For the record 5-6-13

Police Dept. Report
Accident—Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 3 p.m., May 2, in the 100 block of East College Drive involving vehicles driven by Dustin Carpenter, Maricopa, Ariz., and Felicia Stedman, Concordia. Injuries were reported and an individual was transported by ambulance to Cloud County Health Center.
Theft—Elizabeth Taylor, Concordia, reported a Theft from her residence at 3 p.m., May 2, in the 600 block of West 5th.

Police Report
Arrests—Officers arrested Jesus Antonio G. Reyes, 25, Concordia, at 9:15 p.m., May 3, in the 1300 block of Lincoln Street charging him with Driving While Suspended. Reyes was cited and released.
Officers arrested Jordan Lewis Bebb, 22, Concordia, at approximately 3 a.m., May 5, in the 1100 block of Kemp Street charging him with Battery on Law Enforcement Officer. Officers were called to the area for a fight in progress. Bebb was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Officers arrested Aaron Comstock, 20, Concordia, at 9:40 p.m., May 5, in the 800 block of State Street charging him with Domestic Battery. Comstock was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Theft–Erica Denham, Concordia, reported on Sunday May 5th, at 6:50 p.m., the Theft of Items from her vehicle in the 100 block of East 9th St. Investigation continues.


NEWS

For the record 3-4-15

Police Dept. Report Hit and run—Officers investigated a hit and run accident at 1 a.m., March 4 which occurred in the 600 block of East 7th. Kaleb Tyler, 21, Delphos, was arrested at 1:11 a.m. at 13th and Lincoln and was charged with Limitations of Backing, Failure to Report... [More]

Courthouse 3-4-15

District Court CRIMINAL Stephen James Istas appeared March 3 and was found Guilty and convicted of Battery. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $200, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision... [More]

Documentary about Ellet to receive award of excellence

 A documentary about former Concordia Blade-Empire columnist Marion Ellet will receive an award for excellence during the 2015 Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas on April 12.  Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications at... [More]

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SPORTS

Strait, Miller pick up wins in 4A state tournament

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SALINA — Concordia’s Zach Strait and Cameron Miller picked up wins in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Bicentennial Center. Strait, a freshman, went 2-2 in the 106-pound class. Miller, a junior making his third consecutive trip to... [More]

T-Birds upset Cougars in Region 6 tourney, 84-81

 Putting the frustrations of the regular season behind them, the Cloud County Thunderbirds went on the road and upset Barton Community College 84-81 in the opening round of the Region 6 Tournament Saturday night. Cloud County, which was beaten 78-69 by Barton in the final... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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