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. 
Anna enjoys sports, especially soccer, and was disappointed to learn that western Kansas didn’t offer her any soccer team to join.  She decided to try playing volleyball this year and has learned she enjoys it.
Anna’s interests include reading, painting, and watching Marvel movies.  She loves animals, especially rabbits.  One of her rabbits was awarded the Grand Champion ribbon at the Wallace County 4-H Fair this past summer. Another rabbit brought home a purple ribbon as well.
When not tending to her chores and 4H animals, Anna works at Sandy’s Daycare. 
Her sly smile makes her a joy to have in the office at The Western Times.
Anna aspires to be a midwife and hopes to pursue that dream while attending a Christian College that offers a midwifery program.



Wallace County Home Educators Put on a Spot of Tea

When spring arrives, we are always excited to kick off the season with our annual tea party.   On Saturday, March 16th our homeschool group hosted a vintage, butterfly-themed tea.  This is such a great time for family and friends to gather.   With 60-70 in attendance,... [More]


Fairwell to the Davis Family

My family first met the “A Team” in the summer of 2020. They had already lived here for several months, but since the world was at the height of COVID lockdowns, we didn’t meet them until August.  They began attending our monthly homeschool co-ops and instantly... [More]


Crafting and Baking at Hope Springs

Crafting and Baking at Hope Springs

Christmas Trees Through Time

Christmas trees are a custom that can be found in almost every home when the holiday season draws near. Decorated with lights, ornaments, and garlands, a Christmas tree brings joy to every home. But how did it become one of the greatest traditions in the modern world? How does... [More]

What is advent and why do we celebrate it?

Advent is a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival”. Advent is a season of the Church calendar that stretches from four Sundays before Christmas Day through Christmas Eve. If you attend any Christian Church, you likely already know this.  Advent... [More]

God's Trick Play

This time of the year, most Christians will be turning their Bibles to the story of Jesus’ birth.  I doubt, however, they will start with the genealogy of Christ.  So many “so-and-so begats.”  Why do we even need to know that?  There are... [More]

A Christmas Memory

On a cold winter day, I woke up on Christmas morning and peeked out the window. What I saw was glistening snow falling to the ground.  I soon heard the footsteps of my siblings creeping up the stairs to see what was under the tree. Stockings of red, white, and green were... [More]


Thanksgiving: It isn’t all about the turkey!

Recently the Wallace County Home Educators hosted an event called Friendsgiving. This event allowed the Homeschoolers to show friends and family what they had accomplished and learned  over the last semester including memorization of scripture, a  display of mummified... [More]

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Presenting the Weskan High School Class of 2024

Congratulations to the WHS Class of 2024: (left to right) Shelby Baehler, Von Moruno, Dana Hastedt, Izzy Carrat,   David Langdell, JoAnna Langdell, KyLynn Miller, Brennan Aldridge, Anay Madrid, Ryan Colgrin, and Essi Nykaenen.


Fort Wallace Museum is a venue for Summer Program

The Fort Wallace Museum is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Kansas Tourism Sunflower Summer program.  The Fort Wallace Museum is a highly-acclaimed regional museum highlighting the history of the early Indian Wars, as well as the stories of the Native Tribes... [More]

Celebrating 70 years of the Rodeo

This weekend marks the 70th year of holding a rodeo in Wallace, Kansas. Cowboys and Cowgirls from Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas will be here, striving for fast times and high-point rides.  Performances will be held on Saturday, May 25th, and Sunday, May... [More]


Meadowlark Madness Program Announced

Northwest Kansas - It’s Meadowlark Madness!  Are you ready for the exciting adventures you can have exploring the museums of Northwest Kansas over the summer?   The Meadowlark Madness program is a way to discover and explore 13 museums from the Northwest Kansas... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Managing soil pH

Soil pH is a measure of its alkalinity or acidity. It directly affects the availability of nutrients. Different plants thrive better in different pH ranges. If you repeatedly have difficulty raising a certain plant, it could be because your soil is out of the range for that plant.... [More]


Presenting the Wallace County High School Class of 2024

Class: 1st row: Zoey Gardner, Destaney Still, Lydia Fox, Sarahi Godinez-Montoya, Miaha Lucas, Ja 'Asia Stafford. 2nd row: Livingston Perry, Brenton Welsh, Evan Pearce, Braden McKain, Kean Dinkel, Tyler Korbe. 3rd row: Jaden Ryser, Jaren Rains, Cade Funk, Tharyan Appelhans, Tabor... [More]


WCCD Awards Scholarships

The Wallace County Conservation District is pleased to announce a scholarship program to offer financial support and encourage county graduating seniors who plan to continue their studies in an agricultural related field.  Applications are due April 1 of each year.  For... [More]

Buell Sentenced for Registry Violation

Austin Buell appeared in the Wallace County Courthouse for sentencing in case number WA-2022-CR-09 on April 23rd, 2024. He was represented by Scott Koksal, Garden City.  On December 19th, 2023, after a two-day trial, Austin Buell, age 33, Sharon Springs, was found guilty... [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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