Times Gone Past 11/10/22

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25 Years Ago (1997)

The Strand Theater was showing “In & Out” starring Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, and Matt Dillon. The following movie was “I Know What You Did Last Summer” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Sarah Michelle Gellar. 


Rob Loftin was the pie-eating contest winner at the Eagle Tail Restaurant during the first annual Pheasant Phestival.


Carl Durgeloh celebrated his 100th birthday at the Prairie Manor Good Samaritan. See the photograph below of Carl with Luella Sterrett, who helped with refreshments.


Weskan High School performed the play, “Teach Me How to Cry” on November 10-11. 


Brandon Bussen, WCHS senior, was selected to the 1998 Kansas All-Star Football team at the 10th annual Down Under Bowl in Australia. It was an 8-day trip in Australia with 3 days in Hawai’i on the return trip. 

55 Years Ago (1967)

The United States Postal Service reminded the public that November 11 was deadline for all mail sent by service postage to reach the Armed Forces oversees by Christmas.


A total of 83 DeMolay members from Sharon Springs and surrounding areas attended a district conclave held in the WCHS auditorium.


The Wallace County School District and the Goodland Vocational Technical school, would offer two adult education classes, held 2 nights per week. Bill Hatton would lead a welding class and Oscar Fuentez would teach conversational Spanish.


The VFW Hall would be host to a 10-point Pitch Party on Saturday for 75¢ per player. Coffee and prizes would be furnished.


The Strand Theater was showing “The 25th Hour” starring Anthony Quinn and Virna Lisi. The following movie was “Alfie” starring Michael Caine and Shelley Winters.
100 Years Ago (1922)

The 1922 census showed the rural population in Kansas had increased from 54.5% to 54.6%. The urban population had slightly increased in each of the 5 previous years.


Mrs. W. L. Scott, Chairman, announced that the American Legion would be responsible for the annual Red Cross roll call in Wallace County. The quota was 400 memberships at $1 each.


Mr. & Mrs. Bud Chisum brought their new baby boy to Sharon Springs for the first time, for a visit with his grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Chisum.


H. L. Bland, his wife, and two little girls were caught in the tornado near Limon, CO. The automobile was wrecked but all passengers escaped serious injury. Mr. Bland stated that with the exception of a little scare, a ride in the air, in a Ford, wasn’t so bad after all.


Postmaster Scott attended the postmaster convention in Topeka. He would stay longer to visit friend before returning home.

TIMES

Times Gone Past 3/8/23

15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson Morgan Freeman, and Sean Hayes. The following movie was “Juno” starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera. The Coyote Column senior spotlight was on Alicia Smith,... [More]

Times Gone Past 3/1/23

20 Years Ago (2003) The Strand Theater was showing “Kangaroo Jack” starring Anthony Anderson and Jerry O’Connell. The following movie was “Just Married” starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy. A bridal shower was held for Julie Befort,... [More]

Pastor’s Message - 2/23/23

Monday was President’s Day. We celebrate the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Without either one of these presidents, we would not have our Nation today.  Many of you have seen the picture of George Washington kneeling in prayer. He ... [More]

Times Gone Past 2/23/23

25 Years Ago (1998) The Strand Theater was showing “Blues Brothers 2000” starring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, and many musical guest acts. The following movie was “The Wedding Singer” starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Matthew Glave. A card... [More]

Times Gone Past 02/16/23

30 Years Ago (1993) The Strand Theater was showing “The Bodyguard” starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. The following movie was “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The WCHS Winter Homecoming... [More]

Times Gone Past 2/9/23

15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing “Alvin & the Chipmunks” featuring the voices of Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Jane Lynch. The following movie was “27 Dresses” starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden.  Kassie Weinland and... [More]

Times Gone Past 2/2/23

20 Years Ago (2003) The Strand Theater was showing “Two Weeks Notice” starring Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, and Alicia Witt. The following movie was “National Security” starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. Mt. Sunflower Univ. sponsored a visit... [More]

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]

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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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NEWS

Sheriff’s Log - February 2023

  13 Vins / 13 Civil Process / 13 Court Cases / 17 911 Hang-ups – Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active. Traffic Stops:  53 Citations & 34 Warnings from the Wallace County... [More]

Program Explores Social Media

The Prairie Museum of Art & History in Colby will host “The Promise and Pitfalls of Social Media,” a presentation and discussion by Stephen Wolgast on Thursday, March 16 at 12:00 PM.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free program; please... [More]

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Wallace County 7th Grade Quiz Bowl Regional 2023

The Wallace County 7th Grade Quiz Bowl team placed 2nd at the recent Regional Meet hosted by Wallace County Schools.  Pictured above (front) Charlotte Gardner, Andrea Ramirez, Sophie Welsh, Payton Hoisington, and Zuri Spresser (back) Kyron Hackley, Erikson David, Lyla Pearce,... [More]

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WCHS Forensics Ellis Invitational

WCHS Forensics Team takes 3rd Place on Saturday, March 4th, at the Ellis Invitational!  Jaren Rains and Evan Pearce placed 2nd in IDA, Claire Helsel placed 3rd in Extemp and 6th in Poetry, Lydia Fox and Zoey Gardner placed 5th and 6th in Serious Solo, Evan Pearce placed... [More]

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Lady Wildcats Headed to State

On March 4th, the Wallace County High School Lady Wildcats won their playoff game against Golden Plains (Rexford, KS) by a score of 50-46.  Their season record of 16-7 earned them a 7th seed to compete against Hanover in the first round of State game play. Their game starts... [More]

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Western Plains Arts Association Presents the US Navy Band

The United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C.Q is coming to the Colby Event Center, Colby, KS on Tuesday, March 7th, 7:30 p.m. The Navy Band is the Navy’s premier musical organization, performs frequently at White House and Pentagon ceremonies, and tours annually throughout... [More]

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Cherry & Chocolate event held at Masonic Lodge

Top: Allan Hurlburt gives a presentation on George Washington during the 4th annual Cherry & Chocolate event. Bottom: Michael Johnson, Grand Master of Kansas Masons, presenting a 70-year pin to Ross Kutler of Greeley County.

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Sees Honored by Kansas Bankers

The Kansas Bankers Windbreak Award is given each year by the Kansas Bankers Association cooperating with NRCS, FSA, Extension Service, Kansas State University, State Conservation Commission and the Wallace County Conservation District. The award is presented each year to stimulate... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - 3/8/23

Our 2023 Symposium and Fundraising Banquet is close at hand and it is shaping up to be an exciting day at the Fort Wallace Museum! Our full slate of activities begins on Saturday, March 18th at 9:00 am MT with our history presentations on this year’s theme “Native... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 02/09/23

Our official artwork for 2023 is "The Contrary Warrior’ by 20-year-old Mah'Hivists Deer (Good Warrior Deer) of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. His ancestors include Northern and Southern Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Sauk and Fox and Iowa Tribes. This dynamic picture is being featured... [More]

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Bugle Notes - 2/2/23

We will be holding a watch party for the season-opening episode of “Cottonwood Connections” on Smoky Hills Public TV this Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 pm MST. This thirty-minute film features the history of Fort Wallace, as well as the efforts of the Fort Wallace Museum to... [More]

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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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