Horseback Riding Enthusiasts Gather For Safe Family Fun Weekend Encounters

“The mission of the Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association is to provide a forum to unite all breeds, disciplines, and skill levels in a competitive obstacle course setting that emphasizes and rewards good horsemanship while encouraging sportsmanship, camaraderie, and above all, fun and enjoyment with horses.”

That’s the printed purpose, but also exactly the instantly-adrenaline-inflated-response of Scott Simms to question answering first telephone ring before sunrise. Continue reading →

Refurbished Barn Unveiling At Afternoon-Packed Pioneer Bluffs Fall Festival Saturday

“It’s been 100 years old since the barn was built, and now it’s as good as new, so we’re planning a big birthday bash in recognition and party.”

Lynn Smith, director of the historical Pioneer Bluffs classic early 1900s family farmstead, a National Register Historic District farmstead at Matfield Green in Chase County, didn’t say it exactly like way, but it sure best summarizes what’s happening. Continue reading →

Ranch Rodeo At Council Grove To Highlight Youth Events

Cowboys and cowgirls of the future remain focus of the Morris County Youth Rodeo Association.

“While our organization sponsors several horse-related activities every year, encouraging youth to participate in rodeo and related horse events was the initial objective when the Morris County Youth Rodeo Associating was formed nearly four decades ago. Our annual fall ranch rodeo this weekend will highlight special events for the youngsters,” according to Clay Wilson, president of the Council Grove-based group. Continue reading →

Chisholm Trail Festival Turns Back The Pages With Activities For All At Abilene Heritage Center Saturday

“All trails lead to Abilene and end at the 37th annual Chisholm Trail Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 3.”

That’s Jeff Sheet’s official announcement and cordial welcome to the Dickinson County Heritage Center, 412 South Campbell in Abilene, for festivities beginning at 10 o’clock, and continuing through 4 o’clock and will continue till 4 pmContinue reading →

Alta Vista’s Old Settlers Community Appreciation Day With School Faculty Saturday Morning Parade Marshals

In celebration of 128 years, the “The Little Town on the Prairie” has scheduled the annual community appreciation, traditionally recognized as Old Settlers Day, this Saturday, Sept. 26, at Alta Vista.

According to Pam McDiffett, city official, the Alta Vista Chamber of Commerce has a full slate of activities for all ages scheduled all day throughout the rural western Wabaunsee County community. Continue reading →