The Rev. Wilbur D. Buckley, 87, Clay Center, Kan. died July 25, 2013, at his home. He was born May 19, 1928, in Concordia to Robert M. and Mary (Walno) Buckley. He married Hazel Florence Furrer, Aug. 19, 1947, in Ames. She died Oct 21, 2011. Graduated 1951 from Miltonvale Wesleyan College & was a minister for 40 years. Survivors: son, Robert Buckley; daughter, Karen Duncan; brother, Earl Buckley; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded by brother Floyd, sister, Mabel Kalin and his twin, Wilma Jean Nelson. Services: 2 p.m., July 31, Clay Center Wesleyan Church. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ames. Visitation: 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, Riley.



AUDREY D. MALLAM Audrey Deane (Hillan) Mallam, age 89, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kan. She was born on July 29, 1926, in Concordia, Kan., to Edward W. and Goldie M. (Parsons) Hillan.  She grew up in Concordia and graduated from... [More]


SISTER CELESTINE RUDER  Sister Celestine Ruder died November 28, 2015, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village in Concordia, Kan.  She was 98 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 80 years.  She was born in Antonino, Kan, on May 15, 1917, to Henry and Mary Boos Ruder,... [More]


 MARJORIE I. GATES  Marjorie I. Gates, age 94, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. She was born May 14, 1921, to Jordan and Alice (Barber) Rexroat. Marjorie graduated from Downs High School. She then attended Fort Hays State University... [More]

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CCCC trustees vote to retain men’s program

The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to keep the men's soccer program during Monday's special meeting, as well as renewing the contract of men's head soccer coach, James Ross. The board also authorized Dr. Danette Toone, president of the college,... [More]

County commission meets

 The Cloud County Board of Commissioners, including Bill Czapanskiy, Gary Caspers and Gail Engle, along with County Clerk, Shella Thoman, met Monday morning. The cold, wet and snowy conditions may have contributed to the lack of news reported during the meeting. Brian Marks,... [More]

For the record 12-1-15

Police Dept. Report Accidents—Officers investigated a vehicle-deer accident at 7:40 p.m., Nov. 25, in the 1400 block of East 11th Street. A vehicle driven by Bonnie J. Trost, Concordia, struck a deer at that location. Officers investigated an accident at 8:30 p.m., Nov.... [More]

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Pirates use barrage of free throws to sink T-Birds


 Cloud County’s bid to open Jayhawk Conference play with a home win over unbeaten Independence Community College ran afoul.  The Thunderbirds were whistled for 29 fouls, and the Pirates shot 30 more free throws on its way to an 84-73 victory Monday night in Bryant... [More]

CCCC fends off Pirates, 77-65


 Kicking off conference play more than a month earlier than they have in past years, the Cloud County Thunderbirds outscored Independence Community College 17-6 over the final 5:31 to lock up a 77-65 victory Monday night in Bryant Gymnasium. With the Jayhawk Conference combining... [More]

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