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]

Sowers pleads guilty

February 7th, 2018 -Wallace County District Court room- Darrick Sowers plead guilty to 4 charges stemming from the events of May 24th, 2016. Sowers had originally been charged with 3 individual counts of Attempted Capital Murder, 5 counts of Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement... [More]

Eby Charged With Theft

Stephanie Lopez Eby, Sharon Springs, made her first appearance before the honorable Judge Showalter in Wallace County District Court on December 7th, 2017.  She appeared in person.  She was charged with Count 1, Possession of opiate, opium, narcotic, or certain stimulant,... [More]

Howell Pleads Guilty

Wallace County District Court, November 30, 2017 – Michele Howell, formerly of Sharon Springs, plead guilty to Theft. Earlier this year, Howell had been charged with Count 1, Theft, a severity level 5, non-person felony and Count 2, Conspiracy to Commit Theft, a severity... [More]

Gardiner Sentenced

Megan Gardiner returned to Wallace County District Court on December 13, 2017 for sentencing. Gardiner had plead guilty to Theft, a severity level 9, non-person felony.  Gardiner was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $154,322.60, jointly and severally with co-defendant... [More]

Man Sentenced to Prison

Wallace County District Court, Wednesday, November 15 - Luis Carlos Lechuga was sentenced to 72 months in prison after pleading “no contest” to charges of indecent aggravated liberties with a child. Lechuga has been incarcerated in the Wallace County jail since being... [More]

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    Strand remembered

    This photo of The Strand appeared in the July 20, 1922 issue of The Western Times. Rita Kirkham and others are compiling a history of The Strand to help assist in the completion of a remodeling project that The Strand committee is planning.  The committee would like to make... [More]

    Water Use Reports Due Mar 1

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources reminds water right owners throughout the state that the deadline for filing water use reports is March 1. To aid in the reporting process, reports can now be filed online. K.S.A. 82a-732 requires the owner... [More]

    Rita Kirkham's Strand memories

    A committee formed years ago is still working on improvements to the aging but very historic building on main street known as the Strand Theater. The current Strand Theater building was one of three buildings completed in the months leading up to July of 1922. The other two... [More]


    National Weather Service Spotter Talk

    The National Weather Service (NWS) in Goodland and Wallace County Emergency Management invite you to attend a Storm Spotter Class in Sharon Springs. This year’s training will be held Friday, March 16th at 6:30 pm MDT at the Wallace County Fairgrounds - CAB Building. The... [More]

    Kirk Rice earns award

    KEARNEY, Neb. – Kirk Rice of Weskan earned a 500,000 acres award at Servi-Tech’s annual Professional Development Conference in Kearney earlier this month. He is one of two agronomists within Servi-Tech to be members of this prestigious 500,000-acres club in its... [More]

    3rd Annual Luke Schemm Memorial Blood Drive

    Although only 17 years old when he died in November 2015, Luke Schemm lived a life filled with passion and a desire to help others. Whether on the football field, basketball court or attending a 4-H meeting, he chose to think of others. Schemm continues to impact the community... [More]

    Grants Available

    Midwest Energy Advisory Board will be granting awards ranging from $50-$1000 in size for requests for any charitable, education or a nonprofit agency.  Applications are now being accepted for disbursements and applications can be obtained online at under... [More]

    Dane G. Hansen criteria

    Wallace County Foundation Set to Receive $50,000 in additional funds in April from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation In 2015, Wallace County Foundation signed an agreement with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund.  The initial charitable gift was $50,000 from... [More]

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    Guardians of Ft Wallace Museum

    An Irish-themed evening is planned to benefit the Fort Wallace Museum on Sat. March 17, 2018. “Garry Owen and Glory” is the first official event of the new annual membership organization “The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum.”  The fundraiser... [More]


    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Feb 15, 2018

    We are happy to report a nice influx of memberships for the new annual Membership group “The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum!” Are you interested in this new group supporting our operations, promotion and public events? Let us know with a phone call (785.891.3564)... [More]

    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Feb 8, 2018

    Plans are being made for the “Guardians of Fort Wallace Museum” Fundraiser Banquet being planned for Sat. March 17, 2018 at the Museum! Please make plans to attend what should be a fun event! The fundraiser committee is in search for ‘silent auction” items... [More]

    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Feb 1, 2018

    Don’t miss what looks to be a very interesting and entertaining presentation this Sunday, Feb. 4th on the history of the American West! This Western Plains Arts Association program will feature Jeff Davidson, an historian, singer and poet who presents about Kansas and its... [More]


    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Jan 25, 2018

    We all enjoyed the sesquicentenial events of this past summer, and there are several interesting 150th milestones for 2018 as well! The Battle of Beecher Island took place on Sept. 17, 1868 on a natural sand bar of the Arickaree River south of present-day Wray, Colorado. It... [More]


    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Jan 11, 2018

    The Fort Wallace Memorial Association is excited to launch a new venture for 2018! Our organization is starting a new “Fundraising Arm” of the original private non-profit called “The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum.” This new annual membership program... [More]


    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Jan 4, 2018

    The Fort Wallace Memorial Association was honored this past December 16 at the Light Up Wallace County event with a Community Vision Award from the Wallace County Foundation. We really appreciate this recognition of the efforts put in this past year on the new Milford Becker... [More]


    News from the Ft. Wallace Museum - Dec 14, 2017

    The Christmas season was ushered in this past Sunday at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church and Fort Wallace Museum. Nearly 80 folks enjoyed the lovely traditional candlelight service, followed by a lively social inside the Main Museum! The events were blessed by NW Kansas Barbershop... [More]

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