Santa Fe Trail Working Ranch Rodeo At Council Grove July 3-4


       Working ranch cowboys from several Midwest states will converge on Council Grove for the Fourth of July.      “It’s the 29th annual Santa Fe Trail Ranch Rodeo, Friday and Saturday evenings, July 3-4, in the arena east of Council Grove, just off Highway 56, beginning at 7 o’clock,” announced Clay Wilson, president of the Morris […]

Kansas Religious Freedom Laws Will Be Examined

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It appears the Kansas attorney general’s office is happy the weekend has arrived following two major court decisions issued Friday. First, the U.S. Supreme Court decreed that gay couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country in a ruling that does not bode well for the state’s arguments in a similar case now playing out in […]

Green All-Terrain Vehicles Tour Flint Hills Pastures to Benefit Charities


Four Lyon County charities were beneficiaries at conclusion of four nights of riding green four-wheeled, all-terrain vehicles in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. “Our third annual Gator Rally was a tremendous success as participants from throughout eastern Kansas and even from Oklahoma rode through luscious pastures in this community-support effort,” exclaimed Paul DuToit, brainchild […]

‘Always A Cowboy,’ Oakley High School Sophomore Proven All-Around Hand In The Rodeo Arena

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“I got my first horse, actually a Shetland called Scout, when I was just a little kid, three-years-old. I rode Scout all around the feedlot, everywhere, and told everybody I was a cowboy, and that’s what I’ve always been.” Never a doubt to anybody when they meet up with J.D. Draper, and see him in […]

Council Grove’s Washunga Days ‘Kaw Nation Celebration’ Has Strong Entertainment Lineup


One of the most historic communities in the world plans a special celebration in recognition of its past this weekend.   “Washunga Days are planned at Council Grove on the old Santa Fe Trail, Friday through Sunday, June 19-21,” announced Lisa Boyer, treasurer of the planning committee.    “It’ll be the 33rd anniversary edition of […]

White Cloud Family Makes Championships Glow At Kansas Junior High Rodeos And Well Beyond

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When it’s in the genes, blood-running-rodeo, so to speak, and most every night rain, mud, sun, sleet or snow, is spent in the practice pen, there’s a pot of gold with the rainbow. That might seem a roundabout way of describing Reed Boos, but it’s certainly most accurate for the 14-year-old White Cloud cowboy recently […]

Old-Fashioned Fun For All Planned At Madison Days

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Country entertainment for all has been promised at Madison. “We have three days of family fun events for every age group, scheduled June 12-13-14 at Madison Days 2015,” according to Nathan DeWitt, who’s been instrumental in coordination. Festivities kick off at noon, Friday, June 12, in the northern Greenwood County farming community of Madison, with […]

All-Terrain Utility Vehicle Tour of Flint Hills To Benefit Emporia Charities


Fun in the beautiful green Flint Hills of Kansas will benefit four most worthwhile causes. It’s the “Gator Rally” Wednesday through Saturday evenings, June 10-13, starting at the cattle pens right off the Kansas Turnpike just 17 miles south of Emporia. “The Gator Rally is planned by PrairieLand Partners John Deere Emporia as a special […]

Mud and Fun in the Rough Terrain at Cross Country Chaos Osage County Fund Raiser

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“This year, there are new showers to wash off the mud.” And, it’ll be another “fun time,” with plenty to drink, eat, and visit about, while listening to live country-rock music, when it’s all through. That’s the pledge from Perry Thompson who’s organizing the third Cross Country Chaos after the second annual one last summer […]

Topeka RoadRunners Headed To Dallas Area?


Could Topeka’s NAHL team be leaving town?’s Stephen Heisler reported Tuesday the Topeka RoadRunners were headed to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex for the 2015-2016 season. “Speaking of moves, it now appears that the Topeka RoadRunners, a team that started out as the Lone Star Calvary (in what is now the Brahmas rink) before moving […]

Cowboy-Saver Distracting Mean Bucking Bulls From Fallen Cowboys

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“It takes cow sense to be a bullfighter.” While the statement might seem a bit of pun on words, that’s the way it is, according to one of the most up-and-coming professionals in the business. “I know how to work around cattle and horses, when they move, I move. It’s instinctive I guess, but in […]

Kansas High School Rodeo Association Finals Again Set For Topeka

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The Kansas High School Rodeo Finals will be in Topeka again this year. Yearend championship competition featuring the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in all events at high school rodeos throughout the state last fall and this spring is scheduled June 2 – 7, at the R.R. Domer Livestock Arena in Topeka’s Kansas Expo Centre. […]

Longest Running Professional Rodeo Has Special Attractions Set For Strong City

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      Bright lights will be shining at the oldest consecutive rodeo in Kansas.       Likewise, this is one of the longest running professional rodeos in the world, and, as importantly, has the most unique heritage in the sport of rodeo.       It’s the 78th annual Flint Hills Rodeo Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4-5-6, beginning […]