NEWS

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Southwest Kansas Research Extension Center hosts 2024 Wheat Field Day west of Tribune

Photo caption: Farmers and others in ag-related industries listened as K-State Research & Extension staff explained traits, strengths, and short-comings of various varieties of wheat at Tuesday’s Wheat Field Day west of Tribune. Photo by Kelsey Stremel, Communications... [More]

Prairie Palooza to welcome The Fairchilds Saturday

This Saturday night, June 22, The Fairchilds from Kingman will perform in downtown Tribune from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Fairchilds are three siblings who have formed an acoustic country band. They are opening for Tracy Byrd in Kingman just two nights before their Tribune... [More]

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Health Department Summer Safety Day offers bicycle safety, car seat checks

Photo caption: Cameron Reval happily took his bicycle for a spin around the obstacle course set up by the Greeley County Sheriff’s Office at last Tuesday’s Summer Safety Day. Photo by Sheryl Crotinger.  The Summer Safety Day, hosted at the Greeley County Health... [More]

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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]

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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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Greeley County Trap Team competes at state tournament

Photo caption: Members of the Greeley County Junior High and High School Trap Team competed at the State Tournament June 15 in Newton. While there, they were awarded a medal for placing second place in the conference.  Pictured in the front row are Tristen Evans, Klayton... [More]

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Girls Softball

The girls softball team played Leoti last Thursday night.  In the front row are Payson McDaniel, Kendrix Mangan, Brielle Harkness, and Lizeth Vazquez. In the middle row are Yaresli Ibarra, Reagan Hahn, Tylee Cavenee, Elianna Schneider, Alyvia Moser, and Scarlett Shafer.... [More]

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Boys Baseball

The boys baseball team played Leoti Thursday night. Pictured in the front row are Jose Rascon, Brantley Cavenee, Antonio Rascon, Kale Harkness, and Asher Cavenee. Standing in the middle row are Ryker Moritz, Jett Shafer, Tristen Evans, Scotty Moritz, Lincoln Hopkins, Myles Hahn,... [More]

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Jackrabbits travel to eastern Kansas to play summer basketball games

Caption: In a few of their games over the weekend, the Tribune Jackrabbits had a chance to compete at Kansas University. Kneeling are Aidan Hill, Layton Hopkins, Braxon Mangan, Rowdy Grubb, and Hayden Myers.  Standing are Head Coach Josh Gooch, Lincoln Shafer, Gael Yanez,... [More]

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Lady Jackrabbits compete in Garden City against area teams in summer ball

Photo caption: Members of the High School girls basketball team played six games in Garden City last Thursday and Friday.  Kneeling from left to right are Jeryn Stewart, Addy Kennedy, Charlize Shafer, and Mia Reynolds.  Standing from left to right are Assistant Coach... [More]

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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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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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