Student luminaries

SALINA—Students from Concordia named to the Spring 2016 President's Honor Roll at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, were Kari Grogan, Zachary Kyle and Autumn Zimmerman. Students receiving this honor must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 and no incompletes.

MANHATTAN—More than 3,650 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the spring semester.
Those from Cloud County earning honors were: Damian Cyr, Michelle George, Clyde; Clay Boley, Alyssa Champlin, Robin Daniels, Christa Deneault, Stormie Hittle, Daniel Longfellow, Taelor Mendenhall, James Tyler, Concordia; Madison Davis, Elizabeth Tobald, Glasco.
Students earning semester honors must have  a 3.75 or above on at least 2 graded credit hours. They receive commendations from their deans and the honors are recorded on their permanent academic records.

CONCORDIA—Edward Mazzolini and Jesse Sanders, both of Concordia, have completed the requirements for the 33-hour wind energy technology certificate from Cloud County Community College. These certificates may be earned alone or as part of completion of an associate degree. To learn more about the certificate visit

EMPORIA—Suzanne Carlgren, Concordia, and Kylie Cool, Glasco, were among the nearly 500 students named to the Dean's List for spring 2016 at Emporia State University. To achieve this honor, students must earn a minimum semester grade point average in at least 12 graded hours. Carlgren and Cool are both elementary education majors. Students who qualified for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences list earned a semester grade point average that put them in the top 10 percent of all students enrolled in full-time undergraduate work within the college and have a cumulative 3.5 GPA for all Emporia State courses. 

SALINA—Kari Grogan, Concordia, was named among the 73 official Spring 2016 graduates of Kansas Wesleyan University on May 7, 2016, after completing all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography.



Abbie and Steve Hanson, Concordia, announce the birth of their son, Abel Wayne Hanson, born July 28, 2016, at Salina Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20" long. Abel has a brother, Caleb Hanson, 10, and a sister, Avamarie Hanson, 2.  Maternal grandparents... [More]


 Jonathan and Carly Suther, Wamego, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Jolene Suther, born May 29, 2016 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and as 20" long.  Grandparents are Greg and Mary Champlin, Garden City, and Clem and... [More]


Lance and Krystal Link, Concordia, announce the birth of their son, Chase Louis, born March 3, at Salina Regional Health Center. He weighed seven pounds, one ounce and was 21" long. Chase has a brother, Parson Louis Link. Grandparents are Jerry and Deanna Link, Delphos; Will... [More]

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County goes back to work on budget

The Cloud County board of commissioners will go back to work on the 2017 budget after failing to take action following the budget hearing Monday morning. With a number of Cloud County residents attending, the budget hearing was moved from the commission room to the courtroom.... [More]

For the record 8-23-16

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested Jarrett A. Riley, 32, Concordia, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Aug. 22, in the 400 block of West 6th St. Riley was transported to Cloud County Law Enforcement Center and charged with Harassment by Telephone and Criminal Damage... [More]

Prairie Plowing Days to provide a glimpse of farming in years past

Provided it doesn’t rain, August 27 and 28 will present an opportunity to experience old farming technology and celebrate the agricultural heritage of north central Kansas at the First Annual Prairie Plowing Days. Masterminded by Brad Smith and Kurt Kocher, Prairie Plowing... [More]

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T-Birds topple McCook in season opener

McCOOK, Neb. — The Cloud County Community College volleyball team opened its season by defeating McCook Community College in four sets on Monday. Cloud County won the opening set in the match, 25-21. McCook made it 1-1 with a 25-18 victory in the second set. Cloud County... [More]

Eubanks to play in All American Games

Matthew Eubanks, Concordia, has been selected for the Central Region baseball team to play in the USSSA 2016 All American Games. The games will take place in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Aug. 7-13. The All American Showcase and Team tryouts were held in Kansas... [More]

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