Shades of Yesteryear



March 20, 2013

Kirby, Trina and Gavin Kleymann have added a new product line to the Diamond K businesses – an extensive line of animal feed and supplies.

Terry Woodbury to speak at Greeley County Community Development annual meeting, action team update.

Marion “Mic” Harper, Tribune, Kansas will be identified as the Carp Award recipient by the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (KIAAA), on March 16, 2013. This award is provided annually by the KIAAA to a citizen that has demonstrated a lengthy dedication to interscholastic athletics in the state of Kansas.

Justin Doty wins King of the Hill! “King/Queen of the Hill” Handicap Bowling Tournament was held on Sunday, March 17th at the Tribune Bowl with 15 entries. 

Local artists are invited again this year to bring their work into the library to help celebrate “Art in April.” The library will host a Meet and Greet the Artists evening on April 24, with local student entertainment and refreshments.



March 19, 2003

After being eliminated in the first round of the state tournament for the past two years, the Tribune Lady Rabbits advanced further than any previous Tribune girls basketball team by beating Waconda East 52-42 in a first round game at the 1A State Tournament at Hays. In their second round game, the Lady Rabbits lost to the undefeated Ness City Eagles 39-45. In the consolation game with Norwich, the Lady Rabbits trailed through three quarters of play but came back to take the lead 55-54 in the fourth period. Norwich won the game on a last second shot to win 62-61 giving the Lady Rabbits fourth place in the 1A State Tournament.

Seniors on the Principal’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the third nine weeks of the 2002-03 school year were Kristen Crittenden, Jentri Dixon, Jesse Edmonds, Joshua Gooch, Jason Keeney, Kara Sloan, and Kara Wendt.

The eighth grade class of the Greeley County Junior High presented Don Quixote and the Black Knight on Monday, March 10, at the high school auditorium. The play, under the direction of Mrs. Carol Miles, English teacher, featured Zachary Kail as Don Quixote, Brandon Peter as Pancho, Corbin Myers as Cisco, Lindsay Wineinger as the Princess, Andrew Mishler as the Black Knight, and Derrick Sloan as the narrator.



March 17, 1993

A fairly large number attended the 44th annual shareholders meeting of Farmco, Inc., held Tuesday evening, March 16, at the Greeley County High School auditorium. Richard Kysar was elected president of the cooperative, replacing Ronald Waldren, who was not eligible, having served three terms on the board of directors.

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Donovan were held Monday afternoon, March 15, in the First Baptist church in Tribune, Rev. Mark Randolph, pastor officiating.

Five Greeley County 4-H members participated in the Kansas Beef Expo Youth show Saturday, March 13, at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita. They were Amber Govert, Angela Smith, Lynn Foos, Clinton Harris, and Cody Woelk.

Dwayne Gooch is home this week for a visit. It’s spring break at Tulsa University Law School at Tulsa, OK, where he is a senior at the law school.



March 17, 1983

After nine rounds of words, Gina Underwood, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Mike Underwood, won the Greeley County competition by spelling the word satchel.

The EHU Cultural Arts committee is sponsoring the “Carnival of Crafts,” on Thursday, at the 4-H building.

Saturday, three antennas, one receiving and two sending, were installed on top of the head house on the Farmco, Inc. grain elevator. Now folks in Tribune and nearby can listen to KANZ-FM.

Marguerite (Maggie) Hunt celebrated her birthday Saturday afternoon at an open house in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church.

The Greeley County junior-senior high school band is anticipating an exciting 1983 Liberty League band clinic at Wallace County on Tuesday.

Margaret Taylor and Wilda Werner will give a slide presentation of the “High Plains Ecology,” at the March meeting of the Greeley County Historical Society.

Angela Firner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Firner, Tribune, is a candidate in the 17th annual Garden City pageant.



March 15, 1973

Debbie Wishon was chosen delegate, and Dawn Ekhoff alternative to the 31st annual Sunflower Girls State.

The Greeley County hospital said they appreciated the gift of $125.00 from the Girl Scouts.

About 400 persons attended the open house celebration at Myers Implement, Inc. Mrs. Paul Myers said they served 50 frozen doughnuts and a lot of coffee.

The new courthouse plans were explained in this issue of the Greeley County Republican.

C.C. Tarman’s 80th birthday, and his wife Maggie’s 85th birthday, were celebrated at a dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Tarman.

The 33rd wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rauch was celebrated in the Robin Frakes home in Lakin.



March 18, 1943

Three carloads of cement supply and stock tanks are being erected here by a crew of nine men working for the McPherson Cement Products Co.

Clettis Doughty and family of Dodge City, moved on the Burr ranch this week. Charles Setters and family have gone to Wallace County.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roland have purchased a farm in Wichita County, seven miles south of Selkirk and plan to move about May 1.

Hilma Liljegren returned Saturday from a visit at Gowrie and Des Moines, IA.

Floyd L. Carter plans to leave Friday night for Chicago for a meeting of the North Central Accrediting association for high schools and colleges.

Bruce Stinson found Friday that one of their chickens had laid an egg shaped like a squash. It was several inches long. He said it was the first time he had ever seen an egg like that.

Miss Hope Owen and Mrs. Robt. Sleigh left Tuesday night for San Francisco, CA, where Sunday Miss Owen will participate in the launching of the U.S.S. Owen, a destroyer which has been constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Co. of San Francisco.

Mrs. Floyd resigned as the fourth grade school teacher in Tribune elementary school, and Mrs. Mable Tucker is taking her place.

The first grade in Tribune grade school has made a giraffe 27 inches tall for their miniature circus.

The Horace grade school children are writing letters to our soldier brothers and friends.

Orin Gentry bought a new Ford pickup Saturday at Garden City. Luther Trued purchased a new Ford passenger car there this past week.

Clair Kauffman and son, Jim, arrived here Saturday evening from Pennsylvania. They are going to farm here.



March 16, 1933

The First National Bank of Tribune received authority to open Wednesday morning and business started as usual. Cashier Robert Sleigh informs us that instructions are to guard only against any withdrawals for hoarding purposes.

W.M. Mallory has a large herd of horses that are now in demand.

Fire damages Sigler grocery. Marshall Ed Woods discovered fire in the evening about 9 o’clock, and immediately notified the fire ladies. Some sort of fire sale disposal probably will be made.

Mrs. Herman Trued is happy as a lark, but no wonder, she has a big batch of chicks to contend with.

“Dream Boat” was to be given by the grade school of Tribune on Friday, March 31, in the high school auditorium-admission 10 cents and 20 cents.



March 14, 1913

Quite a number from Sidney attended the spelling contest at Tribune, Sunday.

Mrs. F. Sherer has a well put down in her garden and will raise some fine garden truck this season.

The application of W.H. Skinner for the principalship of the Greeley County High School was accepted by the county commissioners for the next school year.

Mr. Cassell showed 16 varieties of spring wheat this week at the experiment farm.

An auto was received here for Clem L. Wilson. He is going to rustle the land business this summer.

Well casing is in good demand, which indicates that new wells are being put down.




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    Jackrabbits head into sub-state ranked #1

    The Greeley County Jackrabbit boys high school basketball team will travel to Grainfield this Friday, March 3, to take on Sharon Springs in the second round of the sub-state tournament bracket.  The Jackrabbits are the number one seeded team going into the tournament and... [More]


    Junior High wrestlers complete season

    Members of the Greeley County Junior High Wrestling team competed at the NWKL Tournament on Tuesday, February 21, in St. Francis.  Mallory Walk competed in the Girls 138 pound weight bracket. She wrestled against girls from Oberlin and Leoti in her weight bracket. She... [More]

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      Lady Jackrabbits receive post-season NWKL All-League honors

      Mangan and Stewart are named to All-League teams At the end of each high school basketball season, league coaches meet to name all-league players for honors.  Each coach voted on individual players from all league teams, noting standouts and honoring extraordinary success. ... [More]


      Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $2,400 to local students

      Monday, March 20, Greeley County Schools’ eighth, ninth, and eleventh grade students participated in Greeley County’s Fifth Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.   Nearly 50 students presented projects showcasing their creative ideas, interesting concepts,... [More]


      Year of the Jackrabbit: Greeley County Jackrabbits are Back to Back State Champions

      The Greeley County Jackrabbits swept the state tournament again this year, claiming a 49-43 win over the Lebo Wolves to earn the 2023 1A-Division II Championship game for the second year in a row. The team entered the tournament as the number one seed, with a record of 22-1. 

      Carnival for a Cause set for Wednesday, March 22

      Greeley County Schools will host a Carnival for a Cause next Wednesday, March 22. The event will feature a free meal and carnival games for the kids. FFA members and school staff will supervise students while parents attend a BeAlert Program by Russ Tuttle. Dinner begins at... [More]

      Jackrabbits are Substate Champions, now state-bound

      Coming back to the second round of sub-state after an almost two week hiatus, the Greeley County Jackrabbits hit the floor in Grainfield on Friday, March 3, against the Sharon Springs Wildcats.  Sharon Springs won the tip-off and scored the first two points of the game.... [More]


      Lady Jackrabbits fall to Hornets in sub-state play

      The Lady Jackrabbits hosted the Dighton Hornets for the first round of sub-state on Thursday, February 23. After a National Anthem sung by seniors Titus Sherer and Trinity Albers and junior Reagan Crotinger, the game tipped off at 6 p.m. in front of a loud and excited Jackrabbit... [More]


      Congressman Tracey Mann hosts Greeley County Town Hall Meeting

      Congressman Tracey Mann visited Greeley County on Thursday, February 16, for a Town Hall Meeting. Mann greeted constituents in the Community Room at First Farm Bank before attending the first-round sub-state match-up between the Greeley County Jackrabbits and the Dighton Hornets.... [More]

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      Randy Harris

      Randy Harris, age 67, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. He was born on August 20, 1955, in Tribune to Gail and Pearl Koestal Harris.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tribune. He served his... [More]

      William “Pug” Eugene Mitchell

      William “Pug” Eugene Mitchell passed away at Logan County Senior Center in Oakley on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the age of 83.  He was born April 10, 1939 in Beloit. He was the son of William Arthur Mitchell and Edna Sophronia (Colby) Mitchell. Pug began... [More]

      Denis James Weber

      Denis James Weber was born at the family farm in Sheridan Lake, Colorado on September 15, 1933 to Frank and Agatha Weber. He was the eighth of eight children. After struggling with complications of COPD, he passed away at his home on Monday, March 7, 2023.  Denis loved... [More]

      Joyce L. Nemechek

      Joyce L. Nemechek, 92, passed away at the Greeley County Long Term Care on Thursday, March 2, 2023, in Tribune.  She was born on February 5, 1931, in Horace, Kansas, to parents Herman and Iva Rhea Smith, who preceded her in death. She married Bernard (Bernie) Nemechek... [More]

      Patrick L. “Pat” Grubb

      Patrick L. “Pat” Grubb, age 81, passed away on Jan. 26, 2023, after a brief illness at CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. A “winter Texan,” Pat was a lifelong resident of Tribune, Kansas. Pat was born on March 16, 1941, in Garden... [More]

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