15 Years Ago (2007)
The Strand Theater was showing closed for the Wallace County Fair. The following week’s movie was “Transformers” starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Voight, and Josh Duhamel.
The yard of Darrell & Sharon Rohr on Kennedy Street was selected as the Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Week.
Ed & Imogene Waugh would be honored with a card shower for their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary.
The National Weather Service in Goodland reported that 54 tornadoes had been confirmed within their 19-county area since January 1, 2007. That number far surpassed their record of 42 tornadoes in the 1994 calendar year.
WCHS invited the public to their upcoming 2nd annual Midnight Practice. The team was gearing up for another exciting season and would be put through testing similar to the NFL Combine.
45 Years Ago (1977)
Rita Kirkham would be honored at a Come and Go baby shower, held in the Lyle Sommerfeld home.
Rev. U. S. Grant spoke at the Assembly of God Church over four days. Rev. Grant had preached in summer camps across the nation for 30 years.
The Kansas Department of Transportation would open the newly constructed section of US Highway 40 from the Kansas-Colorado state line to Weskan. The year-long project was built at a cost of $1,525,000.
The Strand Theater was showing “Fun With Dick and Jane” starring Jane Fonda, George Segal, and Ed McMahon. The following movie was “The Eagle has Landed” starring Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, and Donald Sutherland.
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Fischer announced the engagement of their daughter, Jana, to Mike Seibel, son of Mr. & Mrs. Francis Seibel, all of Sharon Springs.
75 Years Ago (1947)
Wallace County gained 172 in population during the past year. The new number showed 2,203 people, up from 2,031 in 1946. The report also showed the population of Sharon Springs to be 795 while Wallace was 98.
The Smoky Valley Farm Bureau members held their annual picnic at Stanley Grove. They said the tables were full of all good things related to picnics, including ice tea and lemonade.
The Northwest County News section reported that Mr. & Mrs. O. L. Jones drove to Colorado Springs the prior week and returned with a new Buick.
Mr. & Mrs. Harley Lowe announced that the City Café would be closed from August 1 to August 15. They were allowing time for staff to get needed rest and Mr. Lowe to heal his badly burned hand.
E. C. Trull advertised a stucco building and lot on Main Street in Sharon Springs for $3,000.
25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “Out to Sea” starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Dyan Cannon. The following movie was “Men in Black” starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Dry Creek was running at almost full capacity after... [More]
30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Universal Soldier” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, and Ally Walker. The following movie was “Sister Act” starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, and Kathy Najimy. ... [More]
20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Scooby-Doo” starring Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The following movie was “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” starring Hayden Christensen, Natalie... [More]
25 Years Ago (1997) The Strand Theater was showing “My Best Friend’s Wedding” starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz. The following movie was “Walt Disney’s Hercules” featuring the voices of Tate Donovan, James Woods, and... [More]
30 Years Ago (1992) The Strand Theater was showing “Far and Away” starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The following movie was “Patriot Games” starring Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Earl Jones. Paul McNall attended his last... [More]
7 Years Ago (2015) The Strand Theater was showing “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Judy Greer. The following movie was “Inside Out” featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, and Phyllis... [More]
15 Years Ago (2007) The Strand Theater was showing “Surf’s Up” featuring the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jon Heder, and Jeff Bridges. The following movie was “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, and Chris Evans.... [More]
20 Years Ago (2002) The Strand Theater was showing “Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, and Juliette Lewis. The following movie was “The Sum of All Fears” starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Bruce McGill, and Morgan Freeman. Father... [More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Donating food to food pantries and food banks is a way for neighbors to help neighbors, reduce food waste and help families that could use additional food, says Londa Nwadike, a food safety specialist who holds dual extension appointments with Kansas State University and the... [More]
Onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and they also store very well. If stored properly in a cool and dark location, some onions can maintain their flavor and freshness for as long as one year. There are two main types of onions: pungent and mild. Mild onions... [More]
The Red Angus Association of America Junior Activities Committee is pleased to name Calley Stubbs a Junior Red Angus member, as a recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship. These association scholarships are awarded to JRA members that are active in the association, as well as... [More]
Award-winning western performer R. W. Hampton will be in concert at the Fort Wallace Museum during the annual expo September 9 and 10. Living history presentations will focus on the theme, “Communication on the Smoky Hill Trail,” with Friday designated as education... [More]
Sunday, August 7th, Gene Walker, Weskan; Ted Bussen, Wallace; Jimmy Bennett, Colby; Mark Rine, Tribune; Samuel Stewart, Tribune; and Michael Chaney, Sharon Springs, were honored by Quilts of Valor for their service in US armed forces. The Quilts of Valor program began... [More]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing the amount of funding available for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP) and expects to issue approximately $62.8 million in pandemic assistance payments to hog producers starting this week. SMHPP assists eligible... [More]
7 Vins / 9 Civil Process / 16 Court Cases / 12 911 Hang-ups – Friendly Reminder - if you give your child an older phone just for them to “play” on, 911 is still active. Traffic Stops: 7 Citations & 30 Warnings from the Wallace County S.O. / 7... [More]
Oxby Brooks, 4, passed on Monday, August 1, 2022. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2pm mt at the United Methodist Church in Sharon Springs Kansas with refreshments following. Services have been entrusted to Koons-Russell Funeral Home of Goodland and... [More]
The Museum was filled with activity the week of July 5-8 as we hosted 15 local youth for our first History Day Camp! Six professional educators, led by FWMA Board Member Brenda Tropf, led exploration by 15 4th-8th Graders as we learned about the Robidoux and Madigan General Stores,... [More]
The summer travel season is rolling along at the Fort WALLACE Museum! In spite of high gas prices, people are indeed traveling along Highway 40, including international travelers from such locations as Germany, Australia, and the Netherlands. Our History Day Camp for grades... [More]
Memorial Day Weekend 2022 approaches and that means that things are about to get busy in Wallace! The 68th Fort Wallace Rodeo will have its Saturday performance on May 28th at 7 pm MDT at the Rodeo Grounds just east of Wallace. The Sunday performance is at a special time - 5... [More]
The Annual Meeting of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association was held on Sunday, May 1st. The day’s program was the showing of the film “The Lost Son: the Search for Lyman S. Kidder,” created by the WCHS Video Editing Class, instructed by Brenda Tropf.... [More]
The Fort Wallace Memorial Association will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 1st at 5 pm at the Fort Wallace Memorials Association. The public is invited to attend: only lifetime members of the Fort Wallace Memorial Association may vote in the board elections. Memberships... [More]
We greatly enjoyed the fellowship and learning on Sat. March 12 during our 2022 Symposium "Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail" and Captain Keogh's Emerald Banquet in the evening! Speakers were Marla Matkin, Chris Gabel, @Deb Goodrich, Mark Berry and Steve Boylan; we certainly... [More]
Coming up on Sat. March 12 - our Annual Symposium and Guardians Banquet! Starting at 9:00 AM, we will host prominent historians from across the Midwest to talk about “Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail.” The Symposium fee is $30 for Guardians Members, $40 for... [More]
We are very excited about our upcoming events on Saturday, March 12! This year’s annual History Symposium is themed Communication Along the Smoky Hill Trail, and features highly esteemed speakers from across the Midwest to share in their area of expertise. Doors will open... [More]
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