South Dakota Cowgirl Becomes K-Stater To Lead ‘Purple Team’ At ‘Best-Ever’ Rodeo

Standing-room-only made for rabid enthusiasm at what alumni and veteran-attendees contended was “the best ever K-State Rodeo.”

While more than 3,500 spectators crowded into bleacher seats and all around the inside of Manhattan’s Weber Arena for Saturday night’s performance, KSU Rodeo Team Coach Doug Muller said Sunday’s crowd was near that number. Continue reading →

Duty Is To Assist Upon Call

Nature always calls at the most inopportune time.

“A heifer just had a calf,” the cow-manager hollered as we were pulling up covers for a good night’s rest.

Grumpily, but without a word, we tugged our chore-clothes on, and stumbled through the dark frozen clods, dreading thought of carrying that wet, slimy newborn into the barn. Even though first-calves out of heifers usually aren’t as heavy as progeny from old cows, they stretch our capabilities. Continue reading →