Brandon and Fugate Sentenced

Jonathan Brandon appeared in Wallace County District Court on April 10th, 2019, with his court appointed attorney, Steve Cott, Garden City, for sentencing in cases 17 CR 51 and 17 CR 58. Each case charged Brandon with Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school, a severity level 1 nonperson drug felony. Both carry a presumptive sentence of 187-169 months in prison. In a plea agreement reached with Brandon, the Wallace County Attorney’s Office recommended a downward departure from the presumptive prison sentence. The Honorable Judge Showalter accepted the terms of the plea agreement. Brandon was sentenced to 178 month in prison, but was granted a downward departure in his sentence, placing him on probation. In addition to probation, Brandon has been ordered to pay $900 in restitution to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, $193 in court costs, and $820 in other fees related to the 17 CR 51. In the matter of 17 CR 58, Brandon was also given a downward departure from the sentence that is to run concurrently with the probation in case 17 CR 51, and ordered to pay $1,520 in restitution to the KBI, $193 in court costs, and $820 in other fees related to the case.

William Fugate appeared in Wallace County District Court on April 10th, 2019 with attorney Robert Gale, Syracuse on the matter of 18 CR 28. Fugate plead guilty to Amended Count 1, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, (marijuana) Count 2, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Count 3, Possessions of Drug Paraphernalia. In a plea agreement reached with the Wallace County Attorney’s Office, Fugate was offered probation in exchange for testifying against his co-defendants and pleading guilty. The Hon. Judge Showalter agreed to the terms of the plea agreement, placing Fugate on probation and ordering him to pay a $100 fine, make a $400 donation to the Wallace County Foundation, and pay all court costs and attorney’s fees.


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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]

Times Gone Past 5/7/24

30 Years Ago (1994) The Strand Theater was showing D2: The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, and Jan Rubes. The following movie was Major League II starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Dennis Haysbert, and Bob Uecker. Cauy Hudson, WCHS senior. was awarded... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/30/24

7 Years Ago (2017) The Strand Theater was showing Boss Baby featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, and Jimmy Kimmel. The following movie was Going in Style starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Area church women interested in... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/23/24

15 Years Ago (2009) The Strand Theater was showing Race to Witch Mountain starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexander Ludwig. The following movie was Fast & Furious starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez. The family and friends of Irma Walker... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/16/24

20 Years Ago (2004) The Strand Theater was showing Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Matthew Lillard. The following movie was Home on the Range featuring the voices of Judi Dench and Cuba Gooding Jr. The Broadside Senior... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/9/24

25 Years Ago (1999) The Strand Theater was showing October Sky starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern. The following movie was The Other Sister starring Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Giovani Ribisi, and Tom Skerritt. Prairie Manor Good Samaritan Center reported that 145... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/2/24

30 Years Ago (1994) The Strand Theater was showing Ace Ventura: Pet Detective starring Jim Carrey and Courteney Cox. The following movie was 8 Seconds starring Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, and James Rebhorn. The children of Robert & Elnora Eckels wished to honor their... [More]

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Presenting the Weskan High School Class of 2024

Congratulations to the WHS Class of 2024: (left to right) Shelby Baehler, Von Moruno, Dana Hastedt, Izzy Carrat,   David Langdell, JoAnna Langdell, KyLynn Miller, Brennan Aldridge, Anay Madrid, Ryan Colgrin, and Essi Nykaenen.

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Fort Wallace Museum is a venue for Summer Program

The Fort Wallace Museum is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Kansas Tourism Sunflower Summer program.  The Fort Wallace Museum is a highly-acclaimed regional museum highlighting the history of the early Indian Wars, as well as the stories of the Native Tribes... [More]

Celebrating 70 years of the Rodeo

This weekend marks the 70th year of holding a rodeo in Wallace, Kansas. Cowboys and Cowgirls from Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas will be here, striving for fast times and high-point rides.  Performances will be held on Saturday, May 25th, and Sunday, May... [More]

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Meadowlark Madness Program Announced

Northwest Kansas - It’s Meadowlark Madness!  Are you ready for the exciting adventures you can have exploring the museums of Northwest Kansas over the summer?   The Meadowlark Madness program is a way to discover and explore 13 museums from the Northwest Kansas... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Managing soil pH

Soil pH is a measure of its alkalinity or acidity. It directly affects the availability of nutrients. Different plants thrive better in different pH ranges. If you repeatedly have difficulty raising a certain plant, it could be because your soil is out of the range for that plant.... [More]

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Presenting the Wallace County High School Class of 2024

Class: 1st row: Zoey Gardner, Destaney Still, Lydia Fox, Sarahi Godinez-Montoya, Miaha Lucas, Ja 'Asia Stafford. 2nd row: Livingston Perry, Brenton Welsh, Evan Pearce, Braden McKain, Kean Dinkel, Tyler Korbe. 3rd row: Jaden Ryser, Jaren Rains, Cade Funk, Tharyan Appelhans, Tabor... [More]

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WCCD Awards Scholarships

The Wallace County Conservation District is pleased to announce a scholarship program to offer financial support and encourage county graduating seniors who plan to continue their studies in an agricultural related field.  Applications are due April 1 of each year.  For... [More]

Buell Sentenced for Registry Violation

Austin Buell appeared in the Wallace County Courthouse for sentencing in case number WA-2022-CR-09 on April 23rd, 2024. He was represented by Scott Koksal, Garden City.  On December 19th, 2023, after a two-day trial, Austin Buell, age 33, Sharon Springs, was found guilty... [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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