Letter to the Editor 5-24-13

Dear Editor,
 I would like to expand on the comments about buying American by Mr. Meyer in last week’s letter. While it’s very true that many companies have outsourced their products in the past decades, there are still many great products that are made in the USA. Outside of many electronics you can find items that are made in the USA in just about any category.
 About six years ago, I became interested in trying to buy mostly products that were made in the USA. I have done countless hours of searching and I am amazed by how many small companies there are that produce their products in the USA. Over the past three years, approximately 85% of all my purchases have been made in the USA. This includes all types of categories including clothing (everything I wear except for one pair of tennis court shoes was made in the USA ), hand tools, kitchenware, building supplies, bedding, nonelectronic toys, office supplies, and many more. I have started working with a few local businesses to carry more of these products and hope to work with many more.
 I know that everything we need won’t be made in the USA, but instead of complaining about how many products are foreign made, let’s celebrate and promote all the great products that we do make.
                                      Steven Mitchell


Letter to the Editor 10-9-15

Dear  Editor,  There have been a lot of different stories evolve in the news and Facebook lately regarding the flu vaccine.  The flu became more prevalent in the United States after the outbreak at Fort Riley, Kansas, among a group of soldiers in 1918. The conditions... [More]

Prairie Pondering

Screened Porch Memories . . .   All my life I have looked lovingly at screened in porches, the larger the better, and for a portion of my childhood and growing up and coming home to, it was part of our home life. Even our dog's who, since we were country, could sleep... [More]

More Opinions


Courthouse 10-9-15

District Court LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Central National Bank received a judgment of $68.43 from Walter P. Stimatze, Concordia. Mohawk Serving Inc. received $2,047.55 plus interest and costs from Rug & Wrap. Concordia. Central National Bank received a judgment of $317.05 plus... [More]

Commission approves demolition projects

 The City Commissioners were in a progressive mood Wednesday night as they approved resolutions and ordinances, and heard study sessions focused on and around the cleaning up and building up of the Concordia community.  The meeting opened with a public hearing concerning... [More]

Reading with Friends inspires children and parents to read

 For Chrissy Henderson, owner of Golden Rules Preschool, the Sisters of St. Joseph are a literal godsend to the Concordia community.  “We are so blessed to have [the Sisters] here,” Henderson said. “They see a need for something and they create the... [More]

More News


Gilliland hired as SID at CCCC

 When the opportunity presented itself for Eric Gilliland to move back to his hometown of Concordia, he jumped at it. Gilliland, a Concordia native and graduate of Cloud County Community College, became the college's new sports information director (SID) in September.  “The... [More]

CHS has four girls finish in top nine

CHAPMAN — Four Concordia High School girls placed in the top nine in the Chapman Invitational cross country meet Thursday at Indian Hills Golf Course. Peyton Reynolds ran 24:15.87 to finish fourth for the Panthers. Britney Gilkeson placed fifth with a time of 25:11.34.... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos