Professional Bull Riders’ Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Bucks Back to Wichita April 23

Tickets for the PBR Nexgrill Invitational went on sale Monday, January 17. WICHITA, Kan. – For the eighth time in history, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Wichita, Kansas, returning to INTRUST Bank Arena on April 23,... [More]


Critical Blood Shortage Impacting Kansas Hospitals

Topeka – The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Trauma Program (KTP) continue to highlight the importance of blood donation amid increasingly critical blood shortages experienced across the state and nation. Blood shortages can pose risks to hospitals... [More]

Toxic Emotions

You’ve experienced one or more toxic emotions. Anger, frustration, fear, guilt, bitterness, resentment, and sadness negatively impact you.  Toxic emotions cause you mental and physical harm.  Anger leads you to do or say things you’ll regret later.  Frustration... [More]


Soup Supper Fund Raiser for Champ King and Hallie Eck

In the wee hours of Tuesday, January 11th, Champ King and Hallie Eck lost their home and everything in it to a fire. The cause is unknown at this time. The class of 2019 quickly put together a soup supper fundraiser for the couple. Donations are still being accepted, and can... [More]

Hildebrand Moved to State Prison in Topeka

In 2017 Sheriff Larry Townsend created a drug task force consisting of the Wallace County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The purpose of this task force was to combat illegal drugs that were flowing into Wallace County. This task force was extremely... [More]

Sheriff Unruh’s Account of Arson Case

On March 27th 2021 at approximately 10:22 P.M. the Wallace County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a fire located at 1780 Kansas Highway 27. The fire was located in a shelter belt. The Wallace County fire department responded and put the fire out. On the morning... [More]


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Wallace County EMS and Rural Firemen recently purchased a trailer with funds received through an ARPA grant, which has been designated to be loaned out to families in time of need.   Families are often overwhelmed with perishables after the unexpected death of a loved... [More]


Off the Rails - Back on Track

Off the rails, one engine veered off the railroad, just east of Main Street in Sharon Springs. Crews and heavy equipment were called in to get the engine back on the tracks

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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

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Ocean’s Eleven” starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts. The following movie was “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” starring Elijah Wood, and Ian McKellen.... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 13, 2022

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “101 Dalmatians” featuring the voices of Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, and Joely Richardson. The following movie was “Jerry Maquire” starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger. See... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Jan 6, 2022

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “The Addams Family” starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd. The following movie was “My Girl” starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, and Macaulay Culkin. A photograph of Curtis Burch,... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 30, 2021

7 Years Ago (2014) The Strand Theater was showing “Penguins of Madagascar” featuring the voices of Ken Jeong and John Malkovich. The following movie was “Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb” starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 23, 2021

15 Years Ago (2006) The Strand Theater was showing “The Nativity Story” starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, and Ciaran Hinds. The following movie was “Casino Royale” starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green, and Judi Dench. Twenty-eight residents... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 16, 2021

20 Years Ago (2001) The Strand Theater was showing K-PAX starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. The following movie was “Domestic Disturbance” starring John Travolta and Vince Vaughn. Children were invited to Santa’s Village, located one block north of... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 9, 2021

25 Years Ago (1996) The Strand Theater was showing “High School High” starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, and Mekhi Phifer. The following movie was “Space Jam” starring Michael Jordan and Bill Murray. Mark Winger had the program at the local Rotary Club... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Dec 2, 2021

30 Years Ago (1991) The Strand Theater was showing “All I Want for Christmas” starring Thora Birch, Harley Jane Kozak, Kevin Nealon, and Leslie Nielsen. The following movie was “Deceived” starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard. A large crowd attended... [More]

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Bugle Notes…

The year 2022 is well underway, and the FWMA has been busy planning for the New Year. Look for a full slate of events and Museum improvements coming up!  Our Museum committees have been meeting to set the 2022 budget and to engage in Strategic Planning - “where are... [More]


Bugle Notes - December 23, 2021

The Fort Wallace Museum will be closed for Christmas on December 24-25 as well as New Year’s Eve and Day on December 31 and January 1st. We will be open on Thursday, December 23rd and Thursday, December 30th from 10 AM to 4 PM. As always, if you have family in town and... [More]


Bugle Notes - December 9, 2021

The 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church on the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum came alive with the music and warmth of Christmas on Sunday night, Dec. 5 with a traditional service of Scripture and Carols. The service was led by Pastor Louis Davis of the Sharon Springs Wesleyan Church,... [More]


Bugle Notes - December 2, 2021

The annual Candlelight Christmas Service will be held in the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church this Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5 pm. Pastor Louis Davis will preside over this simple, ecumenical program of scripture and carols. Following the service, a Finger Food Fellowship will be shared... [More]


Bugle Notes - October 21, 2021

The Museum is in the final weeks of our summer visitation schedule. With the switch to Standard Time on Sunday Nov. 7, we will begin our winter hours of Thurs-Fri-Sat 10-4 pm MST.  Special tours can be set up outside these hours by calling the Museum at 785.891.3564. ... [More]


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]


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]


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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