James Sherwood’s barrow (a castrated male hog, for those of us who aren’t hog-savvy) took top honors in the 1960 Nobles County Fair, and the barrow was indeed some pig.
Loren Forrest of the Luverne Riverside 4-H Club took grand champion honors for his Poland China gilt in 1960.
A gang of local hog thieves was arrested in 1935. They stole a lot of other things besides the hogs, too. Next post at 11 a.m.
Plenty of interesting headlines in this April 18 1935 Nobles County Times, including the weird headline "Hog thefts solved by arrests" and the subhead "Five in limbo, four ready to enter pleas." Next post at 11 a.m.
Vehicles still tip over and hogs still escape from time to time, which sounds a lot funnier on paper than it is in real life, almost certainly. Have you ever tried to catch a terrified full-grown hog? No? Me either, and I hope I never have to. Then again, if you have, tell us what…