Shelton Burch has joined the newsroom of the Dodge City Daily Globe as its new sports editor.

"I’m honestly hoping to be here for a few years," Burch said. "I’m happy to be here."

The almost graduate of Kansas State University is jumping right into his new position at the Daily Globe.

"I’ve seen how a community can band together with sports," he said. "It’s not like a city will go all out for a city commission meeting, but they will turn out for high school sports."

Burch is finished with his studies at KSU but needs to complete a remote math class in order to graduate and get his degree. Burch worked at The Collegian, KSU’s student newspaper, and was an associate to former Daily Globe sports editors John Zetmeir and Tim Everson.

"I wrote sports and news and spent time as a copy editor and one semester as news editor," Burch said. "I like sports because it’s not negative all the time.

"People like to read sports because it can distract them from all the bad news."

Burch has family who reside in Abilene, Kansas, and has lived in Arizona some growing up. He lists Manhattan as where he’s from — having spent the last 4 years there as a student — and is currently looking for a place to live in Dodge City.

"I’m really excited to be here," he said. "I hope to be here for a long, long time."

Anyone with sports story ideas or to report a sports score can reach Burch as 225-4151, extension 914.

 

To contact the writer email rbluhm@dodgeglobe.com.