Ames/Miltonvale road striping must wait until next year

 Because of weather and time restraints, the center-line striping of the Ames/Miltonvale road will not be done until later next year.
Andy Asch, highway administrator, presented this information to the Cloud County board of commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday. He also presented a cost estimate for the project in the amount of $2,759.48.
 In other highway department business, Asch reported the bridge located 1 mile west and 1 1/2 miles north of Hollis, on the Cloud/Republic County line, has been accepted for cost share funds in 2015.
Sheriff Brian Marks presented a hiring authorization for Austin Howard as part-time corrections officer, effective Oct. 7, at a rate of $10 per hour, which the board approved.
Solid Waste director Justin Murdock reported the Recycling Center had shipped a load of shredded paper last week and will be shipping a load of hardback books this week. So far this year, 316 tons of recyclables have been shipped.
Health administrator Diana Gering discussed the drive-thru flu shot clinic that was held Oct. 5 and various other items with the board.
Adjournment was at 11:25 a.m.
Commissioners attended the owners' meeting Oct. 1 at the jail site and are attending the owners' meeting at the jail site today, Oct. 8.

NEWS

Sutton's love of theatre planted and grew at CCCC

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By Sharon Coy Blade Staff Writer  When Susan Sutton, Cloud County Community College Dean of Humanities, was a student at CCCC a seed for her love of the theatre was planted.  Although she had never taken part in plays in high school and her only drama experience had... [More]

Susan Sutton Day is Friday

 Whereas, Cloud County Community College, The Brown Grand Theatre, the National Orphan Train Complex and many other organizations and causes have benefited immeasurably from the dedication and skill of Susan Sutton; and Whereas, Susan Sutton has for 39 years enlivened the... [More]

Railroad will be repairing crossings

 Cloud County highway administrator Andy Asch reported at the Cloud County Commission meeting on Monday that Burlington Railroad will be repairing crossings and as repairs are being made  various county roads will be closed. Railroad employees are now working at Lark... [More]

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SPORTS

Panthers lose twice to Cowgirls

ABILENE – The Concordia High School softball team was swept in an NCKL doubleheader here yesterday. The Panthers managed just five hits and scored none in the 4-0 and 2-0 losses. Abilene took the lead in game one with a run in the second inning. The Cowgirls added one in... [More]

Canfield ties for fourth

CLAY CENTER – Concordia's Gage Canfield shot 48 and tied for fourth at the junior varsity golf meet here yesterday. The Panthers had two other golfers competing in the tournament, Jonas Sallman and Jager Sieben. Both shot 58 in the nine hole event. Matt Roudybush of Wamego... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 4-18-14

Dear Editor,   Questions that need answers? 1. Why should we sign up for the Special Civility Pledge? 2. Isn't the “Bill of Rights” still acceptable?        3. Aren't the Ten Commandments still taught? 4. What happened to the... [More]

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