NEWS

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Wildcats Friday Night Lights Season Opener

The Sharon Springs Wildcats started their football season this past Friday night at home against the St. Francis Indians. The team this year is a young one with 14 player, with only 4 seniors. They also have a new coaching staff so we will be looking for a lot of growth throughout... [More]

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Golf Update - Par 3 Tournament

On Saturday, September 4, 2019, eleven golfers participated in a Par 3 Tournament. Every hole was shortened to Par 3 range, with 80 yards for the shortest hole and 180 yards for the longest hole.  Generous donations from sponsors provided 9 flag prizes, all for closest... [More]

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Goodland to host Queen City Jazz Band September 15th

Dixieland jazz and razzmatazz is coming to the Goodland High School Auditorium, Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. MDT (3 p.m. CDT). Sponsored by the Western Plains Arts Association, admission is by WPAA season ticket or adults $20, students $10, at the door. The second of... [More]

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Happy Birthday Harold Deines

Card Shower for Harold Deines

Stork Club

Jeff and Beth Vincent wish to welcome into their family 2 new grandchildren.  Beth’s daughter Ashley and Austin Falkerson of Mayetta, Kans had a baby boy, Westley Amil, born May 31, 2019.  Jeff’s daughter Kalynn and Klay Johnson of Elkhart, Kans had a baby... [More]

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How does your garden grow? - Planting and Caring for Peonies

Peonies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and unlike some perennials, remain attractive even when they are not blooming. They thrive a wide range of conditions and require little maintenance once they are well established. Peonies do not transplant well, but if you... [More]

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Bohrer - Rogge Wedding Announced

Christal (Chris) Vincent Bohrer, (late) Gregory L. Bohrer, (uncle) Mike Vincent and Dan & Robin (Siruta) Rogge and brothers Clint (Julia) Rogge, Clay Rogge & Coleton Rogge would like to announce the marriage of Rusty L. Bohrer to Shayna D Rogge on September 7th, 2019... [More]

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Past to Present Event Scheduled

Mark your calendars for September 21 when the Prairie Museum will host the second annual “Past to Present” event featuring demonstrations of traditional and contemporary skills from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  “We have several returning artisans from last year,”... [More]

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COURT

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]

District Court update

Destrie Whitaker appeared in Wallace County District Court on January 25, 2019 with attorney Christopher Rohr, Colby, in the matter of case number 2018 TR 282 - count 1 Driving While License Suspended, a level B non-person misdemeanor, date of offense, October 13, 2018. Whitaker... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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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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Bugle Notes - Jul 4, 2019

Here at the Fort Wallace Museum, we are gearing up for the “Trails to Rails” 2019 Summer Exposition, coming at us on Fri-Sun July 12-14, 2019. Once again, collaboration is the name of the game - this time, we will tell the story of the climax of stagecoach travel... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Trails to Rails

We are excited about the upcoming Summer Exposition “Trails to Rails,” which highlights the year 1869, when the Kansas Pacific Railway arrived in Wallace County and the era of stagecoach travel came to an end. In addition to our own local and regional talent, the... [More]

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Trails to Rails Celebration Scheduled in July

Stage coaches will once again travel the Smoky Hill Trail as the Butterfield Trail Museum at Russell Springs and the Fort Wallace Museum at Wallace join forces for “Trails to Rails,” July 12-14. The weekend’s activities will celebrate the arrival of the railroad... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Jun 20, 2019

The Memorial Association and the Guardians of Fort Wallace are excited about the upcoming summer exposition “Trails to Rails,” which will recognize the “last hurrah” of the stagecoach era and the arrival of the Kansas Pacific Railway in Logan and Wallace... [More]

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Bugle Notes - May 30, 2019 - Rodeo and Memorial Day

Another Fort Wallace Rodeo is in the books! We had a very large crowd on Saturday, as well as a full slate of contestants for every event. A special dedication was held at the beginning of the rodeo honoring long-time Memorial Association member Ernie Poe, featuring Ernie’s... [More]

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Bugle Notes - May 23, 2019

Here comes Memorial Day Weekend, and with it, the Fort Wallace Rodeo! As usual, there will be two rodeo performances - Saturday, May 25th at 7 pm MDT and again on Sunday, May 26th at 2 pm MDT. Admission prices are: Adults $10, Kids 6-12 $5, and under 6 free. As an added feature,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - May 9, 2019

To the hundreds of folks who visited the Fort Wallace Museum during this past weekend’s BKRT, we say… Thank you! To our wonderful staff - Tony, Patty Lou, Ramona and Deb, we say…Thank you! To our incredibly hard-working board members, we say…... [More]

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TIMES

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 12, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) See the photo below of the three youngsters who set up shop in front of the courthouse, selling Kool-Aid for 10 cents per cup. Mrs. Haibon’s 8th grade newspaper class toured The Western Times office. Casey Rhea, Beau Larson, Jenny Klinge, Amy Dobbs,... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 5, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The Strand Theater was showing the Walt Disney Classic “Peter Pan” featuring the voices of Bobby Driscoll and Kathryn Beaumont. The next movie would be “Lethal Weapon 2” starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Joe Pesci. The Rotary... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 29, 2019

5 Years Ago (2014) The Wallace County Courthouse recently celebrated 100 years since the corner stone was laid my the Masonic Grand Lodge on August 14, 1914. In January of 1914 the Commissioners found it necessary to build a permanent court house; to be erected at a cost... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 22, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Robert & Irene Gittinger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Kismet, Kansas. Robert was from Wallace and Irene was from Weskan. They married August 15, 1954 at the Weskan Methodist Church. See the photo below for the group of young entrepreneurs... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 15, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Lynn & Rita Kirkham and Trull & Vicki Chick of Campo, Co., announced the engagement of their children Jennifer and Tyson. The couple planned to wed in January at the United Methodist church. Diane Anderson presented a check on behalf of her employer,... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 8, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) The Wallace County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the National Guard spent two and a half days cutting, pulling, and destroying wild marijuana plants in Wallace County. The team leader estimated that they would destroy more... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 1, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The Weskan Summer Singers were having fun singing and performing through the 1989 summer. The Strand Theater was showing “Pink Cadillac” starring Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters. The next movie would be “Ghostbusters II”... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of July 25, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Lacey Baehler recently qualified for National Barrel Horse Association World Finals to be held in Georgia in August. Lacey had been very involved in rodeo events from the age of 4, winning her first rodeo buckle for All Around Cowgirl at 5 years of age.... [More]

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