NEWS

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Biking Across Kansas begins 50th annual ride in Tribune last Friday, Saturday

Hundreds of cyclists, along with their support crew, rolled into Tribune last Friday night, eager to begin the eight-day, 504-mile-long ride east as a part of the annual Biking Across Kansas event.  Mainly housed in the Greeley County High School gym and on the practice... [More]

UGC Board of Supervisors meet, Monday, June 10

June 10, 2024, 10 a.m. Supervisors present: Scott Steele, Monty Moritz, Justin Phillips, Steve Mangan, and Kirby Kleymann Others present: Unified Clerk Jerri Young, Unified Treasurer Diane Gentry, Unified Administrator Kevin Green, Utility Administrator Lisa Burnett, Alan... [More]

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Make a Bracelet with Jeena

On Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. the Greeley County Library will host a Jewelry Making class led by Jeena Walkinshaw. She will teach us how to make a wire-wrapped bracelet using copper wire and beads. Some of her jewelry is currently on display in the library, and other examples... [More]

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Reflections from a Biking Across Kansas cyclist

Editor’s Note: I met both Representative Jason Probst and Representative Les Mason when I was in community development. I found them both to be thoughtful and eager listeners, problem-solvers, and gentlemen determined  to make progress for the good of our state.  I... [More]

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As temperature rises, wheat ripens

Photo caption: Flags flew at half mast over the weekend in honor of Representative Les Mason of McPherson, who passed away last week.  Last week’s high temperatures ranged from the mid-70s to the mid-90s, delivering both seasonal and cooler than normal conditions... [More]

Candidate Filings

Editor’s Note: We inadvertently left the Sheriff’s and General Services candidate filings off last week’s list and are reprinting the entire list of candidates here.  Candidates that have filed for local office are as follows: County Attorney: Charles... [More]

Now That’s Rural: KJ Wall, rural attorney shortage

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University Kansas Supreme Court Justice KJ Wall walks into a room, but this isn’t the Supreme Court Chambers. It’s not even a courtroom. This room is at a high school... [More]

Sen. Moran Joins Resolution to Protect Rural Nursing Homes from Federal Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined his colleagues in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to overturn the final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that imposes burdensome federal staffing... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor

I hope this edition of the Greeley County Republican finds all of you doing well.  We could certainly use some much-needed rainfall here in Western Kansas!  The wheat crop is holding on but is in dire need of a good drink or two.   My wife and I moved to Greeley... [More]

Letter to the Editor

Dear People of the Great State of Kansas, Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. Our class is learning about the United States, and I will be teaching our school about the state of Kansas. In May, I will create a display for our State Fair that I hope will... [More]

Letter to the Community - School Bond Issue

Dear Community Members, As a way to share information in a consolidated manner, I have created an informational and frequently asked questions document. You can access this document through the QR code or by visting the following link: FAQ Link:  https://bit.ly/usd200bondfaq... [More]

Letter to the Editor

Is a new gym an effective use of our taxes? The School Board proposal to extend the current bond looks, at first glance, to have merit. However, there is insufficient explanation of the goals, process, and timeline to adequately determine if I should support this or not.  I... [More]

Kansas Farmers Deserve a New Farm Bill, Not the Status Quo

American agriculture is at a crossroads – a pressure point. There’s record-level volatility in the farm economy, and farm income is falling at a significant rate. As a Congress, we must provide certainty to those who provide our food, fuel and fibers. I was troubled... [More]

Letter to the Editor - Taxes & Politics

Having attended numerous Unified Greeley County Board of Supervisors Meetings, including budget meetings for the past two years, and reviewing recent decisions and processes, I would like to share some thoughts. Many people were stunned last year by property tax increases,... [More]

From the editor’s desk...

I want to see you tonight at the Visioning for Prosperity event. A free meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Visioning event will follow.  For nearly 20 years now, Greeley County has been outkicking its coverage, reaching goals and succeeding at projects few could imagine. ... [More]

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: Linly Stum sent his letter to the Kiowa County Board of Commissioners, dated January 29, 2024, in as a Letter to the Editor TO:  Kiowa County Board of Commissioners RE:  1041 Zoning Change The need for approval of Invenergy’s application... [More]

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SPORTS

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Summer tennis camp held

Photo caption: Head Tennis Coach Jacque Myers instructs Eloise Dixon at the youth tennis clinic held last week while Jacelyn Phillips and Kimber Lobmeyer wait for their turns at the net. Photo by Sheryl Crotinger. 

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Jackie Stiles camp welcomes 90 youth to Greeley County

Photo caption: Junior high and high school aged students posed for a quick picture after their clinic with Jackie Stiles Saturday afternoon.  Just 12 hours before, the gym had provided sleeping space for 100s of cyclists with Biking Aross Kansas.  This past Saturday,... [More]

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Jackrabbits compete in Kiowa County tournament

Photo caption: Kneeling in the front row, from left to right, are Layton Hopkins, Hayden Myers, Rowdy Grubb, and Braxon Mangan. Standing are Aidan Hill, Oscar Martinez, Salty Mora, Bryson Bjorklund, Lincoln Shafer, and Gael Yanez. Courtesy photo.  Members of the 2024-2025... [More]

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Trap team finishes spring season second in conference

Photo Caption: Mia Reynolds finished as the first place female shooter in Conference Six after this spring’s season. She also hit her first 25-straight. Photo by Megan Reynolds.  The Greeley County Trap Team has been busy this spring. Our six-week season began in... [More]

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Mangan qualifies for state track

Photo caption: Jadyn Mangan jumped 34 feet to qualify for the state meet in at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium this Friday evening. She will compete in the triple jump at 5:30 p.m. MT.  For the second year in a row, Greeley County Schools hosted a KSHSAA... [More]

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Golf team takes first at Regionals, Shafer claims top spot

Photo caption: Lincoln Shafer shot a 79 at the Regional Meet in Atwood on Monday, May 13, claiming the first place medal. Photo by Trista Shafer.  The Greeley County High School golf team traveled to Atwood for their regional tournament this past week. The team went up... [More]

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Jackrabbits win home tournament, Varsity places second at League

Photo caption: The Varsity squad placed second at the league tournament in Oberlin last Friday. Pictured are Assistant Coach Drew Zerr, Braxon Mangan, Aaron Vestal, Brodey Grubb, Lincoln Shafer, Kasen Felty, Logan Harris, and Head Coach Keith Slattery. Photo by Brecken Mangan. ... [More]

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GCHS Track Team competes well at league meet in St. Francis

Photo caption: Hayden Myers took part in both the triple jump at last week’s league meet. Photo by Brecken Mangan. The Greeley County High School Track team traveled to St. Francis on Thursday, May 9, to compete in the Northwest Kansas League meet held there.  Students... [More]

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OBITUARIES

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Arlyce J. Steele

Arlyce J. Steele, age 87, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at the Wichita County Health Center in Leoti. She was born on July 6, 1936, to Lewis Merlin and Doris Williams in Imperial, Nebraska. When she was six, the family moved to Wilroads Gardens, Kansas. She was a member... [More]

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Graveside services scheduled for Erv and Ramona Younger

Graveside services for Ramona Jean “Monie” (Conner) and Edwin Ervin “Erv” Younger will be Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. MT at the Greeley County Cemetery, Tribune, Kansas. Information and condolences can be found and left at  www.batemanfuneral.com ... [More]

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Madison Annaleen Marsh

January 25, 2007 - May 27, 2024 In Loving Memory of Madison Annaleen Marsh, age 17 of Fowler, Colorado who passed away unexpectedly on May 27, 2024. With profound sadness and heavy hearts, we bid farewell to our beloved Madison Annaleen Marsh, who was tragically taken from... [More]

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Bond August “Gus” Rowe

After having four girls, Dave and Lois Rowe were so surprised to have a boy that they weren’t quite ready with a name. When Dave was pulling on his socks to visit mother and son at the hospital, he noticed the name on the sock read, “Bond.” It seemed to go well... [More]

Clarence Clifford Moore

Clarence Clifford Moore, 66, passed away peacefully on May 29, with family by his side at Greeley County Hospital. He was born July 29, 1957 in Tribune, the son of Emmit Moore and RoseElla (Kuder) Moore. Clarence loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends,... [More]

Celebration of Life for Tom Ballah

A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering of family and friends will be held for Tom Ballah Saturday, June 8, 2024,  from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Tribune Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 220 W Lawrence Street, Tribune, KS. 

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Martin B. McCullough

Martin B. McCullough, Wallace, passed away on May 1, 2024, five days after his 68th birthday at Hope Springs Care Center in Sharon Springs.  Marty was born in Wichita, on April 26, 1956, in Wesley Hospital to Printis McCullough and Gladys Marie Barker. After his father’s... [More]

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Harold Vernon Baehler

Longtime Sharon Springs, Kansas resident Harold Vernon Baehler, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 4, 2024 at Hope Springs in Sharon Springs, Kansas. Harold Vernon was born on April 14, 1938 at the “Collin’s Place” in rural northwest... [More]

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