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Shirley Thomsen

Published 11/25/2013 in None

Shirley Thomsen, 71, Garden City, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 19, 1942, in Gray County, to Marion and Irene Tiemeyer Markel.

She grew up and attended school in Lakin. She has lived most of her life in the Lakin/Garden City. A housekeeper, Shirley also worked for man ...

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Second-chance ride

Published 6/8/2013 in Beef Empire Days-Sports

Pojanowski rides Magnum Force to bull riding lead.


There is an adage that says, "Good things come to those who wait."

It was never more appropriate late Friday night on the last bull ride of the night at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney C ...

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Dakota domination

Published 6/7/2013 in Beef Empire Days-Sports

Breuers tops in bareback riding; Maier shares lead in bull riding at rodeo.


One would not be surprised that the leaders at the end of the opening day of the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding are either ...

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MARSHALL: Korkows: A rodeo family legacy

Published 6/11/2012 in Beef Empire Days-Sports

Jim Korkow remembers when he was just a young boy and he recalls the Sunday afternoon gatherings in Pierre, S.D., when all the young cowboys from the surrounding area would show up to show off for Jim's five sisters.

"Dad (Erv) would charge a little admission to the neighbor kids and they'd show up ...

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Parade, chuckwagon event draw crowds downtown Audio file with this story

Published 6/11/2012 in Beef Empire Days-Entertainment


Marcy Wilke has been taking her family to the Beef Empire Days parade for more than 20 years.

Sometimes the family gatherings are big, and sometimes small, she said.

Wilke brought her granddaughter, Heather Mesa, 23, and Mesa's daughter, Bella Bribiesca, 13 ...

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