Shelbyville Daily Union

Local News

June 25, 2013

State Champs

After a decade of delivering in the rodeo arena, the dynamic duo saved their best for last, as they went out on top at the Illinois High School Rodeo Finals.

Keeley Buhrmester of Shelbyville and Douglas Rich of Herrick, the best young rounders in recent Shelby County history, competed at their final Illinois High School Rodeo Finals and they cleaned up. Buhrmester and Rich each won three individual state championships.

Buhrmester won the Girls Cutting Championship, the Pole Bending Championship, and the Barrel Racing Championship. Cutting involves a rider on horseback separating or cutting a calf from the herd. Pole Bending involves a rider on horseback weaving in between vertical poles against the clock. Barrels involves riding around a set of barrels for time.

Rich won the Calf Roping Championship, the Team Roping Championship, and the Boys All-Around Championship. Calf roping is a timed solo event where the rider has to rope the calf, jump off and tie it. Team Roping involves the first partner, the Header, chasing a calf and roping its horns. The other partner, the Heeler, ropes the calf’s back feet against the clock. All-Around Title is based on accumulated points in several events.

For their three state championships, each, Buhrmester and Rich won three saddles, as well as ornate belt buckles.

Buhrmester won the state title in the Barrels in 2011, was the Rookie of the Year in the IHSR Finals, and was named the All-Around State Finals Cowgirl. She was Reserve Pole Champion in 2012 and was 4th in Barrels in 2012. Buhrmester went into the IHSR Finals this year in 2nd place in both Cutting and Barrels. She was tops in pole bending coming in. At State, Buhrmester put it all together, winning the trifecta.

Rich, who won won the state team roping championship the last four years. Rich is always the Heeler, although he can do both. In 2011 and 2012, Rich won both the individual calf roping and the team roping titles. He was also Reserve All-Around at State in 2011. This year, he claimed calf roping and team roping again, plus added the All-Around Title.

Text Only
Local News
  • Publisher to honor historic farms SIKESTON, Mo. -- The publisher of an upcoming book honoring historic family-owned farms in Illinois says initial response to their publicity campaign has been overwhelming, despite the fact that a large number of farm owners still haven't heard about

    April 22, 2014

  • 042214 4-H cards for soldiers pic 4-H Federation makes cards for soldiers Shelby County 4-H Federation members met on April 14 with Pat Titus and made cards for the Troops. Pat Titus is from Arcola and goes and meets with groups to make cards. She brings all the materials to make cards and asks for a small donation to hel

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board chooses energy contractor for High School The Shelbyville school board took the first step to replace the heating system in the High School building during the regular school board meeting Thursday evening. After hearing recommendations from the facilities committee, the board approved GRP,

    April 22, 2014

  • 041814 Rams on the Run pic Students complete Read, Right, & Run Marathon A group of Shelbyville students, ages Kindergarten through 6th grade, participated in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon on April 5. The event was held at Forest Park, St. Louis. Coordinators were Lisa Mayhall and Stacy Lindemann. The GO!

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit report: County's finances 'level' The county's finances are "level", according to Robin Yockey of Mose, Yockey, Brown and Kull LLC. Yockey presented the audited financial report to the County Board during last week's regular meeting. "The county's finances remained relatively level b

    April 18, 2014

  • 041814 Moulton concert pic Moulton Jr. High presents spring concert Moulton Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choruses presented its Spring Concert Tuesday evening in the High School auditorium. The 6th and 7th grade choirs combined to present "Bye Bye, Love", "Read All About It", "Just a Bit of Sunshine", "Play

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2246.JPG SHS Prom Royalty Candidates named

    Shelbyville High School has announced its 2014 Prom court.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sgt. Timothy Owens laid to rest Saturday Jackson Adams Effingham Daily News Sgt. Timothy Owens laid to rest Saturday

    April 15, 2014

  • 041514 veterans honored pic Father, son veterans honored with headstones Military headstones were placed near the graves of a Blackhawk War veteran and his Civil War veteran son Friday thanks to the efforts of a Shelbyville man. The stones were placed near the Graham family plot at the corner of Veterans and Highland Aven

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelby County Art Show Results 2014 Welcoming weather helped this year's Shelby County Art Show to be quite busy with many visitors to the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. This SCAS had a large number of entries in both junior and adult divisions, as well as many demonstrators showing

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate