WKLL Testing

Weskan High school does not just participate in Sports. The Freshmen through Seniors also participated in the WKLL (Western Kansas Liberty League) testing, which is where all the High School Students in the WKLL test to see which school has the smartest students. 

Each school chooses four students from each class. The students then go and take five, 40 minute tests. The five tests are: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. 

The Weskan Coyotes did a really good job this year. Overall, Weskan placed second, just behind Golden Plains. There were 33 freshmen who tested. The freshmen at Weskan placed first overall. First place for the freshmen was Caleb Rother. Jadon Schemm placed 3rd overall and Jadlyn Kallsen placed 12th overall for the freshmen class. 

The sophomores had 40 students participating. Bethany Rother placed first for the sophomores, putting the class in third place overall. 

Stephany Rother and Mac Purvis did well for the Juniors at Weskan, placing first overall as a class, with 40 students to compete against.  Stephany Rother took First place and Mac Purvis took Third place, individually.  

Good job to Weskan for placing second overall at the WKLL testing. And a good job and a high five to the students who put us there!


A New Music Teacher!

As 2019 came to a close, 2020 started with a promising start and new people, which includes a new teacher! Julie Hale, the music teacher in Weskan, decided that she is ready for retirement, along with her husband Dave Hale, the Superintendent of Weskan High School. They have... [More]

Sagebrush Tournament

The week of December 9th, the Weskan Coyotes started off the Sagebrush tournament. On December 9th, the Coyotes played first, with the Lady Coyotes playing shortly after. The boys played the Leoti Indians for their first game, and the girls played the St. Francis Indians. Then... [More]

All Wrapped Up!

Towards the end of the school semester, all of the students get excited for Christmas break. The first semester for Weskan School ends on December 20th. The Freshmen are very eager to go on Christmas break, they have a “Christmas Break Countdown” in Mr. Bretz’s... [More]

First Basketball Game of the Season

On Friday, December 6, 2019, the Weskan Coyotes had their first basketball game of the season, against the Northern Valley Huskies. There are nine boys going out for basketball: Jace Mackley, Tommaso Garavelli, Mac Purvis, Zach Schemm, Dakota Langdell, Lane Purvis, Dalton Mackley,... [More]

Dribble, Pass, Shoot, Score!

The Weskan Junior High Basketball teams had their third game of the season on December 4th, 2019, against Wheatland-Grinnell. The Weskan Coyotes had a great turn out even though the game started while school was still in session. There were plenty of Coyote fans cheering and... [More]

Buckle up for a Great Thanksgiving, Pilgrim

November 28th, 2019 is the National holiday of Thanksgiving! The United States and Canada celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Some Americans believe that Thanksgiving is based on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth... [More]

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving has been an American holiday for 398 years. It took the Pilgrims 66 days, on the Mayflower, to get to the “New World”. The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated after their first harvest, in October 1621. The feast, which lasted three days,... [More]


Frozen Fields

Last week, on October 31st, the Weskan Coyotes had a game against the Ashland Blue Jays. This was a playoff game, and what better way to celebrate a chance to go to State than with some snow!  At the beginning of the game, snow was everywhere! At times, it looked like... [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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