That Accelerated Quickly

On December 21, 2017, Weskan took a trip to the movies! Students from 1st grade to 12th grade went to the Sharon Springs movie theater and watched Cars 3. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lightning McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves.

Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, everyone enjoyed snacks and popcorn during the movie. Weskan devised a bit of a buddy system in conjunction with the movie. All the High Schoolers were paired with an Elementary student. The 6th graders got to be by themselves and sit wherever they wanted during the movie, but in exchange for this freedom they had to help clean up after the movie was over.

Brennan Aldridge, a 6th grader, said, “My favorite part was by far when Lightning gets a little inspiration from his best bud, 'Mator, about how to get better at racing. The popcorn was really good too, because who doesn’t enjoy some snacks and a movie?”

The movie was really exciting and many of the students, young and old, enjoyed it. There was a lot of laughter throughout the theater that afternoon and a few jump-scares that were a bit unexpected. The trip to the movies was fun and filled with lots of talking and jokes being told all around. The trip back was a little quieter due to most students going home with their parents while others went back to school only to be let out of school early.

Nicholas Goodwin, a 4th grader, loved the movie and said, “It was really fun spending time with my ‘big brother’, Zach Schemm. I love the Cars movies and this one made me love them even more.” Overall, The day was well spent and everyone enjoyed it. Friends were made and so were great memories.

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It's Game Time

On January 8th, the Weskan Coyotes faced off against the St. Francis Indians. The basketball games kicked off at three o’clock p.m. with girls Junior Varsity playing a half game. The Coyotes fell 7-28. Next up the Junior Varsity boys took the court. After a hard-fought... [More]

It's a New Year

Welcome to 2018!! On December 31, 2017, people all over the world stayed up until midnight to ring in the New Year. According to CBS News, an estimated two million people celebrated the New Year at Times Square in New York City. Regardless of the bitter cold temperatures, people... [More]

Heads on the Court

On January 6, 2018, Weskan High School played fierce games against the Cheyenne Wells (Colorado) Tigers. The Weskan High School boys played a full JV game and won. Caleb Schemm said, “I thought we played pretty good. Some of the shots didn't go in, but I thought we played... [More]

It’s Basketball Y’all!

          Basketball season has bounced upon us once again. As you walk down the halls after school, you are sure to hear the dribbling of basketballs, swishing of basketball nets, and slapping of hands. After their first few weeks of practice, both... [More]

'Tis the Season

Basketball season is now getting underway for the Weskan Coyotes. For our anxious basketball players, we have waited out our buffer week and are now ready to take on the basketball season. Junior, Josie Purvis said, “I’m so excited for the start of a new season. I... [More]

Scholar's Bowl 2017

“Buzzz” and with that noise, the Scholar’s Bowl season began. The Coyotes have a different team each week, giving everyone a chance to participate. They travel around the region participating in Quiz Bowl meets.  Scholar’s Bowl, for those who don’t... [More]

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NEWS

Grund honored with All-American Award

Callahan Grund has had an amazing season as a member of the Kansas State University Livestock Judging Team. This fall the team attended the Flint Hills Mid-America Classic in Hutchison, where the team brought home the Reserve Champion... [More]

CDC reports - influenza cases are on the rise

Kansas is experiencing increased influenza cases in most regions of the state.  Influenza surveillance conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment indicates that flu infections are rising in Kansas.  Specimens tested have been positive for both Influenza... [More]

"Forever Young" Coming to Colby

Live from Branson, Missouri, join the stars of Forever Young as they bring you on a journey through the best eras of modern music. Featuring a talented troupe of singers and performers, this show is sure to dazzle and impress. Bringing back a nostalgic feel reminiscent of garage... [More]

SHPTV PBS Kids announces Writers Contest

Children have incredible imaginations and what better way to foster that imagination, than for them to write their own stories. We would like to invite you to join Smoky Hills Public Television as we encourage children in central and western... [More]

Clifford the Big Red Dog is Heading to Hays

Smoky Hills Public Television’s Family Fun Day will return to Hays next month. This free event will be held at Big Creek Crossing February 10 from 10am to 1pm. During the event, children will be able to take a picture with Clifford. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.... [More]

Wallace County Foundation reaches matching fund goal

Thanks to all of the donors -- individuals, civic and other nonprofit groups, businesses, and nonresidents with ties to Wallace County -- the Wallace County Foundation will be able to capture the Dane G. Hansen Foundation $50,000 in matching funds for the endowment.... [More]

Pioneer Communications Provides over $14K in Scholarships to Area Youth

Pioneer Communications will provide over $14,000 in local scholarships to high school students in southwest Kansas communities.  Six Earl B. Williams and Joseph B. Chilen Memorial Scholarships worth $1,500 each will be awarded to area seniors within Pioneer Communications’... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

Bugle Notes - 1860 Spencer Carbine & Guardians of Ft Wallace

 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... [More]

Bugle Notes - Community Vision Award

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]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Are you ready to ring in the Christmas Season? Come join us in Wallace this Sunday at 5 pm MST for a special Candlelight Christmas service at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church! The traditional service with Swedish influence will be joined with the sounds of the men’s ac... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

One ongoing project undertaken this fall by the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is planning for a new home for the Rhea Pump Organ Collection. These 55-plus pump and reed organs were donated to the Fort Wallace Museum, but are currently in storage until a permanent home can... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

Even though the peak travel season is behind us, we are still having several visitors a day into the Museum! And there are several events planned for this winter! Make plans to join us at the Museum for a very special Christmas observance and party on Sunday, December 10 at... [More]

Bugle Notes....News from the Fort Wallace Museum

We here at the Fort Wallace Museum enjoyed a weekend of learning more about antique weaponry, as well as some delicious food and fellowship! Although noted expert Greg Higginbotham was unable to make the drive from Independence, Missouri, due to serious illness, the “show... [More]

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