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Days Gone By

By Staff | Jul 16, 2009
Phil Janssen brought his team of Haflinger horses to the Great Oak Township Hall. -- Dan Voigt photo
Pat Kibbie tried his hand at taking a few turns around the plot. -- Dan Voigt photo

Motorists passing the Great Oak Township Hall a few days ago were treated to a step back in time, as Phil Janssen brought his team of Haflinger horses, Peggy and Penny, to mow the acre of land surrounding the township hall. Pat Kibbie was on hand to watch and ended up taking a few turns around the plot with Peggy and Penny. It took a turn or two, but Kibbie soon got the hang of driving the hitch, but wasn’t quite ready to turn in the keys of his John Deere. Janssen admits he just likes to “horse around” with his team, but admits working with the animals is relaxing and a way to pay tribute to the past.