In 2009 Greeley County and the City of Tribune merged to form the Unified Government of Greeley County. Government offices are located at 208 Harper Street, Tribune, KS 67879; phone: 620-376-4256.
Tribune was organized in 1888. The city was named after the New York Tribune newspaper. Horace Greeley (1811-1872, namesake of the county) served as the paper's editor.