Mona's Blog

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Here at High Plains Journal, we strive to keep our boots on the ground. My boss went home and cut wheat with his dad. Publisher Holly Martin walked pigs and mixed individual rations for a week so her son could go back east to a show. Me—I headed to “The Farm”—my son’s place South of Pratt, Kansas—104 miles east of Dodge City.

Monday, July 02, 2018
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My daddy, Arlos Rusk, came home from Korea, married my dear mama, Maxine, and soon headed west from the family feedlot and wheat fields of Sumner County. It was 1960. At age 28, he signed the note for nearly 7,000 acres; moved mom and three toddlers (soon to be five), and went to work.