Bin collapse causes co-op to halt storage.
At one time the local co-op provided storage for some 500,000 bushels of grain. But last November, a 50-year-old storage bin housing some 70,000 bushels of corn collapsed, spewing grain into the loading area. Metal fatigue is the suspected cause. Rebuilding the storage facility and upgrading the feed mill would be cost-prohibitive, so the board chose to close them. The co-op will offer members the option of shipping grain to terminal elevators under the co-op's name, or it will pick grain up on members' farms.