significant Other Dinner Farmer Browns
March 10 General Membership Fire Barn

 

 

 

Asset Estimated

Value

AED $1,247
Banner Cart $250
Chalker $50
Clothing $1,400
Computer (laptop) $250
Coolers $50
Dyno $250
Dyno Water Tank $100
Gateway Arch $300
Gravity Flow Wagon $350
Hayrack $500
Hayrack $800
PA System (small) $125
PA System (large) $1,700
PA System (portable) $150
Packer $1,000
Refrigerator $50
Sawmill portable) $3,800
Tents (3) $450
Trolley $2,800
Total $15,622

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Time Slot # Needed
June 27 :00 M – 07:30 AM One
June 27 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM One
June 27 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM Three
June 27 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM Two
June 28 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM One
June 28 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Two
June 28 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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