Lift falls on museum volunteer
A Newton man was injured Saturday while working on a new building for the Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Co. Club.
Lowell Stucky, 60, Newton, was taken by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita by Hillsboro ambulance after a lift fell on him. A Goessel first responder provided initial care until the ambulance arrived.
As of Tuesday, Stucky remains in the hospital following surgery.
Longtime club volunteer Gerald Wright said the club has been working on constructing the new building every weekend that weather permits. The 40-by-90 feet building will store binders, racks, and threshing machines.
“Our buildings are getting so full, we’re building a new building for the threshing equipment,” Wright said.
The club, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, hopes to have the building completed before 2023 County Threshing Days in August.
“It’s just west of where we do the threshing for the annual County Threshing Days,” Wright said. “It’s going to be our harvesting building.”