Andrew MacGregor Jones

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Andrew (Andy) MacGregor Jones, age 74, of Collyer, Kansas, passed away at Gove County Medical Center on May 28, 2020, as a result of cancer. He was born on January 4, 1946, in Goodland, KS, to William David and Geneva (Mac) Evangeline (MacGregor) Jones.
He graduated in 1964 from Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs. He then attended Lamar Junior College for 2 years and completed his bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University in 1969. He worked in the Sublette feed yard and was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam conflict, where he served stateside as a veterinary specialist. He married Susan Rondeau in 1970 and spent most of this time in Fort Sill, OK. He was discharged in 1971.
In 1973, Andy heard and responded to the gospel and began his walk with the Lord. They had four children, Jamie, Jarad, Adrian, and Julie. He worked in various feed yards and in 1988 went to work for the Kansas Department of Agriculture as an inspector for ACAP. They were married from 1970 to 1991.
On March 5, 1994, he married Sondra Behrends of Grant, NE. In 1996 they moved south of Collyer, KS, and established a cow herd where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of backgrounding his own cattle and feeding cattle for others. He retired from the state in 2006 to work full time with his horses and cattle.
Andy enjoyed being a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Studley, KS, raising “good horses”, playing cards with his friends and family and talking with “everyone.” He most recently enjoyed trialing his beloved border collie. He loved the Lord, his family, and his friends.
Andy is survived by his brother, David Jones of Sharon Springs, and sisters Marietta (Don) Zimmerman of Timnath, CO, and Roxie Tucker of Copeland; Susan and their four children, sons Jarad Jones of Wister, OK, (Dana of Shawnee, OK) and Adrian Jones of Wellington, CO; daughters, Jamie Lerwick (Troy Blankingship) of McPherson, and Julie Buzard of Great Bend; wife Sondra and stepchildren, Jeff (Lisa) Behrends of Grant, NE, Stephanie (Troy) Ramsey of Virginia Beach, VA, and Steven (Joni) Behrends of Chadron, NE; 10 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William David, and Geneva (MacGregor) Jones and a brother-in-law, Steve Tucker.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 9:30 AM to service time at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 14998 E Rd 70 S Studley, KS.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Youth. Donations may be sent to Schmitt Funeral Home 901 S. Main St. Quinter, KS 67752.

OBITUARIES

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Lois Mae Kerr

Lois Mae Kerr, 101, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at The Shepherd’s Center, Cimarron, Kansas. She was born September 10, 1918 in Peoria, Nebraska, the daughter of Howard and Mattie (Sleeper) Pribbeno. She grew up in Sharon Springs, Kansas and graduated high school in 1937.... [More]

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Rebecca Blanche Aeschliman

Rebecca Blanche (Byrd) Aeschliman died April 1, 2020 at the Greeley County Long Term Care Unit, in Tribune, Kansas, at the age of 79, after a lengthy illness.  She was Born February 7, 1941, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Willie C. and the Reverend Blanche (Westfall) Byrd.... [More]

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Wilma June Whitney

Lifelong Sharon Springs, Kansas, resident Wilma J. Whitney, 74, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at El Dorado, Kansas. She was born January 11, 1946, in Goodland, Kansas, the daughter of Loren Bradford Armstrong and Hazel Alvina (Wilson) Armstrong.  She graduated from Wallace... [More]

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Aaron Henry Feist

Aaron H. Feist, 88, of Sharon Springs, KS passed away on May 1, 2020, with his wife, Myrna, at his side at Logan County Manor in Oakley, Kansas. Born in Great Bend, KS on January 28, 1932, Aaron had lived his whole life in Kansas, graduating from Claflin High School in 1950,... [More]

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Samantha Lyn Branson

Samantha Lyn (Farr) Branson, age 51, of Osawatomie, KS, died April 26, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was an educator, a journalist, an editor and first and foremost a Mother, wife, sister and daughter. Most recently she taught English and Literature... [More]

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Betty Bell Perkins

Betty Bell Perkins, 71, of Jamestown, Kentucky died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence. She was born November 2, 1948 in Russell County to the late Osco Riley & Edna Pearl Craig Bell.  Betty worked at the Sharon Springs Convenience Store, during her time in Sharon... [More]

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Lawrence Perkins

Lawrence Perkins, 77, of Jamestown, Kentucky died Sunday March 8, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. He was born March 14, 1942 in Cortez, Colorado. He was a Veteran of the Army. Lawrence farmed in Wallace County and drove a truck for Heartland Carriers in Sharon Springs, Kansas.... [More]

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Larry Dale Montandon

Larry Dale Montandon, 73, left this earth Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee. Larry was born to Virgil and Hazel (Grounds) Montandon in Liberal, Kansas, on January 11, 1947, and grew up on a ranch near Wallace, Kansas. In 1970, he married... [More]

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COURT

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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NEWS

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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]

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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]

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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!

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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BUGLE NOTES

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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