Lowrey to retire

 After 17 years with the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce, Roberta Lowrey has announced her plans to retire at the end of the year.
Lowrey, the president of the Chamber, said it is time for her to focus on other things.
 "I have appreciated the support of the community as I have worked at the Chamber," she said. "We have a terrific community here with some wonderful people, and loads of potential."
 Lowrey said she wants to thank the countless volunteers who have helped on past and present boards and committees.
 "I know the Chamber board of directors will be mindful of the needs of the whole Chamber as they pursue a replacement for the office," she said.
 Lowrey said she and her husband Richard plan to remain in the community.

NEWS

CCHC implementing changes

 With the retirement of surgeon Dr. Muhammad Butt and Nurse Anesthetist Jay Thomas' move from full-time to part-time, Cloud County Health Center has had to figure out how to continue to effectively serve Concordia and the surrounding area.  "We're just trying to keep... [More]

Commission approves wage scales

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday  approved a resolution establishing the following wage scale for elected officials for the calendar year 2015: County Sheriff, $48,135.88; County Attorney, $49,693.54 plus $10,000 (Appeals); County Clerk, $34,975.46 plus calculation... [More]

For the record 7-7-15

Fire Dept./EMS Report At 3:53 p.m., Monday, Medic-5, Medic-1, Rescue-1, Truck-1 responded to a one vehicle rollover at 24/81 junction. No transport. At 4:18 p.m., Monday, Medic-1 responded to Quaint Road for a medical call. No transport.

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SPORTS

Blues earn split with Junction City

 Cordell Cyr singled to drive in Jordan Mehl in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Concordia Blues a 5-4 victory over Junction City in the second game of an American Legion Baseball doubleheader.  The game was tied at 4-4 heading into the bottom half of the... [More]

Beloit squeezes out pair of wins over Blues

 Beloit scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to squeeze out a 3-2 and complete a sweep of the Concordia Blues in an American Legion Baseball doubleheader Wednesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.  The game was tied at 2-2 through seven innings of play.... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Youth and horses . . .  Since we all are so accustomed to being aware of wars, hunger, hatred and need all over the world, we may tend to become oblivious to the better things in our lives if we but look and think.  What clearly brought that into focus was recently... [More]

In the Mean Time

 Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter.  It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises. (A Course in Miracles)  Charlie Brown laments, “No matter how I try... [More]

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