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B & B Buyers' collection of news clippings is a slice of local history


January 20, 2021

Mark Billmayer operates B & B Buyers, a livestock buying operation. He shows the area in the scale house at the company's loadout facility where some of the earliest newspaper clippings of an extensive collection of newspaper clippings first began. The collection now covers an area at least five times larger than what is pictured here.

Correspondent's note: Laurie Faber recently told me, "You might be interested in doing a story about the news clippings posted on the walls of the scale house at the livestock loadout facility operated by Mark Billmayer." I'd never heard about the clippings so I called Mark and he agreed to meet me at the scale house so I could see and learn about the collection of newspaper clippings.

My first impression was, "Wow, that's a lot of newsprint about local history." Closer examination allowed me to get a feel for this unique historical compilation. The scale house is about 16 by 24 feet and t...

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