Long Time Gone: Lou Weed - The Good Son

The role of the first born son of a determined, ambitious and powerful man is a theme that has surfaced in both literature and real life for centuries.  Part blessing, part curse, being born the eldest often brings responsibilities, duties, obligations and, at times, complexities... [More]


Eat. Bid. Save a Life.

Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services, Inc. a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and dating violence, will host its 7th Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, September 14, 2019... [More]


How does your garden grow? - Curled Tomato Leaves

A reader is concerned about her tomato leaves curling. There are many possible causes. It is very important to identify the source of the problem, because some tomato diseases are very serious. Certain diseases will get into the soil permanently, making it prohibitive to ever... [More]

2019 Baehler Family Reunion

Saturday, July 27, 2019 after the parade found the Baehler Clan meeting at the North Park for their annual family reunion. Sixty-five persons, family and friends gathered to eat, visit, get to know each other, and have fun. The little ones enjoyed the playground very much.... [More]


Silver Haired Legislature Holds Mid Summer Issues Meeting and Election

The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature held their annual mid-summer issues meeting on Wednesday, July 31st, in Salina.  The Executive Board is composed of the SHL chairperson from each of the eleven PSA districts across the state of Kansas, plus the officers... [More]


Hansen Foundation to Publish New Magazine

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation announces a new quarterly magazine to debut this month. Northwest Kansas Today will be published by the Foundation and distributed to all residents of its 26-county service area. The magazine will feature area businesses, arts, lifestyle, communities... [More]


The Strand Theater Offers Enriched Movie Experience

Thanks to the hard work of the Strand Theater Improvement Committee, The Strand Theater now has equipment to make going to the movies more enjoyable for those with vision or hearing loss.  There are six headphones to be lent out that have two settings.  They can be... [More]


Aldridge Attends FFA District Officer’s Conference

Blakely Aldridge of the Weskan FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer’s Conference (DOC) held at the Marriott Convention Center in Junction City, KS, August 10-11. Aldridge serves as the Northwest District Treasurer. The theme of “Stepping Up... [More]

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Wallace County District Court Sentencings

On May 15th, Vance Diamond Halsey appeared in the Wallace County District Court with court appointed attorney, Christopher Rohr, Colby for sentencing in the matter of case 2019-CR-03.  Halsey was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer on March 12, 2019, ... [More]

Traffic Court for May-June 2019

May Traffic Report Thomas, Dyami R, Bellingham, Wash, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court cost $108. Araujo Pompa, Almedio, Coral Gables, Fla, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court cost $108. Lennon, Jake Owen, Pittsburg, Penn, driving 93 mph... [More]

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]

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Bugle Notes - Aug 15, 2019

In mid-August of 1869, Fort Wallace found itself in a time of transition. Some of the more immediate dangers from Indian attacks had receded, but other obstacles such as disease, and the elements still created great challenges. The building of the Kansas Pacific Railway was still... [More]


Bugle Notes - Jul 4, 2019

Here at the Fort Wallace Museum, we are gearing up for the “Trails to Rails” 2019 Summer Exposition, coming at us on Fri-Sun July 12-14, 2019. Once again, collaboration is the name of the game - this time, we will tell the story of the climax of stagecoach travel... [More]


Bugle Notes - Trails to Rails

We are excited about the upcoming Summer Exposition “Trails to Rails,” which highlights the year 1869, when the Kansas Pacific Railway arrived in Wallace County and the era of stagecoach travel came to an end. In addition to our own local and regional talent, the... [More]


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]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 22, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Robert & Irene Gittinger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Kismet, Kansas. Robert was from Wallace and Irene was from Weskan. They married August 15, 1954 at the Weskan Methodist Church. See the photo below for the group of young entrepreneurs... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 15, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) Lynn & Rita Kirkham and Trull & Vicki Chick of Campo, Co., announced the engagement of their children Jennifer and Tyson. The couple planned to wed in January at the United Methodist church. Diane Anderson presented a check on behalf of her employer,... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 8, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) The Wallace County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the National Guard spent two and a half days cutting, pulling, and destroying wild marijuana plants in Wallace County. The team leader estimated that they would destroy more... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 1, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The Weskan Summer Singers were having fun singing and performing through the 1989 summer. The Strand Theater was showing “Pink Cadillac” starring Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters. The next movie would be “Ghostbusters II”... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of July 25, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Lacey Baehler recently qualified for National Barrel Horse Association World Finals to be held in Georgia in August. Lacey had been very involved in rodeo events from the age of 4, winning her first rodeo buckle for All Around Cowgirl at 5 years of age.... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 18, 2019

20 Years Ago (1999) The half-court basketball section at the north park was completed. The VFW and Masonic Lodge helped with funding and labor to put in a regulation height goal and free-throw line. Thirty-three enthusiastic summer show choir singers and dancers finished... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 11, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Three local students recently completed the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson, KS. They were Kendra Robben, Brandon Bussen, and Mindi Bussen. Dr. Robert Moser and Dr. Wendel Ellis announced the... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jul 4, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) The aviation auction held at the Francis Fulton hanger was well attended. Some 260 people from places between Alaska, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania registered their intent to buy. The Chamber of Commerce served the lunch. The 1989 4-H Favorite... [More]

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