Wheat harvest reaped grain, abundant goodwill as Ritzville rallied to help farmer fighting cancer

From the Spokesman-Review

Larry Yockey seeded 1,200 acres of wheat last fall as he always did.

Following two years of bumper crops, he believed 2019 had the potential to be another strong season. Then, during the depths of winter, Yockey received the devastating news: he had stage four melanoma.

The initial treatments went well, though the daily fatigue and pain from bone decay would prevent Yockey from being able to fully do his work. As spring turned to summer and his crop turned into a golden carpet of grain, Yockey realized that 30-plus years of harvesting his own crops was about to end. He could not climb into his combine and steer it through the field. Read the rest of the article here.