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]

Traffic Court reports - Nov 1, 2018

Trejo, Agustin P, Ulysses, Kans, driving on left in no-passing zone, fines $75, costs $108. Dodd, Andrew Lee, Pharr Tex, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, costs $108. Cope, Henry J, Worthington, Minn, driving 90 mph in a 65 mph zone and operating a motor vehicle... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Oct 18, 2018

Ibarra, Tycel Ruben, Tribune, Kans, driving 86 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $114, court costs $108. Sanchez, Francisco Jose, Fountain, Colo, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court costs $108. Detommaso, Denise Karen, Lawrence, Kans, driving 76 mph in a 65 mph... [More]

Traffic Court reports - Oct 4, 2018

Willenbrink, Cheryl Ann, Winfield, Mo, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Marsden, Christopher James, Orlando, Fla, driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Vasudev, Paven Sesh, Tolleson, Ariz, driving 81 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

Two Sentenced in Court

Megan Gibbs, Goodland, appeared in Wallace County District Court on September 12th, with her lawyer Leslie Beims of Goodland, for sentencing on the drug-related charge of Unlawful Use of a Communication Facility. Gibbs had plead guilty of the charge on July 11th. Judge Showalter... [More]

Lucas sentenced in drug case

Braden Lucas, Goodland, was sentenced on a level 2 severity,  non-person felony drug charge. Lucas plead guilty on May 31st to unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, 3.5 - 100 grams, which carries a presumptive prison sentence of 123 months... [More]

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The Rec Roundup - Dec 12

Wow, it’s hard to believe the Wallace County Rec Center has been open almost 2 weeks already!  Members are starting to get in the groove, finding what works for them and their schedule.  There have been several comments similar to “There are so many different... [More]


Sagebrush Shootout Champions Photo

2018 Sagebrush Shootout Boys Champions - Pictured (l-r) back row - Coach Larry O’Connor, Andrew Noone, Trever Medina, Luke Johnson, Champ King, Assistant Coach Laran Steele, center row - Josh Daily, Esteban Rodriguez, Trevor Fischer, front row - Jeremy Voth, Cody Seader,... [More]

Health Fair Scheduled

The Wallace County Health Fair committee will be hard at work after the first of next year preparing for the annual health fair. Mark the date of February 16, 2019 on your calendar! As in the past, the Health Fair will have blood technicians on hand to do blood draws. Results... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Poinsettias for Christmas and Beyond

Called "The Crown of the Andes" in its native Mexico, the Poinsettia is one of the defining flowers of Christmas.  It's worth the effort to aintain the plant throughout the year and reflower it the following Christmas. (The colorful bracts of a poinsettia... [More]


Employer applications open for summer 2019 interns from Fort Hays State University

Applications are now open for employers in northwest Kansas to apply for summer 2019 interns from Fort Hays State University through the FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Student Internship program. FHSU students may apply for the internships beginning Jan. 28. A grant from the Dane... [More]


Busy Weekend in Wallace County

4-H helpers at the Shopping Day posed with Santa: 1st row; Claire Helsel, Jensen Vandike, Santa, Hayden Stubbs 2nd row: Mrs. Claus, Calley Stubbs, Gabrielle Hammer, Brylee Aldridge, Josh Daily and Blakely Aldridge. See page 6 for more photos from this busy weekend. (Photo by... [More]


Former President Bush passes

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, passed away Friday at the age of 94. The former president suffered from Parkinson’s disease and his health had declined in recent years. He passed less than eight months after his wife,... [More]

Letter to the Editor

The Western Times has recently published two opinion pieces written by Julene Bair.  The Western Times issue of November 22 published an opinion piece subtitled “Elephant or Cash Cow” and the November 29 issue was an opinion piece subtitled “Walls of... [More]

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Bugle Notes - An Old-Fashioned Christmas

This past Sunday, a gathering of friends enjoyed “An Old-Fashioned Christmas,” warming the season with the sights, sounds, and smells of holidays past. The Milford Becker Addition featured displays showing how Christmas would have been celebrated at Fort Wallace... [More]


Bugle Notes - Upcoming Open House

The Christmas season has arrived in Wallace County! We invite all to make merry with us with “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” at the Fort Wallace Museum this coming Sunday, December 9 with a number of activities that hearken to the past. Enjoy Victorian-style decorations... [More]


Bugle Notes - "Christmas Past" and "A Guided Path to Fort Wallace"

Please join us on Sunday, December 9 at the Fort Wallace Museum for “Christmas Past,” a seasonal party that highlights the customs of our ancestors! The Museum Milford Becker Addition will be decked out in holiday finery; please enjoy an Open House starting at 1:00... [More]


Bugle Notes - Custer and Black Kettle

The collaborations between the Fort Wallace Museum and other communities/museums has once again underlined the reality that history is created by streams of events that flow and affect events and forces in other places - all history is related! The march of Indian Wars-period... [More]


Bugle Notes - Winter Hours and Thof's Dragon

The 2018 peak travel season has come to an end and the Fort Wallace Museum will begin winter hours on Thursday, Nov. 1st. We will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only from 10 - 4 pm MT until Sunday, March 10 when we will return to regular summer hours. As always, you... [More]


Bugle Notes - 1912 Cash Register

Several folks at the Fort Wallace Museum have had fun with restoring the 1912 National Cash Register that has long stood at the visitor’s desk at the entrance to the Museum! A joint effort by Tony Burnett, Doug Tittel and Ramona and Chuck Zortman has resulted in a gleaming... [More]


Last Installment of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts

The last installment of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts and Beecher Island 150th was held at the Beecher Island Memorial Grounds on Sept. 14-15. One difference between this event and the ones in Kansas is the fact that this was also the 119th Annual Reunion of Scouts and... [More]


Bugle Notes - 150th Celebration

The Fort Wallace edition of the Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts is in the books, leaving some great memories to ponder for the months to come! Around 500 folks came together on the Fort Wallace Museum grounds for a weekend of fellowship, learning, discussion and entertainment.... [More]

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