Sheriff Townsend Hangs Up His Star

How do Wallace County residents show their appreciation for a job well done?  They turn out in record numbers to Sheriff Larry Townsend’s retirement reception, hosted by the women in the Sheriff’s family on last Sunday.   Wallace County First Responders... [More]


Van Allen Honored with Quilt

Richard was drafted in the Army in 1965 and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. Richard then went to Fort Gordon, Georgia and was trained in the Communications Equipment Unit.  Richard learned Teletype and Cryptographic messaging.  These provided... [More]


Schemm Hired as Agricultural Advisor

U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. announced the hiring of David Schemm as Agricultural Advisor. Schemm joins the staff with extensive knowledge of farming and farm programs. In November 2017, he was named the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency’s Kansas State... [More]

Conservation District to Hold its 70th Annual Meeting Jan. 25

The Wallace County Conservation District will hold its 70th Annual Meeting on Monday, January 25, at 6:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs, Kansas.  The evening will begin with a dinner, followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the Bankers... [More]

A Letter to the Community 1-14-21

One day awhile back I just happened to run across a man that everyone is familiar with. He said, “My name is Red, and I want more.” I listened to what he had to say. He followed with “If you want more, stand with me. We’ll take as much as we possibly can.”... [More]


WPAA to Feature Drums of the World

January’s Western Plains Arts Association program has been moved to an alternate community and venue. The public performance for Drums of the World by Michael Fitzsimmons has been moved to Hoxie High School Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 24.  It will still be at 3 p.m.... [More]

A Letter to the Community 1-7-21

One day, a couple of years ago, my wife and I were up at the local convenience store, the only convenience store, as is familiar in the type of community in which we was during the lunch hour and there were young men and women in the store apparently purchasing food... [More]


Dart League Concludes

This year’s dart league consisted of 8 teams of four members. Teams played one time per week, in one of 2 time slots - 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm. After seven weeks of regular play, teams were seeded based on their win-loss records into a double elimination tournament for the final... [More]

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Traffic Court July-December 2020

Elmer Nelson of Lamar, CO was fined $93 plus court costs on 9/3/2020 - cited driving 73 mph in a 55 mph zone on 1/18/1994 by WACOSO. Kathleen Brammer of Grain Valley, MO was fined $69 plus court costs on 9/10/20250 – cited driving 79 mph in a 65 mph zone on 10/05/2018 by... [More]

Small Claims Court Proceedings

Case number 2020-SC-2 D Walker Concrete, LLC vs Jory Parks. On June 15th, 2020 (plaintiff) D Walker Concrete LLC filed claim against (defendant) Jory Parks, DBA Heartcross Ranch Designs LLC in the amount of $1150.25 for concrete delivered, plus $15 for sheriff service and $67.50... [More]

District Court Sentencings

Rolando Gonzales appeared in Wallace County District Court on January 12, 2020 for sentencing in case number 2019-CR-10 with court appointed attorney Christopher Rohr of Colby, Kans. On February 13, 2019, Gonzales had been found guilty of count 1 Possession of a Controlled Substance,... [More]

Traffic Court March - June

Skyler Jacob Adams Urban, Goodland Kans, transporting an open container, purchase/possession/comume by minor. Deferred adjudication, 12 months. Court Costs $108. William M Dysart, Jr., Weatherford, Okla, driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone, Fined $87, court cost $108.  Shane... [More]

Wallace County District Court Proceedings

Rene Trevino appeared in Wallace County District Court on October 2, 2019 for sentencing in case number 2019 CR 12.  Trevino had been charged with 1 Count Domestic Battery, a Class B, Person Misdemeanor on September 7, 2019.  He appeared in court with court-appointed... [More]

Traffic Court for January and February

Catherine Elizabeth Capra, Pleasant Hill, Mo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred, court costs $108. Justin Blake Meyer, St. Francis, Kans, liquor purchased by minor, nolo contendre, fined $200, court costs $239. Transporting an open container, guilty plea, fined $200.... [More]

Traffic Court September-December

Forman, David Scott, Miami Fla, driving 78 mph in a 50 mph zone. Fines $177 Court Cost $108. Hagan, Audrey Ann, Columbia Mo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deferred. Court Cost $108. Pfeffer, Samuel Tyler, Sharon Springs, Reckless Driving.  Bench Trial – Not... [More]

Traffic Court up to September 2019

Turner, Philip Russell II, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, court costs $108. Patton, Amanda, driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, court costs $108. Ramey, Tyler Ray, failure to stop or obey railroad crossing signal, fines $195, court... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Dec 3, 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Wallace County! Remember our Museum Retail Area is great place to find meaningful and unique gifts for your needs, including books, jewelry, toys, t-shirts, and history items. We are proud participants in the Shop Local Campaign... [More]


Bugle Notes - Nov 5, 2020

As previously announced, Tyler Flock of Burlington, CO was the lucky winner of our September Bow and Arrow raffle. A couple of weeks ago, Tyler brought his family for a great visit and to pick up his prize. Congratulations, Tyler and thanks for supporting the Fort Wallace Memorial... [More]


Bugle Notes - Oct 22, 2020

The Fort Wallace Memorial Association has been making a difference in Wallace County for the past 95 years. Our organization was “founded in 1925 by the people of Wallace County to establish a memorial to the pioneers of Old Fort Wallace and Western Kansas.” (Wallace... [More]


Bugle Notes - Oct 15, 2020

During the bustle of the past month, we missed informing the public of a new little resident that has come to live at the Museum! Nestled in front of our exhibit on Teddy Roosevelt’s historic 1903 visit to Sharon Springs is Josiah, the little stuffed badger! Created by... [More]


Bugle Notes - Sep 24, 2020

The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum recently wrapped up their Buffalo Hunt Raffle fundraiser, as the finale for their “Harvesting the Plains” event on Sat. Sept. 12, 2020. The lucky winner was Chaston Hoeme of Scott City, KS. Chaston celebrated his birthday this... [More]


Bugle Notes - Harvesting the Plains Exposition

Another epic weekend is now a memory here at the Fort Wallace Museum! This year’s Exposition was “Harvesting the Plains,” a 2-day outdoor education experience teaching what it took to live on the Prairie in the 19th century. Buffalo hunting, food gathering and... [More]


Bugle Notes - Sep 10, 2020

The public is invited to experience a journey to the past at the Harvesting the Plains Exposition on Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12, on the Fort Wallace Museum grounds in Wallace, Kansas. Harvesting the plains may be done a little differently today than it was... [More]


Bugle Notes - Sep 3, 2020

Rodeo Weekend is here! Join us this Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Wallace Rodeo Grounds for a 7 pm MT performance. Special features are the Cole Hudson Memorial Saddle Bronc Riding, as well as miniature bull riding for young people. A repeat performance will be held on Sunday evening,... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 14, 2021

25 Years Ago (1996) Deanne Robinson, Weskan senior, won the WKLL Tournament’s Free Throw contest, making 23 of 25. Gary & Marilyn Wilbur were the winners of the Ford F150-XLT pickup giveaway held at Western Sprinklers. Drawing entries were given for purchasing a... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 7, 2021

30 Years Ago (1991) The WCHS Broadside Senior Profile was on Tricia Miller, the youngest member of the Kenny & Patricia Miller family. Some of her favorites included clothing – Pepe jean and a leather jacket, food – Mexican, and flowers – pink roses. The... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 31, 2020

7 Years Ago (2013) Gerald Karnes was honored with a family dinner for his 80th birthday. He was residing in Salina, KS at that time. He retired in 1990 after 32 years as a Civil Engineer Technician with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Gove and Wallace counties. Judie... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 24, 2020

15 Years Ago (2005) Bruce & Kathryn Buck were honored with a card shower for their upcoming 45th wedding anniversary. Dale Samuelson was installed as the Master of Sharon Springs Masonic Lodge #417. Jim Withers was installed as Senior Deacon, Orie Ritter as Junior Deacon,... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 17, 2020

20 Years Ago (2000) The Wallace County recycling efforts received a boost as the county was granted money to put up a new recycling building, located south of the old swimming pool. L. O. Samuelson had been in control of the operation since 1994. The Kansas Board of Regents... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 10, 2020

25 Years Ago (1995) The Western Times 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off was held in the Senior Center. Winners in the open contest were Dale Samuelson, Barry Walker, and Tammy Robben. The judges were Eirving Rains, Goodland Daily News editor, Randy McCants, and Colby tourism director,... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 3, 2020

30 Years Ago (1990) The Boy Scouts held their annual Raingutter Regatta. Winners for the younger group: Brandon Lucas 1st, Cody Sharp 2nd, and Jerry Robben 3rd. For the older group, Brandon Bussen 1st, Eddie Coker 2nd, and Marc Welsh 3rd. See the photo below of the teachers... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 26, 2020

15 Years Ago (2005) Darlene Giersdorf was honored with a card shower for her 70th birthday on Nov. 24, 2005. Ross & Glenda Davis received word from the U. S. Navy Commanding Officer, USS Pennsylvania stating their son, Kellen Davis, had received the “Silver Dolphins.”... [More]

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