Times Gone Past 12/15/22

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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.


Coyote columnist, Karla Bavoljak, wrote about the Weskan 2nd grade class and their paper mache art project. With the help of art teacher, Mrs. Kasten, they made pigs to bring Charlotte’s Web alive.


A photograph of the 2nd Year Weblos was published. The group had recently visited The Western Times and learned about the newspaper business.


Long-time Sharon Springs resident Virginia Tilton died at the age of 75. In 1947, she married Everett Tilton and they moved to Wallace County.


The WCHS senior class would host a holiday meal fundraiser before the grade school Christmas program.

50 Years Ago (1972)

Warren Okeson, son of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Okeson, was listed on the director’s honor roll at the Northwest Kansas Area Vocational-Technical School in Goodland. He was studying in the communications technology program.


Renee Foos, Weskan, was a member of the Fort Hays State College Flag Corps. The group had added color and pageantry to football and basketball games, performing before the games and at halftime.


The Sharon Springs Jaycees were sponsoring a mountain oyster fry supper and drink on Saturday night in the VFW Hall. 


The Red Cross Blood Mobile was set to visit the Tribune 4-H building on December 19.


The Strand Theater was showing “Hannie Caulder” starring Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, and Ernest Borgnine. The following movie was “The Man” starring James Earl Jones and Martin Balsam.

85 Years Ago (1937)

An unusual hen egg was brought to The Western Times by John Bosserman. The egg measured 6.5 inches in circumference around the center and 7.5 inches the long way. The egg was to be put on display in the newspaper office window but was broken after measuring.


The Caterpillar Company sponsored commissioners and county engineers from 27 Kansas counties to attend an inspection trip in Peoria, Illinois.


The Chamber of Commerce offered plaques and household appliances for the best Christmas decorated home winners.


The Order of the Eastern Star elected officers for the upcoming year including Mrs. Milton Nelson as worthy matron, Louise Reinhardt as associate matron, Alice Cook as secretary, and Opal Taylor as associate conductress.


Mr. & Mrs. Cullen Craig and family returned from Phoenix to make their home here again.

TIMES

Times Gone Past 6/6/23

30 Years Ago (1993) The Strand Theater was showing The Sandlot starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, and Patrick Renna. The following movie was Indecent Proposal starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson. Keith & Eleanor Sexson celebrated their 50th anniversary... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/30/23

15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The following movie was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starring Harrison Ford, Shia LeBeouf, and Cate Blanchett. ... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/23/23

20 Years Ago (2003) The Strand Theater was showing “Holes” starring Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, and Jon Voight. The following movie was “The Matrix Reloaded” starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The children of Leslie... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/16/23

25 Years Ago (1998) The Strand Theater was showing “Grease” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The movie was celebrating its 20th anniversary. The following movie was “Paulie” starring Tony Shalhoub and Cheech Marin. The Wallace News reported... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/9/23

30 Years Ago (1993) The Strand Theater was showing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III” starring Elias Koteas and Paige Turco. The following movie was “Point of No Return” starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. An estimated 1,500 people attended... [More]

Times Gone Past 5/2/23

15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing “Drillbit Taylor” starring Owen Wilson and Leslie Mann. The following movie was “21” starring Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth. Lace Searight and Corey David announced their engagement... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/25/23

20 Years Ago (2003) The Strand Theater was showing “Head of State” starring Chris Rock and Bernice Mac. The following movie was “Anger Management” starring Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, and Marisa Tomei.  JoAnna Klinge was selected as the Sharon... [More]

Times Gone Past 4/18/23

25 Years Ago (1998) The Strand Theater was showing “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate, Winslet, and Kathy Bates, and Billy Zane. It also opened on Friday for an extra showing.  Former Weskan residents, Howard & Doris Swartz, were celebrating... [More]

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NEWS

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Stafford and Pearce Return from Wichita Victorious

On May 26th – 27th, Wallace County High School sent thirteen state qualifiers to compete in the State Track meet held at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.  Wildcats representing Wallace County High School: Ja’Asia Stafford, Jersi Benisch, Evan... [More]

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Johnson to Play in 38th Annual 8-Man All-Star Games in Beloit

Cade Johnson, Wallace County High School, has been selected to play on the Division II West Squad. He is the son of Ole and Jessica Johnson and is a 2023 graduate. His future plans are construction. Football statistics, honors and accomplishments include: 1st Team All-State -... [More]

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Hansen Awards Grants to Wallace County Fair Board

Dane G Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund and Wallace County Foundation have again awarded the Wallace County Fair Board funds to help with the Wallace County Fair. The first one was for $5859.00 for Fairgrounds Improvement. The Fair board will replace the old bus with a... [More]

Sheriff's Office Log - May 2023

PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 785-852-4288 IF YOU PLAN TO DO ANY BURNING 9 Vins / 19 Civil Process / 23 Court Cases / 10 911 Hang-ups – Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active. Traffic... [More]

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Comedian Finds Western Kansas Hospitality in Sharon Springs

Within days of ticket sales opening, Erin Wright announced that the Chad Prather event had sold out. The four-month wait for Prather to perch himself upon a barstool to entertain ticketholders, almost ended in disappointment. Fog kept Prather’s flight to Denver from taking... [More]

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WCHS Track & Field Athletes Heading to State

Good Luck at State!

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NWKTC Announces Honor Lists

Goodland, KS. Northwest Kansas Technical College has announced the names of full-time students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the 2023 spring semester. Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average... [More]

How Does Your Garden Grow? - Composting Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds make an excellent addition to the compost heap. If the filters are made of natural, biodegradable material, they can be included too.  The largest benefit of coffee grounds is their high nitrogen content. Many people use chicken or other manure as a nitrogen... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - 3/28/23

Another great memory has been made at the Fort Wallace Museum at our 2023 Symposium and Captain Keogh's Emerald Banquet! Pictured is our 2023 Featured Artist Good Warrior Deer and his family from Kingfisher, OK! Thanks to the Wallace County Foundation and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation... [More]

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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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