Box seat holders can pick up tickets Mondays and Wednesdays

The Pioneer Reunion Rodeo Office, located in the Bryant Edwards building at the Pioneer Grounds in Henrietta, is now open from 2-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through August. Box seat ticket holders can pick up tickets before Sept. 1. … [Read more...]

‘A Hat and its Habitat’ parade theme for the 83rd Pioneer Reunion

Bellevue students Kaden Ogle and Devon Cassetty ride on the sophomore class float during last year's Pioneer Reunion Parade. The theme for the 2014 parade has been announced.

The Pioneer Reunion Parade Theme is set! The Parade Committee has chosen a theme about all the different hats that the world has worn. “A Hat and its Habitat” is the parade theme for the 83rd annual Pioneer Reunion, Sept. 18-20. The following list will provide many … [Read more...]

Pioneer Reunion Rodeo pays more than $22,000 to winners

Henrietta FFA scramblers compete during Thursday night's performance of the Pioneer Reunion Rodeo. Henrietta won the overall FFA Calf Scramble title.

The Clay County Pioneer Reunion Rodeo paid out more than $22,000 in winnings over three performances Sept. 19, 20 and 21, including $499 to Skee Burkes of Henrietta, who took second place in ranch bronc. Results are as follows: Bareback First, Bill Tutor, 87 … [Read more...]

Participation up in annual dummy roping, youth playday

Earning high-point titles in Saturday's Pioneer Reunion Playday  are Dally Parker, Tater Jordan, Faith Garrett, Clay Stark, Katie Jo Blanscet and Tyler Moser.

The 82nd Clay County Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo saw an uptick in participation this year, and Saturday afternoon events at Tex Rickard Arena were no exception. Thirty-two youth entered Saturday’s playday at the arena as Brandon and B.J. Dunn took the reins from … [Read more...]

Sanderson elected chairman of Nine Man Board

Michael Sanderson of Henrietta succeeds Doug Vicars of Friendship as chairman of the Nine Man Board.

Nine Man Board Chairman Doug Vicars stepped down Monday night as members elected Michael Sanderson his replacement. Vicars, of Friendship, completed his second three-year term on the board. Sanderson, of Henrietta, is serving his second three-year term on the Nine … [Read more...]

Floats garner top awards during heavily attended Saturday parade

“Mickey Mouse March,” Henrietta High School sophomore class — Schools Overall winner, first place Henrietta H.S.

With one of the largest crowds in recent memory on hand, Clay County put on what has grown into the fourth largest parade in the state Saturday morning — the last of two float parades held during the 82nd Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo. While rains Friday morning might … [Read more...]

Graham named 2013 rodeo queen; Kat Hand passes junior title to sister Rexa

Rodeo Queens Ride

Mikayla Graham, who represented Clay County as junior queen in 2010, has been crowned the 2013 Pioneer Reunion Rodeo Queen, while last year’s junior queen Kat Hand had the honor of passing the title to sister Rexa Hand. The new Pioneer Reunion Rodeo Queen and Junior … [Read more...]

Gonzenbach has fastest turtle; Durham frog leaps 82 inches

Terrapin race — Brynna Johnson, second place, Graham Gonzenbach, first place; third place, Laney Johnson.

A frog jumping contest and terrapin races were held Friday on the courthouse square during the 82nd Clay County Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo festivities. Winners are as follows: Terrapins Terrapin race — First place, Graham Gonzenbach; second place, Brynna … [Read more...]

Jonet Zachry crowned Pioneer Queen prior to Thursday’s rodeo

1 Queen's Float

Cecil Sparkman, president of the Clay County Pioneer Association, crowned Mrs. Jonet Zachry as Pioneer Queen of the 82nd Clay County Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo at Tex Rickard Arena Thursday night. The ceremony took place on the Queen’s Float, built by Don Davis and … [Read more...]

Class of ’63 to celebrate with 50 year class reunion


The Henrietta High School Class of 1963 will celebrate 50 years since graduating with a class reunion Saturday, Sept. 21 at the high school cafeteria. All members of the class are welcome to attend. The class will take a tour of Henrietta High School after … [Read more...]