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]

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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    Front Page Notices

    Annual Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Friday March 23rd at the Parish Hall. Fish served from 5:30 - 7:30 or until it’s all gone! The McNall Family would like to invite you to shower Paul McNall with cards in honor of his 90th birthday on March 29th Mail... [More]

    March Madness Contest update

    The first 2 rounds are complete for the March Madness contest and most people are feeling the effects from all of the upsets. The games in the first and second rounds were worth 1 and 2 points, respectively. Thur/Fri games are worth 3 points and Sat/Sun games are... [More]


    Thank You, Dixie!

    One of the definitions of "master" is a person who teaches others and enables them to carry on independently. In that sense, Dixie Schemm truly merits her title of "Master Gardener." Dixie is a reliable source of gardening information and wisdom for many people, not only in... [More]


    Scholarships Available

    The Wallace County Foundation is excited to offer scholarships to Wallace County students that will be attending college in the Fall of 2018. Available Scholarships through the Wallace County Foundation are the Ruth Jackson Memorial Scholarship for $250. This scholarship... [More]

    Early Childhood Screening

    The Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center will be assisting the Wallace County School District with the early childhood screening to be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Gateway to Grace Church 201 E 2nd St in Sharon Springs, starting at 8:30 a.m. MT. Appointments... [More]


    The 27/40 Store - 1979

    In last week’s newspaper Jayne Humphrey Pearce wrote about the 27/40 Store in its present state. For this week, I went back into The Western Times archives to look for information at the beginning.  I found the following information in the May 31, 1979 newspaper. On... [More]

    Sheriff's Office assists in Drug Bust

    March 1st, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Attorney’s Office, completed  lengthy investigation targeting narcotics within Ford County. The operation resulted in 38 arrest... [More]


    Students get private viewing of Wonder

    Weskan and Sharon Springs students were treated to a private viewing of Wonder, presented by the Lyle Finley Trust on Feb 21st. Deemed educational for all, the film spoke to the audience on the topic of bullying. Students were excused from classes to attend the viewing. The Lyle... [More]

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    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]


    Bugle Notes - St. Patrick's Day and Dr. DK Clark Lecture

    The weekend of March 17-18 is going to be a full one at the Fort Wallace Museum! Besides our exciting St. Patrick’s Day “Garry Owen and Glory!” event, we will also be hosting a fine lecture on The Battle of Beecher Island, to be delivered by Dr. Dennis K. Clark... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 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]


    Bugle Notes - News from the Ft Wallace Museum

    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]

    Bugle Notes - Fundraiser Banquet and Gun Raffle

    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]

    Bugle Notes - Jeff Davidson entertainment and Strategic Doing

    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]

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