David Brings Home Awards of Excellence

Lace David, publisher and editor of The Western Times returned from the Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence 2022 last Friday with a total of 3 first place, 8 second place, and 3 third place awards for The Western Times and staff. One of the first place awards was for... [More]

Escaped Inmate Ditches Car in Wallace County

On Sunday the 5th of June 2022 at approximately 01:37 P.M. the Wallace County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing vehicle in the 400 block of North Gardner Street in Sharon Springs. A local search for the missing vehicle was begun. The Wallace County Sheriff’s... [More]


WCHS Alumni Banquet 2022

The WCHS Classes of 1972 and 1973 were honored for 50 years. The Classes of 1970 and 1971 were also honored as the reunion that was scheduled in 2020 was canceled due to COVID. The Alumni Queen was Betty Davis Morin, class of 1946, with King Harold Deines, class of 1947. The... [More]


Wallace County Fair - Pride of the County

 The community does take great pride in hosting a community event that is attended by people who leave here as well as alumni, friends of hometown families, and those in the area looking for some good wholesome entertainment.  It is the goal of several organizations... [More]


Willems Selected for 8-Man All-Star Game

The 37th Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Games will be played in Beloit on Saturday, June 11th. The Division I game will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Trojan Field on North Hersey Avenue. Pre-game will begin at 9:30 a.m. with introduction of the players. The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce... [More]


Stubbs Honored by Order of the Eastern Star

Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship recipients Emma Lehman, Goodland High School and Calley Stubbs, Wallace County High School, were honored Monday night in Goodland. Pictured also are Sarah Short and Peggy Hennick. The memorial scholarship was started in 1989 in honor of Betty... [More]


Stockholm Grain Announces Scholarship Winner

Stockholm Grain, LLC is proud to announce the winner of our first Annual Scholarship is Connor Kuhlman, Sharon Springs.   Kuhlman,  a 2022 graduate for Wallace County High School, is the son of Mark & Jenny Kuhlman, Sharon Springs. He will be attending Fort Hays... [More]

Western Kansas Woman Sentenced in Fraud Case

A western Kansas woman has been sentenced to pay nearly $18,000 in restitution in connection with filing fraudulent insurance claims for medical services, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Lace Morford, 41, of Sharon Springs, was sentenced Wednesday, May 6, 2022,... [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 6/16/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, and Juliette Lewis. The following movie was “The Sum of All Fears” starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Bruce McGill, and Morgan Freeman. Father... [More]


Times Gone Past 6/9/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “Fathers’ Day” starring Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Julie Louis-Dreyfus. The following movie was “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” starring Jeff Goldblum, Vince Vaughn, and Julianne Moore.... [More]


Times Gone Past 6/2/22

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Beethoven starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, and Dean Jones. The following movie was “The Cutting Edge” starring D. B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly.  The Weskan Community entertained over 300 past graduates,... [More]


Times Gone Past 5/26/22

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “Shrek the Third” featuring the voice of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy. The following movie was “Spider-Man 3” starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Topher Grace. A photo of Kelsey... [More]


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]

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Bugle Notes - 5/26/22

Memorial Day Weekend 2022 approaches and that means that things are about to get busy in Wallace! The 68th Fort Wallace Rodeo will have its Saturday performance on May 28th at 7 pm MDT at the Rodeo Grounds just east of Wallace. The Sunday performance is at a special time - 5... [More]


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]

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