Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery - Botanizing the River

“Saw a great abundance of the common thistles; also a number of wild onions of which we collected a further supply. there is a species of garlic also which grows on the high lands with a flat leaf now green and in blue but is strong tough and disagreeable. found some seed... [More]


Operation Christmas Child Event Planned in Colbyit

Operation Christmas Child, a ministry that benefits children in Third World countries, will be setting up informational displays at Celebration Community Church in Colby from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. The “Operation Christmas Child Mall” will give attendees... [More]


Towns End Tavern Trial Run a Success

Friends and Family gathered at the Towns End Tavern for a special Father’s Day Event last weekend. Nearly 2 years since purchasing the Rhea Pump Organ Museum building, Erin Wright’s dream is finally becoming a reality. Last weekend, the Tavern hosted a trial run,... [More]


4-H Project Winners Honored At Emerald Circle Banquet

Area 4-H youth were named as Kansas 4-H State Project winners at the annual Emerald Circle Banquet on May 30, 2019 in Manhattan, Kansas. Thirty State 4-H Project winners were recognized for outstanding project mastery. Local State 4-H Project winners include Regan Stramel,... [More]


S.S. Golf Sponsorships Available

At Sharon Springs Golf Course we have 13 tournaments and we’re looking for sponsors to help fund regular course maintenance and watering, hole prizes, tournament prizes and extra payout for tournaments throughout the 2019 season.  In return for sponsorship, we’re... [More]


Beloit to host 34th Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Games

(UPDATE) - The West Team won by a score of 54-28. The 34th Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football games will be played in Beloit on Saturday, June 8th. The Division II game will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Trojan Field on North Hersey Avenue. Pregame will begin at 9:30 a.m. with... [More]


UNF Names Brent Mai New Thomas G. Carpenter Library Dean

Dr. Brent Mai has accepted the University of North Florida’s offer to become the new dean of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. Mai, who currently serves as dean of libraries and university librarian at Fairfield University, will begin his new position early this... [More]

Sheriff's Log for May 2019

05-01 one individual arrested in Hutchinson, KS released on bond 05-01 report of cattle out on hwy 05-02 report of cattle out on county road 05-02 report of truck rollover on hwy 27 SS ambulance and fire paged out no injuries 05-03 report of cattle out on hwy 05-04... [More]

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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]

District Court update

Miles Ackerman appeared in Wallace County District Court on January 16th, 2019 with attorney Douglas Spencer, Oakley, for sentencing on the charge of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) within 1000’ of a school, a level 1 nonperson drug felony,... [More]

District Court update

Vakiea Murrill appeared in Wallace County District Court on December 5th, 2018 with attorney Leslie Beims, Goodland. Murrill plead guility to Count 1 Possession of Marijuana and was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $158 in court costs, $160 in fees related to the case, and $770.90... [More]

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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]


Bugle Notes - Apr 18, 2019

The Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 pm MDT at the Museum. At this meeting, annual reports will be given and board members will be elected. You must be a member of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association to vote, but... [More]


Bugle Notes - Apr 11, 2019

The Fort Wallace Museum is very excited to announce a special series of concerts by iconic singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey during the Big Kansas Road Trip! On each of the three evenings of Thurs. May 2nd, Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, all are invited to “An... [More]

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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]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 23, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Wallace County was selected as the starting location for the 30th annual Bike Across Kansas. The 510-mile ride  included stops at Oakley, Hill City, Osborne, Lincoln, Chapman, St. Mary’s, Lawrence, and Leavenworth. The grandchildren of Evelyn... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 16, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Sharon Springs grade school students learned about crime prevention. They were visited by City police officers Fox Still and Darin Walker. McGruff the Crime Dog also arrived to meet the students. Everyone was invited to an open house at the Prairie Village... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 9, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) The Western Times dedicated the front page to Lee Reinhardt, who had recently passed away at the age of 85. He was a man of song and dance, leading multiple bands and groups including The Red Hots, The Rhythm Wranglers, and Lee Reinhardt’s Lads and... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 2, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) Warren W. “Jiggs” Morford passed away at the age of 72. The Morford family bought The Western Times and moved to Sharon Springs in January of 1959. Prairie Manor held an open house in honor of Ada Whittecar celebrating her 100th birthday. A... [More]

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