Local Leaders Share Ideas and News at Community Round Table

The Rotary Club of Sharon Springs hosted another community round table at the Public Library recently.  More than twenty local organizations and the County were represented.  At a dollar a minute, volunteers told about their projects at lightning speed!  Natalie... [More]


Moser named Dean of KU School of Medicine - Salina

The University of Kansas Medical Center has named Robert P. Moser, M.D., dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina, effective May 1. Moser will replace William Cathcart-Rake, M.D., who will retire from his role as dean in June. The KU School of Medicine has... [More]


The Rec Roundup - Mar 14

Hello from the Wallace County Rec Department!  We are busy finishing up basketball and gearing up for spring youth sports.  New this year, will be a very short season of track for grades K-5.  Scheduling is still being finalized, but it will include two Saturday... [More]


Church Basement Ladies “Rise Up, O Men” coming to Oakley, March 18

Let’s hear it for the boys! Fans of the musical comedy series Church Basement Ladies will finally get to know more about the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran Church, in the new production "Rise Up O Men" coming to the Oakley High School Auditorium, Monday, March... [More]


Hansen Scholarship Winners Announced

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas has named high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 43rd annual scholarship competition. In addition, scholarships have been awarded to Kansas Community or Technical College Transfer students who are... [More]

Sheriff's Log for February 2019

02-01- report of erratic driver  02-02- Sharon Springs ambulance paged out  02-03- Sharon Springs ambulance paged out  02-04- one vehicle accident with injury Sharon Springs ambulance and fire paged out  02-05- 911 call transferred to another county ... [More]


Kansas Pitch Team Defeats Oklahoma Team 231-200

The Kanas pitch teams loaded up and traveled to Mountain View, Oklahoma, for the annual Pitch Championship. Teams arrived Friday afternoon and spent time catching up with their friends from Oklahoma. The Oklahoma teams and their families treated everyone to a dinner of hand-breaded... [More]

Passport Processing Available!

Beginning Monday, March 11th, the Wallace County Clerk’s office will now be accepting passport applications for processing. Passport acceptance hours will be the same as regular business hours; M-F, 8-12 & 1-5. Appointments are not needed as walk-ins are welcome,... [More]

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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]

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]

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Bugle Notes - Mar 14, 2019

There is still time to make plans to join us this weekend for the many activities surrounding our “Trails to Rails” Symposium and Captain Keogh’s Emerald Banquet! We will be enjoying a time of fellowship and fun, as well as furthering the mission of the Fort... [More]


Bugle Notes - Mar 7, 2019

Plans for the big weekend of March 16th-17th are “gathering steam,” as we prepare to recognize the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the Kansas Pacific Railway in 1869! The Museum is so pleased to add another event to the day’s schedule. At 9 AM, to open... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feb 28, 2019

The next big event is coming up on Saturday, March 16th at the Fort Wallace Museum! This jam-packed weekend will include a major symposium and a fundraiser banquet benefitting the Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum.  We are very excited about this “Trails to Rails”... [More]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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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Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 14, 2019

25 Years Ago (1994) Andrew Homburg, son of Allaire & Arla Homburg of Weskan, was one of the participants in the Bethany College Instrumental Music Tour. The group toured cities in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. The Farm Bureau 1994 Safety Poster Contest winners were... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 7, 2019

30 Years Ago (1989) Becky Poe was appointed Chairman of the Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, Inc’s Residential Campaign 1989 in Sharon Springs. Candace Aldridge, daughter of Don & Sharon Aldridge, was recently honored with fellow Garden City... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 28, 2019

15 Years Ago (2004) Main Street in Sharon Springs received new flags. Citizen concerns were taken to the EDA office regarding the quality of the old flags. Local businesses and some individuals purchased the new flags that were displayed that week. Plaques honoring those whose... [More]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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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