NEWS

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Heavy Winds and Rains Hit Wallace County

Friday, August 3, 2018, a severe storm struck fast and hard. High winds left the streets of Sharon Springs a battle zone of broken tree limbs, shattered glass, and downed power lines. City employees were quick to respond and restored power in a timely manner. Backyard rain gauges... [More]

Primary Election Results

The ballot counters for Wallace County have finished tallying the votes for Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Results are unofficial until canvassing is completed next week. Of the 1,070 registered voters, 402 voted (37.6% voter turnout.) Commissioner District 1 Ronnie Hill... [More]

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More 2018 Fair Photos

More photos by Peggy Fischer

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Planning for the Future

Planning for the future is important for everyone, but I would like to focus on the futures for persons with a chronic illnesses. People with a chronic illness might fear that at some time in the future they may have problems managing their lives and their illness. One way... [More]

Federal government offers student loan forgiveness for teachers, nurses

The federal government may forgive all or part of teachers’ and nurses’ federal student loans if they meet certain requirements. The forgiveness options, according to KHEAA, include: Teacher loan forgiveness. To qualify, you must teach at least five full years... [More]

3-Dimensional screening mammograms will be standard of care in Kansas

The Kansas Insurance Department will require Kansas health insurance carriers to cover three-dimensional mammograms for women as the standard of care for breast exams beginning in 2019, according to Clark Shultz, Assistant Commissioner. “We will be issuing a bulletin... [More]

Kansas marketplace rate filings release expected today

The initial rate filings for the 2019 federal health insurance marketplace in Kansas are expected to be released to the public today on the federal healthcare.gov website, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. The proposed average rate increase in... [More]

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Boots to Business Reboot Workshops Announced

Boots to Business Reboot is a program offered through the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). The program is delivered by the Wichita chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small... [More]

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COURT

Traffic Court reports - Aug 9, 2018

Rupp, Sasha Paulynn, Sharon Springs, Vehicle liability insurance required, fines $300, court costs $108. Masiker, Nolan Alexander, Lakeworth, Fla, Driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $93, court costs $108. Hauser, Kristin Lee, Wichita, Kans, Driving 82 mph in a 65 mph... [More]

Sentencings in Drug Cases

The Honorable Judge Scott Showalter handed down sentences in 7 drug related arrests, most of these stemming from the massive multi-county arrest August 2017. Matthew Henry Hessler appeared in court with attorney Colton Eikenberry, Hays, KS.  He had been charged with Unlawful... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Jul 26, 2018

Mack, Antoine Jamaal, Norcross, GA, driving 84 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $99 and fees $108. Raines, Michael Thomas, Bedford, IN, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $75 and fees $108. Goodwin, Kiera Leanne, Wallace, KS, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $63 and... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Jul 12, 2018

Zinda, Autumn A, Hartland, WI, driving 95 mph in a 65 mph zone. Fines $195 and costs $108. Galli, Jason Clay, Colby, KS, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. Fines $69 and costs $108. Anifrani, Kossi Edoh Esseata, North Chesterfield, VA, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Fines... [More]

Eby sentenced

Stephanie Lopez Eby, Sharon Springs, appeared in The Wallace County District Court on June 13, 2018, with her lawyer Michael Day of St. Francis. Eby was originally charged with Count 1 - Possession of opiate, opium, narcotic, or certain stimulant, Count 2 - Burglary, Dwelling... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Jun 28, 2018

Flynn, Eriyah Chimyne, Los Angles, CA, driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred, costs $108. Vanalstine, Erika P, Beaver Dam, AZ, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, fine $63, costs $108. Delgado-Ramos, Juan C, Alta, IA, driving 76 mph in a 65 mph zone, fine $51, costs $108;... [More]

Wallace County District Court Sentencings

On June 13, 2018, 5 individuals appeared in The Wallace County District Court for sentencing on charges stemming from a 41-person multi-county drug bust last August. Adam Ford, Goodlamd, appeared with his lawyer, Zach Peterson, Norton. Ford plead “no contest” and... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Jun 14, 2018

Chavez, Eliana G, Weskan, KS, driving 76 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines: $51, costs: $108, Operating a vehicle without a valid license, dismissed. Perry, Richard A, Cedar Park, TX, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines: $105, costs: $108. Prado, Jose Luis Acevedo,... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - Wallace County 150th Anniversary

There is an important 150th Anniversary coming up that we can all appreciate, and that is the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Wallace County! 1868 was a tumultuous year in what is now far-western Kansas; the building of the Kansas Pacific Railway was still stalled at... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Forsyth Scout Days with Gov. Colyer

  Excitement continues to build toward our big 150th Anniversary commemoration of the Gathering of the Forsyth Scouts and the Battle of Beecher Island! The Fort Wallace Museum was proud to be represented this past Thursday at the Kansas Statehouse, as Governor Jeff Colyer... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Kriegh reunion and State Museum Board retreat

Wow, another FULL week for the Fort Wallace Museum! We have had excellent visitation for the past week, with more than 130 folks coming through our doors, including visitors from New Zealand, Sweden, and other countries. We have been blessed with visitors from several local... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Gatling Gun and Museum Passport Program

If you are interested in antique weaponry or in historical buildings in Wallace County, boy, do we have an event for you! Coming this Sunday, July 15, at 3 pm MDT, come on over to the 1879 Kansas Pacific Railroad House in Wallace (the tall limestone building visible from Highway... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Railroad House and "Fifty Fearless Men"

One of the archeological treasures in Wallace County is the 1879 Kansas Pacific Railroad House, the limestone building north of the railroad tracks in Wallace, once known as “the finest superintendent’s residence on this or any other railroad.” This building... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Buick Car Club and future plans

On Monday, the Fort Wallace Museum was pleased to host a contingent of the national Buick Car Club, as it caravanned from Denver, CO to Atchison Kansas. There was a total of 14 restored classic vehicles that stopped over to tour the Museum and grounds. The club members had... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Pump Organs and Dinosaurs

Another milestone day for the Fort Wallace Museum was this past Tuesday, as 52 organs from the Dick and Bernice Rhea Pump Organ Collection were moved into the north end of the Milford Becker Addition! It was another huge community effort, with organs loaded onto trailers by the... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Cleaning and Organizing

  There is plenty of work going on at the Museum these days! Have you ever cleaned and organized your garage, and re-evaluated your possessions? Well, we have a big dose of that reality going on right now, as a work crew led by Chuck and Ramona Zortmann has been cleaning... [More]

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TIMES

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 9, 2018

25 Years Ago (1993) The new ride at the Fair, the Tilt-a-Whirl, was a huge success. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Langdon were honored with a reception for their 50th wedding anniversary. Jason Kenny was 1 of 34 who participated in the National Pork Leadership Institute. He traveled... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 2, 2018

30 Years Ago (1988) The Strand Theater showed “Crocodile Dundee II Back for More” starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski the week before fair. It showed “Willow: The Greatest Magic” starring Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis after the fair. The Rose... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 26, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) The Fair Board had two projects underway. The first was making a Brand Wall to help raise money for updates to facilities. The oldest brand in the county was certified on April 10, 1939 and is the “60” brand of Von and Edna Chisum. The second... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 19, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) Dr. Robert Moser was recently elected by the membership of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians as Secretary of the Board. Co-op stated that the 1998 wheat harvest was the largest one by at least 25%. As of the previous week, 800,000 bushels were... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 12, 2018

25 Years Ago (1993) A story was printed about Chris Sharkey’s return from the 1993 World Championship Taekwondo Tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas in June. Sharkey was awarded the Region 109 Trainee Instructor of the Year. 70 peopled attended an afternoon outdoor... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 5, 2018

30 Years Ago (1988) 16-year-old Quarter Horse enthusiast Heather Hoss was set to compete at the 17th Annual American Junior Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show and Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Heather would join some 1,300 youths, age 19 and younger... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jun 28, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) The Fort Wallace Museum recently held a Grand Re-opening after many renovations. Throughout the day, 260 persons signed the register as they looked around the displays. Those who attended enjoyed readings, lunch in the Sunderland-Poe Building, portrayals... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jun 21, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) The 24th Annual Bike Across Kansas began and 1 of the 3 possible routes went through Wallace County. It was the “Bubbly Route” and the other two, the “Amusing Route” and the “Krazy Route” both started in Greeley County.... [More]

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