Tri-State Cow Calf Symposium set to be held in Bird City

The 2023 Tri-State Cow Calf Symposium is set to be held Friday, January 27th in Bird City, Kansas. This event is produced by K-State Research and Extension, Nebraska Extension, and Colorado State University Extension and rotates between the three states. This symposium will focus on adapting in times of uncertainty and more specifically consider the strains that drought has put on producers in the tri-state area. 
Check-in will begin at 9:30 am CT allowing for time to visit with vendors, sponsors, and for refreshments. The program will begin at 10 am CT starting with a market outlook by agricultural economist Dustin Pendell, Ph.D. who will also lead discussion on the economics behind cull-cow and drought feeding decisions. 
Short term forage considerations will come next, presented by Jerry Volesky, Ph.D. a professor and Nebraska Extension Range & Forage Specialist. Then Jennifer Ifft, Ph.D., professor and extension specialist in agricultural policy at Kansas State University will lead discussion on risk management tools for cow calf producers such as the use of pasture, rangeland and forage insurance. 
Following lunch and time to visit with vendors, Chip Redmond, the assistant agronomist incident meteorologist for Kansas Forest Service will lead a weather outlook for attendees to better understand what weather may be in store for the rest of the year.
The day will finish with a producer panel “Planning and Pivoting for Drought” moderated by Keith Harmoney, Ph.D. and range scientist which will allow producers and attendees to make their own plans to prepare for the future. The panel will include Dan Larson - owner and operator of Larson Angus Ranch (Sharon Springs, Kansas), Robert Brosius - manager at Maddux Cattle Company (Imperial, Nebraska), and others to share how they managed cattle through the previous year’s drought and what they plan to do in the future. The program is set to adjourn at 2:00 pm CT. 
The program will be held at the American Legion Hall at 113 W Fourth Street, Bird City, Kansas. Registration is required by January 20th and can be found at https://tinyurl.com/tristatecowcalf. To register by phone, or if you have any questions they can be directed to the Cheyenne County Extension Office at 785-332-3171.

NEWS

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Snow Blankets Wallace County Last Week

A much needed 8”- 12” of snow fell over Wallace County last week. Snowfall began on Wednesday and continued off and on until around noon on Saturday.  Above: Looking down at a snow-covered South Park. Left: Erikson and Violet David conquer the mountain of snow... [More]

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Kuhlman named to President’s list

Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Aubrey Kuhlman of Sharon Spgs, KS, was recently named to the President’s List for the fall semester, which ended December 12, 2022. Any full-time student... [More]

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Workshop Explores Family History Writing

The Prairie Museum of Art & History in Colby will host “A Creative Guide to Writing Your Family’s Stories,” a presentation and discussion by Kim Stanley on Sunday, February 5 at 1:30 PM.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.... [More]

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“The Kansas Legislature” returns

Another LIVE production from Smoky Hills PBS, The Kansas Legislature, will kick off Friday, February 3 at 7 PM.  Streaming will also be available on our YouTube channel:  http://bit.ly/StreamSmokyHillsPBS The show airs during the legislative session, which gives the... [More]

Governor Kelly Advocates for "Axing Your Taxes" Plan

Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Wichita recently to call on local legislators to support her 'Axing Your Taxes' plan, which would save Kansans more than $500 million in tax cuts over the next three years. The three-pronged plan includes a push to immediately 'axe the tax' on... [More]

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Wildcat Basketball Against Bulldogs

The Wildcats came up short against the Quinter Bulldogs with a final score of 41-51. The Lady Wildcats won their game against Quinter 50-29. Photo by Peggy Fischer. Left: Wildcat Tharyan Hawkins goes up and under for 2 against the Quinter Bulldogs at home last week. Right:... [More]

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WCHS Winter Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Friday, January 13th, WCHS crowned Winter Homecoming King Cauy Dinkel and Queen Joss Benisch.  Front row:  Hayden Wagoner, Bane Fischer, Elli Edwards, Claire Walker-Helsel, Tiera Eby, back row: Seferino Juarez, Joss Benisch, Queen, Cauy Dinkel, King, and Gabe Johnson. ... [More]

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Hennick Lumber Giveaway Winners

Congratulations Skyler Rains and Joni Turk, winners of Hennick Lumber’s recent $500 giveaway!

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COURT

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

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Bugle Notes - 1/26/23

Cottonwood Connections is a new video series on Smoky Hills Public Television being produced through the Friends of the Cottonwood Ranch with film director Ed Lowry. An initial season included host/historian Don Rowlison who explored such subjects as Legacy of the Cottonwood... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 12/1/22

You are invited to join us at the Fort Wallace Museum this coming Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm for our annual “Candlelight Christmas!” The 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church is the location for a traditional Swedish Lutheran Carol service, with special music. Afterward, attendees... [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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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TIMES

Times Gone Past 1/26/23

25 Years Ago (1998) The Strand Theater was showing “Home Alone 3” starring Alex D. Linz. The following movie was “Disney’s Mr. Magoo” starring Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Bernice Jones would be honored with a card shower... [More]

Times Gone Past 1/19/23

30 Years Ago (1993) The Strand Theater was showing “The Distinguished Gentleman” starring Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.  The following movie was “Leap of Faith” starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, and Liam Neeson. Stephanie... [More]

Times Gone Past 1/12/23

15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing “The Water Horse” starring Emily Watson, David Morrisey, and Alex Etel. In the movie, a lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. Virgil & Peggy Fischer announced... [More]

Times Gone Past 1/5/23

20 Years Ago (2003) The Strand Theater was showing “Treasure Planet” featuring the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, and Martin Short. The following movie was “Maid in Manhattan” starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, and Stanley Tucci.... [More]

Times Gone Past 12/29/22

7 Years Ago (2015) The Strand Theater was showing “Creed” starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tess Thompson. The following movie was “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” featuring the voices of Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Kimberly... [More]

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Times Gone Past 12/22/31

15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “Enchanted” starring Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, and Patrick Dempsey. A young maiden, set to be wed, is sent to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. For the first time, Weskan... [More]

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Times Gone Past 12/15/22

20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. The following movie was “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Lainie Kazan.... [More]

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Times Gone Past 12/8/22

25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” starring Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, and James Remar. The following movie was “Bean” starring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Reed, and Burt Reynolds. Tanya Schemm, daughter of Darrel... [More]

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