Dustin Lee Kiesel


Dustin ”Deebo” Lee Kiesel, 37, passed away on July 28, 2019 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 3, 1981 in Garden City, Kansas to Terry Kiesel and Maralee Hoss. Dustin graduated from Wasson High School. He held degrees from both Wyoming Technical Institute and Intellitec College.

Dustin will be remembered for always being able to put a smile on someone’s face. He had a great sense of humor, very caring and was kind to everyone. Everyone he met became family. He loved being in Kansas hunting, fishing, and being with family. He is survived by his son, Damion Kiesel. Nothing in this world brought him more pride and happiness than his son. Dustin is also survived by his mother, Maralee, brothers Jay and Jeremy, sister Kayla, nieces Sophia, Eda, Willa, and nephews Jalen, Bode and Dominic.



Howard Marshall Finley

Lifelong Sharon Springs, KS resident, Howard Marshall Finley, 86, passed away at his home in Sharon Springs on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Howard was born on December 26, 1932 at home in Sharon Springs to Marshall Joseph and Lena Roberta (Reed) Finley.  He was one of four... [More]


Mildred J. Schemm

Lifelong Sharon Springs, KS resident, Mildred J. Schemm, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, KS. Mildred was born on December 28, 1929 in Neodesha, KS to Alben and Nellie (Sandstedt) Olson.  She was an only child. Mildred... [More]


Joan A. Gunderson

Joan A. Gunderson was born on September 17, 1934, in Belcourt, ND, and passed away on July 17, 2019, as a result of a vehicle accident near Huntley, MT. She was 84 years old. Joan and her husband Dana moved to Sharon Springs, KS, in 1996. Joan was a stay at home wife, mother,... [More]


Roxie Ann Hoss

Roxie Ann Hoss, 69, of La Junta, passed away on July 27, 2019 at UCHealth Memorial Central Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was born on Sept 12, 1949 in Goodland, Kansas to Don Carlos & Ileene Marie (Bricker) Hoover. On June 27, 1965, she and Ronnie Hoss were married... [More]


Rod Petty

Rod Petty, 64, died on Friday, July 19, 2019 at his home in Garden City surrounded by family.  He was born on December 6, 1954 at Cheyenne Wells, Colorado the son of Francis Eugene & Norma Jean (Hobson) Petty.  He married Vickie Regan on June 4, 1994 at Garden City. ... [More]


David Ray Pedersen

David Ray Pedersen, lifelong resident of Cheyenne County, CO was born on April 13, 1933 and departed this life on July 13, 2019 at Keefe Memorial Hospital at the age of 86. David was born to Carl and Zella Odessa (Boone) Pedersen in the old Engelbrecht place south east of Cheyenne... [More]


Frederick Oliver Cox

Frederick Oliver Cox, Age 83, of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on July 1st, 2019 at 5:50pm. Fred was born January 21, 1936 in Weskan, Kansas. He is survived by his loving family; wife Sharon A. Cox, daughter Julia A. (Donald) Karnes, grandson Trent C. Karnes, son Jeffrey... [More]


Darrell Gene Roths, Sr.

Darrell Gene Roths, Sr., 71, recently from Trenton, NE passed away at the home on June 10, 2019 with his devoted wife of 52 years by his side. Darrell was born April 27, 1948 in Fargo, ND. He was adopted 3 months later by his parents Leo Henry and Gladys Violet (Volker) Roths... [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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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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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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