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Photos: Attica Rodeo

By Howard B. Owens

Shots from yesterday's afternoon show of the Attica Rodeo.

Attica Rodeo

By Lisa Ace
230 Exchange St, Attica, NY 14011

Thursday, August 2nd - 8:00pm, gates open at 6pm 
Friday, August 3rd - 8:00pm, gates open at 6pm 
Saturday, August 4th - 1:00pm and 8:00pm, gates open at 11am and 6pm 
Sunday, August 5th - 2:00pm, gates open at 12pm

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
Adults - $18.00 
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Photos: State finals for high school rodeo at Genesee County Fairgrounds

By Howard B. Owens

The New York State High School Rodeo Association held its annual state championship rodeo at the Genesee County Fairgrounds today.

This is the first time Batavia has hosted the rodeo, which in the past has generally gone to Attica or Caledonia. 

The three-day event includes two days of competition, a dance tonight and awards presentation tomorrow.

Photos: Attica Rodeo 2015

By Howard B. Owens

Photos from the Saturday matinee at the Attica Rodeo.

The rodeo concludes with a final performance at 2 p.m., Sunday.

For more rodeo coverage, visit the Wyoming County Free Press. Julia Ferrini has done a great job with it.

Recommend viewing of the slideshow: Full-screen mode.

Photos: Attica Rodeo

By Howard B. Owens

I spent a little time at the Attica Rodeo on Saturday hoping to come away with some pictures of Genesee County residents competing. I came away with two.

Above, Rob Wright of Alexander wrestles with a calf. Below, Tim and Todd Buckenmier compete in calf roping.

Below, a slide show of other photos I took while I was there.

News roundup: A queen, a rodeo, a barbecue and a birthday

By Philip Anselmo

There was no lack of entertainment in Genesee County this past weekend. And it seems that Daily News reporter Roger Muehlig got a little taste of it all. Muehlig was in Attica Sunday for the 51st annual Attica Rodeo that drew more than 7,000 spectators over the weekend. Says Waterport resident Carl Miller of the rodeo: "We like it."

Muehlig was also at the Elba Onion Festival Saturday for the crowning of the Onion Queen. Seventeen-year-old Nicole Heffle received the honor. "It's always (been) like my dream to be Onion Queen," she said.

As if those two grand events weren't enough for one tireless reporter, Muehlig got over to the Toys for Kids chicken barbecue fundraiser Saturday outside T-Shirts Inc.'s new location at 438 East Main St. All proceeds from the barbecue will benefit Don Carroll's Toys for Kids campaign for Christmas.

I hope Muehlig is home taking a day off today.

The one place Muehlig wasn't to be found this weekend was at the town of Murray's bicentennial celebration. No matter, Tom Rivers was on hand to cover the festivities that culminated in a bocce tournament Sunday.

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