Road Closed

On April 3rd, Highway 40 was officially closed so that the Kansas Department of Transportation could remove the more than 60-year-old bridge.  The current bridge didn’t have the structure required to close one traffic lane while working on the other. Due to its proximity... [More]


Annual Rabies Clinic Scheduled

Smoky Valley 4-H Club announces its upcoming annual rabies clinic. Scheduled to take place on April 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Sharon Springs Firehouse. This event aims to provide vital vaccinations against rabies for our beloved animal companions while fostering awareness about... [More]


2023-2024 Weskan All-School Photo

2023-2024 Weskan All-School Photo


Telemedicine Services Continue to Excel at Greeley County Health Services

Greeley County Health Services has devoted resources to their telemedicine program that has helped patients gain access to limited specialty care areas.  This service has been well utilized by patients in our community, as well as, from surrounding areas.  With this... [More]


Battle of the Oysters

Last Thursday, the West Coast faced off with Western Kansas in a culinary battle at the Towns End Tavern.  While getting acquainted with each other at the wedding of their siblings last summer, Erin Wright and Kara Cowles discussed foods they enjoy. Wright mentioned that... [More]


NWKTC National Technical Honor Society Announces Induction Ceremony

The Northwest Kansas Technical College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society is pleased to announce the list of students who will be newly inducted into their prestigious club. The induction ceremony is scheduled for May 16th at 7 PM at the Price Convention Center.... [More]


Happy 96th Birthday Paul McNall

Happy 96th Birthday Paul McNall


Bridge on U.S. 40 in Wallace County to close for construction

The Kansas Department of Transportation will close the U.S. 40 bridge over the Union Pacific railroad west of Sharon Springs starting Monday, April 1. The closure is necessary for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge, which is located approximately 6 miles west... [More]

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Times Gone Past 4/9/24

25 Years Ago (1999) The Strand Theater was showing October Sky starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern. The following movie was The Other Sister starring Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Giovani Ribisi, and Tom Skerritt. Prairie Manor Good Samaritan Center reported that 145... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/2/24

30 Years Ago (1994) The Strand Theater was showing Ace Ventura: Pet Detective starring Jim Carrey and Courteney Cox. The following movie was 8 Seconds starring Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, and James Rebhorn. The children of Robert & Elnora Eckels wished to honor their... [More]

Times Gone Past 3/26/24

15 Years Ago (2009) The Strand Theater was showing Fired Up! Starring Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D’Agosto. The following movie was Taken starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen. Funeral services were held for former Wallace resident, Raymond W.... [More]

Times Gone Past 3/19/24

20 Years Ago (2004) The Strand Theater was showing Welcome to Mooseport starring Ray Romano, Gene Hackman, and Maura Tierney. The following movie was Hidalgo starring Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif. There was a “Taste of Wallace County” tasting party in the... [More]

Times Gone Past 3/12/24

25 Years Ago (1999) The Strand Theater was showing Payback starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, and Maria Bello. The following movie was Blast from the Past starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, and Sissy Spacek.  The Social Hour Club met at... [More]

Times Gone Past 3/5/24

30 Years Ago (1994) The Strand Theater was showing Iron Will starring Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, and Brian Cox. The following movie was Grumpy Old Men starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. A lesson on personal safety for women while walking, dining, and driving was... [More]

Times Gone Past 2/27/24

15 Years Ago (2009) The Strand Theater was showing Gran Torino starring Clint Eastwood, and Bee Vang. In the movie, Eastwood plays a disgruntled Korean War veteran who seeks to redeem himself and the boy who tries to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino. The Broadside Senior... [More]

Times Gone Past 2/20/24

20 Years Ago (2004) The Strand Theater was showing Peter Pan starring Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Jason Isaacs. The following movie was 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The public was invited to the upcoming bridal shower for Tara Cikanek,... [More]

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Annual Symposium held at Fort Wallace Museum

This past weekend, the Fort Wallace Museum had record-breaking attendance at the annual Symposium, and an equally successful Fundraiser Banquet. Around 90 people were in attendance at the day’s lectures and presentations, with attendees from all over Kansas, as well as... [More]


Fort Wallace Museum to Host Symposium/Banquet

The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum will host their annual symposium and banquet on Saturday, March 16, at the museum, with symposium beginning at 8:30 am MDT and Capt. Keogh’s Emerald Banquet at 5 pm MDT. The theme of this year’s events is “The Moccasin... [More]


Bugle Notes 11/28/23

The Christmas Season approaches! Our annual Candlelight Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00 MT, starting at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church located on the west side of our Museum grounds. The traditional Swedish Lutheran service in the historic atmosphere... [More]


Bugle Notes 10/31/23

On Thursday evening, Nov. 2nd, come on over at 6 pm to hear a most talented musician, mandolinist and singer/songwriter John DePew! We will be hosting John inside the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church. John Depew is a Kansas-based musician, songwriter, and traveler with a knack for... [More]


Bugle Notes 10/24/23

The fall travel season has featured strong attendance at the Fort Wallace Museum, with many retired couples and international travelers coming through. Our RV Park has also been busy, with many people staying to experience the local flavor of Wallace County. Our summer hours... [More]


Ft Wallace Museum Holds 4th Annual Education Day

This past Friday and Saturday, the Fort Wallace Museum grounds once again sprang to life -this time with the sights and sounds of a Native American village. 10 traditional tipis glowed in the sun, as well as military tents and a complete 1800s chuckwagon set-up. During Friday’s... [More]


Bugle Notes - Native Tribes of the High Plains

On Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, the Fort Wallace Museum grounds will come alive with the stories of the Native Tribes of the High Plains during the History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days. There will be demonstrations and talks on topics including home life, tools... [More]


Bugle Notes 8/22/23

We are very excited about our upcoming History Exposition and Outdoor History Days “Native Tribes of the High Plains!” Please plan to join us on Sept. 8-9 on the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum.  Our grounds will be open for demonstrations on Friday, Sept.... [More]

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