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Nex-Generation intern program impacts 68 students

Fifty-six businesses across northwest and north central Kansas hosted 68 high school and college interns through this summer’s Nex-Generation Student Internship Program. Participating students received an opportunity of a lifetime, preparing them for any future career... [More]

Labor Day Golf Tournament

On Sunday, September 2, 2018, sixteen teams of 2 golfers took part in the annual 27 hole Labor Day Golf Tournament at Sharon Springs Golf Course. The first 9 holes were played as Best Ball, the second 9 holes were played Scotch, and the final 9 holes were played as a Scramble.... [More]

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Lifewatch Training in Sharon Springs

A Lifewatch helicopter from Colby came to Sharon Springs to hold training with the Wallace County EMS in the practice field at Wallace County High School. The helicopter was scheduled to be used in the training, however it was called away before the training session to transport... [More]

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Smoky Valley 4-H Club Members Show at 2018 State Fair

Five members of Smoky Valley 4-H Club of Sharon Springs entered exhibits at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson last week.  Josh Daily competed in a classic business suit in the Clothing Buymanship Style Review, and received a purple ribbon.  Josh will be competing... [More]

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Walker-Helsel and dog Emme awarded Grand Champions at State Fair

  Claire Walker-Helsel and her dog Emme  are the Grand Champion Intermediate Dog Showmanship team at the 2018 Kansas State Fair Dog Show, September 15, 2018.  Claire is a member of Smoky Valley 4-H Club in Sharon Springs and is an 8th grader at USD 241. ... [More]

Sheriff's Log for August 2018

8-1 One male arrested on an arrest and detain 8-2 911 SS ambulance paged to care center 8-2 one vehicle accident involving a calf 8-2 911 child playing with phone 8-3 SS ambulance transfer to Denver 8-3 Lots of reports that storm took out power lines 8-4 911 SS... [More]

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Unleash New Adventures With Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is inviting all K-12 girls to sign up for Girl Scouts and lead the way like a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in their community and make the world a better place. The Sharon Springs/Wallace County Girl Scout troop is preparing... [More]

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St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform

One of America’s longest standing brass quintets is coming to northwest Kansas. Western Plains Arts Association is pleased to bring this quintet to Colby Community College’s Cultural Arts Center at 3 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Sept. 30. Admission is by WPAA season ticket... [More]

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COURT

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]

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]

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BUGLE NOTES

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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]

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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]

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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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TIMES

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 23, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) A Union Pacific passenger train stopped in town, carrying some upper management on a yearly observation trip to see what work needed done. Wayne and Shelly Coker received a letter from Col. J. J. Rankin of the United Sates Marine Corps informing that... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 16, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) Mike and Rita Cowles presented Wallace County EMTs with a Rescue Annie training mannequin. It was given on behalf of the National Automobile Dealers Association, the Kansas Automobile Dealers Association and Cowles Motor Company. Three long time fair supporters... [More]

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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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