HARVEY "GENE" Eugene Hoelscher, 84, Sutton, Neb., died Nov. 18, 2012, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings, Neb. He was born Oct. 15, 1928, to Harvey and Daisey (Ross) Hoelscher in rural LaCrosse, Kan. He was a lifelong trucker and served as a Medic in US Army. He married Ava Chritton in Concordia, Kan. on June 26, 1954. Survivors: wife of 58 years, Ava; sons, Brad & Trent; daughters, Brenda Manning, Lori Rasmussen, Vicki Softley, & Dawn Claus; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, one brother, three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 23, Federated Church, Sutton, Neb. No visitation. Private inurnment at a later date.



 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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Courthouse 10-27-16

District Court CRIMINAL Justin James Boyd appeared Oct. 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of a Hallucinogenic drug, Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. For the possession of a hallucinogenic drug charge, he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud... [More]

For the record 10-27-16

Police Dept. Report  Theft—At 2:40 a.m., Oct. 27, officers investigated a Theft of Property which occurred in the 400 block of West 8th. The property belonged to Nancy Smith, Concordia.  Accident—Officers investigated an accident at 9:30 p.m., Oct. 26, which... [More]

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]

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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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