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June 12, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Iolans Thatcher Mueller, from left, Leah Mueller and Natalie Mueller squeeze bags of a sugar-milk mixture surrounded by ice and rock salt to create homemade ice cream Tuesday.

It used to be that Elsie the Cow would let down her milk to only those she liked.

Today, that ?person? may be a robot. And sadly, or not, Elsie could care less, and in fact, prefers the robotic interaction, which proves less stressful.

From milking by hand in the 1920s to the dawn of robot milking machines, dairy has been an important industry in the local region. 

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