Operation Christmas Child Gearing up for Holiday Season

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan's Purse is calling on churches and families to pack more shoebox gifts than ever before for Operation Christmas Child—making sure millions of children experience the good news and great joy of the... [More]


Hon. Scott Showalter to sit with Kansas Supreme Court

Thirteen district judges from across the state will join the Kansas Supreme Court to hear and help decide cases on the court's October 26–30, 2020, docket that will take place virtually. Judges will fill a vacancy on the bench created by Justice Carol Beier's retirement.... [More]


Happy Birthday Vonna Basgall

Happy Birthday Vonna Basgall


Greeley County Health Services Adds New Pain Management Service to the Area

Greeley County Health Services is happy to announce a new partnership with Holistic Pain Management, bringing a brand new service line to our communities.  Holistic Pain Management (HPM) is a hospital-based practice that serves the needs of patients who suffer from chronic... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Using Herbs

Fresh herbs add pizzazz to any meal. You can enjoy your garden-fresh herbs all year with one of several easy techniques. The old-fashioned method of tying small bunches of herbs with string and hanging them to dry in a warm, dark place works well for most leafy herbs and flowers.... [More]

Majority of Kansans Support Increased Investment in Mental Health System

Topeka—Now, more than ever, it is vital that the State of Kansas invests in its mental health system. Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) are essential health care providers and are the safety net for Kansans with mental health needs. A recent public opinion poll shows... [More]

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $35 Million in Rental Assistance to Keep Kansans in Their Homes, Businesses

Governor Laura Kelly recently announced that Kansans experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in rental assistance.   Approximately $35 million of CARES Act funding is now available through the Kansas Eviction Prevention... [More]


Kansas Insurance Department Joins with CFTC to Charge Precious Metals Dealers in $185 Million Scheme Targeting Elderly Investors

Topeka, Kan. – The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, a division of the Kansas Insurance Department, announced today that it is participating in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to halt a fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited $185 million... [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 - 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]


Bugle Notes - Aug 6, 2020

The Fort Wallace Museum was represented in the Wallace County Fair Parade by a contingent of buffalo hunters (JD Perry, Jake Bauer, Lynn Kirkham), honoring the 2020 historical theme of “Harvesting the Plains.” Museum Nex-Gen intern Adrienne Selzer led the way with... [More]

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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]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 24, 2020

15 Years Ago (2005) Dick Rhea brought in some old photographs of old Main Streets in the three towns. See the photos below of Sharon Springs around the year 1909 and Weskan in 1920. The Strand Theater was showing The Skeleton Key starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, and John... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 17, 2020

20 Years Ago (2000) Mandi Bellamy, Wallace County High School student, made her first solo flight on September 2, 2000, at the age of 16. She was the youngest female to solo in Wallace County history. Flight instruction was provided by her father, Certified Flight Instructor... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 10, 2020

25 Years Ago (1995) Funeral services were held for Millie E. Lucas. At that time she was the oldest living resident in Wallace County, passing away at the age of 98. She was born in November of 1896 and married Robert Lucas in 1916. They had three children, Daniel Wade, Marvin,... [More]

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