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]

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]

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Celebrating our 150th volume.. or are we?

I had high hopes of doing some fun things this summer to celebrate our kicking off the 150th volume of The Western Times.  As I delved into the archives, that little voice in the back of my head said, “something doesn’t quite add up.” I’ve known for... [More]


Happy 70th Anniversary!

Happy 70th Anniversary George & Ramona Cramer!


USDA Announces June 2024 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for June 2024, which are effective June 3, 2024. USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment... [More]

Sheriff's Office Log - May 2024

PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 785-852-4288 IF YOU PLAN TO DO ANY BURNING 8 Vins / 22 Civil Process / 22 Court Cases / 8  911 Hang-ups – Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active.... [More]


Happy 75th Anniversary!

Happy 75th Anniversary to Paul & Cora Lea McNall!


Local Athletes Compete at State Track Meet

The boys 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Trell Larson, Kean Dinkel, Kemper Benisch (above right), and Tharyan Appelhans (above left) placed 5th in the finals, after finishing 2nd in their qualifying heat. Kean Dinkel, left, and Karsyn Wright, right, run in the first heat... [More]


GCHS adopts new Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

In 2023, Greeley County Health Services completed an extensive project as part of the organization's strategic plan to recast the Mission, Vision, and Values statements. Formerly, the hospital's mission, vision and values had not been reviewed or changed since 2010. With many... [More]


A Magical Adventure Comes to Summer Reading Program

The traveling “Magical Adventure Show” will be coming soon to your library.  The show features the talents of Dan Dan the Magic man and his sons as they promote fun, literacy, and learning as part of the annual Summer Reading Program.  This is their 23rd... [More]

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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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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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