Community members gather for Thanksgiving meal

Photo caption: Around 80 community members attended last Wednesday’s Thanksgiving Carry-In Dinner hosted by the Senior Center. Photo by Karlyn Woelk.  The Greeley County Senior Center hosted a Thanksgiving Carry-In Dinner on Wednesday, November 22, in celebration... [More]


2023 4-H Acheivement Night honors 4-Hers, community members

Photo caption: Evan, Jennifer, Layton (not pictured), Julia, and Lincoln Hopkins were awarded the 2023 4-H Family of the Year at last Tuesday night’s Achievement Banquet by Todd Schmidt. Photo by Christina Marquardt.  Submitted by Todd Schmidt, Greeley County Extension... [More]


The Angel Tree is up: Every child deserves to feel the joy of Christmas

Photo caption: The Angel Tree is now located in the GCHS Clinic lobby. Clinic employee Kellee Kleymann smiles in the background. Courtesy photo.  Submitted by Greeley County Health Services Greeley County Health Services (GCHS) is hosting the annual Angel Tree to ensure... [More]


Tribune native wins Governor’s Award

Photo caption:  Governor Laura Kelly announced via video at the recent Kansas Tourism Conference that WenDee Rowe, project manager at the Kansas Sampler Foundation, was the 2023 winner of the Governor’s Tourism Award.  The award was announced during a general... [More]

Museum open Friday

We would like to thank everyone to stopped by our booths at recent community events. Congratulations to Noah Weaver, who won the vintage candy drawing (Sorry, Dr. Scheffe!)  We are preparing for Christmas and hope you can visit us this Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or on the... [More]


Frigid weekend follows warm Thanksgiving

Photo caption: A trace of snow dusted cattle at the Hopkins farm  south of Towner Saturday afternoon.  The weekend after Thanksgiving brought colder temperatures and the season’s first snowfall to Greeley County.  Though Thanksgiving Day was the warmest... [More]


Warm Christmas Open House Friday fills Broadway

Photo caption: Two horse-drawn carriages, operated by the Engelbrechts of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, took Greeley County residents on rides from 4-7 p.m. Friday evening. The carriages are sponsored by First Farm Bank. Photo by Sheryl Crotinger. Tribune’s Christmas Open... [More]

Shop Greeley County for Christmas

Shop at local participating merchants through the holiday season and enter to win one of twelve prizes of $100 in Greeley County Bucks.  For each $10 spent in a participating business from Friday, November 17 thru Wednesday, December 20, shoppers will receive one ticket.... [More]

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House Bill 2350 helping to make our communities safer

Guest Editorial by Representative Jim Minnix, 118th District Last session, the Kansas legislature signed HB 2350, also known as the Human Smuggling Crime bill. This bill created the crime of human smuggling and defined the crime as follows: intentionally transporting, harboring,... [More]

National 4-H Week Thoughts

by James Marquardt Greeley County 4-H Member This week is National 4-H week. Some may ask what 4-H is. By definition, 4-H is an organization that is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.”  The reason... [More]

Brains' Bits

Editor’s Note: This is the first in what we hope will become regular commentary by longtime local Duane Schneider. Around town, many people call Duane by the nickname Brains. At 78 and ½, he’s eager to share some of the stories and his reflections on Greeley... [More]

Letter to the Editor

I am addressing members of the community, what I am requesting is BACK UP, for a fallen officer.  My father was Chief of Police, Leoti, Kansas. His name was Carl A. Simons, he was murdered in the line of duty on 5-25-1976. You may be asking “why would I be wanting... [More]

From the editor's desk

Those who access the paper through our website have likely noticed a new look and layout to the space.  A couple of changes will soon accompany this redesign.  1. We will occasionally post additional photos to the website. There is a limited amount of... [More]

Representative Jim Minnix’s take on HB Sub for SB 83

It seems the session has hit cruise control. Everyone is settled into their committees, the routine seems to be flowing, etc. Committees have been back at work for a couple of weeks, reviewing the work of the Senate.  Unfortunately, for the Water Committee, the Senate... [More]

From the editor’s courtside perch...

The window on one of the team vans read “One town. One team. One dream.”  This weekend at the KHSHAA 1A-Division II Championship at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, those words held exceptional meaning as a sea of red cheered on the Jackrabbits... [More]

These federal bills are improving the lives of Kansas veterans. Here’s how.

By: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Originally printed in the Topeka Capital-Journal This Congress, I will continue serving veterans as the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Traveling across our state, I have had the opportunity to hear... [More]

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JH Boys fall in A, B action to Leoti

Photo caption: Knox Mangan (#21) protects the ball as Marco Coello runs down the court. Photo by Adriana Evans.  On Monday, November 20, the Junior High Jackrabbits made the short trip to Leoti to take on the Wichita County Indians.  Unlike the Northwest Kansas... [More]


JH A Girls narrowly defeat Wichita County Indians

Photo Caption: Eighth grader Jeryn Stewart prepares to shoot a free throw during last Monday’s game against the Wichita County Indians. Photo by Trista Shafer.  The Lady Jackrabbits took on the Wichita Indians on their home court last Monday, November 20. A Girls... [More]


High School Basketball Teams tip off season this Friday: Boys Preview

Photo caption: Braxon Mangan takes the ball to the basket in Greensburg Monday night. Photo by Sheryl Crotinger.  The High School Boys Basketball team will host the Stanton County Trojans this Friday night for their first official game of the season. Coach Gooch, now... [More]


High School Basketball Teams tip off season this Friday: Girls Preview

Photo Caption: Coach Shafer talks to his varsity squad during Monday night’s Jamboree. Photo by Sheryl Crotinger.  The Lady Jackrabbits eased into their season Monday evening at a jamboree in Greensburg as they faced off against the Kiowa County Mavericks and the... [More]


Junior High boys split games with Rawlins County

Photo caption: Jackrabbits Alden Stum, Jamir Yanez (35), Tristen Evans, and Knox Mangan play defense during last Thursday’s B game in Atwood. Photo by Adriana Evans. The Junior High Jackrabbits traveled to Atwood on Thursday, November 16, to take on the Rawlins County... [More]


HS Basketball Teams to take part in Jamboree Nov. 27

Photo Caption: 2022 Greeley County graduate Myla Reynolds, left, puts the ball up against senior Iliany Yanez at Saturday night’s Red and White scrimmage.  The Greeley County High School basketball teams will tip off their seasons Monday, November 27, with a jamboree... [More]


Junior High girls continue winning streak at Atwood

Photo caption: Charlize Shafer played tight defense against the Rawlins County Buffaloes Thursday. Photo by Trista Shafer.  The Lady Jackrabbits traveled to Atwood on Thursday, November 16, to take on the Buffaloes.  B girls The B girls started off their game... [More]


Post Season Volleyball Activities

Yanez plays in all-star game in Colby Greeley County Schools senior setter Iliany Yanez played in a regional All-Star game in Colby Saturday. She was on the team coached by Greeley County Schools Volleyball Coach Jordan Stewart. Six teams took part in the day’s play. ... [More]

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Nat W. Kinlund

Nat and his twin brother, Neal, were born at home in Arkansas City on May 2, 1941 to Harold and Georgia (Lawson) Kinlund. They joined one older brother and three older sisters. Nat passed away at home in Longmont, Colorado, with family by his side on October 20, 2023. Nat lived... [More]


Marilyn Lee Angood

Marilyn Lee Angood, age 73, passed away at the Greeley County Hospital on Thursday, November 9, 2023. She was born on January 1, 1950, to Lawrence and Maxine (Carter) Lehman in Tribune, Kansas.  Marilyn was born and raised in Tribune and returned home after spending thirty... [More]


Matthew James Campbell

Matthew James Campbell was born June 12, 1978 in Burlington, Colorado. He was the second of three children, and the only son to Roxanna and Dennis Campbell.  Growing up working on a farmstead between Cheyenne Wells and Burlington, Colorado, Matt was never very far from... [More]


Thamer Mote

Thamer Mote, 92, of Weskan, Kansas passed away at Hope Springs in Sharon Springs on October 16, 2023. He was born on November 13, 1930 to Oris and Pearl (Cooper) Mote in Tolbert, Texas.  After his couple years of military service, Thamer worked for various farmers and... [More]

Tommy Burton

Tommy J. Burton, age 60, passed away early Sunday morning, October 15, 2023, at the Fowler Residential Care Center, Fowler, Kansas.  He was boron November 3, 1962, at Columbus, Kansas, the son of Leonard and Virginia (Aubert) Barkdoll.  As a young boy, the family... [More]


John and Dorleen Vaughan

John Vaughan, age 79, passed away on June 28, 2023. He was born October 21, 1944, to John Y. and Arla (Baker) Vaughan in North Dakota. John was the oldest of 4 children: Betsy (Randy) Graff, Vicki (Larry) Vondron, and Bruce (Cindy) Vaughan. Dorleen, age 73, passed away on August... [More]


Lee Roy “Heavy” and Mary Ann Phillips

Lee Roy “Heavy” and Mary Ann Phillips died on Friday, September 22, 2023, due to a fire at their home in Emporia.  Lee Roy was 88, Mary Ann was 85.   Lee Roy was born on October 31, 1934, in Emporia, the son of Will and Ovoilette Ruse Phillips. He spent... [More]

Nate Lenny Ekhoff

Nate Lenny Ekhoff, age 78, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2022, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City.  He was born in Syracuse on February 14, 1945, the son of Walter & Berniece Becker Ekhoff.  A resident of Scott City since 2019, moving from Loveland,... [More]

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