For the record 2-20-14

Police Dept. Report
Scam warning—Concordia residents are reporting scam claiming to be from Dish Network offering discount rates. These calls are generated by a group that is not affiliated with Dish Network. They are attempting to steal credit card numbers. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with Dish Network offering you a new rate, please hang up and call the company back directly to verify that the offer is real.
 Also reported in the area is an ongoing scam involving local residents getting calls claiming to be from their grandchildren who are incarcerated in another country and need bail money. These scam artists are very intelligent and are able to extract information from the victims and use it against them to make a very believable story. They are very convincing. Please be aware that this scam has been prevalent in the area and we have received multiple reports of this occurring.

NEWS

Board hears report on agreement

Eric Ivey and Kim Goodnight, ITC, presented Cloud County board of commissioners with a maintenance agreement for the use of county roads at the board's meeting Monday.  They reported ITC will begin moving Sept. 1 and should complete the project the end of 2016, although... [More]

Public’s help sought in search for missing man

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 The Cloud County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Belleville man who has been missing since Friday evening. Cloud County Sheriff Brian Marks said Robert Munson, Jr., was last seen in Belleville on Friday evening. Munson is 6’0”,... [More]

Spencers makes first appearance

A Cloud County man, Trevin LeePaul Spencer, who is accused of murdering an Asherville man made his first appearance in Mitchell County district court Friday afternoon. Spencer appeared before District Court Judge Debra Wright, and was officially charged with the murder of Darrell... [More]

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SPORTS

CNB is runner-up in State K-18 tournament

LUCAS – In what turned out to be a pitchers' duel, Beloit Blues downed Citizens National Bank 2-0 in the K-18 State Championship game here last night. Beloit scored the only two runs of the game in the third inning.  Billy Bechard pitched all seven innings for Citizens,... [More]

CNB edges Hoisington, advances to state title game

LUCAS — Citizens National Bank advanced to the championship game of the 64th Annual K-18 Baseball State Tournament by slipping past Hoisington 10-8 in the semifinals on Sunday night. The fourth seed out of the East Regional, Citizens National Bank downed Phillipsburg 13-1... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

 We will survive . . .  Not long ago, an article appeared in the Christian Science Monitor discussing American families who have provided plural presidents in America's history.  Google was not a bit helpful, and age has not done one good thing for my memory.... [More]

In the Mean Time

(Reprinted from December 2000)  A surgeon, an engineer and a politician were debating which of their professions was the oldest.  “Eve was made from Adam's rib,” said the surgeon, “and that, of course, is a surgical procedure.”  “Yes,”... [More]

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