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 school board meeting, after serving 26 years as superintendent of schools.
See the photo below of John Neff, Frank Walker, Hubert Basgall, and Kermit Sanders providing musical entertainment during the 4th annual ice cream social held on July 4. Nearly 200 attendees consumed a total of 13 gallons of ice cream.
Ty See and Gary Schmidt traveled to Beloit, Kansas, to play in the 8-Man All-Star Football Game. They would play for the North Squad, coached by Lou Pippenger of Pleasanton.
Interested players were invited to a summer basketball camp, led by John Kuhlman, WCHS basketball coach.
60 Years Ago (1962)
The Sharon Springs Lion Club hosted a free polio booster shot event for students. Final numbers showed 309 students received the shot, with 40 getting their first shot.
The sewing girls of the Fort Wallace Pioneers held a sewing meeting at the home of Mrs. Leo Becker.
Shelia Billenwilms reported on the July meeting of the Bluebird Junior Garden Club. Roll call was answered by “How My Garden Grows.” They viewed slides on garden flowers and made flower arrangements.
Ray Welsh received word that he had been appointed to the State Chamber of Commerce Education Council for the remainder of the biennium, ending April 30, 1963.
The Strand Theater was showing “The Sergeant Was a Lady” starring Martin West and Venetia Stevenson. The following movie was “Goodbye Again” starring Ingrid Bergman and Yves Montand.
110 Years Ago (1912)
The Fowler Lumber Co. spent the week invoicing, preparing to turn over their yards to the Foster Lumber Co. George Fowler, owner, had recently sold his several yards to Foster. Mr. R. E. Gailey would remain the local manager.
Keesler’s moving picture show became a regular fixture in the Sasnak Annex, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, each week. The machine was enclosed in a fire-proof compartment.
The Stockholm news reported that a fine time was had by all who attended the 4th of July picnic held at Mr. Olmstead’s place.
The commencement exercises of the Wallace County common school graduating class of 1912 would be held July 16. W. S. Pickens, Hays, would deliver the address.
Gail, young son of Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Cotter, fell to the pavement from their apartment window on the 2nd floor of the Sasnak Hotel. He suffered only external bruising.
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]
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... [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]
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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