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Honoring Those Who Serve

The Second Annual Tri State 9/11 Remembrance program brought the region together this past Saturday, September 14, to honor veterans and a variety of First Responders.  The recent rains through our area may have lessened the number of parade entries and vendors on Saturday, and caused some last minute adjustments to activities at the Prowers […]

Lamar Parade of Lights, Candy Cane Festival Kicks off Holiday Season

Area residents braved the pre-winter chill this past Friday evening for the annual, Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights. This year’s theme highlighted Lamar’s 125th anniversary, carrying forward the traditions that were observed for Lamar Days this past May. By 6:30pm the floats and entries were set to go, traveling north on Main Street […]

Wiley Hay Days was Picture Perfect

Photos by Russ Baldwin and Vincent Gearhart – Click picture to see a larger version.   A sunny and warm day helped with the large turnout for this past weekend’s 36th Annual Wiley Hay Days. Events began on Friday with a baseball game pitting one generation against another and eased into a sit down activity […]

Great Day for Granada – Bristol Activities

Monday’s rains stayed away this past weekend to give a picture-perfect day for events surrounding the 20th Annual Granada/Bristol Days, from the Friday evening BBQ and auctions, to the open air dance this past Saturday. Following a breakfast at Chez DuVall’s and a calorie burning exercise for the Amache Run/Walk, folks started lining up at […]

20th Annual Granada/Bristol Days Underway this Weekend

Area residents are preparing for the 20th Annual Granada/Bristol Days this Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. The town is sponsoring the Friday evening burger benefit and auction from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the town complex. The proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new fire truck for the community. Saturday’s events start […]

Lamar Days Parade Results

Motor Vehicle: 1st Place- Anna Carere 2nd Place Bill Elam 3rd Rolling Hills Cowboy Camp Horses: 1st Place – 1886 Covered Wagon from Pierce Homestead 2nd Place – Green Prairie Wagon, pulled by white Clydesdale horses 3rd Place – Single Saddle Entry, Rocky Ford, Little Princess Floats: 1st Place – MOPS 2nd Place- -Victory Outreach […]

Happy Birthday, Lamar

Over 45 official entries took part in Saturday’s Lamar Days parade on May 14th. Sunny skies and cool temperatures brought out a crowd that lined the streets from East Olive to South Main to celebrate Lamar’s 125th anniversary. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Jill Tinnes said there were about 45 official entries, but she said […]

Marshal Frisbie Shootout Re-enactment Follows Lamar Parade

Lamar parade-goers will enjoy a famous shootout this Saturday, May 14, following the annual Lamar Days parade. James Horace Frisbie was a marshal in Lamar, mortally wounded on December 26, 1906 in a famous shootout in front of what was then the Lamar Union Hotel, now known as Stockman’s. As Night Marshal, Frisbie was on […]