Farm life beckons for area family

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October 26, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Elijah Mentzer, son of Nathan and Heather Mentzer, stands in a soybean field in northwest Allen County.

In a field four or five miles northeast of Neosho Falls, Nathan Mentzer watched as a stream of soybeans flowed from his combine’s auger Wednesday afternoon.

Mentzer, back on the farm while still holding a part-time job as a mechanical engineer  in Kansas City, figures he has another three weeks or so cutting beans in fields scattered through the northwest corner of Allen County.

When the last bean tumbled into the semi-trailer, the combine’s engine settled to a purr and out stepped wife Heather. Nearby, were their boys, Elijah, 4, and Case, 2, and daughter Jeanie, 8 months.

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