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, Methamphetamine, a level 5, non-person, drug felony, with a presumptive probation sentence of 18-22 months with drug treatment up to 18 months. The Honorable Judge Scott Showalter found Gonzales guilty of count 1 on February 12, 2020 and ordered him to return to court on March 12, 2020 for sentencing. Gonzales returned to the Wallace County District Court for sentencing on March 12th. Judge Showalter then sentenced him to 20 months of probation and drug treatment for up to 18 months.   Gonzales was ordered to pay $193 in court costs, and $520 worth of fees incurred in the prosecution of this case.


Clinton Martin appeared in Wallace County District Court on January 16, 2020 for sentencing in case number 2019-CR-6 with attorney Justin Barrett of Colby, Kans. On November 13, 2019, Martin had been found guilty of count 1 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, a level 3 nonperson drug felony, with a presumptive prison sentence of 46-51 months.  As part of a plea agreement reached with Wallace County Attorney, Charles Moser, Martin was offered a downward departure of the presumptive prison sentence in exchange for pleading guilty.  The Honorable Judge Scott Showalter accepted the terms of the plea agreement, found Martin guilty of count 1 on November 13, 2020.  Martin returned to the Wallace Count District Court for sentencing on January 16th.  Judge Showalter then sentenced him to 49 months of probation.  Martin was ordered to pay $193 in court costs and $320 in fees related to prosecution of this case. 


Bryan Lee appeared in Wallace County District Court on February 13, 2020 for a violation of conditions hearing regarding sentencing in case number 2017-CR-30, with court appointed attorney Christopher Rohr of Colby, Kans.  Lee had been found guilty on May 16, 2019 of a level 3 nonperson drug felony Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.  He had originally been given a sentence of 48 month with the department of corrections, but in a plea agreement, had been offered probation.  A violation of terms had been determined, his probation was revoked, and he was ordered to serve his original sentence by the Honorable Judge Scott Showalter. 
Crystal Garner appeared in Wallace County District Court on June 11, 2020 for sentencing in case number 2017-CR-19 with court appointed attorney Leslie Beims of Goodland, Kans. On February 27th, 2020 Garner had been found guilty on count 1 Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, a level 2 nonperson drug felony, with a presumptive prison sentence of 105-116 months. Garner was ordered to return on June 11th for sentencing. Judge Showalter sentenced her to 111 months of probation. Garner was ordered to pay $193 in court costs, $1200 in restitution to the Wallace County Sheriff, and $820 in fees association with prosecution of the case. 

COURT

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]

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]

Traffic Court September-December

Forman, David Scott, Miami Fla, driving 78 mph in a 50 mph zone. Fines $177 Court Cost $108. Hagan, Audrey Ann, Columbia Mo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deferred. Court Cost $108. Pfeffer, Samuel Tyler, Sharon Springs, Reckless Driving.  Bench Trial – Not... [More]

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TIMES

Times Gone Past 1/26/23

25 Years Ago (1998) The Strand Theater was showing “Home Alone 3” starring Alex D. Linz. The following movie was “Disney’s Mr. Magoo” starring Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Bernice Jones would be honored with a card shower... [More]

Times Gone Past 1/19/23

30 Years Ago (1993) The Strand Theater was showing “The Distinguished Gentleman” starring Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.  The following movie was “Leap of Faith” starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, and Liam Neeson. Stephanie... [More]

Times Gone Past 1/12/23

15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing “The Water Horse” starring Emily Watson, David Morrisey, and Alex Etel. In the movie, a lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. Virgil & Peggy Fischer announced... [More]

Times Gone Past 1/5/23

20 Years Ago (2003) The Strand Theater was showing “Treasure Planet” featuring the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, and Martin Short. The following movie was “Maid in Manhattan” starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, and Stanley Tucci.... [More]

Times Gone Past 12/29/22

7 Years Ago (2015) The Strand Theater was showing “Creed” starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tess Thompson. The following movie was “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” featuring the voices of Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Kimberly... [More]

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Times Gone Past 12/22/31

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “Enchanted” starring Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, and Patrick Dempsey. A young maiden, set to be wed, is sent to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. For the first time, Weskan... [More]

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Times Gone Past 12/15/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. The following movie was “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Lainie Kazan.... [More]

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Times Gone Past 12/8/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” starring Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, and James Remar. The following movie was “Bean” starring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Reed, and Burt Reynolds. Tanya Schemm, daughter of Darrel... [More]

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Snow Blankets Wallace County Last Week

A much needed 8”- 12” of snow fell over Wallace County last week. Snowfall began on Wednesday and continued off and on until around noon on Saturday.  Above: Looking down at a snow-covered South Park. Left: Erikson and Violet David conquer the mountain of snow... [More]

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Kuhlman named to President’s list

Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Aubrey Kuhlman of Sharon Spgs, KS, was recently named to the President’s List for the fall semester, which ended December 12, 2022. Any full-time student... [More]

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Workshop Explores Family History Writing

The Prairie Museum of Art & History in Colby will host “A Creative Guide to Writing Your Family’s Stories,” a presentation and discussion by Kim Stanley on Sunday, February 5 at 1:30 PM.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.... [More]

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“The Kansas Legislature” returns

Another LIVE production from Smoky Hills PBS, The Kansas Legislature, will kick off Friday, February 3 at 7 PM.  Streaming will also be available on our YouTube channel:  http://bit.ly/StreamSmokyHillsPBS The show airs during the legislative session, which gives the... [More]

Governor Kelly Advocates for "Axing Your Taxes" Plan

Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Wichita recently to call on local legislators to support her 'Axing Your Taxes' plan, which would save Kansans more than $500 million in tax cuts over the next three years. The three-pronged plan includes a push to immediately 'axe the tax' on... [More]

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Wildcat Basketball Against Bulldogs

The Wildcats came up short against the Quinter Bulldogs with a final score of 41-51. The Lady Wildcats won their game against Quinter 50-29. Photo by Peggy Fischer. Left: Wildcat Tharyan Hawkins goes up and under for 2 against the Quinter Bulldogs at home last week. Right:... [More]

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WCHS Winter Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Friday, January 13th, WCHS crowned Winter Homecoming King Cauy Dinkel and Queen Joss Benisch.  Front row:  Hayden Wagoner, Bane Fischer, Elli Edwards, Claire Walker-Helsel, Tiera Eby, back row: Seferino Juarez, Joss Benisch, Queen, Cauy Dinkel, King, and Gabe Johnson. ... [More]

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Hennick Lumber Giveaway Winners

Congratulations Skyler Rains and Joni Turk, winners of Hennick Lumber’s recent $500 giveaway!

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - 1/26/23

Cottonwood Connections is a new video series on Smoky Hills Public Television being produced through the Friends of the Cottonwood Ranch with film director Ed Lowry. An initial season included host/historian Don Rowlison who explored such subjects as Legacy of the Cottonwood... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 12/1/22

You are invited to join us at the Fort Wallace Museum this coming Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm for our annual “Candlelight Christmas!” The 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church is the location for a traditional Swedish Lutheran Carol service, with special music. Afterward, attendees... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 10/27/22

The Fort Wallace Museum is pleased to announce another venture, this time into the publication of a children’s book “A Dragon’s Tale” by Marla Matkin. This whimsical piece of historical fiction features a little boy named Elliot who loves to imagine himself... [More]

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Bugle Notes...

The Fort Wallace Museum recently gained another marvelous piece of history by way of our good friend Lt. Col (ret) Dennis “DK” Clark of Lansing, KS. This esteemed military strategist and historian is the namesake of our historic lecture series as well as sponsor of... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 9/29/22

During the recent History Exposition, our guest historian and bugle expert Jari Villanueva was intrigued by the musical instrument displayed in the Enlisted Barracks area. This strange brass instrument has been in the Fort Wallace Museum collection for many years and is inventoried... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 9/17/22

The Fort Wallace Museum has just completed a big weekend of activities, which in spite of small challenges, was a success. Our 2022 History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days had the theme of “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail, “ and brought in local historians... [More]

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Fort Wallace Museum to Host History Exposition

Don’t miss this weekend’s History Exposition and Outdoor Education Day “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail!” On Friday and Saturday, the grounds will be filled with demonstrations of telegraphy, oxen, printing press, bugle calls, Cheyenne Ledger... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 9/1/22

Our big History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days are approaching on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10! This year’s theme is “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail,” with exhibits on telegraph, telephone, military communication, bugle calls, Plains... [More]

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