Riding the Tilt-A-Whirl

Saddle up for a historic Independence Day weekend

Turn back the hands of time during a long Independence Day weekend in Sherman County. The weekend features reenactments of historic Sherman County events and the traditional fireworks show. Lt. Lyman Kidder, his guide Red Bead and 10 soldiers all died in battle with Native Americans in July 1867. Cattle and cowboys from Texas trod…

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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…