Stanley Raymond Weeks


Stanley Raymond Weeks, 77, of Sharon Springs, KS, lost his fight with cancer July 13, 2020. 
Stan entered this world on March 26, 1943 in Laconia, NH, born to Leslie and Blanche Weeks. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, receiving special commendations in marksmanship. 
His spirit of adventure led him across the country, where he eventually settled in western Kansas. During his lifetime, his jobs were as varied as his interests. He flew planes, managed a restaurant, drove truck, and more. He loved putting miles on his Harley, cooking, working in his garage and keeping up with his grandkids. He never met a stranger and loved drinking coffee and having long conversations with friends and family.  
He loved his family and was a devoted Papa. He never hesitated to travel many miles to attend the various school events of his granchildren – or just cook them blueberry muffins for breakfast. 
Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Blanche. He is survived by his four children, Leslie Fry and her husband Russell; Ray Weeks and his fiancee Natalie; Courtney Warden and her husband Dylan; and Diane Bean and her husband John. He has eight beloved grandchildren, including Ethan, Sam and Will Fry, Atticus Weeks, Beau and Kylie Warden and Sarah and Seth Holt. His surviving siblings include Jean Weeks, Brenda Moore and Phil Weeks.  
There will be a small military funeral Thursday,  August 6th at 10 a.m. CST in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Wakeeney, followed by a come-and-go Celebration of Life from 5-7 p.m. MST at the CAB Building in Sharon Springs. Memorials can be made to the Wallace County VFW, P.O. Box 324, Sharon Springs, KS 67758.




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Dusty Dee Baehler

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Jenny Lynn McClelland

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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

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USD 241 First Day of School Postponed

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KDA Asks Public to Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

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Jammin' Randy at the South Park

Jammin’ Randy appeared last Friday at South Park to perform for area children, sponsored by the Sharon Springs Public Library.


2nd Annual DJ Noyes Memorial Motorcycle Fun Run

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A Look In The Window

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University of Kansas Program Tracing COVID-19 In Wastewater Provides Early Warning to Kansans Of Virus Spread

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WCHS Prom King & Queen

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Bugle Notes - Jul 16, 2020

The re-scheduled Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association will be held Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5 pm at the Fort Wallace Muuseum. This year’s meeting will be more low-key; there will be annual reports and the election of officers, but no educational program.... [More]


Bugle Notes - Jul 9, 2020

Visitorship remains steady at the Fort Wallace Museum, with a strong number of area people, as well as travelers along Hwy 40. Work continues on the Weskan Sod Schoolhouse display by Patty Lou Lock, Lynn and Rita Kirkham, which will showcase information about our County’s... [More]


Bugle Notes - Jun 25, 2020

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Bugle Notes - Jun 4, 2020

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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

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