“Road Closed, Construction Ahead.”
“Bridge Out” “Traffic Merges Right, One Lane” “Dead End Road”
“Detour, go an extra 25-miles to get where typically it’s just a half-mile up the road.”
Those orange signs, and similar ones that we can’t remember, have become so commonplace in daily ventures that we almost ignore them, it seems. Continue reading →
“I’m going to have a party, and I sure want you to be here.”
All-around cowboy Ernie Love of Manhattan expressed that welcome in a call during June.
No date was set for the cowboy-fun-affair, but Love grief-in-voice revealed sad-news that doctors had diagnosed terminal cancer. Continue reading →
Heroes help make recovery from disaster possible.
Harveyville, Kansas, was stricken by tragedy when a February 28, 2012, tornado destructed the rural Wabaunsee County community, leaving one citizen dead.
But, within seconds of devastation, assistance arrived from unbeknownst and has continued coming until much of the town’s damage has been restored. Continue reading →
“Well, that was exciting.”
Truthfully, we had to agree with our grandson after a calf roundup went astray.
It was the final of nine pastures to be gathered for an early fall marketing of the year’s crop, when a couple dozen cows and their sucklings wouldn’t go into the pen where aimed. Continue reading →
“Cowboy-at-heart” is the real stipulation for balloting, and certainly the most recent inductees into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame are that.
Five honorees were recognized in different categories during special ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 15, as the tenth class to be inducted with permanent displays at the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City, according to curator Karen Pankratz. Continue reading →
It’s time for a celebration at the “Little Town on the Prairie.” That’s the 125th anniversary for Alta Vista, Kansas.
While many rural Kansas communities started earlier, and at about the same time, no longer exist, Alta Vista continues with stable population, an active business district and the always-critical schools. Continue reading →
“Riding horses is more dangerous than riding bulls.”
That’s not true, just about everybody argues.
One exception is Cooper Kanngiesser, a cowboy who rides horses, but given the druthers, he’ll mount a rodeo bull. Continue reading →