It's Auctioneer Month, and it's time to look at their service to the community

Auctioneer Shane Ophus told me, "I wanted to do something that nobody else was doing. There were already lots of farmers and ranchers. I didn't have any place to go farming or ranching. I didn't want to go to college. So I had to pick another option.

His son, Blaine, said, "I grew up in it every Saturday, and even during school or after school, we go to help set up everything. I don't know; being an auctioneer is more of a passion than anything else." And just like that, we got into the real reason I wanted to interview them. I asked, "Why is it a passion?"

Shane said, "You find that you can h...

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