Monday, April 29, 2013

Camp Wild Women Camp

This past weekend was the best!  Weather at HorseThief was amazing...warm with very little wind.  On Saturday we enjoyed learning new skills with the Ks Dept of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism instructors, ate lots of great food, and then settled in around the campfire in the evening.  Sunday we slept in, enjoyed our breakfast and morning coffee...and then spent the morning on the lake with Ryan and Mud Kat Kyaks!  It was a great day for kayaking and we enjoyed visiting with everyone who came out to fish and simply enjoy the wonderful weather.  The next scheduled Camp Wild Women will be on September 28th, 2013....but don't wait until then to head out and enjoy all there is to see and do at HorseThief Reservoir!  Free Kids Fishing Day is June 1st and HorseThief:  The Festival Part II will take place on June 7, 8 and 9th.  See you there!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Kayaking

If you haven't had a chance to get out to HorseThief for some end of the summer kayaking...hurry!  We've been out twice in the past week and it was wonderful!  Just make sure you pack a's a bit cooler than I had expected.  Late afternoon is just perfect (I would bet early morning is too...but I haven't managed to get away from work that early.) 
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Antler Geeks Visit

Last year I met a couple of very nice young men from Michigan that had come to Kansas to hunt. I was glad to see that they came back this year...and got another nice looking deer for their efforts. What I didn't know until just that they are celebrities in the World of Deer Hunting! Antler Geeks are guys (no girls?) that love the outdoors and want to prove "that you don't have to have access to large tracts of managed ground to hunt mature deer. You don't have to pay an outfitter to hunt great spots and chase the type of bucks you dream of. You can do it. You can do it yourself. And you can do it on a budget." Their website is and they have a great FB page as well. Thanks for coming to Hodgeman County to hunt Adam and Tyler! Hope to see you again next year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The $50 Pledge

Were you aware that your purchases, be it retail or service-related, are what keep the businesses "IN Business" in Hodgeman County? If every household in Hodgeman County were to pledge to spend just $50 more a month in Hodgeman County...not more than you are currently spending...just more HERE (as opposed to in other Cities and Counties)...that it would generate an additional $39,800 in revenue? Statistics show that $68 out of every $100 spent locally, stays in Hodgeman County, equaling $27,064.00 every month! I try to look at it as supporting ME. I live here and rely on services and enjoy amenities in my community that I want to support.

What if we could double that? WOW! Talk about a shot in the arm. Forget the "recession"...we have the power to make an economic difference in our community!

This could be fun! Do you want to join me in taking the pledge?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HomeGrown Cantalope

As I walked in the Jetmore Food Center my nose caught the undeniable smell of fresh, ripe cantalope. I followed my nose down the isle and there they were....HUGE! I love cantalope! Mark said that they had just received them and had already sold 150. (Guess that means that there are a lot of us who will be having fresh cantalope for breakfast in the morning.) I "taste-tested" mine while I was cutting it up tastes every bit as good as it smells!

Monday, August 2, 2010

HorseThief Reservoir means better economics.

Worm Sales are up! Not breaking news? It is here in Hodgeman County.
Since HorseThief Reservoir opened it's gates on June 26th there have been over 8000 visitors. Some only come to look at the new Reservoir, others come to spend some time there and enjoy this new water-related entertainment. Jet Skis, boats, fishing poles and life jackets are carted in and out on a daily basis; along with picnic and s'more-making supplies. HorseThief is FUN!
The Hutch News did a wonderful front-page piece about HorseThief and it's economic impact today...and KSN News has a story coming out tonight. When you get 8000+ people coming through town, buying gas, ice, and picnic adds up! Then add the travelers that stay overnight at the Lodge (our new Motel) and the unfortunate souls that need boat repairs while they're here...and you've got a sizeable impact. Not to mention the locals that purchase boats and now need a place to store them...or the Insurance needs for those that have just purchased boats and jet skis.
Worm Sales at the Jetmore Food Center are up 47% this month! I am excited!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun In the Sun at HorseThief!

HorseThief Reservoir opened their gates on Saturday, June 26th. In less than one month...there were over 8000 visitors! Boating, skiing,jet-skiing,swimming, fishing and picnicing are just a few of the fun things I observed people doing! If you haven't taken the time to visit yet...come, and enjoy! Although the rest of the park is still under construction and you can't yet can stay in the newly completed Pawnee Valley Lodge in Jetmore! Next spring you will be able to enjoy all of the amenities the park will have to offer!