Lt. Lyman Kidder

Kidder 150th commemorations begin June 2

Kidder Massacre 150th anniversary to be commemorated in two events Lt. Lyman Kidder, 10 enlisted men and a Lakota guide Red Bead left Fort Sedgwick, Colo., June 29, 1867, to take messages to Lt. Col. George Custer. They rode to disaster. The army never saw any of Kidder’s command alive again. They all died in…

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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…

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…