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Portion of Nighthawk Road to close in Wallace County

A portion of Nighthawk Road in Wallace County will close to traffic as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation project to replace the U.S. 40 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad west of Wallace. Starting the week of July 1, Nighthawk Road will close at its junction... [More]

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KBI completes upgrade to state fingerprint system

TOPEKA — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) concluded a $6.89 million replacement of the state’s searchable database that collects, manages, and compares fingerprints and palm prints for identification purposes in support of the criminal justice system.  In... [More]

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How does your garden grow? - Tomato hornworms

Encountering a tomato hornworm may be the most dreaded experience for some gardeners. Hornworms don’t sting or bite, but they are so repulsive that many people don’t even want to touch them. One of the most destructive of garden pests, they can destroy a crop in record... [More]

Youth musical Theater Festival features productions in local communities

The Main Street Arts Council (MSAC) presents the 2024 Main Street Summer Theater Festival featuring six youth musical theater productions across northwest Kansas to be performed beginning late June through July. More than 225 area youth, ranging from ages 5 to 18 years, have... [More]

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Happy 75th Anniversary to Paul & Cora Lea McNall

Pastor Paul and Cora Lea McNall celebrated 75 years of wedded bliss on June 17th. photo by Zach McNall. 

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Ball Season is underway

Play Ball! The 2024 T-ball season is in full swing this month at the ball field near the Wallace County Fair grounds.  Come out and watch some games! Photo by Corey David Drone.

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Fort Hays State University announces Spring Graduates

HAYS, Kan. (June 17, 2024) - Fort Hays State University recognized approximately 1,666 graduates during its spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday May 10-11.  Graduates who requested privacy are included in the count but omitted from this listing. Students... [More]

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NWKTC announces Spring semester honors

Goodland, KS. (06/17/24)  – Northwest Kansas Technical College has announced the names of full-time students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the 2024 Spring semester. Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect... [More]

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Times Gone Past 7/2/24

30 Years Ago (1994) The Strand Theater was showing The Cowboy Way starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland. The following movie was City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, and Jack Palance. The family of T. W. &... [More]

Times Gone Past 6/25/24

15 Years Ago (2009) The Strand Theater was showing Terminator Salvation starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, and Moon Bloodgood. The following movie was Will Ferrell and Danny McBride. The measure to split Class 1A into 2 divisions passed by a vote of 57 schools to... [More]

Times Gone Past 6/18/24

20 Years Ago (2004) Smoky Valley FCA was taking orders for frozen fruits and berries from Oregon. Proceeds would go to help battered women. Those interested were asked to contact Wilma Whitney. The City of Sharon Springs reminded residents that the alley rights of way are... [More]

Times Gone Past 6/11/24

25 Years Ago (1999) The Strand Theater was showing The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Arnold Vosloo. The following movie was Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me starring Mike Myers and Heather Graham. Nearly 700 people visited Hennick Lumber & Supply... [More]

Times Gone Past 6/4/24

30 Years Ago (1994) The Strand Theater was showing Bad Girls starring Madeline Stowe, Andie MacDowell, and Drew Barrymore. The following movie was The Flintstones starring John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Hally Berry and Rosie O’Donnell. The family of Faye Barton wished... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/28/24

15 Years Ago (2009) The Strand Theater was showing Star Trek starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana. The following movie was Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Amy Adams. There would be an Eagle Scout Court... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/21/24

20 Years Ago (2004) The Strand Theater was showing Van Helsing starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, and Richard Roxburgh. The theater was closed for the next few weekends due to renovations. The 30th anniversary of Biking Across Kansas was set to start on June 5 at the... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/14/24

25 Years Ago (1999) The Strand Theater was showing Doug’s 1st Movie featuring the voices of Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman, and Constance Shulman. The theater was closed the following week for graduations. Prairie Village Retirement Community held their open house on Sunday... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes 5/21/24

It’s that time again in Wallace! It’s Rodeo Time!  This year’s 70th Edition of the Fort Wallace Rodeo is shaping up to be a special one! There are again two performances; Saturday May 25 at 7 pm MDT and then on Sunday May 26 at 5 pm MDT.  Admission... [More]

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Annual Symposium held at Fort Wallace Museum

This past weekend, the Fort Wallace Museum had record-breaking attendance at the annual Symposium, and an equally successful Fundraiser Banquet. Around 90 people were in attendance at the day’s lectures and presentations, with attendees from all over Kansas, as well as... [More]

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Fort Wallace Museum to Host Symposium/Banquet

The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum will host their annual symposium and banquet on Saturday, March 16, at the museum, with symposium beginning at 8:30 am MDT and Capt. Keogh’s Emerald Banquet at 5 pm MDT. The theme of this year’s events is “The Moccasin... [More]

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Bugle Notes 11/28/23

The Christmas Season approaches! Our annual Candlelight Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00 MT, starting at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church located on the west side of our Museum grounds. The traditional Swedish Lutheran service in the historic atmosphere... [More]

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Bugle Notes 10/31/23

On Thursday evening, Nov. 2nd, come on over at 6 pm to hear a most talented musician, mandolinist and singer/songwriter John DePew! We will be hosting John inside the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church. John Depew is a Kansas-based musician, songwriter, and traveler with a knack for... [More]

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Bugle Notes 10/24/23

The fall travel season has featured strong attendance at the Fort Wallace Museum, with many retired couples and international travelers coming through. Our RV Park has also been busy, with many people staying to experience the local flavor of Wallace County. Our summer hours... [More]

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Ft Wallace Museum Holds 4th Annual Education Day

This past Friday and Saturday, the Fort Wallace Museum grounds once again sprang to life -this time with the sights and sounds of a Native American village. 10 traditional tipis glowed in the sun, as well as military tents and a complete 1800s chuckwagon set-up. During Friday’s... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Native Tribes of the High Plains

On Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, the Fort Wallace Museum grounds will come alive with the stories of the Native Tribes of the High Plains during the History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days. There will be demonstrations and talks on topics including home life, tools... [More]

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