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.



 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]


Adam and Tiera Maciejewski, Independence, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Lennox Louise Maciejewski, born April 7 in Liberty, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19" long. Lennox has a sister, Jaiden, who is 7. Maternal grandmother is Robin Henshaw, Independence,... [More]

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Sod rolled out at the Broadway Plaza


Broadway Plaza took on some color on Wednesday afternoon. Employees of Republican Valley Landscape, Concordia, rolled out about 1,000 square yards of fescue sod at the Plaza  as construction on the outdoor programmable event space nears completion. Republican Valley Landscape... [More]

McKinney Sisters have developed a love for bluegrass

Born and raised in Moundridge, Kan., the three McKinney sisters had no early inclinations toward becoming a Bluegrass Gospel trio, let alone performing on a stage that felt like a greenhouse at the Cloud County Fair on Wednesday night. Named after their uncles, Daryl, 22, Randyl,... [More]

CCCC trustees approve COLA increase

The Cloud County Community College board of trustees last night approved a two percent cost of living (COLA) increase for faculty members as well as for full and regular part time administrative and support staff employees effective July 1, 2016. The faculty two percent increase... [More]

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American Legion drops Osborne to win state title

OSBORNE — Putting up six runs in the top of the fourth inning, the Concordia American Legion knocked off host Osborne 9-3 in the championship game of the Kansas Pee Wee Baseball State Tournament Friday night. The American Legion was clinging to a slim 2-1 lead heading into... [More]

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

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