CONNIE LYNN SJOLANDER

 CONNIE LYNN SJOLANDER
 Connie Lynn Sjolander, 43, Belleville, Kan., died Nov. 11, 2013, at Scandia.  Born April 9, 1970 in Belleville. Attended Concordia HS and completed CNA training. Survivors are her children, Shelby Ardella Sjolander; Tiffany Lynn Fees; parents, Charles (Bud) Sjolander and Jackie Sjolander; special friend, Raymond Fees; brothers, Rick and Mark; sister Madonna Spear; 2 grandchildren. Services, Thurs. Nov. 21, UM Church, Scandia. Inurnment in Poplar Grove Cemetery,Scandia. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Wed. at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Scandia.

OBITUARIES

AUGUST M. "GUS" BOHM

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 AUGUST M. "GUS" BOHM  August M. "Gus" Bohm of Wichita passed away on March 4, 2015, at the age of 93 after a long illness.  Visitation with the family will be from 2-4 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015. Rosary will be at 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015; Funeral Mass will... [More]

JAMES PHILIP GRANT

JAMES PHILIP GRANT Sept. 5, 1934-Feb. 21, 2015  James Philip Grant was born in Junction City, Kan., to Richard and Mary (Kreynest) Grant. He was the youngest of seven children. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Vopat on May 31, 1958, at St. Peter's Church in Aurora,... [More]

MONA ANDERSEN

 MONA ANDERSEN  Mona Andersen, age 62, passed away at her home in Jamestown, Kan., on Sunday, March 1, 2015, peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born on Aug. 9, 1952, in Concordia, Kan., to Leonard & Kathryn (Kempkes) Swiercinsky.  Mona graduated from... [More]

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NEWS

Courthouse 3-6-15

District Court CRIMINAL Logan Dewayne Newell appeared March 3 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $100 and alcohol/drug testing fee... [More]

For the record 3-6-15

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested a 15-year-old juvenile at 1:20 p.m., March 5, in the 400 block of West 10th charging him with sexual battery and sexual exploitation of a child. He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City. Fire Dept./EMS... [More]

Commission commemorates CCCC anniversary

By Jessica LeDuc Blade Staff Writer  At a brief meeting Wednesday night, the Concordia City Commission signed a proclamation commemorating Cloud County Community College’s 50th anniversary. The College was founded on January 28, 1965, and began classes in February... [More]

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SPORTS

Panthers blitz Cowboys, advance to title game

COLBY — Led by Cooper Holmes and Ian Nordell, the Concordia Panthers took the first step toward a return trip to the state tournament by rolling over Goodland 69-40 in the opening round of the Class 4A-Division II sub-state Thursday night. Holmes, a 6-4 junior, and Nordell,... [More]

Conqs shoot down T-Birds, 81-62

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WICHITA — Round three went to the hot-shooting Dodge City Conquistadors. Dodge City, which had split a pair of Jayhawk Conference Western Division games with Cloud County during the regular season, shot 58 percent (32 of 55) on its way to an 81-62 victory over the Thunderbirds... [More]

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