Two file for commission seats

The filing deadline for two positions on the Concordia City Commission expired Tuesday at noon, and only two people will be vying for those seats. The two positions are currently held by Tim Parker and Lyle Pounds.
Parker and Pounds, who are both finishing their first three-year terms on the Commission, both filed for reelection to the Commission. No other candidate filed, so there will be no need for a primary election. The general election is scheduled for Tues., April 1.
Three positions will also be up for election on the Miltonvale City Council. The seats are currently held by Michael Hamel, Damon Warkentin and Brian Yonally. All three have chosen to seek reelection, and will be unopposed in the the April 1 general election.

NEWS

Courthouse 11-21-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Candice Dawn Beach appeared Nov. 17 and was convicted of a violation of Criminal Damage to Property. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $24.97 by Dec. 31. Her sentence... [More]

Commission approves water rate hike

 Starting next month, citizens will see an increase in water bills after rates were raised at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting.  After several months of discussion, the Commission last night approved a six-percent increase in water and sewer... [More]

For the record 11-20-14

Police Dept. rReport Accident—Officers investigated an Accident Nov. 19 which occurred in the 100 block of East College Drive involving vehicles owned by David Carlgren, Concordia, and Michael Primeaux, Miltonvale. Fire Dept./EMS Report At 9:53 p.m., Wednesday, Medic-1... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds topple Broncos, 71-58

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 Once the Cloud County Thunderbirds had finally wrestled the lead away from the Hastings College junior varsity, they weren't about to surrender it. Cloud County trailed Hastings throughout most of the first half, and was down 34-31 at halftime. The T-Birds scored the first... [More]

Hake, Guevara receive football awards

 Concordia High School seniors Drake Hake and Stafen Guevara were presented awards during the Concordia Lions Club Football Banquet Tuesday night at the Catholic Parish Hall. Hake received the Most Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award, presented in memory of Trevor... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Death knell for college life as we know it?     The books on my shelves which have bright, inviting covers are few. No one would find most of them inviting, and I admit they aren't dusted in weekly cleaning. They don't have  fresh, new titles.  They... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “WHO CARES!!”  What would be your reaction if you saw those words on the face of every clock you looked at?  Recently, I received an advertisement for such a time-piece. All the numerals are in a heap at the bottom and those words are emblazoned across... [More]

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