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Lending a helping hand

Cronk organizes load to Nebraska

April 1, 2019
David Swartz - Managing Editor (dswartz@esthervillenews.net) , Estherville News

ARMSTRONG - A rural Armstrong man is among several Midwest farmers who have decided to lend assistance to Nebraskan farmers who been devastated by the March floods and snowstorm.

"I realized that there's a need to help those other people through social media and that type of people," said Jimmy Cronk.

"I went to school at South Dakota State and one of my good friends from there-Chase Rieken-his family owns a sale barn in Fullerton, Neb. I contacted him and asked him what do they need? He said they were short on hay and corn stalks."

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Cronk sent a message out on Facebook seeking others willing to donate supplies.

This past Friday, Cronk and his roommate J.C. Culbertson, along with Connor Garry and Darwin Quinn were busy loading up 12 round bales and other supplies to take to Fullerton.

"I also work for Ralco Nutrition out of Marshall, Minn.," said Cronk. "So I talked to our owner, so we're also bringing down some products to help with cattle's immune system and vet supplies to help baby calves get going. We're trying to help out with whatever can."

Along with the load Cronk and his friends were working on, Cronk said a David Nelson of Trimont, Minn., was bringing a load that included 20 round bales and other supplies as part of this donation.

 
 
 

 

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