Tourism Talk - Jan 23, 2020

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The Wallace County Visitors Bureau is working on a fun opportunity through Home and Gardens TV (HGTV) to win a complete town makeover with the show “Home Town,” starring Erin and Ben Napier. If selected, the “Home Town” production crew would pour time and resources into improvements of homes, parks, government buildings and main streets over 6 episodes of the popular TV program. According to HGTV, “Applicants should strive to highlight aspects of their town that make it special, fascinating, historic or unique — including distinctive features like vintage period architecture, special destinations or a classic main street.”

WVHB Co-Director Lissa Sexson is currently gathering stories, photos, and needs in all three Wallace County communities to show what is possible in Wallace County. Our committee has had fun imagining what could be a dynamic TV show for the “Take Over!”

If you have an idea for yourself or your community, give Lissa a shout at travelwallacecounty@gmail.com or contact her or Jayne directly. We need submission materials right away, as the deadline is coming up on February 7th. Let’s make a strong case for inclusion on the “Home Town Take Over!”

TOURISM TALK

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Tourism Talk - Dec 12, 2019

Sharon Springs was filled with the Christmas Spirit this past Saturday, as the “Mistletoe and Moonlight Market” lit up downtown Main Street, along with the Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Extravaganza held at downtown businesses and the Parish Hall. Special decorations,... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Dec 5, 2019

The weekend of Nov. 22-23 was indeed a BIG weekend here in Wallace County; it brought lots of fun activities for the whole family, starting with the arrival of UP Steam Engine Big Boy 4014, filling Sharon Springs with an estimated 2000 people from places near and far. The 35th... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Nov 21, 2019

Here comes the BIG Weekend in Wallace County! This Friday, we are excited to welcome the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Steam Engine to Sharon Springs. We expect a few hundred people to be in town for at least part of the day. The train has been drawing huge crowds in Kansas City... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Nov 14, 2019

The Union Pacific Railway is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railway by sending out its recently restored Big Boy #4014, which is the largest steam engine ever built. For the final time this year, the Big Boy No. 4014 will ride the rails on the Union... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Nov 7, 2019

Come join us in Wallace County for our BIG Weekend Nov. 22-23, 2019, as thrilling railroad history comes together with a major Craft Fair and Family activities galore! The BIG Weekend kicks off with the arrival of the Big Boy 4014 Uniion Pacific Steam Engine on Friday, Nov.... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Oct 31, 2019

This coming Nov. 22-23 are going to be a “BIG Weekend” in Sharon Springs, as we play host to the arrival and overnight stay of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014, as well as the Last Chance Craft Fair and the 2nd Annual Fall Fun Day, sponsored by Wallace County Rec. The... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Oct 3, 2019

Exciting news arrived this week, with the release of the final schedule of the huge Union Pacific Steam Engine and Train called the Big Boy 4014, which will be staying overnight in Sharon Springs on Friday, November 22, 2019 as part of its “Great Race Across the Southwest”... [More]

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Tourism Talk - Sep 19, 2019

During the weekend at the Kansas State Fair, when the Wallace County Visitors Bureau had a booth at the new Explore Kansas tent, a lot of questions were fielded about the opening of Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park; visitors were informed that the opening was iminent. On... [More]

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COURT

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]

Traffic Court reports Apr 11, 2019

Chandler, Garrett Scott, Pueblo, Colo, driving 75 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $69, court costs $108. Palmier, Joshua Quayshun, Birmingham, Ala, driving 84 mph in a 65 mph zone, fines $99, court costs $108. Chavez, Brenda Icilice, Denver, Colo, driving 85 mph in a 65 mph zone,... [More]

March District Court

On March 13th, 2019 Charlene Valdez appeared in Wallace County District Court with court appointed attorney Leslie Beims, Goodland in the matter of case number 2017 CR 42. Valdez had been charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, within 1,000’ of a school,... [More]

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NEWS

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Dollar General Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of the Dollar General will be this Saturday, January 25th from 8 to 10 am.  There will be  free totebags and cups, and the first 50 customers will recieve a $10 gift card.  Cake will be served.  

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Farm Credit Seeking Scholarship Applicants

The Board of Directors of Farm Credit of Western Kansas, ACA is pleased to announce the continuation of the Farm Credit Scholarship program.  Farm Credit has $8,000 available to High School Seniors, a $500 per semester scholarship, which is renewable for up-to four years... [More]

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Sharon Springs Wildcats Take On Weskan Coyotes

Jace Mackley shoots a basket for Weskan in the game between Wallace County High School and Weskan High School last Friday.  Weskan Boys won 71 - 51. JC Allen (WHS) shoots over Brookley Dinkel   (WCHS) during last week’s game.  The Lady Wildcats won... [More]

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FHSU Students Earn Fall Semester Honors

Grady Hammer and  Dalen See are among the 1,596 students named to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester by deans at Fort Hays State University. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more... [More]

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KSU Students Earn Fall Semester Honors

More than 4,220 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2019 semester. Students earning a grade point average for the semester of 3.75 or above on at least 12 graded credit hours receive semester honors along with... [More]

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Sexson Returns From Retreat For Rural Leaders

Lissa Sexson of the Wallace County Visitors Bureau attended the 27th Retreat for Rural Leaders facilitated by the Kansas Sampler Foundation and held at The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn near Valley Falls. Lissa was one of 34 people from across the state to attend. The group was... [More]

My Favorite Hiding Spot

Sandi Kerr-Jordan’s 8th graders discus hiding spots as they learn about interactions between the Jews and the Nazis during World War II. Here are some of her student’s personal hiding spots - My hiding place is my room. It is really the only place in my house... [More]

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Acoustic Eidolon to Perform

Back for a third time in recent years, Acoustic Eidolon will perform for the Western Plains Arts Association, Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Wallace County High School Auditorium, 521 North Main, Sharon Springs. The program begins at 2 p.m. Mountain (3 p.m. Central).  Admission... [More]

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BUGLE NOTES

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Bugle Notes - Jan 16, 2020

This Sunday, the Fort Wallace Museum is looking forward to hosting Greg and Cee Heller from Kannapolis for the screening of the new documentary film “Fort Harker: Gateway Post to the Frontier.” Please join us at 2:00 pm MT for the 45-minute film, followed by discussion... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Jan 9, 2020

Happy New Year! The Fort Wallace Memorial Association is looking forward to a fun and full 2020; we invite everyone to join in and help make it our most successful year ever!  There are two ways to join our organization. “The Fort Wallace Memorial Association”... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Dec 12, 2019

Christmas arrived at the Fort Wallace Museum this past Sunday, with the annual “Candlelight Christmas” service, followed by a festive gathering inside the main building. The 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church was filled to capacity for the traditional service. Worship was... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Dec 5, 2019

In 1865, David Butterfield raised money from New York investors to create Butterfield’s Overland Despatch Stage Line along the Smoky Hill Trail - the shortest route from commerce centers near Atchison, Kansas to the gold fields near Denver Colorado. In 2019, Butterfield’s... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Nov 7, 2019

On Saturday, the Fort Wallace Museum welcomed author Chuck Warner and his wife Karen to the Museum to discuss his new book “Birds, Bones and Beetles,” about his grandfather Charles “Bunk” Bunker, who was a KU Naturalist that explored Wallace County and... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 31, 2019

The 2019 Smoky Hill Trail Conference held at the Fort Wallace Museum is now in the rearview mirror! The event hosted 75 folks, including several national names in Western History research, as the role of Fort Wallace in Trail history was explored. Tours, lectures, networking,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 17, 2019

The Smoky Hill Trail Conference weekend is here, and we are excited to host folks from all over Kansas, Colorado and beyond! The theme of the weekend is “Fort Wallace - the Fightin’est Fort on the Smoky Hill Trail,” and presentations will explore the events,... [More]

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Bugle Notes - Oct 10, 2019

This Saturday night, we are delighted to welcome Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran “The Singer and the Songwriter” to the Fort Wallace Museum for an evening of live music at 7pm as part of the High Plains Public Radio Artists Series! The Singer and The Songwriter is the... [More]

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