Traffic Court reports - May 17, 2018

Cody Ray Hawk, Sharon Springs, violation of restricted driver’s License, deferred, costs $108. Tammy R Liby, Sharon Springs, permitting unauthorized minor to drive, deferred, costs $108. Kevin M Kavanagh, Gilbert, AZ, 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred, costs $108.... [More]

Traffic Court reports - May 3, 2018

Armstrong, Yolanda Mae, 77 in a 65 mph zone, fines $57, costs $108. Berni, Clayton D, 83 in a 65 mph zone, fines $93, costs $108. Brown, Matthew Christopher, 77 in a 65 mph zone, fines $57, costs $108. Cordova, Lina Ann, 77 in a 65 mph zone, fines $114, costs $108. Eiring,... [More]

Sowers sentenced

Darrick Sowers, Weskan, Ks, appeared in Wallace County District Court before the Honorable Judge Scott Showalter on April 11th, for sentencing after accepting a plea agreement in February. Sowers was originally charged with 6 counts of attempted murder in the 1st degree; One... [More]

Trevino and Heskett sentenced

Also sentenced in District Court were Rene Lee Trevino, Sharon Springs, and Tyler Heskett, Goodland. Trevino appeared in court with attorney, Craig Uhrich of Oakley, Kans. Trevino plead guilty to Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine a level... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Apr 19, 2018

McCleave, Taylor Dewayne, 98 mph in 65 mph zone, dismissal, costs $108 Garcia, Letisia, 82 mph in 65 mph zone, dismissal, costs $108 Hollis, Christopher John, 77 mph in 65 mph zone, dismissal, costs $108 Nicholson, Daniel Alexander, 85 mph in 65 mph zone, dismissal, costs... [More]

Guy charged in District Court

Deric Edwin Guy made his first appearance in Wallace County District Court January 29th, 2018. Guy was charged with 3 counts stemming from the arrest on January 24th. Count 1 Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, a severity... [More]

Michele Howell sentenced in lottery case

Wallace County District Court, February 14, 2018 – Michele Howell, formerly of Sharon Springs, has been sentenced to 6 months in prison, with underlying probation granted. Howell appeared in court with her attorney, Jerry Fairbanks.  Originally, Howell had been charged... [More]

Autumn Johnson sentenced

Also appearing in the Wallace County District Court for sentencing was Autumn Johnson. Johnson was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine a level 3 felony.  Johnson was one of more than 40 individuals arrested August 30, 2017 in a multi-county drug bust. ... [More]

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Hail, Rain, Wind Pound Wallace County

Wallace County experienced dangerous weather monday evening. Many residents were left with damaged vehicles, homes, and fields. (Above) County workers clear roads of hail, (Middle left) Rain water runs across County Road 22, (Middle right) town street covered by debris, (Bottom)... [More]


Wallace County High School Class of 2018

1st row: Jordan Chaney, Robyn Selzer, Carli Haislip, Erica Farias, 2nd row: Katelyn Robertson, Sydni Allen, 3rd row: Austin Vincent, Jace Appelhans, James Deckman, Seth Johnson, Carlin Springsteel, Evin Bergquist. Photo courtesy of Peggy Fischer 


Triplains High School and 8th Grade Classes of 2018

High School Graduates: L to R: Jasen Mackley, Taryn Stramel*, Katie Hillery*, Maia Carter, Autumn Mays*, Verlin Plummer  *National Honor Society Member L to R: Katie Hillery, daughter of Michelle & Lee Hillery-Salutatorian; Autumn Mays, daughter of Trina &... [More]


Local students among Fall 2017 graduates of FHSU

HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students are among the 840 students who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2017 semester. Graduates are listed with their degrees and majors and, in parentheses, areas of concentration.... [More]


15th Annual Wallace County Cruisers Car and Bike Show

Saturday, May 5th brought beautiful weather and beautiful cars to the 15th Annual Wallace County Cruisers Car and Bike Show in Sharon Springs. Entrants began arriving for registration at 8:00 a.m. For those without a car to enter, there was plenty of fun to be had purusing... [More]


Weskan Jr. High Tours Kansas

Thanks to the Wallace County Foundation and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Weskan 7th and 8th graders got to explore Kansas history and science on Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5, 2018. Because of these generous grants, students went to Abilene, Topeka, and Hutchinson to learn... [More]

Wallace Co. Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The Wallace County Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 scholarships.  This year the Foundation awarded three scholarships, Ruth Jackson Memorial Scholarship, Service to Others Scholarship, and the W Paul Kirkham Scholarship.  The Ruth Jackson... [More]

Pete Henry Scholarships and P.H. Bio

The following students will receive a one time $2500 scholarship to attend a Vocational/Technical School/College: Verlin Plummer, TriPlains; Doniley Sexson, Weskan; and Carlin Springsteel, Wallace County. The following student will receive a one time $3500 scholarship: Sydni... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Annual Meeting, prize winners, upcoming rodeo

The Fort Wallace Memorial Association 2018 annual meeting brought around 50 members and visitors to the Museum this past Sunday. Re-elected to the Board of Directors were Darius Bussen, Bailey Kemp and Jayne Humphrey Pearce. Speaker Dr. Rolfe Mandel delivered a fascinating talk... [More]


Bugle Notes - Rodeo Improvements & Annual Meeting

Good news abounds at the Fort Wallace Museum! We are so pleased to be recipients of a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation for further improvements at our Rodeo Grounds! This $18,000 grant supplies the materials for new bucking chutes and panels, as well as a second set of... [More]


Bugle Notes - Action Packed 1868

The year 1868 was action-packed for Fort Wallace and Western Kansas. The building of the Kansas Pacific Railroad was halted for this year just east of the Twin Buttes, where the tent city of Sheridan sprang into being. This wild and wooly town had no law, save for mob rule. Many... [More]


Bugle Notes - Annual Meeting and Dr. Rolfe Mandel

The Annual Meeting for the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is coming up on Sunday, May 6 at 5:00 pm at the Museum. We are so excited and pleased to welcome our featured speaker for the evening Dr. Rolfe Mandel, delivering his lecture “The Peopling of the Great Plains... [More]


Bugle Notes - Deb Goodrich

The Fort Wallace Museum is being truly blessed with an employee hired to research, write and speak on local history, as well as promote the history of Wallace County and our area. This position is called the “Garvey Historian-in-Residence” and is filled this year... [More]


Bugle Notes - Banquet Weekend!

A very active weekend is in the books for the Fort Wallace Museum! Our first annual banquet for the Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum was a tribute to the Irish who served at Fort Wallace, in particular Capt. Myles... [More]


Bugle Notes - Garry Owen and Glory, Battle for Beecher Island

We are most gratified with our expected turn out for “Garry Owen and Glory,” the fundraiser banquet this Saturday, Saint Patty’s Day! Also, we continue to thank individuals and businesses for the auction items that have donated for the evening’s cause... [More]


Bugle Notes - Banquet, Auctions, Lecture

Plans continue to develop for the upcoming banquet “Garry Owen and Glory” set for Saturday, March 17 beginning at 5:30 pm MT at the Fort Wallace Museum! This event will try to catch the spirit of the Irish immigrants who played an important role serving at Fort Wallace!... [More]

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