Sheriff’s Office Log – June 2022

21 Vins / 5 Civil Process / 12 Court Cases / 12 911 Hang-ups – PSA: Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active.
Traffic Stops:  11 Citations & 34 Warnings
For security and privacy reasons, our monthly report includes less than 10% of actual calls received.
Any questions or comments, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
LIVESTOCK OWNERS:  Please notify the Sheriff’s Office if you have livestock on pastures or any crop fields.  We are having to contact the landowners in order to find out who the cattle belong to.  Thank you!!!
During Tornado Season, the first Wednesday of each month, there will be a tornado siren drill at 10:00 a.m.
NOTE:  All parties arrested are innocent until proven guilty

6-1 Report of an abandoned vehicle on the property of Central Plains Ag in S.S.
6-1 Report of a dog running loose west of Weskan; owner was located
6-2 Report of an abandoned vehicle on Hwy 27 MM 146; owner of vehicle ran out of gas & was assisted with removal of vehicle 
6-2 S.S. Fire mutual aid in Greeley County for structural fire
6-3 Report of extra livestock in a pasture that was not theirs; attempt to make contact with other livestock owner
6-3 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-3 Severe thunderstorm in Wallace County, southwest and southeast Wallace County
6-3 Report of a missing pet in the 200 block in N Kennedy; missing pet was found and is with the owner
6-3 S.S. and Wallace Fire paged out
6-4 Fire alarm south of S.S., false alarm (weather related)
6-5 Stolen vehicle reported; vehicle that was stolen from another county was located in Wallace County
6-5 Theft report was taken
6-5 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-5 Livestock out on Hwy 40 MM 22; livestock owners were notified
6-6 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-6 Responded to a domestic issue in S.S.
6-7 Livestock out on Deer Draw Road; livestock owner was notified
6-7 Report of suspicious activity in another county, was reported to our county as vehicle was headed eastbound; unable to locate vehicle
6-7 Severe thunderstorm in Wallace County, pea-size to golf ball size hail; some damage to vehicles were reported
6-7 Suspicious party reported walking around the town of S.S.
6-8 Several control burns were called in
6-8 Railroad arm crossing were malfunctioning; notified UPRR
6-8 Livestock out on Hwy 27, around MM 127; livestock owner was notified
6-9 Report of suspicious parties dumpster diving at the Dollar General in S.S.
6-9 One male party was arrested and taken to the Wallace County Jail
6-10 Several control burns were called in
6-10 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-10 Motorist assist on Hwy 27, near the Wallace/Greeley County line
6-10 Possible scam call was reported
6-10 S.S. Ambulance medical transport from Greeley Co Hospital to Hays 
6-11 Livestock out on Hwy 27, MM 139.5; livestock owner was notified
6-11 Several calls pertaining to livestock out on Hwy 27, between MM 146-148; livestock owner was notified
6-11 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-11 Motorist assist on Hwy 40, MM 9; parties were transported to Wallace/Logan County line to meet with Logan County officer
6-12 Livestock out on Hwy 27, MM 148-149; attempted to notify livestock owner
6-12 Livestock out on Hwy 27, MM 139.5; livestock owner was notified
6-12 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-13 S.S. Ambulance transported patient from Goodland Reg Medical Center to Parker CO
6-13 Motorist assist on Hwy 27, MM 147, then broke down again at MM 146
6-13 Report of some calves that were out on Hwy 27, just south of S.S.; calves found their way into pasture
6-14 Animal complaint on Clark St in S.S.
6-15 No injury accident on Hwy 40, MM 23
6-16 Livestock out on Tumbleweed Rd & Rd 3; livestock owner was notified
6-16 Report of 2 dogs running loose south of Wallace; dog owner was notified
6-16 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-17 No injury accident in S.S.
6-17 Livestock out on Hwy 27 MM 149; livestock owner was notified
6-18 Domestic disturbance reported in the 300 block of N Kennedy St in S.S.
6-18 Theft report taken on S Gardener St in S.S.
6-18 Security check on W 6th St in S.S.
6-19 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-19 Motorist assist on 40/CR 3
6-20 Agency assist with Garden City about a stolen vehicle that may be in S.S.
6-20 Traffic complaint about a driver that doesn’t have a valid license driving around S.S.
6-20 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-21 Livestock out on Rd 3 & Tumbleweed Rd; livestock owner was notified
6-21 One male party arrested for DUI & several other charges
6-21 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-22 S.S. Ambulance transported patient from Greeley Co Hospital to Garden City Hospital
6-22 Livestock out in Logan County on Hwy 40/CR 160; notified Logan County
6-23 Traffic complaint on Hwy 40 MM 5 about an erratic driver
6-24 Traffic complaint about semis speeding on Gooseberry Rd; owner of truck company was notified
6-24 Traffic accident on Hickory Rd & CR 17; no injuries
6-24 Traffic complaint about an erratic driver on Hwy 27, south of S.S.
6-24 Traffic complaint on Hwy 27 MM 147 about an erratic driver
6-25 Transient transported from the KS/CO state line to WA/LG Co line to meet a deputy
6-27 Report of road debris on Hwy 27 between S.S. and the Landfill
6-27 Report of equipment on KDOT’s right-of-way; owner of equipment was notified
6-28 S.S. Ambulance paged out
6-29 Semi broke down on Hwy 27 between MM 129 & 130
6-29 S.S. Fire paged out
6-29 Unwanted party at a local business; male party was escorted off the property
6-30 Domestic disturbance in Wallace
6-30 Motorist assist on Hwy 40, between MM 6 & 7
6-30 Traffic issue at the 27/40 Store in S.S.
6-30 Wallace and S.S. Fire paged out



Home and Family - Food Pantries? Keep it Safe

Donating food to food pantries and food banks is a way for neighbors to help neighbors, reduce food waste and help families that could use additional food, says Londa Nwadike, a food safety specialist who holds dual extension appointments with Kansas State University and the... [More]


How Does Your Garden Grow... Curing Onions for Storage

Onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and they also store very well. If stored properly in a cool and dark location, some onions can maintain their flavor and freshness for as long as one year.  There are two main types of onions: pungent and mild. Mild onions... [More]


Stubbs Receives Scholarship from Red Angus

The Red Angus Association of America Junior Activities Committee is pleased to name Calley Stubbs a Junior Red Angus member, as a recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship. These association scholarships are awarded to JRA members that are active in the association, as well as... [More]

Hampton to Perform at Wallace

Award-winning western performer R. W. Hampton will be in concert at the Fort Wallace Museum during the annual expo September 9 and 10.  Living history presentations will focus on the theme, “Communication on the Smoky Hill Trail,” with Friday designated as education... [More]


Area Veterans Honored by Quilts of Valor

Sunday, August 7th, Gene Walker, Weskan; Ted Bussen, Wallace; Jimmy Bennett, Colby; Mark Rine, Tribune; Samuel Stewart, Tribune; and Michael Chaney, Sharon Springs, were honored by Quilts of Valor for their service in US armed forces.   The Quilts of Valor program began... [More]


USDA Issuing Payments for Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing the amount of funding available for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP) and expects to issue approximately $62.8 million in pandemic assistance payments to hog producers starting this week. SMHPP assists eligible... [More]

Sheriff’s Office Log - July

7 Vins / 9 Civil Process / 16 Court Cases / 12 911 Hang-ups – Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active. Traffic Stops:  7 Citations & 30 Warnings from the Wallace County S.O.  / 7... [More]

Services Scheduled for Oxby Brooks

Oxby Brooks, 4, passed on Monday, August 1, 2022. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2pm mt at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs Kansas with refreshments following. Services have been entrusted to Koons-Russell Funeral Home of Goodland and... [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 - 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]


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]

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Times Gone Past 8/11/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “Out to Sea” starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Dyan Cannon. The following movie was “Men in Black” starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Dry Creek was running at almost full capacity after... [More]

Times Gone Past 8/4/22

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Universal Soldier” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, and Ally Walker. The following movie was “Sister Act” starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, and Kathy Najimy. ... [More]


Times Gone Past 7/28/22

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing closed for the Wallace County Fair. The following week’s movie was “Transformers” starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Voight, and Josh Duhamel. The yard of Darrell & Sharon Rohr on Kennedy Street... [More]


Times Gone Past 7/21/2022

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Scooby-Doo” starring Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The following movie was “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” starring Hayden Christensen, Natalie... [More]


Times Gone Past 7/14/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “My Best Friend’s Wedding” starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz. The following movie was “Walt Disney’s Hercules” featuring the voices of Tate Donovan, James Woods, and... [More]


Times Gone Past 7/7/22

30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Far and Away” starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The following movie was “Patriot Games” starring Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Earl Jones. Paul McNall attended his last... [More]


Times Gone Past 6/30/22

7 Years Ago (2015) The Strand Theater was showing “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Judy Greer. The following movie was “Inside Out” featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, and Phyllis... [More]


Times Gone Past 6/23/22

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “Surf’s Up” featuring the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jon Heder, and Jeff Bridges. The following movie was “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, and Chris Evans.... [More]

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