NEWS

2018 Conservation Contest Winners

Posters 1st Grade 1st - Allison Smith 2nd - Zaleia Nichols 3rd - Ava Turner 2nd Grade 1st - Ayson Cox 2nd - Tye Poe 3rd - Amelia Myers 3rd Grade 1st - Kaitlyn Smith 2nd - Olivia Kuhlman 3rd - Gage Rohn 4th Grade 1st - Mya Funk 5th Grade 1st - Jersi Benisch 2nd - William Snethen... [More]

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Kansas Bankers Windbreak Award

The Kansas Bankers Windbreak Award is given each year by the Kansas Bankers Association cooperating with NRCS, FSA, Extension Service, Kansas State University, State Conservation Commission and the Wallace County Conservation District. The award is presented each year to stimulate... [More]

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Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation Award

The Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation Award is given each year by the Kansas Bankers Association cooperating with NRCS, FSA, Extension Service, Kansas State University, State Conservation Commission and the Wallace County Conservation District. The award is presented each year... [More]

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Happy 90th Birthday!!!

The Family of Raymond Bussen would like to honor him with a card shower for his 90th Birthday on February 26th. Cards will reach him at: 1420 Co Road 100, Wallace Kansas, 67761.

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Mildred Schemm honored

The year was 1943, the place was Sharon Lutheran Church and there was a young girl named Mildred.  The church building was old and small with wooden chairs for seating of the congregation.  The altar was placed in the middle of the raised area at the front of the church... [More]

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Order your trees now

Trees provide many benefits to our environment. Windbreaks and tree plantings can slow the wind and provide shelter for crops and livestock. They also provide food, nesting areas and cover for wildlife, in addition to improving air quality. Trees planted around your home can... [More]

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Prairie Doc® Perspectives - The Astonishing, Life-Sustaining, Sacred Tear

Washington Irving once said, “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” Normal... [More]

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Presidential scholars honored

Janaeha Dinkel,  Wallace County High School senior, was among those students celebrated for high academic achievement at McPherson College during its Presidential Scholars Day on February 8, 2019. Presidential Scholars are invited to participate in personal interviews,... [More]

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COURT

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]

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]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - Feb 14, 2019

The second half of the seminar “The History of Fort Wallace” will be held this Sunday, Feb. 17th from 2-5 pm MST at the Fort Wallace Museum. This informative and very interesting session is being taught by Garvey Historian Deb Goodrich and will cover the actual building... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 1st history class & Weskan visit

On Sunday afternoon, 40 inquiring minds gathered to hear our Garvey Historian Deb Goodrich delve deeper into the story of Fort Wallace, especially the forces of history that shaped the American West and early Kansas. Again and again, Deb stressed that Fort Wallace was not created... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Newsletters and "The History of Fort Wallace"

The January newsletters for the Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum are in the process of being mailed. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving one, and read more about the organization and its benefits. We described in last week’s column the Guardians’... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Thof's Dragon and Guardians of Ft. Wallace

As the Fort Wallace Museum has grown over the past few years, we are thrilled to be reaching more people, through print, film, and social media, as well as at our actual Museum. We have been blessed with marvelous financial gifts, such as the Milford Becker estate gift, which... [More]

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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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TIMES

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Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 21, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Twenty-one students from Weskan and Sharon Springs took part in the annual spelling bee. It took 28 rounds to crown the winner, Jaclyn Hackerott. Jessica Bertrand took 2nd. The contest was organized by Julie Falcon and Marsha Klinge, while the words were... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 14, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Kansans would be getting new license plates for 1995. They would have blue lettering and numbers, a background of gold wheat, and larger county letters in the upper left hand corner. The Grand Champion winner in the Soil Conservation Poster Contest was... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 7, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) Bob Lonsdale and Ralph Mitchell accepted Boy Scout charter for Sharon Springs at the recent Rotary meeting. The charter was presented by Fred R. Sheeley of the district Boy Scouts of America in Hays, Kansas. Patricia Miller announced the opening of Western... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 31, 2019

7 Years Ago (2012) Virgil Fischer was recently honored for 32 years of coaching at Wallace County High School. Superintendent Dave Porter and Athletic Director Larry O’Connor presented the award. The Cooks Corner section included recipes for ziti with pork & escarole... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 24, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) The Strand Theater was showing “Something’s” Gotta Give” starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. The next movie was “Cheaper by the Dozen” starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt. The family of Ray & Clara Welsh... [More]

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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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