NEWS

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WCHS Homecoming 2019

Homecoming court: 1st row: Yesenia Juarez, Reagan Musquiz, Makayla Kuhlman, Mason Cox, Aj’ana Nichols, 2nd row: Josh Daily, Trever Medina, Queen Gabrielle Hammer, King Chandler VanAllen, and Luke Johnson. photo courtesy of Peggy Fischer

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Locally produced “Thof’s Dragon” portrays Western Kansas history

Nearly 150 years after his death, a Fort Wallace post surgeon is finally gaining the fame he deserves. This Sunday, January 20th, at 2 pm MST, the Sharon Springs Strand Theater will show a local film nearly two years in the making. “Thof’s Dragon: A Story of Discovery... [More]

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The Rec Roundup - Jan 17

The holidays have come and gone and we are half-way through January already! The WCRC seems to keep getting busier and busier, we are so thankful for the amazing support it has received from the community.  If you are interested in a membership, you can find the forms on... [More]

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Amelia Earhart to land in Quinter

The search for Amelia Earhart can finally be called off! The famed Kansas aviator will be talking about her thrilling flights at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27 at Quinter High School Auditorium in celebration of Kansas history. Scholar and performer, Ann Birney of Ride into History,... [More]

Sheriff's Log for December 2018

12-01 report problem with JV  12-01 paged out SS ambulance to WCCCC  12-03 welfare check on an adult  12-07 welfare check on an adult  12-10 2 vehicle accident S.S. no injuries  12-10 SS ambulance paged out to WCCCC  12-11 SS ambulance... [More]

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Capture the Moment - January 17, 2019

Ronnie Hill is sworn in as Wallace County Commissioner for District #1 by Wallace County Clerk Jacalyn Mai. Brad Hatfield was recognized for 25 years with the City of Sharon Springs by Mayor Dennis Sharp. Bruce Buck was honored for 20 years of service as a Wallace County... [More]

A healthy body holds a healthy soul & mind

Did you know that if you have Part A and Part B Medicare that…… Within the first 12 months of enrolling in Medicare Part B that Medicare WILL PAY for you to have an Initial Preventive Physical Examination? You pay nothing (no deductible, co-payments  or coinsurance).... [More]

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Larry Keller honored

Larry Keller was honored with a plaque thanking him for 25 years of service as Wallace County Schools Football Announcer. Keller’s last game announcing at the Wildcat stadium was October 12, when the Wildcats hosted Tribune. Photo by Peggy Fischer.

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COURT

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]

Traffic Court reports - Jan 17, 2019

Foy, Christopher Matthew, Colorado Springs, Colo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $63 and court costs $108. Mercier, Brittany N, Danforth, Ill, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $75 and court costs $108. Stone, Ralph Lee, Hays, Kans, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph... [More]

Riley Sentenced in District Court

Jarid Riley appeared in Wallace County District Court on December 5, 2018. Riley had been charged with Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia, both Class B Misdemeanors. Riley plead guilty to count 1 Possession of Marijuana in a plea agreement dismissing count... [More]

District Court November Motion Day

Joel Castineira appeared in Wallace County District Court on November 14th, 2018 with his attorney, Todd Stramel, Colby, for sentencing on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, a level 2, a non-person, drug felony. Castineira entered a... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Nov 15, 2018

House, Jimmy Don, Colorado Springs, Colo, operating a vehicle without a valid license, fines $200, court costs $108, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $63. Thomas, Tempestti J, Bloomfield, NMex, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $75, court costs $108. Margheim,... [More]

Kreger and Boutte Sentenced on Drug Charges

Joseph Lee Kreger appeared in Wallace County District Court on October 10th with his lawyer, Steve Cott, Garden City, for sentencing on the charge of Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance -methamphetamine. Kreger entered ‘a nolo contendere plea’ on July 26th... [More]

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]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - 2-Class Seminar upcoming

2019 is well underway and we here at the Museum are excited by what this New Year can bring!  The Wallace County screening of “Thof’s Dragon” will be held Sun. Jan. 20, 2019, 2 pm MST at the Strand Theater in Sharon Springs. “Thof’s Dragon”... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Thof's Dragon

The Fort Wallace Memorial Association is looking forward to a great 2019, with special events galore! Several screenings of the locally-produced documentary “Thof’s Dragon” are coming up. The first is on Saturday, Jan 5 at the Public Library in Hays, Kansas... [More]

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Bugle Notes - An Old-Fashioned Christmas

This past Sunday, a gathering of friends enjoyed “An Old-Fashioned Christmas,” warming the season with the sights, sounds, and smells of holidays past. The Milford Becker Addition featured displays showing how Christmas would have been celebrated at Fort Wallace... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Upcoming Open House

The Christmas season has arrived in Wallace County! We invite all to make merry with us with “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” at the Fort Wallace Museum this coming Sunday, December 9 with a number of activities that hearken to the past. Enjoy Victorian-style decorations... [More]

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Bugle Notes - "Christmas Past" and "A Guided Path to Fort Wallace"

Please join us on Sunday, December 9 at the Fort Wallace Museum for “Christmas Past,” a seasonal party that highlights the customs of our ancestors! The Museum Milford Becker Addition will be decked out in holiday finery; please enjoy an Open House starting at 1:00... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Custer and Black Kettle

The collaborations between the Fort Wallace Museum and other communities/museums has once again underlined the reality that history is created by streams of events that flow and affect events and forces in other places - all history is related! The march of Indian Wars-period... [More]

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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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TIMES

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 17, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) The Kansas Bankers Soil and Water Conservation Award for 1999 was given to the Cox brothers, Tracy, Billie, Marvin, and Mike Cox, of Weskan. They started their conservation efforts in 1987 and implemented numerous practices on their cropland. The Kansas... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 10, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Lane Jimison, daughter of Jote & Viola Mather and a WCHS graduate, was named a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Jimison worked at the Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences at the University of Florida and had raised just over $2 million while there.... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 3, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The Sharon Springs Lumber Company was closed for the last time by Darwin Smith on Dec. 31, 1988. Phil and Mike Hennick purchased it in August. Smith and family moved to Sharon Springs in 1950, where he managed the Foster Lumber Yard until he bought the... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 27, 2018

15 Years Ago (2003) Mt. Sunflower University sponsored a “Shop ‘Til You Drop” Christmas Tour. It started at the Craft Corner of the Senior Center and went to 20 participating county businesses for Christmas gift ideas and snacks.  Wallace County... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 20, 2018

20 Years Ago (1998) USD #241 received recommendation for accreditation by State Accreditation Team. Five years of hard work paid off by the teachers and administration including the Steering Committee of Terrel Harrison, Eva Siebert, Lynette Sangster, Bryan Pearce, Carol... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 13, 2018

25 Years Ago (1993) Mason Lodge #417 held a smothered steak dinner to honor Masonic Widows. Around 30 people attended, including the widows, current members and wives. Pictured below are Mrs. Royce Sloan and Mrs. Clinton Saylor. The Bicycle Safety Program was deemed a... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 6, 2018

30 Years Ago (1988) Wallace County hired Shane Walck as the new recreation director. Walck was from Holcomb, KS, and was a senior at Kansas State University, majoring in Leisure studies. Terrel Harrison of Wallace County Grade School was set to use “Mammals of Kansas.”... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 29, 2018

7 Years Ago (2011) A story was published on Koons Funeral Home turning 100. Charles E. Koons moved from Winona to Sharon Springs in 1911 to start the funeral home. R. W. “Bud” Koons, the son of Charles & Ora, joined the business after serving in World War... [More]

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