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1A State Cross County Champions - By 1 Point!

The Wallace County Wildcat boys Cross Country team made school history Saturday, October 27, 2018 by running to a Division 1A State Championship in Wamego, KS; winning by one point!  The day dawned cool and damp as the seven team members arrived early to the venue. They... [More]

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From the Editor

This summer was full of installations for The Western Times office building. Terry Dobbs was hired by the Masonic Lodge to install a new pitched roof on the building that houses our office, hopefully bringing an end to the water leaking in every time it rains. My brother, Jaxon... [More]

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Wildcat Volleyball Parents Defeat Daughters in Friendly Matches

The parents of the WCHS Volleyball Team challenged their daughters to a friendly match to wrap up their season on October 18th.  They played 2 games. Game 1 ended in a 2 set victory for the parents. Game 2 began with a win for the high school girls, but was won by the... [More]

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Wildcats finish 2018 football season

Friday night did not end the way the Wildcats had hoped. Their season came to a close after a loss to the Sylvan Grove Mustangs by a score of 44-0. They came out and fought from start to finish but could not find their groove. The season may have ended but what a season it was.... [More]

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ABC’s Shark to speak at FHSU

Tickets are now available for the second annual Presidential Speaker Series at Fort Hays State University, which will feature entrepreneur Daymond John, a star of ABC’s “Shark Tank.” “Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business... [More]

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Zoo To You Traveling to Northwest Kansas Schools

Today, schools are facing shrinking budgets and increasing demands on time in the classroom, and as a result field trips to enhance learning have become more difficult to include in the curriculum.  In an effort to offer a variety of enrichment options, engaging learning... [More]

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Kansas State University students receive Legacy Scholarships

More than 170 K-State legacies have been recognized with the K-State Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 171 students who are children and grandchildren of K-State alumni for the 2018-19 academic year. K-State students receiving... [More]

Sheriff's Log for September 2018

09-01 Wallace Fire paged out 09-01 One male in jail on warrant 09-02 One male arrested dui 09-06 Report transient 09-08 Weskan Ambulance paged out 09-08 Welfare check done on adult 09-09 Report erratic driver 09-10 Suspicious activity 09-10 One male one female... [More]

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COURT

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]

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]

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BUGLE NOTES

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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TIMES

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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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