NEWS

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Election Results

459 registered voters (42.23%) turned in ballots for the 2019 general election. In the race for Sharon Springs Mayor, Patrick Gibbs received 109 write-in votes, Will Walker had 85 votes and Julie Samuelson received 36 write-ins.   There were 2 positions available... [More]

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Exhibition Dart Play for Upcoming Dart League!

Attention all dart players! Dart League will be starting soon. Exhibition Dart Play will take place on both November 12th and November 19th at the Sharon Springs Golf Course Clubhouse at 6pm. You do not need to be a golf member to play darts – EVERYONE is welcome –... [More]

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DD-214 Recording Drive All Month Long

For the month of November, the Register of Deeds office is holding a DD-214 Recording Drive! For those that don’t know what a DD-214 is, it’s a form, given out by all branches of military, upon the discharge of our service men and women and proves the veteran’s... [More]

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Local Farmer Directs America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation to The Strand Theater

Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits. Sponsored by the Bayer Fund, the program provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in... [More]

2019 Wildcat Football Season Comes to an End

This past Thursday night found the Sharon Springs Wildcats ending their 2019 football season in Osborne. It was a tough night for the boys in blue but they gave it their all against the #1 state ranked Bulldogs. Once again they never quit. They showed up ready to play and left... [More]

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Halloween Spectacle 2019

Tye Poe 1st place for 2-3 grade; Braylen Bollig tie 2nd place for 2-3rd grade; Carter Cox tie 1st place for 2-3rd grade; Ty Rodosevich, Taygan Lopez and Mason Lopez tie 3rd place for 2-3rd grade. 2nd row: 4-5th grade; Blaise Fischer 3rd place tie, Kasen Stramel 2nd place tie,... [More]

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat brought the community together for chili, hot dogs, and hot cocoa and provided a safe trick or treating experience for all ages.   The Wallace County Courthouse Crew took 1st Place in the Truck or Treat contest. Trick-or-treaters were encouraged to... [More]

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WPAA to Feature Adam Gardino on Nov. 10

Since 2005 Adam Gardino has been an “up-and-coming” fingerstyle guitarist, musician and songwriter in the Pikes Peak region.  His style combines the smoothness of James Taylor and the energy of Brad Paisley to deliver exciting, jaw-dropping performances. His... [More]

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COURT

Traffic Court up to September 2019

Turner, Philip Russell II, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, court costs $108. Patton, Amanda, driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, court costs $108. Ramey, Tyler Ray, failure to stop or obey railroad crossing signal, fines $195, court... [More]

Wallace County District Court Sentencings

On May 15th, Vance Diamond Halsey appeared in the Wallace County District Court with court appointed attorney, Christopher Rohr, Colby for sentencing in the matter of case 2019-CR-03.  Halsey was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer on March 12, 2019, ... [More]

Traffic Court for May-June 2019

May Traffic Report Thomas, Dyami R, Bellingham, Wash, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court cost $108. Araujo Pompa, Almedio, Coral Gables, Fla, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court cost $108. Lennon, Jake Owen, Pittsburg, Penn, driving 93 mph... [More]

Traffic Court for April 2019

James Manuel Phillips, Gardner, Colo, driving 77 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $57 and court costs $108. Kenzie Marie Spreier, Colby, Kans, diving 80 in a 65 mph zone, fines $75 and court costs $108. Erick Edward Jarosz, Canon City, Colo, driving 84 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

Brandon and Fugate Sentenced

Jonathan Brandon appeared in Wallace County District Court on April 10th, 2019, with his court appointed attorney, Steve Cott, Garden City, for sentencing in cases 17 CR 51 and 17 CR 58. Each case charged Brandon with Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school,... [More]

Traffic Court reports Apr 11, 2019

Chandler, Garrett Scott, Pueblo, Colo, driving 75 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Palmier, Joshua Quayshun, Birmingham, Ala, driving 84 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $99, court costs $108. Chavez, Brenda Icilice, Denver, Colo, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

March District Court

On March 13th, 2019 Charlene Valdez appeared in Wallace County District Court with court appointed attorney Leslie Beims, Goodland in the matter of case number 2017 CR 42. Valdez had been charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, within 1,000’ of a school,... [More]

Traffic Court reports for February

Chandler, Garrett Scott, of Pueblo, Colo, cited for driving 79 mph in a 65-mph zone, ordered to pay $65 in fines and $108 in court costs. Palmier, Joshua Quayshun, of Birmingham, Ala, cited for driving 84 mph in a 65-mph zone, ordered to pay $99 in fines and $108 in court... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - Nov 7, 2019

On Saturday, the Fort Wallace Museum welcomed author Chuck Warner and his wife Karen to the Museum to discuss his new book “Birds, Bones and Beetles,” about his grandfather Charles “Bunk” Bunker, who was a KU Naturalist that explored Wallace County and... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 31, 2019

The 2019 Smoky Hill Trail Conference held at the Fort Wallace Museum is now in the rearview mirror! The event hosted 75 folks, including several national names in Western History research, as the role of Fort Wallace in Trail history was explored. Tours, lectures, networking,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 17, 2019

The Smoky Hill Trail Conference weekend is here, and we are excited to host folks from all over Kansas, Colorado and beyond! The theme of the weekend is “Fort Wallace - the Fightin’est Fort on the Smoky Hill Trail,” and presentations will explore the events,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 10, 2019

This Saturday night, we are delighted to welcome Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran “The Singer and the Songwriter” to the Fort Wallace Museum for an evening of live music at 7pm as part of the High Plains Public Radio Artists Series! The Singer and The Songwriter is the... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 3, 2019

The Fort Wallace Memorial Association is truly excited about the upcoming Smoky Hill Trail Conference taking place on Friday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 20. This year’s conference theme is “Fort Wallace - the Fightin’est Fort on the Smoky Hill Trail.”... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Sep 26, 2019

For anyone that loves history, the upcoming Smoky Hill Trail Conference is not to be missed!  This 2019 Annual Conference is being held right here at the Fort Wallace Museum, on Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th. The title and theme for the Conference is... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Sep 19, 2019

As fall arrives, the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is looking forward to another season of events and programming.  On October 18-20, the Museum is proud to host the 2019 Smoky Hill Trail Association Annual Conference.  This organization connects communities,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Aug 15, 2019

In mid-August of 1869, Fort Wallace found itself in a time of transition. Some of the more immediate dangers from Indian attacks had receded, but other obstacles such as disease, and the elements still created great challenges. The building of the Kansas Pacific Railway was still... [More]

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TIMES

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Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 7, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The annual PRIDE Halloween Spectacle was held at the Township Hall. Some of the costume winners included Alicia Lock, Zackary Lock, Sandee Langdon, Darci Siebert, Levi Hatfield, Andrea Siebert, and Ashley Siebert. Viola Rohn was recently sworn in as... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 31, 2019

37 Years Ago (1982) The 1982 WCHS Homecoming King and Queen were Dusty Baehler and Diane Schemm. Lowell & Rosalie Burk recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home with punch and a three-tiered cake. Sixty guests helped celebrate the occasion. The... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 24, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) The recent 2004 Weskan Homecoming King and Queen were Beau Cox and Kristi Barber. The WCHS Homecoming King and Queen were Tyrel Robben and Brodie Williams. The Strand Theater was showing “Shark Tale” featuring the voices of Will Smith, Robert... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 17, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) The Strand Theater was showing “The Sixth Sense” starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, and Toni Collette. The following movie would be “For the Love of the Game” starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, and John C. Reilly. The... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 10, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) The WCHS Homecoming King and Queen were Joe Dinkel and Becky Grund. The Weskan Homecoming King and Queen were Shayne Aldridge and Natalie Collins. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Van Laeys announced the engagement of their daughter Tammy to Gene Windle, son of... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 3, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The wedding photograph and story of Jana Lea Johnson and Dennis Ray Gfeller was published. The couple exchanged vows on August 5, 1989, at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs. The Rev. Guy Rendoff and Pastor Norma Pouppirt performed the ceremony.... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 26, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) The Wallace County Wildcat football team presented Raymond Johnson with a football signed by all team members for his 89th birthday. Johnson was touched by the gift and always treasure it. Marvin & Jackie Cox of Weskan announced the engagement of... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 19, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Deverne & Beth McKenna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at their residence on Boeke St. Morganne Baehler, daughter of Shawn & Janine Baehler, won the 5-year old girls’ Pedal Pull at the Kansas State Fair and... [More]

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