Annual Halloween Spectacular Scheduled

Fall is here and that means it is time for young and old to start selecting their Halloween costumes and digging out the pumpkin carving tools to carve a winning pumpkin to enter in the annual Halloween Spectacle, on Wednesday, October 31.  The Wallace County 4-H Teen Leaders... [More]


Junior High volleyball season concludes

The Wildcat Jr High Volleyball season concluded with 4th place in the league tournament


Selzer runs in Bethel College invitational

2018 WCHS graduate Robin Selzer (3rd from left) placed 8th at the Bethel College Invitational in Newton on October 6th. Selzer is the daughter of Todd & Carmen Selzer of Sharon Springs.


“Food for Thought” series to begin

The Prairie Museum of Art and History will launch its 2018-19 “Food for Thought” lunchtime program series with a talk on the 1918 Spanish flu on Thursday, October 18 at noon. The talk, given by Wichita State Professor George Dehner, is entitled “Spanish Flu:... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Fall Garden Soil Preparation

Proper soil treatment in the fall will give you a significant head start next spring. You can alleviate some of your spring work load, prevent some diseases and insects, and reduce next summer’s weed population. If you would like to attract birds to your garden over... [More]


Jazz Ambassadors coming to NW Kansas

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC continues its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Colby Community College’s Cultural Arts Center, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert... [More]


Volleyball Photos from 10/9/18 Games

Photos courtesy of Peggy Fischer


Wildcats Lose in Overtime Thriller

High school football games are not normally as close as this game was Friday night between the Wildcats and Jackrabbits. The game came to an end in overtime with the Jackrabbits winning by only 2 points. The final score of the game was Sharon Springs 28 and Tribune 30. This was... [More]

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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]

Traffic Court reports - Sep 6, 2018

  Johnson, Andrea Mckenna Green, Phoenix, Ariz, driving 90 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $150, costs $108. Gwidt, Jesse Michael, Brighton, Mich, driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $87, costs $108. Holliday, Stewart M, Phoenix, Ariz, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

Three sentenced on drug charges

August 15th, 2018 - three defendants appeared for sentencing in the Wallace County District Court on charges stemming from last year’s 41-person, multi-county drug bust. Alyssa Lamb appeared with her attorney, Robert H. Gale, Syracuse, KS for sentencing. Lamb plead guilty... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Aug 23, 2018

Farr, Rebecca P, Lamy, NM, Driving 76 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $51, court costs $108. Thornhill, Georginna M, Florrisant, MO, Driving 99 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, restitution $42, court costs $108, other time 6 months. Luna, Miguel, Nebraska City,... [More]

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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]


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]


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]


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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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]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 4

30 Years Ago (1988) WCHS had a new band director, Mr. Rick Schwab. He restarted something that had not been done in many years, having flag girls accompanying the band. The six flag girls were Tiffiny Bowman, Nichol Dreiling, Rosa Espinoza, Jenni White, Tiffany Whitney, and... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 27, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employees recently moved to their new building at 115 East Sixth St. A Come and Go Reception was held to say farewell to Paul & Cindy Sponheim at  Risen King Community... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 20, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) 3 new teachers had just finished their first month at WCHS. Dev Mull was teaching P.E. and coaching junior high football, basketball and girls’ track. Heather Duell was the new vocal music teacher for 5th-12th grades. John “Jack” Steiger... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 13, 2018

25 Years Ago (1993) City of Sharon Springs employees Terrance Dreiling and Jason Herschberger recently received two certifications. They were Class Small Systems water supply system operator and Class Small System wastewater treatment facility operator. Chuck Swanson, Gloria... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 6, 2018

30 Years Ago (1988) A total of 32 participants wrapped up the 1988 summer tee-ball season. Coaches for the summer were Vickie Kyner and Rona Langdon. See photo at the bottom for the picture of the local ballers. Weskan welcomed the superintendent and new teachers at the Weskan... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 30, 2018

7 Years Ago (2011) The Strand Theater was showing “Captain America: The First Avenger” starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell. The next movie was “The Smurfs.” Floyd and Helen Larson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary during a Larson Family... [More]

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