By AMY GAREIS

News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – Lester Nabb has become synonymous with everything engine, from John Deere tractors to hit-and-miss models commonly found at the Stumptown Steam Threshers Reunion each fall in New Athens.

His affection for engines can be seen with the tractor artwork on his sweatshirt, his John Deere ring or the many small machines that grace his property. For more than four decades he has built upon his collection and amassed more than 50 engines that in bygone days powered lights, water pumps, corn grinders and gristmills. It’s no wonder he’s earned the distinction of Stumptown Thresherman of the Year this past September. This story and other interesting Harrison County active senior features can be found in the November 27 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.