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Cattle drive: Best July 4 tradition

“This is the best July 4 tradition we’ve ever attended,” a couple from Illinois told Trail Boss Ken Klemm. This tradition was the Second Annual Great Western Cattle Drive held July 4 on the historic Homestead Ranch northeast of Goodland. Approximately 100 people came to the event near the site of Bray Post Office, the…

Terri with a zebra at the horse hotel

Slide on Inn to a horse hotel

  Zebras are not an animal normally found in Sherman County. But sometimes out of the ordinary appears. Madison Shambaugh, also known as Mustang Maddy, stopped at Slideoninn Horse Hotel west of Edson for a night. Shambaugh trains and gentles mustangs. The zebra came from a petting zoo in Indiana. Terri Anderson, Slide on Inn’s…

Three counties gain scenic byway prize

The three Land and Sky Scenic Byway counties got a big prize June 2. That day, Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King signed a designation resolution. It turned the northern 88 miles of Highway 27 into the 12th Kansas byway. “We are excited to extend the byway program into Northwest Kansas,” King said. The…

Land and Sky Scenic Byway designation letterhead

State designates Land and Sky Scenic Byway

  The entire text of Kansas Department of Transportation’s press release appears below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016 Land and Sky Scenic Byway officially designated in Northwest Kansas The Kansas Byways Program will soon grow by one with the addition of the newly designated Land and Sky Scenic Byway in Northwest Kansas. Land and…

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Cowboys receive cattle drive medallions

Cowboys, Trail Boss, ShCVB board and staff receive medallions Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ShCVB) Executive Director Donna Price presented Great Western Cattle Drive commemorative medallions to Trail Boss Ken Klemm, cowboys Tim Barnett, Jake Anderson and Josh Dorn. Cowboys John Boyington, Austin and Colter Klemm, Casey Whitmire, Jim and Hunter House were unable…

Giant sunflower painting scrapes the sky

Giant van Gogh painting towers over Goodland Goodland’s 80-foot tall painting on an easel, “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”, is part of the van Gogh Project, a series of Big Easel paintings based on Vincent van Gogh‘s seven sunflower paintings. Van Gogh originally painted them in Arles, France, between 1888-1889. The project’s original intent was…

Sun sets behind sunflower field

Sunflower spectacular

View the annual sunflower spectacular in Sherman County As Kansas’ Sunflower Capital, Goodland residents and visitors look forward to the annual display of the state’s signature flower. This field was planted along Highway 27 north of Goodland. It was one of several fields along the proposed High Plains Scenic Byway. More fields were visible from…