Betty L. Bombardier, age 84, of Concordia (formerly of Jamestown, Kan.), died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit, Kan. She was born on June 4, 1929, in Jetmore, Kan., to James Henry and Mamie (Wooley) Cross. Betty graduated from high school in St. Francis, Kan. She married Legouri A. Bombardier on Aug. 13, 1947, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia. He preceded her on Dec. 15, 2010. Betty was a bank clerk and teller for the Jamestown State Bank for 22 years until her retirement in 1992. She also worked at Murray's Grocery Store and kept books for the City of Jamestown. She was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Jamestown, a current member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Concordia, and was an Associate with the Sisters of St. Joseph. Betty is survived by her daughters, Trudy Collins and husband Terry, Beloit, and Michelle Dunn and husband Mike, Chicago, Ill.; sons, Chris Bombardier and wife Joan, Paducah, Ky., Tim Bombardier and wife Marsha, Concordia, Tom Bombardier and wife Martha, Salina, and Nick Bombardier and wife Karen, Wichita; sister-in-law, Ruth Bombardier, Concordia; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Legouri; a great-granddaughter, Bliss Gravens; her parents; two brothers and five sisters. It was Betty's wishes to be cremated and a Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, with the Rev. Brian Lager officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow the services at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Jamestown. Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov, 4, 2013, at the Sisters of St. Joseph, Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel, Concordia. The family suggest memorials to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Neighbor to Neighbor, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit




 KEVIN W. THOMAN  Kevin W. Thoman, 46 years of age, of Topeka, formerly of Concordia, passed away unexpectedly at home in his sleep Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was born on Oct. 5, 1967 in Concordia to Boyd and Linda (Mossburgh) Thoman. Kevin graduated from Concordia High... [More]



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For the record 7-24-14

Police Dept. Report Theft—Ethan Cory, Concordia, reported a Theft at 7:45 p.m., July 23. Theft occurred in the 500 block of East 7th. Investigation continues. Accident—Officers investigated an accident at 9:50 p.m., July 22, in the 80th block of Lincoln, involving... [More]

Courthouse 7-24-14

District Court CIVIL Dismiss: The case of Marissa R. Bieker vs. Dalton L. Forshee has been dismissed with prejudice to any future with each party to bear their own costs. Settled: Wells Fargo Bank NA received a judgment of $72,446.86 plus interest, costs and fees from Donald... [More]

Courthouse 7-23-14

District Court CRIMINAL: Jason Charles Ryals appeared July 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving While License Suspended. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100, a BIDS Administrative fee of $100 and the costs of this... [More]

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CNB avenges lone loss, wins East Regional

OSBORNE — Avenging its only loss of the season, Citizens National Bank thumped Washington County 9-1 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball East Regional on Saturday night. Washington County had beaten Citizens National Bank in the title game of the league tournament... [More]

Junior golfers record first place finishes

 Four junior golfers from Concordia recorded first-place finishes in the league competition.  Two tournaments were played in Concordia, and one in Clay Center. The low scores were counted.  Brennen Acree, Concordia, placed first in the high school boys' division... [More]

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