Farm changes in century-plus while still family-operated serving others in five counties

Lloyd Wulfkuhle’s only moved 100 feet in his lifetime.

“I was born in our farm home right over there, so I haven’t made a lot of headway,” Wulfkuhle evaluated tongue-in-cheek from the office at Lone Pine Ag-Services, Inc.

While being true, it’s a misnomer. The family farm has changed a lot since Wulfkuhle’s great grandfather started farming the original Douglas County quarter section west of Lecompton in the 1890. Continue reading →

Ellinwood Cowboy Takes Recovery-Break Getting Ready For New Year’s Steer Roping Tour

“You’re d… right it hurts, but we’re getting better. We’ll be ready for San Antonio.”

“No pain,  no gain” takes on true meaning for Cody Scheck of Ellinwood, one of only two Kansas cowboys qualifying for the National Finals Steer Roping this year at Guthrie, Oklahoma.

“It’s been two weeks since surgery, and there’s sure enough improvement. The doctor said it’d take four months to recover, but I’m shooting for three, so I can get back competing,” insisted Scheck, placing 11th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association standings. Continue reading →

Caution When The Match Strikes

“Don’t play with matches.”

That’s long been the warning about just one strike of a match.

Others stressed: “Don’t play with fire,” as there are identical consequences.

Wind was brisk, but those brush piles continued to worry us. We grabbed the kitchen matches along with old papers as starting fuel and attempted to start a fire. Continue reading →