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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    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]

    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,... [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]

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    Snapshots from 2022 Weskan Days

    Snapshots from 2022 Weskan Days


    Hansen Museum to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in October

    On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Hansen Museum is celebrating 50 years of bringing art and culture to the people of Northwest Kansas with an afternoon celebration.  The party starts with a nostalgic presentation by Hansen Museum Board Member, Debra Berg at 2:00 p.m. in... [More]


    KDOT set to receive $39.5M for next five years to build EV charging infrastructure

    The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Charge Up Kansas NEVI Plan has been approved and is set to receive $39.5 million total over the next five years under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The plan provides KDOT federal funds to help... [More]

    6th Grade

    Hi! My name is Charlotte and I’m going to tell you all about 6th Grade. 6th Grade has been tough, and it’s been good at times, but other times it's bad. Sometimes it’s so fun, like when we played trash basketball and how we are doing a virtual escape room on... [More]

    Bloom - Just B

    Have you ever seen one of those quote boards? It’s usually a frame that includes white letters you push into recessed horizontal tracks to create phrases. I’ve seen these boards announcing births, advertising sales, and used as home décor. One time, while Black... [More]


    True Crime Exhibit includes In Cold Blood murders

    The True Crime Exhibit incorporates evidence, artifacts and information showing how local and area law enforcement officers solved the crime spree of the Fleagle Gang, bank robbers and murderers of the 1920s who were once as widely known as Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger, Bonnie... [More]


    Dotsero to perform at Oakley High School

    Dotsero-- to music fans worldwide, this name translates to “a no- nonsense thrill ride of energy and excitement”, a band full of life, energy, and spontaneity, who will perform for WPAA’s second program of the season. The five-member band, originating in Denver,... [More]


    DAR Presents US Flag to Sharon Springs 4th Grade

    Mrs. Hennick accepted the flag which was provided by Senator Jerry Moran’s office.  This flag flew over the State Capitol in May.  The students also received goody bags with a pencil, flag pin, and a booklet on how to properly care for the flag.  Pictured... [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]


    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]


    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]


    Bugle Notes - 8/25/22

    We hope you have marked your calendars for the upcoming History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days at the Fort Wallace Museum, coming up Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10! Our grounds will be filled with demonstrators exploring “Communication Along the Smoky Hill... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 8/18/22

    We are excited about our upcoming History Exposition and Outdoor Education Days for 2022! With this year’s theme of “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail,” we are offering a different twist to our demonstrations and guests. Our two-day event (Friday Sept... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 7/14/22

    The Museum was filled with activity the week of July 5-8 as we hosted 15 local youth for our first History Day Camp! Six professional educators, led by FWMA Board Member Brenda Tropf, led exploration by 15 4th-8th Graders as we learned about the Robidoux and Madigan General Stores,... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 6/30/22

    The summer travel season is rolling along at the Fort WALLACE Museum! In spite of high gas prices, people are indeed traveling along Highway 40, including international travelers from such locations as Germany, Australia, and the Netherlands.  Our History Day Camp for grades... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 5/26/22

    Memorial Day Weekend 2022 approaches and that means that things are about to get busy in Wallace! The 68th Fort Wallace Rodeo will have its Saturday performance on May 28th at 7 pm MDT at the Rodeo Grounds just east of Wallace. The Sunday performance is at a special time - 5... [More]

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