Bernadine Bartak, 81, Beloit, Kan., died Feb. 7, 2013. She was born Nov. 7, 1931, to Phillip and Fern Marcotte in Aurora, Kan. Preceded in death by: first husband, Gilbert Stegman; two infant grandchildren, Cheri Stegman & Christopher William Wendell; second husband, Charles Schwartz. Survivors: husband, Eugene; son, Gilbert Stegman; daughters, Linda (Dennis) Swanson , Courtland; &  Martha (Bill) Wendell, Beloit; sister, Rosalee Anderson; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren ; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was today, Feb. 11, at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit. Harrison Funeral Home, Beloit was in charge. Online condolences to harrisonfuneralhome



 Margaret Jane (Charbonneau) Thoman, age 91, of Jamestown, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. She was born on July 15, 1925, at her home Southwest of Concordia to Homer and Kate (Donahoe) Charbonneau.  Jane attended Cloud... [More]


 Claudia Faye Smiley-Allen, age 66, of Concordia, Kan., formerly of Dallas, Texas, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at her home in Concordia. She was born on Jan. 10, 1950 in Hot Springs, Ark. to James & Hazel F. (Light) Smiley.  She received her RN BSN in 1992 from... [More]


Juliana “Julie” M. Bell, age 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at Centennial Homestead Nursing Home, Washington, Kan. Julie was born on April 7, 1960, in Fairbury, Neb., to John H. and Bernadette A. (Reedy) L’Ecuyer. Julie graduated from North Central High... [More]

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Trustees focus on wrestling, wind energy

The recently approved wrestling program and wind energy were the focus of the Cloud County Community College board of trustees meeting last night. The board approved the hiring of Christopher Freije as the head coach for the new wrestling program. Freije currently is serving... [More]

Halloween alive and well at Century 21 office

Wiesner's favorite ornaments welcome Halloween at Century 21 By Sharon Coy Blade staff writer The Halloween spirit is alive and well in downtown Concordia, especially for those who visit Kim Wiesner's Century 21 office. Wiesner has been collecting Halloween decorations ever... [More]

Concerns raised about hiring nurse at jail

Diana Gering, Health Department administrator and six RNs attended Monday's Cloud County Commission meeting and discussed the hiring of a nurse at the Law Enforcement Center. Highway administrator Andy Asch, Solid Waste director Mike Hake and treasurer JoDee LeDuc also were present... [More]

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Freije hired as first CCCC wrestling coach

Chris Freije, head assistant coach at Lindsey Wilson College, has been hired as the first head wrestling coach at Cloud County Community College. The hiring of Freije was approved by the Cloud County board of trustees during its meeting Tuesday night. Cloud County will begin... [More]

CCCC blanks Bethany JV

LINDSBORG — The Cloud County Community College soccer team finished off an unbeaten regular season by shutting out the Bethany College junior varsity 5-0 on Monday night. Cloud County, 15-0-1, will host Neosho County Community College in the opening round of the Region... [More]

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