Local Volleyball Athletes Named to League Teams

The NWKL announced the 2020 All League Volleyball teams. Member schools in the Northwest Kansas League include Atwood – Rawlins County High School, Dighton High school, Oberlin – Decatur County High School, Quinter High School, Sharon Springs – Wallace County... [More]


Photo of the 36th annual Last Chance Craft Fair

The 36th Annual Last Chance Craft Fair filled the Wallace County High School gym with vendors from across the state last Saturday. 

Senior Center Happenings

The senior center is open Tuesday and Thursday 9 - noon and also Friday afternoon at 1 for the card players. Noon potluck luncheon is held on the first Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend. There are several new items available to purchase in the craft corner.... [More]


Sen. Moran Conservation Tour

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) held his 15th Annual Conservation Tour last week, which included visits across four Kansas counties – Sheridan, Logan, Thomas and Sherman – and was joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Resource Conservation Service’s... [More]


New Power Line Between Winona to Wallace to Bring Improved Reliability

Midwest Energy linemen from throughout the Colby district recently completed a new 8.5 mile long, 34.5 kV line along US 40 between the new Winona substation and the Wallace substation, rebuilding a key part of the company’s western transmission system that has presented... [More]


Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study on Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Background - SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masks... [More]


WCHS Alum Honored to Deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree

Santa Claus isn’t the only one getting ready to make a delivery this Christmas. One Colorado trucking company already is feeling merry as it prepares for a special holiday haul. Apex Transportation, founded in 1996 and based in Henderson, Colo., was chosen to haul this... [More]


Northwest Tech Implements New Certification

GOODLAND, Kan. –Northwest Tech has announced that it is one of the first post-secondary schools to participate in the national expansion of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s pilot curriculum, known as the MRW Work Ethic Certification. This program is currently underway... [More]

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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]

Wallace County District Court Sentencings

On May 15th, Vance Diamond Halsey appeared in the Wallace County District Court with court appointed attorney, Christopher Rohr, Colby for sentencing in the matter of case 2019-CR-03.  Halsey was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer on March 12, 2019, ... [More]

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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]


Bugle Notes - Aug 27, 2020

Grab your boots and your hat, it’s almost time for the Fort Wallace Rodeo! The postponed Rodeo is planned for Labor Day Weekend, Sat. Sept. 5 at 7 PM MDT and Sun. Sept. 6 at 6 PM MDT. Please note the Sunday time (6 PM) is a change from the recent past, as we tried to avoid... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 19, 2020

20 Years Ago (2000) The investigation into the derailment of a Union Pacific coal train concluded that the wreck was caused by a broken rail. The derailment took place on November 2 near Weskan, with 36 coal cars spilling off the tracks. The investigation was handled by a Special... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 12, 2020

25 Years Ago (1995) The Weskan Coyote volleyball team won the State 1A tournament, held at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays, KS. It was the third straight year the team made it to state, bringing home the first state title in school history. The Good Samaritan employee of... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Nov 5, 2020

30 Years Ago (1990) Trina Dobbs, WCHS Broadside columnist, introduced new student, Mitch Denny. He was a sophomore originally from Coldwater, Kansas. Some of his favorites were band – Kiss, actress – Alyssa Milano, and TV show – Who’s the Boss. The... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 29, 2020

7 Years Ago (2013) The Sharon Springs Rotary Club was on hand at the Weskan vs Wallace County football game to hand out “Purple Pinkies” and raise awareness of the effort to eradicate polio. For $1 people could have the end of the pinky finger painted purple. The... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 22, 2020

15 Years Ago (2005) Duane and Debbie Frasier announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea, to Eric Richardson, son of Kennith & Jan Richardson of Aurora, Colorado. A December wedding was planned at the United Methodist Church. Lock’s Electric honored Nettie... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 15, 2020

20 Years Ago (2000) The children of L. O. “Sam” & Clemma Jean Samuelson were honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Senior Center. They were married on October 22, 1950. Duane Blaesi and the computer lab staff were working on the... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 8, 2020

25 Years Ago (1995) Nearly fifty people gathered at the Senior Center for the Wallace County Historical Society Tour arranged by Thelma Luther. They listened to a speech from Dr. Leo Olive and then visited the Rodebaugh Caves, Dinas Church, Mennonite Church, the old Harrison... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Oct 1, 2020

30 Years Ago (1990) The Weskan Homecoming Queen and King were Tina Raney and David Baehler. The WCHS Homecoming Queen and King were Tricia Miller and Trevor Swanson. Twenty bicycle riders participated in the St. Jude “Wheels for Life” Bike-a-Thon, held at the... [More]

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