JH Basketball and HS Scholars Bowl update


Sharon Springs Junior High Wildcats A-team become NWKL League Champions by beating undefeated Rawlins County/Atwood on a last second shot by Ja’Asia Stafford 42-40. Pictured (back row, left to right) Coach O’Connor, Ellie Goodwin, Zoey Gardner, Ja’Asia Stafford, Shayla Clark, KyLynn Miller, and Assistant Coach Pearce. (front row) Jaelyn Daily, Jyma Stafford, and Makenna Gibbs. 

Sharon Springs Junior High Wildcats B-team finished second against #1 seed Quinter in the NWKL Tournament. (left to right front row) Keely Klinge, Jersi Benisch, Mary Carman, and Jaelyn Ita.  (back row left to right) Isabel Penka, Kaytelynn Shively, Hayden Stubbs, Kenli Larson, and Payton Johnson. 

Wildcats High School Scholars’ Bowl Team traveled to Brewster and brought home the overall 1st place. (left to right) Gabriel Johnson, Calley Stubbs, Claire Walker-Helsel, Jazzman Jones, and Drayton Pletcher. 



Butch Bussen Receives Gift from Community

“I never have any lights on, I never use em’.” Wallace County resident Butch Bussen has a new gadget to help him read and identify people, as long as the lights are on.  Thanks to an effort organized by Tanna Smith, Bussen has been able to use a new device... [More]

Cats Have Full Weekend

The Wallace County Wildcats traveled to Atwood on Friday. The girls lost with a score of 61-50. Seniors Lakin Perry and Haylee Hennick led scorers with 19 and 14 points respectively. Junior Jessie Carman had 10, freshman Joss Benisch scored three, senior Aubrey Kuhlman and junior... [More]

Lady Wildcat Basketball Take 3rd

The Lady Wildcats spent much of their week in Brewster last week for the Sage Brush Shootout.  On Monday the Lady Wildcats played against Wichita County at 2 p.m.  During the game they had 36 rebounds and 24 steals.  They won 57-35 so they moved their way up the... [More]

Wildcats Play in Sagebrush Shootout

The Wildcats had a chance to get in three tough games during the Sagebrush Shootout.   In the first round, they lost to Logan with a score of 71-39 in a rough opening game. Senior Cody Seader scored 22 to lead the Cats. Junior Landon Johnson had eight, senior Corbin... [More]

Nationally Renowned Speaker Visits WCHS

On Wednesday, December 11, Wallace County Schools had a speaker come and speak with the 5-12 grades. Collin Kartchner presented a program called “Save the Kids”. It is a program to help reduce or eliminate the large amount of negativity that social media influences... [More]


Wildcat Basketball Season Begins

Friday marked the season opener for the WCHS basketball teams. The Wildcats took on the Cheylin Cougars.  The boys won with a final score of 80-74 and the girls lost with a score of 49-37.  After the first win of the season, Cody Seader said, “(The win) gives... [More]

KMEA at Hays Kansas

Four WCHS students left at 4:30 a.m. for the Kansas Music Educators Association honor choir in Hays on Saturday.  They arrived at the Hays College for five hours of practicing.  There were about 160 students at the event total.  They sang a total of five songs: ... [More]


Weight Room improvements

The Wallace County Wildcat weight room was updated in part by a generous grant from the Dane G Hansen Foundation.  Thank you to Nathan Pearce for all his hard work finding and applying for the grants, and Thank You to Dane G. Hansen Foundation for your generosity. ... [More]

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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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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.  


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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 - 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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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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