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Lifelong Learning Welcomes Author Glen Ediger

October 10, 2013

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Glen Ediger, Bethel College’s 2012 outstanding alumnus award winner, will present “Leave No Threshing Stone Unturned” at Lifelong Learning, Friday, Oct. 18.

The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Tabor College Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

Ever wondered why someone would have a 600-pound threshing stone in their yard? Using illustrative images and stories, Ediger will explain its importance, the history of grain, the railroad, Kansas and threshing. Ediger serves as director of design for the Vornado Air Fan Co. and holds over 100 U.S. patents.

Ediger grew up on a wheat farm near Buhler, Kans. and has done extensive research on the threshing stone, a tool that Mennonite farmers used in the Ukraine and then the Great Plains during the 1870s.

Ediger’s book “Leave No Threshing Stone Unturned,” was published in 2012 and received the bronze medal at the Independent Book Publisher Awards ceremony in New York City. Earlier this month, this same book was awarded the Kansas Authors Club 2013 Ferguson Kansas History Book Award. The public can enjoy his blog at www.facebook.com/MennoniteFarmer and his website, www.threshingstone.com.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door.

Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple). Attenders may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the sessions at the discount price of $4.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, Director, 620-947-5964 or conniei@tabor.edu.