Mote Honored With Quilt


On Saturday, February 29th, the High Plains Quilts of Valor Group honored Wallace Mote, along with 4 other local veterans. In an emotional ceremony, each veteran was wrapped in his quilt, receiving a “hug” from the volunteers.  His quilt was made by Darla Leubbers and quilted by Kim Jones. 
Wallace Mote was drafted in 1950, but did not enter the Army until 1951, when he went to Fort Riley, Kansas. He then went to Camp Atterbury, Indiana where he was trained to be a BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) gunner in his Platoon.
Mote continued his training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina before going to Heildrone, Germany.  He served in Germany during the Cold War.  He was assigned to the 112th Infantry Regiment 28th Infantry Division.  His division was nicknamed “the old bloody bucket” because it was almost wiped out during the Battle of the Bulge.
While in Germany, Mote was trained in parachutes, but never had to use this skill.  He reminisced about seeing a lot of pretty country by foot and plane, as well as the parts of Germany that were destroyed during World War II.  
Mote served in Germany until he returned home in 1953 with the rank of Corporal.  He was most proud of being able to serve in Germany, as opposed to Korea during his enlisted time.



Pool Opens For County Residents

The Wallace County Swimming Pool opened for the 2020 season Monday.  Hours: Monday - Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 2-6pm Prices: Ages 5-12 $1.50 and 13+ $2.00 Water Aerobics: Will be offered daily begining June 8 with hour-long sessions begining at 12:00 and 5:00.  Aerobics... [More]


Greeley County Health Services Partners with HaysMed for New Outreach Surgery

Greeley County Health Services has partnered with the University of Kansas Health System HaysMed Specialty Care to bring a new general surgery practice to Southwest Kansas.  Dr. Jerod Grove and Dr. Charles Schultz from HaysMed will begin traveling to Tribune to provide general... [More]

How does your garden grow? - Protect Your Vegetables From Heat Stress

During the summer, it can get too hot even for heat loving plants like tomatoes and peppers. There are a few things you can do to heat proof your garden. Watering enough is essential, but watering correctly is even more important. Water early in the morning before temperatures... [More]


Best Wishes to Mrs. Hale

Congratulations!  After 32 years in education, Mrs. Julie Hale retired from teaching at Weskan Schools on Monday, June 1st. She taught in Weskan for 30 years. Best wishes to Mrs. Hale!


State FFA Degrees Awarded To Local Members

Local FFA members Blakely Aldridge and Hannah Young have officially received their State FFA Degree.  The State FFA Degree is the third highest degree a member may receive, and the highest that any state association may bestow on its members. The golden charm of the State... [More]


The Rec Roundup - June 4, 2020

Wallace County Recreation is happy to move forth with our summer ball program, though it will look a little different than normal we are just excited to let these kids play ball! There is one softball team with 19 players from ages 6-12, one baseball team with 13 players also... [More]


Haylee Hennick Awarded Janet L. Cowles Van Allen Memorial Scholarship

Haylee Hennick, daughter of Staci and Jason Hennick, has been awarded the Janet L. Cowles Van Allen Memorial Scholarship.   The recipient must be a graduate of one of the Wallace County Kansas High Schools enrolling in the curriculum of their choice at Kansas State University.... [More]


Western Kansas Valley Introduces New Manager

We take great pride in announcing Judd McCurdy as the new manager at Western Kansas Valley in Sharon Springs. Western Kansas Valley is confident in Judd’s ability to help local farmers with their future irrigation needs in the Northwest Kansas and Eastern Colorado area.... [More]

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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]

Traffic Court September-December

Forman, David Scott, Miami Fla, driving 78 mph in a 50 mph zone. Fines $177 Court Cost $108. Hagan, Audrey Ann, Columbia Mo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deferred. Court Cost $108. Pfeffer, Samuel Tyler, Sharon Springs, Reckless Driving.  Bench Trial – Not... [More]

Traffic Court up to September 2019

Turner, Philip Russell II, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, court costs $108. Patton, Amanda, driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred adjudication, court costs $108. Ramey, Tyler Ray, failure to stop or obey railroad crossing signal, fines $195, court... [More]

Wallace County District Court Sentencings

On May 15th, Vance Diamond Halsey appeared in the Wallace County District Court with court appointed attorney, Christopher Rohr, Colby for sentencing in the matter of case 2019-CR-03.  Halsey was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer on March 12, 2019, ... [More]

Traffic Court for May-June 2019

May Traffic Report Thomas, Dyami R, Bellingham, Wash, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court cost $108. Araujo Pompa, Almedio, Coral Gables, Fla, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $105, court cost $108. Lennon, Jake Owen, Pittsburg, Penn, driving 93 mph... [More]

Traffic Court for April 2019

James Manuel Phillips, Gardner, Colo, driving 77 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $57 and court costs $108. Kenzie Marie Spreier, Colby, Kans, diving 80 in a 65 mph zone, fines $75 and court costs $108. Erick Edward Jarosz, Canon City, Colo, driving 84 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

Brandon and Fugate Sentenced

Jonathan Brandon appeared in Wallace County District Court on April 10th, 2019, with his court appointed attorney, Steve Cott, Garden City, for sentencing in cases 17 CR 51 and 17 CR 58. Each case charged Brandon with Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Jun 4, 2020

Our good news to share is that the Fort Wallace Museum has now re-opened to the public! Our main changes in operation will be more frequent wiping down of door handles and in sign-in procedures. Our staff will not be giving tours for the moment, as we try to minimize contact... [More]


Bugle Notes - May 28, 2020

Although it was a very different year, the Wallace Community still managed to honor the sacrifices of our military on Memorial Day 2020.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions that are still in place, a “Do-It-Yourself” observance was held in the morning at the cemetery,... [More]


Bugle Notes - May 7, 2020

The Museum has been missing its visitors, but things are still happening on the grounds! A long-time need has been addressed by some of our hard-working volunteers, combined with the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation through the Wallace County Foundation. Over the past... [More]


Bugle Notes - Apr 2, 2020

The Fort Wallace Museum continues to be closed to visitors until April 6th, when the Board will re-evaluate opening hours once more. We do have staff putting in hours at the Museum on most days, so do feel free to give us a call at 785.891.3564 to ask a question or leave a message. ... [More]


Bugle Notes - Mar 19, 2020

This past weekend, the Guardians of Fort Wallace Museum’s Fundraiser Banquet was compelled to greatly scale back their planned events, due to weather. as well as health concerns. The “Harvesting the Plains” History Symposium went on with a very limited audience.... [More]


Bugle Notes - Mar 12, 2020

The Museum will host a Nex-Gen high school or college intern (age 16 and up) for the summer of 2020! The application process for this internship is open through March 15! We would love to have you on our team and help develop Museum interpretation, while making a good wage and... [More]


Bugle Notes - History Symposium on March 14

The Guardians of the Fort Wallace Museum are gearing up for a wonderful day of events on Saturday, March 14!  The day opens with a history symposium, with speakers from Arizona, Texas, and Kansas, and ends with a gala fundraiser banquet in honor of Capt. Myles Keogh of the... [More]


Bugle Notes - Upcoming Events

Wallace, Kansas….The Fort Wallace Museum continues its great tradition of exploring history with a twist of fun with a full day of activities on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The public is invited to enjoy the day’s historical Symposium and the evening’s fundraiser... [More]

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Times Gone Past - Week of Jun 4, 2020

30 Years Ago (1990) The family of Fred & Ruth Foos were hosting a reception on June 10th in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Charity Whitney, daughter of Bill & Wilma Whitney, recently began work at the Syracuse Journal as managing editor. The... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 28, 2020

15 Years Ago (2005) City of Sharon Springs workers had been working on installing the new tornado sirens. They were purchased from an airport in Kansas City. One of them was installed near the swimming pool and the other behind The Pit Stop on north Main Street. The Coyote... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 21, 2020

20 Years Ago (2000) Harry “Swede” Lutz died at Larksfield Health Care Center in Wichita, at the age of 95. He was born on March 6, 1905, at Wallace, the son of Mary Louella (Buchanan) and Ward H. Lutz. Check out our Facebook page to read the full obituary. The... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 14, 2020

25 Years Ago (1995) The Broadside Teacher of the Week was Dan Shupe. He was completing his first year of teaching at WCHS, with classes in computer and business education. He had earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Emporia State. Gary & Connie White announced the... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of May 7, 2020

30 Years Ago (1990) Sharon Springs grade school students in grades 1-5 participated in the Tree City U.S.A. flag raising ceremony conducted by Don McWilliams in the Arbor Day celebration held Monday at the school. The Strand Theater was showing “The Hunt for Red October”... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Apr 30, 2020

7 Years Ago (2013) Jeff Kahle was hired as the managing director of United Plains Ag and CHS Quinter at the beginning of April. Kahle had been the agronomy manager of both places since 2008. The Wallace County High School 2013 Prom King and Queen were Logan Hinkle and Tatum... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Apr 23, 2020

15 Years Ago (2005) The Coyote Column Student Spotlight was on Gabe Klinge. His favorites included food – macaroni and cheese, color – red, class – recess, team – Weskan Coyotes, and movie – Scooby Doo 2. Ed & Cindy Harold announced the engagement... [More]


Times Gone Past - Week of Apr 16, 2020

20 Years Ago (2000) Three local girls received the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award. The honorees were Renette Langdon, Jamie Kasten, and Sandee Langdon. More than 50 guests attended the ceremony in the Sharon Springs Lutheran Church. The Broadside... [More]

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