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DJ Noyes Memory Lives On

DJ Noyes was diagnosed as a baby with Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, which required him to be hospitalized many times in his childhood. DJ had precious memories of toys given to him while in the hospital.  After his passing in 2018, his family established a memorial fund, DJ’s... [More]

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WCHS Roof Work Contines

Work continues on the Wallace County High School roof this week.

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New sign for 21st Century Bean

21st Century Bean has a new sign for Highway 40 traffic, located in the north east part of Sharon Springs

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Carol Johnson Returns to Teaching

(Republished from The Oakley Graphic) Carol Johnson is the new English III and English IV teacher. Carol has two sons and a daughter in Western Kansas along with many grandchildren so she made a move to Oakley in April of 2020. She can now attend several of the grandchildren’s... [More]

A Look In The Window

With the beginning of another school year there have been some items added to the window.  These things reflect tools for education from days gone by.  Stop by and check it out. As a reminder the Wallace County Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to noon and... [More]

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News from the USD 241 Facebook Page

Thank You to the Dane Hansen Foundation, through the local Wallace County Foundation, for their generous donation that allowed Wallace County Schools to purchase two SawStop table saws, and a Computer Numerical Controlled Router/Engraver.  The technology used in the SawStops... [More]

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2021 Fort Wallace Museum Exposition photos

It was another successful Exposition at the Fort Wallace Museum! Back row: Frank Goodrich, Lynn Kirkham, Mark Smith, Michael Baughn, D. K. Clark, Larry Eberle, Jayne Humphrey Pearce, Cecil Pearce, Bill Rini, Shirley Blaesi, and Ron Blaesi; front row: Adrienne Selzer, Rita Kirkham,... [More]

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Mass in the South Park

The Holy Ghost Catholic Church celebrated mass at the South Park on Sunday afternoon, followed by a potluck supper and fellowship. 

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COURT

Michele Howell Makes First Appearance on Arson Charges

Michele Howell appeared in Wallace County District Court on Wednesday, April 7th in person via zoom meeting.  Her court appointed attorney Justin Barrett, Colby opted not to appear with his client for her first appearance. Wallace County Attorney Charles Moser appeared on... [More]

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]

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TIMES

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 23, 2021

15 Years Ago (2006) The Strand Theater was showing “Invincible” starring Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear. The following movie was “Gridiron Gang” starring Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, and Leon Rippy. The Holy Ghost Catholic Church hosted a 3-day parish mission... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 16, 2021

20 Years Ago (2001) Wallace County citizens packed the courthouse lawn to pray for their country during the National Day of Prayer on September 14, 2001 The Strand Theater was showing “The Princess Diaries” starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway. The following... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 9, 2021

25 Years Ago (1996) The Strand Theater was showing “Courage Under Fire” starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, and Lou Diamond Phillips. The following movie was “Jack” starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, and Jennifer Lopez. Bruce Bolen had recently... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Sep 2, 2021

30 Years Ago (1991) The Strand Theater was showing “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. The following movie was “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. The engagement... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 26, 2021

15 Years Ago (2006) The Strand Theater was showing “Barnyard” featuring the voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox, and Sam Elliott. The following movie was “World Trade Center” starring Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, and Michael Pena. The Smoky Valley 4-H... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 19, 2021

20 Years Ago (2001) The Strand Theater was showing “America’s Sweethearts” starring Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Billy Crystal. The following movie was “Jurassic Park III” starring Sam Neill, William H. Macy, and Tea Leoni.... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 12, 2021

25 Years Ago (1996) The Strand Theater was showing “The Nutty Professor” starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett Smith. The following movie was “Phenomenon” starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, and Forest Whitaker. Pat & Phil Hennick, Jr. were... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Aug 5, 2021

30 Years Ago (1991) The Strand Theater was showing “The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear” starring Leslie Nielsen, O. J. Simpson, and Priscilla Presley. The following movie was “City Slickers” starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, and Jack Palance.... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - September 23, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the dedication of the Ruth Jackson Reading Room of the Capt. Myles Keogh Research Library, which took place Saturday during the Exposition. Speakers included Lt.Col. (Ret) DK Clark, Capt. Myles Keogh (Bill Rini, NY, NY) and FWMA President Jayne Humphrey... [More]

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Bugle Notes - September 16, 2021

Our 2021 Exposition is now in the books and we are so grateful for the dozens of historians, volunteers and sponsors that made it possible! Record-breaking heat also came to call as an unwelcome guest, but with shade and truckloads of iced water bottles, we were able to persevere... [More]

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Bugle Notes - September 2, 2021

Here comes a busy two weeks at the Fort Wallace Museum!  We are excited about the return of the Big Boy 4014 to Wallace County! Everyone is invited to a “Big Boy Watch Party” at the 1879 Kansas Pacific Railroad House in Wallace. There will be free hot dogs, chips... [More]

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Bugle Notes - August 26, 2021

The summer is winding down for us all and the start of school is right around the corner! We are busy planning our events for September, including our Outdoor History Education event set for Friday, Sept. 10 (8:30 am-3:00 pm MT) and Saturday, Sept. 11 (9:00 am-1:00 pm MT.) The... [More]

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Bugle Notes - August 26, 2021

The summer is winding down for us all and the start of school is right around the corner! We are busy planning our events for September, including our Outdoor History Education event set for Friday, Sept. 10 (8:30 am-3:00 pm MT) and Saturday, Sept. 11 (9:00 am-1:00 pm MT.) The... [More]

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Bugle Notes - July 29, 2021

There is SO much happening at the Fort Wallace Museum! Make a visit to the Museum one of your daytime family activities during Fair Week! We are open all week, M-Sat 9-5 MT, Sun 1-5 MT. There is plenty to interest any member of the family, including the little ones! We do ask... [More]

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Bugle Notes - July 8, 2021

The sculpted figure of Buffalo Soldier Reuben Waller (installed in May 2021) is continuing to attract comment and interest. Private Waller was stationed at Fort Wallace as an enlisted soldier of the 10th Cavalry which was instrumental in rescuing Forsyth’s Scouts in the... [More]

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Bugle Notes - July 1, 2021

We had a great time on Friday at the Fort Wallace Museum when around 80 Wallace County family members attended for a joint Story Hour with the Sharon Springs Public Library. The featured speaker was Ken Klemm of Beaver Creek Buffalo and he shared some very interesting information... [More]

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