Third Graders Join The Circus Fun

The Sharon Springs 3rd Grade class traveled to Salina last Friday for the 67th Salina Shrine Circus. The circus is a fundraiser for the Isis Shrine of Salina. The mission is to assist families of children that require treatment for orthopedics, burn care, cleft lip & palates,... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Caring for New Seedlings

In a previous article, we discussed the techniques of starting seeds indoors.  The needs of new seedlings become quite different once the seeds have sprouted.  When you can see stems about a half inch tall, remove the plastic cover and provide them with room temperature... [More]

PEA Scholarship Offered

Sharon Springs PEA (Professional Educators Association) will be offering a scholarship to a student who will be in their junior or senior year of college majoring in education. As teachers, we know the cost of getting a degree and would like to help a student pursue their dream... [More]


Michael Martin Murphey to perform

The Fort Wallace Museum is excited to announce that Michael Martin Murphey will be performing daily at the museum during the Big Kansas Road Trip, May 2-5.The solo performances are sponsored by the Murphey Western Institute (MWI) and will be free to the public.  The award-winning... [More]


FDA advances landmark policy changes to modernize mammography services and improve their quality

The proposed rule would require breast density reporting, enhance the FDA’s ability to enforce mammography facilities’ compliance with standards Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced important new steps to modernize breast cancer screening and... [More]


Rural & Remote Announces New Initiative for Job Opportunities and Job Placement in NW Kansas

Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center (NWKEICI) announced on March 5, 2019 a new, full-fledged, program through Rural & Remote.  Rural & Remote, an initiative of Ogallala Commons,  is a program that provides job placement support for many different career... [More]


Dane G. Hansen Foundation hires Mathews for public relations position

Erin Mathews has been named to the newly created position of public relations coordinator for the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. She will work in a variety of ways to share stories about the Foundation’s initiatives and opportunities as well as stories about the people and... [More]


Vincent awarded scholarship

Farm Credit of Western Kansas, ACA, has awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Tracer Vincent a senior at Weskan High School. Tracer is the son of Thad and Sherri Vincent of Weskan and plans to attend Northwest Technical College in Diesel Technology. The Board of Directors of Farm... [More]

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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]

District Court update

Miles Ackerman appeared in Wallace County District Court on January 16th, 2019 with attorney Douglas Spencer, Oakley, for sentencing on the charge of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) within 1000’ of a school, a level 1 nonperson drug felony,... [More]

District Court update

Vakiea Murrill appeared in Wallace County District Court on December 5th, 2018 with attorney Leslie Beims, Goodland. Murrill plead guility to Count 1 Possession of Marijuana and was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $158 in court costs, $160 in fees related to the case, and $770.90... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Jan 17, 2019

Foy, Christopher Matthew, Colorado Springs, Colo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $63 and court costs $108. Mercier, Brittany N, Danforth, Ill, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $75 and court costs $108. Stone, Ralph Lee, Hays, Kans, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph... [More]

Riley Sentenced in District Court

Jarid Riley appeared in Wallace County District Court on December 5, 2018. Riley had been charged with Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia, both Class B Misdemeanors. Riley plead guilty to count 1 Possession of Marijuana in a plea agreement dismissing count... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Apr 18, 2019

The Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 pm MDT at the Museum. At this meeting, annual reports will be given and board members will be elected. You must be a member of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association to vote, but... [More]


Bugle Notes - Apr 11, 2019

The Fort Wallace Museum is very excited to announce a special series of concerts by iconic singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey during the Big Kansas Road Trip! On each of the three evenings of Thurs. May 2nd, Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, all are invited to “An... [More]


Bugle Notes - Weekend Recap

Saturday, March 16th was another great day at the Fort Wallace Museum. We started the morning by unveiling the 38-star Cox flag, a project headed up by textile preservationist Jenny Tracz and funded by the Cox family of Weskan, as well as many other friends in a Facebook campaign.... [More]


Bugle Notes - Mar 14, 2019

There is still time to make plans to join us this weekend for the many activities surrounding our “Trails to Rails” Symposium and Captain Keogh’s Emerald Banquet! We will be enjoying a time of fellowship and fun, as well as furthering the mission of the Fort... [More]


Bugle Notes - Mar 7, 2019

Plans for the big weekend of March 16th-17th are “gathering steam,” as we prepare to recognize the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the Kansas Pacific Railway in 1869! The Museum is so pleased to add another event to the day’s schedule. At 9 AM, to open... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feb 28, 2019

The next big event is coming up on Saturday, March 16th at the Fort Wallace Museum! This jam-packed weekend will include a major symposium and a fundraiser banquet benefitting the Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum.  We are very excited about this “Trails to Rails”... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feb 14, 2019

The second half of the seminar “The History of Fort Wallace” will be held this Sunday, Feb. 17th from 2-5 pm MST at the Fort Wallace Museum. This informative and very interesting session is being taught by Garvey Historian Deb Goodrich and will cover the actual building... [More]


Bugle Notes - 1st history class & Weskan visit

On Sunday afternoon, 40 inquiring minds gathered to hear our Garvey Historian Deb Goodrich delve deeper into the story of Fort Wallace, especially the forces of history that shaped the American West and early Kansas. Again and again, Deb stressed that Fort Wallace was not created... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Apr 18, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) More than 145 Wallace County youngsters participated in the annual egg hunt coordinated by the Smoky Valley 4-H club. The event was held outside and inside of the Prairie Manor Good Samaritan Center. Sgt. Michael S. Chaney, son of Jake & Glenna Chaney... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Apr 11, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) The Eagle Tail Restaurant opened over the past weekend. It was under the management of Debbie Lucas and Kim Hatfield and was in the location of the former Branding Iron restaurant on Main Street. Photographs from the Wallace County Jaycees annual Casino... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Apr 4, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) Jason Kenny, WCHS Senior, was selected to play quarterback for the South Squad at the Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football game to be held in Beloit. He planned to continue playing football at Garden City Junior College. The children of Bob & Elnora Eckels... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 28, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) The students of the week at Weskan Schools were 3rd grader Tran Vincent and junior Hannah Martin. The Wallace County High School Senior Spotlight featured Joe Dobbs. Allan L. Hurlburt was honored and installed as Grand Master of Masons in Kansas at Topeka... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 21, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Marj Sommerfeld celebrated her 50th birthday. Her family asked friends to call Marj and “express your sympathy.” Pat Hennick was recognized for her many years of service to the Peoples State Bank and the First National Bank. Through a... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 14, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Andrew Homburg, son of Allaire & Arla Homburg of Weskan, was one of the participants in the Bethany College Instrumental Music Tour. The group toured cities in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. The Farm Bureau 1994 Safety Poster Contest winners were... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 7, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) Becky Poe was appointed Chairman of the Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, Inc’s Residential Campaign 1989 in Sharon Springs. Candace Aldridge, daughter of Don & Sharon Aldridge, was recently honored with fellow Garden City... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 28, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Main Street in Sharon Springs received new flags. Citizen concerns were taken to the EDA office regarding the quality of the old flags. Local businesses and some individuals purchased the new flags that were displayed that week. Plaques honoring those whose... [More]

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