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Farmers Co-op grain elevator to come down

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A drive down any of countless two-lane highways across rural America will reveal the skyscraper of the open road — a grain elevator.

Grain elevators provide some insight as to what is or was important to a community.

Farmers Co-op

CBH Co-op Manager Ashley Handran looks around the old Farmer’s Co-op seed cleaner in downtown Gillette. Along with the adjacent grain elevator, the facility is scheduled to come down soon.

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Micky Shober walks toward the grain elevator from the seed cleaner while giving a tour of the facility Feb. 3.

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Jim Edwards, who worked at the Co-op from 1973 to 2016, laughs while talking about some of the unique moments he’d experienced over the years Feb. 3.

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CBH Co-op Manager Ashley Handran, from right, Jim Edwards and Micky Shober talk about the seed cleaner while walking through the facility Feb. 3.

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Micky Shober stands in front of handwriting on a beam reading “Seed cleaner is Jim’s home sweet home” during a tour of the Co-op Feb. 3. Jim Edwards worked at the Co-op from 1973 to 2016.

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Grain and pigeon feathers fill an unused vacuum at the CBH Co-op Feb. 3.

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CBH Co-op Manager Ashley Handran illuminates parts of the old grain elevator with a spotlight during a tour of the facility in downtown Gillette.

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An old envelope reading “Feed Mill” sits on a counter soaked in water from a leaky roof above at the Co-op Feb. 3.

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