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 Friday shopping at Kohl’s, I came across one on sale for next to nothing. In my college days, I got to accompany Mom on this long-awaited shopping day.  She had one rule: “You couldn’t buy for yourself.” Just as easily as the one rule and memories of those days filled my mind, the quote board found its way into my cart. I was finally going to buy one of these things I’ve always wanted. I justified it as compensation for fighting off the crazies for a parking spot 6 blocks away to score a few sets of pajamas that seem to shrink while kids dream. FYI: Thread unraveling, character fading, and shrinkage all seem to be eliminated when you don’t wash the pjs. It’s totally worth waking up before the roosters to get $3 deals like that!  Anyhow, I made it home with my bargains, stashed Christmas gifts away in the closet, and was already dreaming of where I’d hang our new quote board.  I thought it would be a great way to share quotes and scriptures with my people. However, when I cut open the packaging to pull out the board, the next sight was daunting. Three plastic grids of letters that would need detached sat before me. I tried at first to yank a letter away from the grid that held it. It didn’t budge. I twisted and folded it back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth. And finally, it broke free. Goodness. I can’t go through all that with every letter, number, and symbol...all 180+ characters. There’s got to be an easier way. I went after my mini shears. I looked in the drawer where they belong, and guess what? They weren’t there. “A place for everything and everything in its place.” #momgoals. So, I went back to pulling a letter off the hard way. Twisting. Back and forth movements, multiple times. I was determined to free them all to put together a quote and hang the thing up on our wall before heading to bed. Didn’t get anywhere with that. I gave out. And gave up. Feeling like somewhat of a failure, I lowered my eyes down to collect the letter to store back in the packaging and put this off for the next day. It’s funny. That one letter I tugged off the plastic grid was a powerful quote all on its own. If you find yourself stuck and can’t get out of a difficult spot no matter how hard you try...just B.



Happy Friendsgiving!

The Wallace  County  Home  Educators held their Friendsgiving event this past Monday. A turkey dinner was served up with all the trimmings to give those in attendance a jump start to their Thanksgiving festivities!  As my travels take me away from Wallace... [More]


WCHS Theater Class Presents “Virtual Family”

Students of the theater class, under the direction of Eric Jarvis, performed a one-act play, “Virtual Family” on Friday, November 11th.  The small ensemble of Destany Still, Zoey Gardner, Miaha Lucas, Lydia Fox, and Elena Kyner comedic performance ended with... [More]


Proposed Mill Levy Voted Down

After months of county-wide debate on the proposed tax levy, that would have allowed up to 25 mill to be levied for the Wallace County Community Care Center, did not pass. Of the 670 votes cast, 557 were against with only 113 votes in support of the levy. Local races: County... [More]


2022 Football Regional Champions

2022 Regional Champions - Wallace County High School - front row - Tyler Wagoner, Kemper Benisch, Austen Walker, Hunter Still, Royce Garcia, managers Elli Edwards and Livi Perry. 2nd row: Ethan Cain, Ace Edwards, Kean Dinkel, Braden McKain, Travis Korbe, Brenton Welsh. 3rd row:... [More]


Dart League

Sharon Springs Golf Course will be hosting a Dart League Exhibition Night Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 5:30pm. This is for all new players who would like to learn the machines and how to score & for the dart regulars who would like the practice. ***Please note –... [More]


Deadline Approaching in Kansas for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Drought

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in 69 Kansas counties and neighboring counties in Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma of the Dec. 8, 2022, deadline to apply for an... [More]

DD-214 Reminder

A quick reminder for all Wallace County Veterans to record your DD-214s in the Wallace County Register of Deeds office! It’s FREE to record and provides ease of mind knowing the form is backed up in case something was to happen to the original. And, fun fact, it’s... [More]


Kansas 4-H meat judging team wins national contest

The Kansas 4-H All Star meat judging team was crowned national champions, beating teams from 14 states during the 4-H Meat Judging Contest championship held at the American Royal in Kansas City. It is the first-ever national title for a Kansas team, which won by 27 points over... [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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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]


Bugle Notes - 9/29/22

During the recent History Exposition, our guest historian and bugle expert Jari Villanueva was intrigued by the musical instrument displayed in the Enlisted Barracks area. This strange brass instrument has been in the Fort Wallace Museum collection for many years and is inventoried... [More]


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]

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Times Gone Past 11/17/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “I Spy” starring Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, and Famke Janssen. The following movie was “The Santa Clause 2” starring Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Spencer Breslin. For the month of November,... [More]


Times Gone Past 11/10/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “In & Out” starring Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, and Matt Dillon. The following movie was “I Know What You Did Last Summer” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Sarah... [More]


Times Gone Past 11/3/22

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Mr. Baseball” starring Tom Selleck and Dennis Haysbert. The following movie was “Hero” starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, and Andy Garcia. See the photos below of some of the costume winners in... [More]


Times Gone Past 10/27/22

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “The Seeker: The Dark is Rising” starring Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, and Frances Conroy. The following movie was “The Game Plan” starring Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick and Morris Chestnut. There... [More]


Times Gone Past 10/20/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “The Tuxedo” starring Jackie Chan, Jason Isaacs, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The following movie was “Red Dragon” starring Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel and Edward Norton. See the photo... [More]


Times Gone Past 10/13/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “G. I. Jane” starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, and Anne Bancroft. The following movie was “Excess Baggage” starring Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, and Christopher Walken. There was a free... [More]


Times Gone Past 10/6/22

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “3 Ninjas” starring Michael Treanor and Max Elliot Slade. The following movie was “Single White Female” starring Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Steven Weber.  Brenda Kirkham won 2nd... [More]


Times Gone Past 9/29/2022

7 Years Ago (2015) The Strand Theater was showing “War Room” starring Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, and Karen Abercrombie. The following movie was “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” starring Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Patricia... [More]

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