American Hero Eric R. Card

Senior Master Sergeant (retired) Eric R Card Card was born is Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Staples High School, he entered the Air Force in 1991. His First assignment was at Cannon AFB as a weapons loader on F-111’s, his next assignment took him to Aviano AB, Italy where he was a Weapons Standardization…

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Bucking horse named after Hawley, Minn. travels the country

by: Gretchen Kirchmann/Kirchmann Media Group While the winter winds howl during February in Hawley, Minn. and residents shovel snow; the bucking horse named Hawley Falls is enjoying southern temperatures.  The past five years Hawley Falls has competed near Atlanta, Georgia. Barnes PRCA Rodeo named a gelding Hawley Falls after Hawley, Minn.  Marty Barnes the stock…

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2021 Bullfighter – Austin Tilton

Austin Tilton, PRCA & PBR Bullfighter, calls Mt. Vernon, South Dakota his home.  Austin has been fighting bulls for 5 years.  In this short time frame he has been a qualifier for the 2018 American Bullfighting Freestyle World Finals, fought the finals for the MT bucking bulls tour and has been a three time finals…

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2021 Entertainer – Allan Dessel

My name is Allan Dessel.  I grew up in rural Cherokee County in Iowa.  My family and I live six miles from the Barnes PRCA Rodeo ranch, so I have known the Barnes family my whole life.  I started helping the Barnes family at their rough stock schools when I was about 13.  The Barnes…

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Barnes PRCA Rodeo, third and fourth generation

Westin and his wife Katelyn will again travel with their young children Elsie and Martin to Hawley Minnesota to produce the rodeo in 2018. Three-year-old Elsie and her younger brother Martin are now the fourth generation of the Barnes PRCA Rodeo family business. Elsie is a mini-me of her mother Katelyn helping out with washing…

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