February 01, 2005

Another Sale Barn Closes

This is sad news. I remember going to the sale barn in Spencer, Iowa with my grandpa. As a young man, I tended the tanbark at Iowa State's animal pavilions. Yeah, they smell and they can be noisy and messy, but the sale barn is/was an important part of Plains Life. But times change, as this old-timer notes in the Omaha World Herald, "With a lot of sale barns across the country struggling, Schlieker could see the writing on the wall." I suppose Grand Island has a big mall to hang around, now that the sale barn is history.

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