Horineks Married 30 Years

Mark and Charity Horinek of Sublette, Kansas are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Parish Hall in Sharon Springs, Kansas on May 21st, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Mark Horinek and Charity Whitney were married on May 23,... [More]


Elementary Play Day 2022

Some of the events during the Elementary School Play Day held last Monday.


Bair Among Those Graduating from the University of Kansas

Jessica Bair, daughter of Lace & Corey David graduated from Kansas University with a BS in Chemistry.  She has been accepted into Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, to continue with post graduate studies in chemistry.  


Weskan High School Class of 2022

WHS Class of 2022 Back Row: Kendalynn Miller, Lane Purvis, Dalton Mackley, Ariana Okeson.  Front row: Salutatorian Brielle Allen, Valedictorian Bethany Rother.  


School’s Out for Summer!

Sharon Springs Grade School students filed out of the playground for the last time of this 2021-22 school year. Here’s to a great summer filled with memories that will last a lifetime! 

Letter to the Editor - April 29, 2022

Wallace County Commissioners, It is with much frustration and disappointment that I am resigning my position from the Wallace County Road Department after 31 years of dedication and commitment. In the past, I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent co-workers,... [More]


Wallace County High School Class of 2022

WCHS Graduation 1st row: Breanna Medina, Jake Willems, Calley Stubbs, Madeline Pearce. 2nd row: Makena Katt, Kadin Murphy, Adrienne Selzer, Connor Kuhlman, Brookley Dinkel, Jaden Voth, and Hope Perry.    Awards recipients: Calley Stubbs, Valedictorian, KSHSAA Citizenship... [More]


“Building a Legacy” Breathes Life into Track and Field Project

Harold Frasier, a former Wallace County High school board member and active member of the community, is quoted to have once stated that “each generation has the responsibility to repair and replace.”   Athletics are constantly evolving. Rules change, equipment... [More]

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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 Gone Past 5/19/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, and Brian Cox. The following movie was “Spider-Man” starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Willem Dafoe. A new awning was being installed... [More]


Times Gone Past 5/12/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “The Saint” starring Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue. The following movie was “Anaconda” starring Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, and Ice Cube. The ladies of the First National Bank, nicknamed the “Safe... [More]


Times Gone Past 5/5/22

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Fried Green Tomatoes” starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, and Mary-Louise Parker. The following movie was “FernGully: The Last Rainforest” featuring the voice of Christian Slater, Robin Williams, and... [More]


Times Gone Past 4/28/22

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “Meet the Robinsons” featuring the voices of Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, and Angela Bassett. The following movie was “Are We Done Yet” starring Ice Cube, Nia Long, and John C. McGinley. The 2007... [More]


Times Gone Past 4/21/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Ice Age” featuring the voices of Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, and Ray Romano. The following movie was “Clockstoppers” starring Jesse Bradford, French Stewart, and Paula Garcés. The Turkey... [More]


Times Gone Past 4/14/2022

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “My Fellow Americans” starring Jack Lemmon, James Garner, and Dan Aykroyd. The following weekend included a special showing of “Star Wars: A New Hope” starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie... [More]


Times Gone Past 4/7/2022

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot” starring Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty. The following movie was “Memoirs of an Invisible Man” starring Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, and Sam Neill.  Mr. &... [More]


Times Gone Past 3/31/22

7 Years Ago (2015) The Strand Theater was showing Cinderella starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Madden. The following movie was “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. There was a come-and-go party... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 5/5/22

The Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association was held on Sunday, May 1st.  The day’s program was the showing of the film “The Lost Son: the Search for Lyman S. Kidder,” created by the WCHS Video Editing Class, instructed by Brenda Tropf.... [More]

Bugle Notes - 4/14/22

The Fort Wallace Memorial Association will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 1st at 5 pm at the Fort Wallace Memorials Association. The public is invited to attend: only lifetime members of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association may vote in the board elections. Memberships... [More]


Bugle Notes 3/24/22

We greatly enjoyed the fellowship and learning on Sat. March 12 during our 2022 Symposium "Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail" and Captain Keogh's Emerald Banquet in the evening! Speakers were Marla Matkin, Chris Gabel, @Deb Goodrich, Mark Berry and Steve Boylan; we certainly... [More]


Bugle Notes - 3/10/22

Coming up on Sat. March 12 - our Annual Symposium and Guardians Banquet! Starting at 9:00 AM, we will host prominent historians from across the Midwest to talk about “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail.” The Symposium fee is $30 for Guardians Members, $40 for... [More]


Bugle Notes 3/3/22

We are very excited about our upcoming events on Saturday, March 12! This year’s annual History Symposium is themed Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail, and features highly esteemed speakers from across the Midwest to share in their area of expertise. Doors will open... [More]


Bugle Notes 2/24/22

History was being shared across our area this weekend! On Saturday, the WCHS Videography Class, under the instruction of Brenda Tropf, filmed scenes for a class movie about the Kidder Massacre, which took place in June,1867 in north central Sherman County. The project required... [More]


Bugle Notes 2/17/22

This Sunday, the Museum is hosting a special two-hour class titled The Civil War in Kansas. Our own Deb Goodrich is our Garvey Texas Historian and she literally wrote the book on this subject! The class starts at 2:00 MT at the Museum and the cost is $10 - refreshments will be... [More]


Bugle Notes - Feburary 3, 2022

The snow may be flying in Wallace County (Thank the Lord!) but the Museum is humming with plans for the spring, as well as schools visiting for Kansas Day observances! On Monday, we welcomed the Sharon Springs USD 241 second grade class, led by teacher Gabrielle Kroestch and... [More]

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