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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    Horineks Married 30 Years

    Mark and Charity Horinek of Sublette, Kansas are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Parish Hall in Sharon Springs, Kansas on May 21st, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Mark Horinek and Charity Whitney were married on May 23,... [More]


    Elementary Play Day 2022

    Some of the events during the Elementary School Play Day held last Monday.


    Bair Among Those Graduating from the University of Kansas

    Jessica Bair, daughter of Lace & Corey David graduated from Kansas University with a BS in Chemistry.  She has been accepted into Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, to continue with post graduate studies in chemistry.  


    Weskan High School Class of 2022

    WHS Class of 2022 Back Row: Kendalynn Miller, Lane Purvis, Dalton Mackley, Ariana Okeson.  Front row: Salutatorian Brielle Allen, Valedictorian Bethany Rother.  


    School’s Out for Summer!

    Sharon Springs Grade School students filed out of the playground for the last time of this 2021-22 school year. Here’s to a great summer filled with memories that will last a lifetime! 

    Letter to the Editor - April 29, 2022

    Wallace County Commissioners, It is with much frustration and disappointment that I am resigning my position from the Wallace County Road Department after 31 years of dedication and commitment. In the past, I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent co-workers,... [More]


    Wallace County High School Class of 2022

    WCHS Graduation 1st row: Breanna Medina, Jake Willems, Calley Stubbs, Madeline Pearce. 2nd row: Makena Katt, Kadin Murphy, Adrienne Selzer, Connor Kuhlman, Brookley Dinkel, Jaden Voth, and Hope Perry.    Awards recipients: Calley Stubbs, Valedictorian, KSHSAA Citizenship... [More]


    “Building a Legacy” Breathes Life into Track and Field Project

    Harold Frasier, a former Wallace County High school board member and active member of the community, is quoted to have once stated that “each generation has the responsibility to repair and replace.”   Athletics are constantly evolving. Rules change, equipment... [More]

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    Bugle Notes - 5/5/22

    The Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association was held on Sunday, May 1st.  The day’s program was the showing of the film “The Lost Son: the Search for Lyman S. Kidder,” created by the WCHS Video Editing Class, instructed by Brenda Tropf.... [More]

    Bugle Notes - 4/14/22

    The Fort Wallace Memorial Association will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 1st at 5 pm at the Fort Wallace Memorials Association. The public is invited to attend: only lifetime members of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association may vote in the board elections. Memberships... [More]


    Bugle Notes 3/24/22

    We greatly enjoyed the fellowship and learning on Sat. March 12 during our 2022 Symposium "Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail" and Captain Keogh's Emerald Banquet in the evening! Speakers were Marla Matkin, Chris Gabel, @Deb Goodrich, Mark Berry and Steve Boylan; we certainly... [More]


    Bugle Notes - 3/10/22

    Coming up on Sat. March 12 - our Annual Symposium and Guardians Banquet! Starting at 9:00 AM, we will host prominent historians from across the Midwest to talk about “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail.” The Symposium fee is $30 for Guardians Members, $40 for... [More]


    Bugle Notes 3/3/22

    We are very excited about our upcoming events on Saturday, March 12! This year’s annual History Symposium is themed Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail, and features highly esteemed speakers from across the Midwest to share in their area of expertise. Doors will open... [More]


    Bugle Notes 2/24/22

    History was being shared across our area this weekend! On Saturday, the WCHS Videography Class, under the instruction of Brenda Tropf, filmed scenes for a class movie about the Kidder Massacre, which took place in June,1867 in north central Sherman County. The project required... [More]


    Bugle Notes 2/17/22

    This Sunday, the Museum is hosting a special two-hour class titled The Civil War in Kansas. Our own Deb Goodrich is our Garvey Texas Historian and she literally wrote the book on this subject! The class starts at 2:00 MT at the Museum and the cost is $10 - refreshments will be... [More]


    Bugle Notes - Feburary 3, 2022

    The snow may be flying in Wallace County (Thank the Lord!) but the Museum is humming with plans for the spring, as well as schools visiting for Kansas Day observances! On Monday, we welcomed the Sharon Springs USD 241 second grade class, led by teacher Gabrielle Kroestch and... [More]

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