A farm machinery accident has claimed the life of a former Kansas State High School Activities Association official. Rick Bowden died Thursday on his farm near Waverly, Nebraska Bowden spent 18 years as an assistant director for the KSHSAA before retiring in May 2011. Bowden, who also served in the Kansas Legislature from 1985 to 1993, oversaw a number of high school sports including football, wrestling, baseball, softball, and track and field. He’s survived by his wife Sue, two daughters and four grandchildren. Funeral services are pending.