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By LuAnn Schindler

Tractor parade draws twenty-plus entries

Something old, something new


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Saturday stroll • Ron Musick, of Rock Falls, Illinois, drives a vintage Farmall tractor in Saturday's Royal Tractor Parade. The tractor, originally purchased by Musick's grandfather, is owned by Musick's cousin, Gary Ober, of Royal.

A Royal tradition drew participants from across Nebraska to the Antelope County village over the weekend.

The annual Royal Tractor Parade, held July 17, included a lineup of vintage tractors, with a few modern pieces mixed in.

Organizer Gary Ober, of Royal, said the event has been a mainstay for at least 10 years. The idea took root after Ober took part in a ride at Yankton, South Dakota.

"We took part in the Tri-State Old Iron two-day ride. I just got the idea I ought to do that here," Ober said.

Since then, the parade has become part of the yearly Royal community celebration, held the thi...

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