Fairgoers can enter drawing for free state park cabin weekends, camping gear; mobile aquarium on display at Gate 9PRATT — The 2009 Kansas State Fair — Sept. 11-20 — offers a wide variety of sights, sounds, food, music, and other entertainment for fair visitors. This year, visitors to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) exhibit c ... Read More

$100 bonds, shotguns, other awards await young shooters; Sept. 14 entry dateKINSLEY — On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Kinsley Gun Club will host its 17th Annual Kids Klassic trap shooting tournament for young shooters. Each youngster will fire at 100 targets. A $25 entry fee will include a custom T-shirt, lunch, and a chance to win a door prize, in ... Read More

Events celebrate the contributions of hunters and anglers to conservationPRATT — The 38th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) — designated by Congressional decree and Presidential Proclamation — will be held Sept. 26. The event is a nationwide celebration of hunters and anglers and their contributions to conservation.One of country ... Read More

September monarch migration a harbinger of autumnPRATT — September is the month to watch for masses of migrating monarch butterflies in Kansas. The weather has cooled, and many people are seeing this regal butterfly in backyards, parks, and in the field. A familiar and popular insect species, monarch migratory behavior is much like that of bir ... Read More