The Rec Roundup

The Rec Roundup is going to be a regular column that will keep you informed as to what is going on with the Wallace County Rec Department and the Wallace County Rec Center (WCRC).  Wow, so much going on right now!  We are very excited to announce the opening of the... [More]


Weskan Students Tour Kansas

On Thursday, November 15, several of the Sophomores, all the Juniors and sponsors, Julie Hale, Estelle Kirkham, and Adam Smith, were given the opportunity to go on a “Kansas Tour” trip. The trip was sponsored by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation Grant. The students left... [More]


December is Match Month for Dane Hansen Matching Grant Initiative

Wallace County Foundation Sets December as $ for $ Match Month For Dane Hansen Matching Grant Initiative. The Hansen Foundation recognizes that residents are the most knowledgeable about the needs of their own communities. Providing the opportunity for a community to create... [More]


Hennick Lumber & Supply $500 winners

Kenny Richardson and Jaci Unruh 

Sharon Springs Tree Cleanup Coming Soon!

Tree removal will occur next week, weather permitting.  Please submit permission forms and waivers to Etta Walker's office.  We need additional funds to be able to remove all identified trees, but please have your permission forms and waivers submitted by December 1st... [More]


The Bar D Wranglers to perform in Colby

Celebrate this Christmas season cowboy style with Western Plains Arts Association. The Bar D Wranglers are bringing their cowboy music and comedy stage show to Colby Community College’s Cultural Arts Center at 3 p.m. CST, Sunday, Dec. 9.  The Bar D Wranglers are... [More]


USD 241 Thanksgiving recipes

Mrs. Bretz's Kindergarten: Turkey by Sterling Brown - You might need a little bit of salt and some bread. And maybe a piece of chicken. Stuff all of that into a turkey and put it in the oven for at least 3 or 4 minute. Pull it out and eat it! Chocolate Cake by Kyler Murphy... [More]


Fall Festival Fire Pit

The fire pit was the place to be at first Fall Festival organized by Wallace County Rec as temperatures stayed well below freezing all day. Activities included hay rides, a bouce house, a free kid’s movie, a 5k Turkey Trot, the fire pit and s’mores, and wrapped up... [More]

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Traffic Court reports - Nov 15, 2018

House, Jimmy Don, Colorado Springs, Colo, operating a vehicle without a valid license, fines $200, court costs $108, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $63. Thomas, Tempestti J, Bloomfield, NMex, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $75, court costs $108. Margheim,... [More]

Kreger and Boutte Sentenced on Drug Charges

Joseph Lee Kreger appeared in Wallace County District Court on October 10th with his lawyer, Steve Cott, Garden City, for sentencing on the charge of Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance -methamphetamine. Kreger entered ‘a nolo contendere plea’ on July 26th... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Nov 1, 2018

Trejo, Agustin P, Ulysses, Kans, driving on left in no-passing zone, fines $75, costs $108. Dodd, Andrew Lee, Pharr Tex, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, costs $108. Cope, Henry J, Worthington, Minn, driving 90 mph in a 65 mph zone and operating a motor vehicle... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Oct 18, 2018

Ibarra, Tycel Ruben, Tribune, Kans, driving 86 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $114, court costs $108. Sanchez, Francisco Jose, Fountain, Colo, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court costs $108. Detommaso, Denise Karen, Lawrence, Kans, driving 76 mph in a 65 mph... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Oct 4, 2018

Willenbrink, Cheryl Ann, Winfield, Mo, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Marsden, Christopher James, Orlando, Fla, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Vasudev, Paven Sesh, Tolleson, Ariz, driving 81 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

Two Sentenced in Court

Megan Gibbs, Goodland, appeared in Wallace County District Court on September 12th, with her lawyer Leslie Beims of Goodland, for sentencing on the drug-related charge of Unlawful Use of a Communication Facility. Gibbs had plead guilty of the charge on July 11th. Judge Showalter... [More]

Lucas sentenced in drug case

Braden Lucas, Goodland, was sentenced on a level 2 severity,  non-person felony drug charge. Lucas plead guilty on May 31st to unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, 3.5 - 100 grams, which carries a presumptive prison sentence of 123 months... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Sep 20, 2018

Hause, David Norman Jr, Brewster, Kans, securing loads on vehicles, deferred adjudication, costs $108. Smith, Nolan Gerald, Alamosa, Colo, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fine $105, costs $108. Walton, Trevor J, North Waterboro, Maine, driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone, fine... [More]

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Bugle Notes - "Christmas Past" and "A Guided Path to Fort Wallace"

Please join us on Sunday, December 9 at the Fort Wallace Museum for “Christmas Past,” a seasonal party that highlights the customs of our ancestors! The Museum Milford Becker Addition will be decked out in holiday finery; please enjoy an Open House starting at 1:00... [More]


Bugle Notes - Custer and Black Kettle

The collaborations between the Fort Wallace Museum and other communities/museums has once again underlined the reality that history is created by streams of events that flow and affect events and forces in other places - all history is related! The march of Indian Wars-period... [More]


Bugle Notes - Winter Hours and Thof's Dragon

The 2018 peak travel season has come to an end and the Fort Wallace Museum will begin winter hours on Thursday, Nov. 1st. We will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only from 10 - 4 pm MT until Sunday, March 10 when we will return to regular summer hours. As always, you... [More]


Bugle Notes - 1912 Cash Register

Several folks at the Fort Wallace Museum have had fun with restoring the 1912 National Cash Register that has long stood at the visitor’s desk at the entrance to the Museum! A joint effort by Tony Burnett, Doug Tittel and Ramona and Chuck Zortman has resulted in a gleaming... [More]


Last Installment of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts

The last installment of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts and Beecher Island 150th was held at the Beecher Island Memorial Grounds on Sept. 14-15. One difference between this event and the ones in Kansas is the fact that this was also the 119th Annual Reunion of Scouts and... [More]


Bugle Notes - 150th Celebration

The Fort Wallace edition of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts is in the books, leaving some great memories to ponder for the months to come! Around 500 folks came together on the Fort Wallace Museum grounds for a weekend of fellowship, learning, discussion and entertainment.... [More]


Bugle Notes - Upcoming Weekend Events

The first weekend of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts was held this past weekend at Fort Harker Guardhouse Museum in Kanapolis, KS. The largest gathering of Forsyth Scout descendants ever were the special guests of the event, bringing nearly 100 of these folks together from... [More]


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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Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 29, 2018

7 Years Ago (2011) A story was published on Koons Funeral Home turning 100. Charles E. Koons moved from Winona to Sharon Springs in 1911 to start the funeral home. R. W. “Bud” Koons, the son of Charles & Ora, joined the business after serving in World War... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 22, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) A story was published on Al Ryan meeting with Jerry Jolly. 52 years prior, they were buddies in the Marines who were sent to Korea. Ryan had last seen Jolly on a stretcher with major wounds from battle, looking lifeless. Ryan joined an association of former... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 15, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) The 2nd annual Pheasant Phestival was held. Activities for the day included hunters’ breakfast, drama skits at both schools, 5k run, Eagle Tail Craft Fair, Antique Car Show, Poker Run, movie at the Strand, storyteller at courthouse, photography display... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 8, 2018

25 Years Ago (1993) The family of Darrel, Sandy, Tanya, and Jesse Schemm were named Kansas American Royal Farm Family of the Year for 1993. They attended the Kansas Day reception and American Royal Rodeo and also received keys to the city from the Kansas City Women’s... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 1, 2018

30 Years Ago (1988) There was an Open House at the Prairie Manor in honor of Minnie Kidwell’s 101st birthday. Aaron Feist was chosen as “The Principal of the Year” from Area 5 by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals. There were 37 principals... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 25, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) Three long-time EMTs announced their upcoming retirements. They were Trish Swanson, Pat Neff, and Norma Siebert. Swanson and Neff were involved since 1974, before the EMT service was established. Siebert was in the class of 1978. USD 242 Board Member... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 18, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) Photos from the Weskan Volleyball and Band trip to Colorado in September were published. The band marched in the Broomfield Days Parade and was awarded third runner-up in the band category. They also took in a volleyball game between Colorado and New Mexico... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 11, 2018

25 Years Ago (1993) Art Mai won “Best of Wheat Show” trophy at the 1993 Kansas State Fair. His 20-pound hand-picked sample came from his 62-pound seed from last year’s crop. Kansas Wheat Commissioner Bruce Dirks presented the award. The 1993 Weskan Homecoming... [More]

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