Steve A. Schmidt

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Steve A. Schmidt, age 68, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at his home in Greeley County, Kansas.  He was born on October 21, 1952, in Tribune, Kansas, the son of Dwayne C. and Edith Mathews Schmidt.  A lifetime resident of Tribune, Kansas, he was a Farmer, Rancher, Crop Adjuster, and the past Sheriff of Tribune, Kansas where he served for over 12 years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, Kansas, and the Sheriff’s Association.
On January 1, 1980, he married Debbie M. Shoemaker in Tribune, Kansas.  She survives.
Survivors include his Wife - Debbie M. Schmidt of Tribune, Kansas, Two Sons - Kelly & Gwynneth Harris of Elbert, Colorado, Jarrod & Janie Schmidt or Tribune, Kansas, One Daughter - Tina & Brian Rodriguez of Lacrosse, Kansas, One Sister - Cheryl Ann & Randall Graham of Fort Worth, Texas, Nine Grandchildren - Andrew, Katherine, Alex, Kylee, Quintin, Taven, Baileigh, Grayson and Grady, Six Great Grandchildren - Travis, Treston, Asher, Krew, Crimsyn, and Emily.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, and a special Uncle - Donald Schmidt along with numerous other Aunts & Uncles.
Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, Kansas, with Pastor Dustin Fritzmeier presiding.
Inurnment will be in the Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kansas.
Memorials in Lieu Of Flowers can be written to the Steve Schmidt Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home; PO Box 161, Leoti, Kansas, 67861.
There will be no calling times.

OBITUARIES

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Jason T. Carman

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Donald Gene Hileman

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Barbara Van Allen

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Wilma Marie DeBeer

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Beverly J. Lowen

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Michael Lynn Pipkin

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COURT

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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

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District Court Sentencings

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Traffic Court March - June

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Wallace County District Court Proceedings

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Traffic Court for January and February

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NEWS

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Golf Course Tornado Damage Photos

Photos by Corey David Drone

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Thank You from Sharon Springs Golf Board

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - October 21, 2021

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Bugle Notes - September 23, 2021

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Bugle Notes - September 16, 2021

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Bugle Notes - September 2, 2021

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Bugle Notes - August 26, 2021

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Bugle Notes - August 26, 2021

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Bugle Notes - July 8, 2021

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