For the record 4-21-14

Police Dept. Report
Accident–Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 10:55 p.m., April 18, in the 900 block of East 7th Street. A vehicle driven by Karah E. Standridge, Concordia, struck a parked  vehicle owned by Jeromy J. Thrash, also of Concordia.
Arrests—Officers arrested Natasha Lynn Martinez, 20, Clifton, at approximately 3 a.m., April 19, in the 1100 block of Cedar Street. Martinez was stopped for not wearing a seat belt and upon investigation charged with No Seat Belt, Driving While Suspended, Obstruction of Official Duty, Refusal of Intoxilizer and Driving Under the Influence. Martinez was transported to the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center.
 Officers responded to the 800 block of Matthew Street at approximately 8 p.m., April 19, for a complaint of Damage to Property. Officers arrested Lawrence C. Croxford, 30, Auburn, Maine, for Criminal Damage to Property. Croxford was cited and released.
 Officers arrested Duaine C. Otott, 19, Concordia, at 6 p.m., April 20, in the 100 block of East College Drive, charging him with Theft. Otott was cited and released.

Fire Dept./EMS Report
 At 12:22 p.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to the 700 block of West 13th for a 21-month-old. No transport was made.
 At 6:04 p.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to the 500 block of East 10th and transported an  84-year-old male patient to Cloud County Health Center.
 At 12:48 a.m., Monday, Medic-5 responded to Union Road and 155th Road for a vehicle rollover. No transport was made.

NEWS

Ribbon cutting ceremony for recently merged banks

A ribbon cutting in Concordia yesterday marked the merger of Peoples Exchange Bank with  American State Bank & Trust Company of Great Bend. The two banks are owned by American State Bancshares of Wichita. The merger was effective July 11. James Koch, who currently is... [More]

Concordia Terminal LLC board approves expansion

Determining there is a need for additional grain storage space, the Concordia Terminal LLC board of directors approved an $11 million expansion project during a meeting on Thursday afternoon. Concordia Terminal LLC, owned by Cloud County Co-op Elevator Association Inc., Central... [More]

Dedicated children to perform in Missoula Theatre play

 Sixty dedicated children from the north central Kansas area and even beyond have been busy every day this week learning the ins and outs of acting from instructors from the Missoula Children's Theatre, Missoula, Mont.  Results of their commitment and hard work can... [More]

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SPORTS

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

Gymnasts compete at nationals

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Seven gymnasts representing the Concordia Gymnastics Center competed in the 2016 AAU Gymnastics National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports. There were 72 gymnasts from 22 gyms presenting the Missouri Valley District among the 1,539 total gymnasts... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Remembering the smoke-filled rooms . . .  “The Atlantic” recently ran a lengthy commentary by Jonathan Rauch. It was “How American Politics Went Insane.”  He got into history with the party bosses, smoke filled rooms, deals made and carried... [More]

Letter to the Editor 7-22-16

Dear Editor,  Voting!!  As I was lying awake last night, thinking about the day and what Ted Cruz said at the Republican Convention. I realized I had to agree with him. Yes, I agree his timing and choice of place to present his feelings was probably not the best, but... [More]

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