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Beisel is riding a hot streak; Oklahoma cowgirl uses a trio of horses to Cowboy Christmas success

Ted HarbinJuly 30, 2021

Special to Rocking M Media news desk. Even under the best of circumstances, Cowboy Christmas is always hectic. Thousands of miles driven, airport drop-offs and multiple rodeos a day for several days. Emily Miller Beisel has been through it before, and she had hoped to make a schedule that would allow for optimum opportunities to cash in big during one of the most lucrative few days of the re...

DODGE CITY DAYS JULY 31

Judd WeilJuly 30, 2021

DODGE CITY DAYS 5K & 1 MILE SHOOTOUT Family Fun / diversión familiar 6:30 a.m. DODGE CITY DAYS 5K & 1 MILE SHOOTOUT 2nd Ave. and Gunsmoke St. Come participate in a 5K and 1-mile run/walk before the Dodge City Days Western Parade. The entry fee, if received by July 26th is $20.00 (entry fee covers both races). After July 26th, the entry fee will be $25.00. Registration begin...

Gall is busy with rodeo’s business

Ted HarbinJuly 29, 2021

DODGE CITY, Kan. Special to Rocking M Media Her title is office manager, but Elaine Gall is more of a jack-of-all-trades for the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Gall is Roundup’s only full-time employee, and since the gates closed on the 2020 edition of Dodge City’s biggest annual event, she’s been busy as part of the organizing and planning group that is focused on this year’s rodeo, s...

Roundup is a top draw for many

Ted HarbinJuly 29, 2021

DODGE CITY, Kan. Special to Rocking M Media For people in Ford County, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is simply the marquee event of the annual Dodge City Days celebration. For those looking in from the outside, it’s the biggest rodeo in Kansas, an event that’s forever memorialized in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Make no mistake, however; this is very much a community event, and the communit...

$23 Million for Road Improvement Projects in 36 Kansas Cities Announced

Judd WeilJuly 21, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced July 20, 36 Kansas cities will receive a combined total of $23 million to improve highways and intersections as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) City Connecting Link Improvement Program, CCLIP.   Garden City, Larned and Cimarron, Kans. are all Southwest Kansas communities benefitting from CLIPP.   “Through our biparti...

Red Cross Blood Drive at Senior Center Thursday and Friday

Judd WeilJuly 21, 2021

[Dodge City, Kans.]   The American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive July 22 and July 23, at the Senior Center in Dodge City, Kans.   The American Red Cross is experiencing an ongoing critical blood shortage.   Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City even stated early this month they will be delaying some elective surgeries due to the blood shortage. &nbs...

Senator Marshall Holding Town Halls in Seven Southwest Kansas Communities

Judd WeilJuly 16, 2021

Starting today, July 16, U.S. Senator (Rep-Kans.) Roger Marshall, M.D., will be holding several town hall meetings until tomorrow, July 17, in several southwest Kansas counties.   The senator will be in Haskell, Seward, Meade, Gray, Kearny, Finney and Scott Counties.   The public is invited to attend the town halls to learn about federal legislative issues and ask Senator Mar...

Search for Escaped ‘Dangerous Sexual Predator’ from Larned State Hospital Continues

Judd WeilJuly 14, 2021

The search for a dangerous sexual predator, John Freeman Colt, who escaped from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program of Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kans. on June 30, continues.   According to an update provided by Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett, shared on his Facebook page on July 12, the Pawnee County Local Emergency Preparedness Committee was updated by Pawnee County Sher...

Kansas Department of Labor Urging Claimants to Participate in the My Reemployment Plan

Judd WeilJuly 8, 2021

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is urging claimants to participate in the My Reemployment Plan (MRP) Program.   The Kansas Legislature passed House Bill 2196, on May 13, 2021, which includes an enhanced My Reemployment Plan (MRP) program designed to help unemployed Kansans reenter the workforce.   Claimants who do not participate in the program may have their benefits s...

Newman University Lunch and Learn Event for Upcoming Kansas Teachers

Judd WeilJuly 8, 2021

The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation and the Rural Education and Workforce Alliance are partnering with Newman University to host a Lunch and Learn on July 21.   The event will be held for individuals interested in entering the teaching profession. Lunch and Learn attendees will learn about Newman’s Accelerated Pathway to Teaching.   “Newman University’s A...

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