The Ottumwa Courier


1126 OTT Grain rescue tube color photo -L -M -T

From left to right, Doug Chapuis and Rusty Lyons, of the Van Buren Jaws of Life, Mike Dickinson, representing Farm Credit Services of America and Jon Finney, of the Van Buren Foundation, stand around the grain rescue tube recently purchased. When a farmer or grain elevator employee is trapped in a grain bin, a rescue tube inserted around his body can protect him from the crushing weight of the grain. The Van Buren Foundation contributed $3,500 and Farm Credit Services of America donated $1,300.

AP National