NEWS

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School hosts informational session and forum ahead of May 21 election

Photo caption: Trice Watts, Steve Mangan, Theresa Mangan, Tyson Schneider, Clark Harris and John Kennedy listen as Nick Nemechek of GMCN Architects answers a question regarding the design of the proposed gym and remodeling project.  Around 70 Greeley County residents joined... [More]

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Greeley County Health Services hosts Color Run

Jake and Alexis Govert cover Winston Bain in colored powder as he runs in Saturday morning’s Color Run hosted by Greeley County Health Services as a kick-off event for Healthcare Week. The two-mile course took people around Tribune where they encountered three different... [More]

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Area representatives share legislative update last Thursday

Photo caption: Representative Bill Clifford, Representative Jim Minnix, and Senator John Doll visited with Greeley County residents about the most recent legislative session last Thursday at First Farm Bank.  Representative Jim Minnix and Senator John Doll, who represent... [More]

Graduation Saturday

Greeley County Schools will host its high school commencement ceremonies this Saturday, May 18, in the gymnasium. Graduation will begin at 11 a.m. The Class of 2024 includes Kally Alexander,  Kevin Alvarez, Reagan Crotinger, Dalton DeWitt, Kasen Felty, Victoria Ferguson,... [More]

School Bond Election Tuesday, May 21

Early voting for the school bond election began Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Greeley County Courthouse.  Polls will be open for early voting from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. through this Friday, May 17, and again on Monday, May 20, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.  Polls will... [More]

Notice of Deadline to File

The filing deadline for all offices is Monday, June 3, at 12 noon.  The following local positions are open for the primary election: Three (3) candidates for At-large positions for the Board of Supervisors.  One candidate for County Clerk. One candidate for... [More]

Free Health and Cancer Screening scheduled for June 1 in Tribune

Editor’s Note: We published this event’s location as Sharon Springs rather than Tribune in last week’s paper. To clarify, it will take place at the Greeley County Family Practice Clinic in Tribune on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT.   A... [More]

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Sporadic moisture falls on Greeley County

Photo caption: Friday night’s vivid showing of the Northern Lights was pretty spectacular when viewed through a camera lens. Tyson Schneider captured this image overlooking the orchard in Tribune.  Spotty rain and hail fell over the county on Saturday and Sunday,... [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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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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Junior High Track team wraps season at NWKL meet in St. Francis

Photo caption: Scarlett Shafer, Jeryn Stewart, Annaleigh Long, and Charlize Shafer claimed first place in the 4x200-meter relay. Photo by Trista Shafer.  The Junior High Track Team traveled to St. Francis on Thursday, May 9, for the Northwest Kansas League Meet, their... [More]

Jackie Stiles Basketball Camp set for June 8

Former Claflin stand-out and WNBA player Jackie Stiles will host a basketball camp at Greeley County Schools on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Cost to attend is $55 per child; both boys and girls are welcome to participate.  A session for second through sixth grade students will... [More]

Jackie Stiles Basketball Camp, June 8

Former Claflin stand-out and WNBA player Jackie Stiles will host a basketball camp at Greeley County Schools on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The cost to attend is $55 per child; both boys and girls are welcome to participate.  A session for second through 6th grade students... [More]

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HS Track athletes continue to improve, set new personal records

Photo caption: Shaydan Howell took part in the triple jump at last Friday’s meet in Dighton. Howell broke personal records in both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash Friday.  The Greeley County High School track team traveled to Dighton on Friday, May 3, for... [More]

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First - Third Grade Tribune soccer teams play for championship in Wichita County soccer league

In the front row are Chet Bennett, Adan Rascon, Macyn Cavenee, Sofia Cortes, Ryder Leon, Brantley Cavenee, Maverick Louderbaugh, Angel Santon, and Axel Martinez-Santos.  Kaden Howell, Coach Luis Rascon, Grady Sebastian, Maverick Moritz, Kasen Myers, Antonio Rascon, Kale... [More]

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Golf team continues to place well at recent meets

Photo caption: Braxon Mangan, Brodey Grubb, Logan Harris, Lincoln Shafer, and Kasen Felty, along with golf coach Keith Slattery, pose with their medals after their third place finish in Oakley. Photo by Brecken Mangan.  The Greeley County High School Golf Team had another... [More]

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OBITUARIES

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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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Kathleen Mae Byerly

We had to say goodbye to a precious lady. Kathleen Mae Byerly, age 87, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the McPherson Hospital in McPherson.  She was born on October 14, 1936, in Towner, Colorado to Russell and Jania McWilliams Hofmeister. On June 17, 1956, she... [More]

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Dorothy Applonia Nolan

Dorothy Applonia Nolan, born June 30, 1929, in Tribune to Joseph A Bender and Matilda Billinger Bender, peacefully passed away on April 10, 2024, in Dighton at the age of 94. Dorothy was one of nine children. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Dorothy spent her formative... [More]

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Bobbie “Bob” Troutman

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident Bobbie Troutman, affectionately known to his family and friends as Bob, was held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Tim Douglas officiating. Inurnment followed at Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s... [More]

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Geraldine Royce Preston

Geraldine “Geri” Royce Preston, age 81, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Greeley County Hospital in Tribune. She was born to John and Geneva Crum Oliver on March 25, 1942, in Flagler, Colorado. Geri was a resident of the Tribune community since moving... [More]

Funeral Notice: Bob Troutman

A memorial service for longtime Lamar, Colo. resident Bobbie Troutman, affectionately known to his family and friends as Bob, will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Peacock Family Chapel with Tim Douglas officiating.  Inurnment with follow at Fairmount... [More]

Floretta R. Otstott

Floretta R. Otstott, age 93, passed away at the Greeley County Long Term Care in Tribune on Sunday, January 28, 2024. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 30, 1930, to Archie and Mary Cavery Folsom. She had been a member of the Tribune community since she was 10 days... [More]

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