Hennick Selected for 2021 Shrine Bowl

Sharon Springs native, Jeff Hennick has been selected to the coaching staff the West Team for the 2021 Shriner’s Bowl.  Hennick, a 2008 WCHS graduate, coaches football for the Oakley Plainsmen. He is the son of Mike & Peggy Hennick of Sharon Springs.  Ethan... [More]


Queen City Jazz Band Coming to Colby

Back to Western Plains Arts Association is Queen City Jazz Band. The traditional jazz band was founded in Denver more than 60 years ago, and is recognized across the nation for playing outstanding traditional, Dixieland, gospel and spiritual music.  The group has also toured... [More]


KDOR’s Division of Vehicles Asks Kansans Taking Advantage of Extensions to Begin Renewal Process

~ KDOR encourages online driver’s license renewals. Service fees for online renewals are temporarily waived. ~ TOPEKA – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Laura Kelly has issued Executive Orders, most recently Executive Order # 20-70, to temporarily extend... [More]


Fifth annual Red Cross Blood Drive Remembers Luke Schemm

Luke Schemm had a heart of gold and enjoyed helping others. Sadly, Schemm died in November 2015 doing what he loved – playing football. In addition to sports, Schemm was involved in 4-H and other community activities.  Once again this year, the Sharon Springs community... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Choosing a Location for Your Garden

Whether you’re planning to establish a new garden or extending an existing one, it’s important to take time to choose where to site your garden to give your crops the best chance for success. An open, sunny spot is best. Your garden needs a minimum of six hours of... [More]

World Day of Prayer - Build on a Strong Foundation

Women of the Republic of Vanuatu (located in the South Pacific Ocean) have prepared this years’ service. The black and white sandy beaches, coral reefs with coloured fishes, lovely birds, fruits and nuts in the forest, all make the islands a pristine environment, but they... [More]


Winter Completes Degree

More than 1,100 students completed degrees at Wichita State University in fall 2020. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award;... [More]


Larsons Honored with 2020 KS Bankers Soil Conservation Award

The Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation Award is given each year by the Kansas Bankers Association cooperating with NRCS, FSA, Extension Service, Kansas State University, State Conservation Commission and the Wallace County Conservation District. The award is presented each year... [More]

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Margheim and Schippers Sentenced in Wallace County District Court

Jake Wilson Margheim appeared in Wallace County District Court on November 12th, 2020 for sentencing in case number 17 CR 33.  Margheim had been charged with 1 count of unlawful possession with intent to distribute marijuana, a level 4 drug felony, on January 28, 2017.  Margheim... [More]

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]

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Bugle Notes - Mar 4, 2021

The folks at the Fort Wallace Museum are gearing up for our annual Symposium and Fundraising Dinner coming up on Saturday, March 13, 2021!   The day kicks off with the “Taking the Smoky Hill Trail to Santa Fe” Symposium, concentrating on the short-lived settlement... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feb 22, 2021

The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum have been kicking into high gear recently to prepare for our annual Symposium and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, March 13, 2021. This year’s educational theme is “Taking the Smoky Hill Trail to Santa Fe,” tying the railroad... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feb 11, 2021

More winter projects are taking shape over at the Fort Wallace Museum! Floor paint touch-ups, storage loft shelves and picture framing were recently undertaken by Mark Smith and Chris Taylor. A plan for a new footprint for our Library area is currently taking shape, which will... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feb 4, 2021

The Museum crowd is working on several projects right now, including construction and research. One exciting project is a survey of the Fort Wallace Cemetery and the Sheridan Cemetery in Logan County using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate historic graves that are unmarked.... [More]


Bugle Notes - Jan 28, 2021

On Sunday, a nice group gathered to hear the presentation on Charles Curtis by Deb Goodrich, the Garvey Texas Historian in Residence of our Museum. Curtis was born to a French trader and a Kaw woman in 1860 and was raised by his Kaw grandmother on a reservation until he was 13... [More]


Bugle Notes - Jan 21, 2021

On Thursday, January 21st, we are excited to announce that the original documentery “Thof’s Dragon” will be broadcast on Smoky Hill Public Television! This locally-produced docudrama was produced by Deb Goodrich and Brenda Tropf and features local talents telling... [More]


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]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Mar 4, 2021

30 Years Ago (1991) ­­The Strand Theater was showing “Mermaids” starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, and Winona Ryder. The following movie was “Edward Scissorhands” starring Johnny Depp, Diane Wiest, and Winona Ryder. See the photo below of the business... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 25, 2021

15 Years Ago (2006) ­­Dennis & Rita Smith of Weskan announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Kae, to Jeffrey Michael Gage, son of Mrs. Pam Hopp of Overland Park, and Michael & Linda Gage of McKinney, TX. An April wedding was planned. The Coyote... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 18, 2021

20 Years Ago (2001) The WCHS Broadside Senior of the Week was Rachel Rains, daughter of George & Debbie Rains. She was involved with SADD and SWAT and was a basketball manager.  She liked to go to the movies, eat pizza, and drive around town. Prairie Manor Good Samaritan... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 11, 2021

25 Years Ago (1996) The Weskan kindergarten class was learning about igloos and Eskimos. They also built their own igloo, using nearly 200 plastic milk cartons. The local Farm Bureau office sponsored a Tetanus Shot Clinic. Sixty-one adults arrived but County Health Nurse... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Feb 4, 2021

30 Years Ago (1991) The WCHS SADD Chapter held a “Kiss a Pig Contest” at the basketball games. The contestants included Mr. Aaron Feist, Trina Swartz, and Cole Hudson. The contestant’s jar with the most money in it would have to kiss the pig. Money raised... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 28, 2021

15 Years Ago (2006) The Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation received a grant from the Community Development Block Grant Program through the Department of Commerce to build a medical clinic. The Strand Theater was showing “Fun With Dick and Jane” starring... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 21, 2021

20 Years Ago (2001) Jack Charles & Beth Alene Lamb celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 21, 1951 in Winona. They settled on a farm and ranch east of Wallace, raising 3 sons. The Coyote Column Senior Spotlight was on Lucas Loftin, son... [More]


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]

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