Frank J. Buchman

Cowboy • Horseman • Writer

Faith, Family, Friends and Horses

So sad, yet somehow appropriate timeliness as the phone in our pocket vibrated. Just 10 minutes until rodeo time, but we recognized the voice, and intuition revealed reason for the call.

‘Arletta’ And Horses Synonymous With Vast Friends Mourning Horsewoman’s Passing

Anything to do with horses was close to her heart. So, where does one start in remembering the most-dedicated, best-known and truly-talented horsewomen? Obviously in the beginning, as Arletta Flory’s earliest recollections of growing up during the depression related to horses. And, she had close affiliation with horses and all horse people for the rest […]

Deadlines Don’t Mean It’s Done

“Don’t wait until the last minute to do things.” That’s sound advice we’ve heard jillions of times. Despite the best intentions, it often just doesn’t work that way. Consequently, we’re working right up to when a project is due. Even then sometimes, the task is not done, and we must go with whatever we have.

Strong City Cowboy Proves When Ranch Work Calls, He’s the One for the Job

Whatever work there is on the ranch, this cowboy can get it done. Proof came when Grady Gibb of Strong City was honored as “All-Around Cowboy” at the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo in Medicine Lodge. “It’s really a big deal to me. There were lots of good cowboys there from all over the country,” Gibb […]

Habitual Winner At Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo

It’s a habit for the Arndt & Bailey Ranches team. The cowboy foursome of Ryan Arndt, Emporia; Wes Bailey, Cottonwood Falls; Josh Lilley, Manhattan; and Glen Collinge, Hamilton, again collected first place honors at the recent 2012 Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo in Medicine Lodge.

Maple Leaf Festival Attracts Folks from All Around To Baldwin City

An explosion is set for Baldwin City. However, it’ll be in a good sense of the word as the Douglas County community’s population swells, seemingly almost like there’s been a detonation. “We anticipate attendance of nearly 40,000 people for this year’s Maple Leaf Festival,” clarified Sharon Vesecky of the event’s publicity committee.