Spring is here, grass is greening, new calves are running around, and itís about warm enough to do all that work on that tractor youíve been putting off. The Feldman awards were presented at the March meeting. Congratulations to Jarrett Cassill, the winner of $200.00 to help with the restoration of his AC WD45. Also $400.00 was presented to Miss Devon Voss to help her with the restoration of a Farmall model H. We hope to hear about how things are progressing and some pictures would be great. Donít be afraid to ask anyone for help.


The garden tractor club is trying to get organized.  They meet on the first Monday of the month, and they are looking for more members.  The brand of your tractor is not an issue, or maybe you donít have one, but are a fan. Just show up at Mowers and More, at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of the month and you will be welcome.  Dues are hopefully going to be $15.00, not a bad deal for the fun you can have.


 Speaking of dues, Poppin Johnnies dues are payable to:

Garry Feldman

306 W. North St.

Bloomfield Ia.  52537

Some people have forgotten them, and I donít want any one of you to miss a single edition of this high quality newsletter. Please contact Garry.


The new banks can be ordered by Gary but are now on a prepay basis.  If you want one of these let him know.  He also has some previous years banks available to get your collection up to date.





The micro-mini 1/16th scale pullers at our February meeting were very interesting to all who attended.  They were real ear cleaners.


     In March we enjoyed seeing just some of the memorabilia collection of Craig Williams from near Bloomfield.  Thanks Craig.


     Some of our members took a trip to Clarion, Ia. to visit the Heartland Museum.

This is a large and excellent museum see it, if you can. 515-602-6000 is their phone.


Other interesting club plans are:


April 20:  A combine discussion with combines on siteówhat they are, how they work, and why.  A 12A John Deere combine and perhaps others will be on hand for the discussion.


May 18:  Tanner Voss is bringing in a nicely restored JD720 for us to admire.   Thanks, Tanner, we are looking forward to seeing your restoration and hearing your discussion of the project.


June 27:  Tractor ride time. It starts at Coblers, north of Ottumwa on business route 63 (just south of the 63 bypass) at 10:30 a.m.  Lunch will be in Hedrick with several places serving. Weíve been asked to park in one area while we take our lunch break as an attraction for the towns annual celebration. You will need a SMV sign, a rear view mirror, and a safe and secure seat for anyone on the tractor. All drivers must be at least 14 years old. Speed will be approximately 10 MPH. A liability waver is necessary. A breakdown trailer will be provided and also a port-a-potty. Total distance will be 35 miles.


July 15-18:  Time for the tractor show with the 4-H Expo in Ottumwa .  The show is at Bridgeview Center with the tractor pull in the Ottumwa park on Friday night (July 17).  The featured tractor this year is the Minneapolis-Moline.   Letís get the tractors tuned up for the pull and shined up for the show! 


Poppiní Johnnies of Southeast Iowa

Jim Lay, Editor

PO Box 144

Blakesburg, Iowa 52536


www.poppinjohnnies.com is our website.  If you have any ads or restoration photos to share contact Dan Cassill through the website, or regular photos can also be scanned and posted on the web. Please share with everyone!





















James D. Lay

5043 Adams Rd.

Box 144

Blakesburg, Ia. 52536











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