Derek Schmidt Visits Sharon Springs


Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Larry and Cindy Townsend, and many others, gathered at Towns End Tavern for a Meet-and-Greet with Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.  
Mr. Schmidt is an American lawyer and politician who has been the Kansas Attorney General since 2011.  He is now setting his sights on becoming the next governor of Kansas.  
When he was here, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Mr. Schmidt and got to hear his stance on a few hot topics.  Mr. Schmidt is Pro-Life, for the 2nd Amendment, and stands behind police. 
It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Schmidt.  I hope he wins the election on November 8, as I believe he will be a great asset to all of us. 


Calling ALL students!

The 2nd Annual Wallace County Academic Fair has been scheduled for March 19th 2022 at the CAB from 9am-3pm, MST. The Homeschool Educators would like to invite all area students to participate at no cost!  In speaking with Debbie Frasier, the goal behind the Academic Fair... [More]


History of the Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics currently underway in Beijing, we felt it would be fun to write about the history of the very first Winter Olympics.  The first Winter Olympic games were held from January 25th through February 5th in the French Alps in Chamonix, France in 1924.... [More]



Anna Grace Davis, daughter of Louis and Mari Davis of Sharon Springs has been writing for The Homeschool Herald since 2021.  In 2022 her family moved to Sharon Springs from Tennessee.  After a brief period of adjust ment and she is embracing  life in rural Kansas. ... [More]

Hear ye, hear ye!

The Wallace County Home Educators would like to announce the addition of a journalism course to their curriculum.  Lace David, publisher/editor of The Western Times has agreed to lead these young message bringers.   The newly formed journalism class meets once a month... [More]


St. Valentine

What is love? The Webster’s Dictionary definition says: an intense feeling of deep affection. But what is real love?  St. Valentine was a Roman priest.  Earlier in his life he was a doctor and became a priest.  He was most famous for marrying couples who... [More]

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    Stafford and Pearce Return from Wichita Victorious

    On May 26th – 27th, Wallace County High School sent thirteen state qualifiers to compete in the State Track meet held at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.  Wildcats representing Wallace County High School: Ja’Asia Stafford, Jersi Benisch, Evan... [More]


    Johnson to Play in 38th Annual 8-Man All-Star Games in Beloit

    Cade Johnson, Wallace County High School, has been selected to play on the Division II West Squad. He is the son of Ole and Jessica Johnson and is a 2023 graduate. His future plans are construction. Football statistics, honors and accomplishments include: 1st Team All-State -... [More]


    Hansen Awards Grants to Wallace County Fair Board

    Dane G Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund and Wallace County Foundation have again awarded the Wallace County Fair Board funds to help with the Wallace County Fair. The first one was for $5859.00 for Fairgrounds Improvement. The Fair board will replace the old bus with a... [More]

    Sheriff's Office Log - May 2023

    PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 785-852-4288 IF YOU PLAN TO DO ANY BURNING 9 Vins / 19 Civil Process / 23 Court Cases / 10 911 Hang-ups – Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active. Traffic... [More]


    Comedian Finds Western Kansas Hospitality in Sharon Springs

    Within days of ticket sales opening, Erin Wright announced that the Chad Prather event had sold out. The four-month wait for Prather to perch himself upon a barstool to entertain ticketholders, almost ended in disappointment. Fog kept Prather’s flight to Denver from taking... [More]


    WCHS Track & Field Athletes Heading to State

    Good Luck at State!


    NWKTC Announces Honor Lists

    Goodland, KS. 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 2023 spring semester. Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average... [More]

    How Does Your Garden Grow? - Composting Coffee Grounds

    Coffee grounds make an excellent addition to the compost heap. If the filters are made of natural, biodegradable material, they can be included too.  The largest benefit of coffee grounds is their high nitrogen content. Many people use chicken or other manure as a nitrogen... [More]

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    Bugle Notes - 3/28/23

    Another great memory has been made at the Fort Wallace Museum at our 2023 Symposium and Captain Keogh's Emerald Banquet! Pictured is our 2023 Featured Artist Good Warrior Deer and his family from Kingfisher, OK! Thanks to the Wallace County Foundation and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 3/8/23

    Our 2023 Symposium and Fundraising Banquet is close at hand and it is shaping up to be an exciting day at the Fort Wallace Museum! Our full slate of activities begins on Saturday, March 18th at 9:00 am MT with our history presentations on this year’s theme “Native... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 02/09/23

    Our official artwork for 2023 is "The Contrary Warrior’ by 20-year-old Mah'Hivists Deer (Good Warrior Deer) of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. His ancestors include Northern and Southern Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Sauk and Fox and Iowa Tribes. This dynamic picture is being featured... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 2/2/23

    We will be holding a watch party for the season-opening episode of “Cottonwood Connections” on Smoky Hills Public TV this Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 pm MST. This thirty-minute film features the history of Fort Wallace, as well as the efforts of the Fort Wallace Museum to... [More]


    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]


    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]


    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]


    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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