NORMA JEAN SPRAGUE

 NORMA JEAN SPRAGUE
 Norma Jean Sprague, age 82, of Hutchinson, formerly of Glasco and Wichita, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. Funeral service was this afternoon, March 31, at Dean Funeral Home, 301 E. Main, Glasco, Kan. Norma is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Sarah Warner and a brother, Ernest Warner. Survivors: son, William J. Sprague, Delphos, Kan.; daughter, Beverly A. Lavy (Lewis), Hutchinson; brothers, Joe Warner (Darlene), Melvern, Kan., and John Warner (Ruth), Wheat Ridge, Colo.; sisters, Juanita McClellan, Glasco, Kan., and Darlene Burgess (Sam), Lebanon, Kan.; grandchildren, Greg Liby, Leanna Porter (Randy) and Scott Sprague (Debbie); great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Bailey Liby, Lonna, Chaz and Brandi Porter; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials; Alzheimer's Association and Glasco Community Foundation.

OBITUARIES

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]

VERLYN EARL TRUEBLOOD

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 VERLYN EARL TRUEBLOOD  Verlyn Earl Trueblood, age 78, Concordia, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan.  He was born on Jan. 14, 1937, in Bird City, Kan., to Vern L. and Leona F. (Niehaus) Trueblood.  Verlyn attended... [More]

SUZANNE WILLIAMS

SUZANNE WILLIAMS Suzanne McComas Williams, 65, died on Feb. 22, 2015, following a long illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Dartmouth, N.H., to M.D. McComas Jr. MD and Celeste Vedder McComas. She graduated from Concordia High School in 1967 and the University of Kansas in... [More]

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NEWS

For the record 3-4-15

Police Dept. Report Hit and run—Officers investigated a hit and run accident at 1 a.m., March 4 which occurred in the 600 block of East 7th. Kaleb Tyler, 21, Delphos, was arrested at 1:11 a.m. at 13th and Lincoln and was charged with Limitations of Backing, Failure to Report... [More]

Courthouse 3-4-15

District Court CRIMINAL Stephen James Istas appeared March 3 and was found Guilty and convicted of Battery. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $200, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision... [More]

Documentary about Ellet to receive award of excellence

 A documentary about former Concordia Blade-Empire columnist Marion Ellet will receive an award for excellence during the 2015 Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas on April 12.  Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications at... [More]

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SPORTS

Strait, Miller pick up wins in 4A state tournament

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SALINA — Concordia’s Zach Strait and Cameron Miller picked up wins in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Bicentennial Center. Strait, a freshman, went 2-2 in the 106-pound class. Miller, a junior making his third consecutive trip to... [More]

T-Birds upset Cougars in Region 6 tourney, 84-81

 Putting the frustrations of the regular season behind them, the Cloud County Thunderbirds went on the road and upset Barton Community College 84-81 in the opening round of the Region 6 Tournament Saturday night. Cloud County, which was beaten 78-69 by Barton in the final... [More]

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