Five contestants vying for title of Miss NCK CASA 2014

 Five contestants will be vying for the title of Miss NCK CASA 2014 when they participate in the Eleventh Annual Men in Tights Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Concordia High School Auditorium.
 Competing in the categories of Interview, Talent, Fitness and Daisy Duke Summer Wear will be Cherry Wood (Damon Warkentin), sponsored by the Citizens National Bank; Shareef Rogers (Roger Garrett), sponsored by Geisler Roofing, Inc.; Dara Medic (Derek Champlin), sponsored by Central National Bank; Bustina Poacher (Todd Robinson), sponsored by Performance Lawns; and Regina Rancher (Shane Champlin), sponsored by Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc.
 Emcees for the evening will be Jack Widen and Lloyd Preston. Judges will be Don Bates, Dustin Breault and Sherrie Radcliffe.
 In addition to the title winner, a People's Choice Award also will be given based on the amount of donations placed in the hats of contestants by members of the audience.
Men in Tights is an annual fundraiser for NCK CASA, an organization that, with the help of volunteers, works with children who are in the court system because they have been the victims of child abuse and/or neglect.
 Some children are in the home with the parent or guardian receiving services, such as counseling, case management, visitation, transportation or housing assistance.
 Saturday's program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at area banks and also will be sold at the door.

NEWS

USD 333 board approves tentative negotiated agreement

 The Unified School District 333 board of education approved a tentative teacher negotiated agreement during a special meeting on Monday. Teachers in the district will meet at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday to vote on the proposed agreement. Negotiations between the board and the teachers... [More]

County sales tax up in August

 Cloud County sales tax for August this year was up from August 2014. JoDee LeDuc, county treasurer reported at the Cloud County Commission meeting Monday that August sales tax was $62,159.43 compared to $59,404.61 in 2014.  In other business, Tom Richard, owner's representative,... [More]

For the record 8-31-15

Police Dept. Report Burglary—Officers investigated a Burglary at 6:50 p.m., Aug. 27, which had occurred in the 400 block of West 5th. Investigation continues. Arrest—Officers investigated burglaries at 8:50 a.m., Aug. 27, which took place in the 800 block of Church... [More]

More News

SPORTS

T-Birds slip past Central in OT, 2-1

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Freshman Leonardo Sosa and Ajuma Johnson teamed up on two goals, including one in overtime, to lead the Cloud County Community College soccer team to a 2-1 win over Central (Neb.) Community College in the season opener on Friday. Sosa scored off an assist... [More]

CCCC defeats Larks in five sets

HESSTON — Stretched to five sets, the Cloud County Community College volleyball team got past Hesston College on Friday.  The Thunderbirds edged the Larks 25-23 in the first set.  Hesston College won the second set 25-20 and the third set 25-20 to go up 2-1.  Cloud... [More]

More Sports

OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 8-28-15

Dear Editor,  This letter is being written in response to the news media coverage of the Health Department's budget. We have had a multitude of people either stop us on the street, call or ask our families about the statement the Health Department was $100,000 over on commodities.... [More]

Prairie Pondering

This and That . . .  Quite often, I wonder if there are other people in their 90s who suddenly become quite aware of Time and the essence thereof, resulting in a frustrated, often frantic state of mind in which too many things demand attention, none of which seems to get... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos