Bugle Notes - Trails to Rails Jul 18, 2019

Another summer exposition is in the memory books for the Fort Wallace Museum!  “Trails to Rails 2019” marked the arrival of the Kansas Pacific Railway in Logan and Wallace Counties and thus the transition from the Stagecoach Trail to the rails of the Iron Horse.... [More]


Writer of The Postscript Reads this Friday at Sharon Springs Library

Sharon Springs Library presents author and humorist Carrie Classon for a reading and conversation on Friday, July 19th at 6:00 pm.  Classon’s column, The Postscript, appears weekly in The Western Times and Classon’s memoir, Blue Yarn: A Memoir About Loss,... [More]


Greeley County Health Services Announces New Outpatient Infusion Center

In an effort to provide the most comprehensive medical services for the community, Greeley County Health Services (GCHS) is proud to announce the opening of our Outpatient Infusion Center.  GCHS will now be offering infusion therapy services beginning in late July 2019. ... [More]


Artwork at the Library Features the Larry McDaniel Family

Recently we had the Big Kansas Road Trip in Wallace County.  One of the events the Sharon Springs Public Library sponsored was an art exhibit for local artists.  As many area people viewed the art, comments were made like, “I didn’t know Larry McDaniel could... [More]


Softball and Baseball updates

9-12 Girls Softball - Sponsors J7 Dairy, Central Plains Equipment, Collett Chiropractic Coaches Erin Shively & Tori Springsteel - Undefeated - Goodland Tournament Winners 9-12 Boys Baseball - Sponsors Western Kansas Valley, Kuhlman Farms, Williams Consulting Coaches... [More]


Artwork part of “Trails to Rails” Observancesin

In promoting the Trails to Rails celebration at the Butterfield Trail Museum and the Fort Wallace Museum, organizers turned to the artwork of Barbara Hadduck Bland of McPherson. Her drawing of a train and stagecoach appeared on the posters. Her pastel painting depicting the horse-drawn... [More]


Towns End Tavern Soft Open

The evening many have been anticipating since Erin Wright purchased the building that once housed Rhea’s Pump Organ Museum finally happened! Saturday, July 6th, Erin Wright and family opened their doors to the public for trial run. Serving up a sampling of her burgers from... [More]


GCHS to host Summer Check-Up

Greeley County Health Services is hosting a Summer Check-Up event on Wednesday, July 17th from 7:30am-10:30am mountain time at the Greeley County Clinic.  The event will include a lab panel drawn for $35, a free physical therapy evaluation, a free insurance benefit check,... [More]

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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 - 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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Bugle Notes - Apr 25, 2019

Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association this coming Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 pm MDT at the Museum. Board Elections will be held, as well as a short program by Garvey Historian Deb Goodrich. You must be a board member of the Fort Wallace... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 18, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) The half-court basketball section at the north park was completed. The VFW and Masonic Lodge helped with funding and labor to put in a regulation height goal and free-throw line. Thirty-three enthusiastic summer show choir singers and dancers finished... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 11, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Three local students recently completed the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson, KS. They were Kendra Robben, Brandon Bussen, and Mindi Bussen. Dr. Robert Moser and Dr. Wendel Ellis announced the... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 4, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The aviation auction held at the Francis Fulton hanger was well attended. Some 260 people from places between Alaska, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania registered their intent to buy. The Chamber of Commerce served the lunch. The 1989 4-H Favorite... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of June 27, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Nathan Mitchell and Lacey Baehler were given Citizenship Awards from the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The awards recognize a marked respect for country, assumed responsibility for improving school and community, and showing reverence... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of June 20, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Brecken Fischer was a State winner for her 4-H arts and crafts project, given at the Emerald Circle Awards Banquet in Manhattan. She earned the privilege of attending the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Work was progressing on the new United... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of June 13, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Faye Barton was honored with a card shower for her 90th birthday. USD 241 hosted a retirement reception for 3 employees who retired during the past year. They were Oscar Fuentes, Marlene Bolen, and Goldie Daily. Fuentes taught Spanish and Social Studies... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of June 6, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) John & Marsha Johnson announced the engagement of their daughter Jana Lea to Dennis Ray Gfeller, son of David & Judy Gfeller of Winona, Kansas. The wedding was planned for August at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs. The Weskan Methodist... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 30, 2019

7 Years Ago (2012) The children of Guy & Marlene Bolen wanted to honor their parents with a card shower for their 60th wedding anniversary Tessa Rohrberg, M.D. of Sharon Springs, Kansas, graduated from the KU School of Medicine – Wichita with her medical doctor... [More]

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