Curtis and Emily Demars, Salina, announce the birth of their daughter, Irelynn O'Neil, born Wednesday, Oct. 31. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 19" long. Irelynn has a brother, John, and a sister, Casey.
Grandparents are Lisa Faidley, Minneapolis; Neil Phalen, Salina; Dave and Vicki Demars, Concordia. Great-grandparents are Mary Phalen and Wanda Urguhart, Wichita; and Bob Nelson, Jamestown.



Nancy and Thomas DeBauche, Clay Center, announce the birth of their son, Eli Joseph, born Sept. 21, 2016 in Manhattan, Kan. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20" long. Eli has a brother, Tyson. Maternal grandmother is Irene Ramirez, Hutchinson. Paternal grandparents are Brad... [More]


 Kayla and Nathan Brown, Manhattan, announce the birth of their son, Liam Anakin Brown, born Sept. 9, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.5" long.  Maternal grandparents are Ron and Kay Solt, Concordia. Paternal grandparents... [More]

Letter to the Editor 9-16-16

Dear Editor,  A recent Hutchinson News editorial featured in the Blade’s “What others are saying” referred to the consequences of Gov. Brownback’s reduced support for the arts in Kansas. As a state, Kansas lags behind the nation in its support and... [More]

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KJCCC adopts changes to bylaws

Competing in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) has long been a challenge for Cloud County Community College because of funding limits. That challenge just got more difficult following a vote by the conference on Thursday to eliminate limits on the number... [More]

Courthouse 10-21-16

DISTRICT COURT Traffic All Subtypes Oct. 13-19 The following people received fines for Speeding: Gary W. Brown, Ashlyn Faith Dettwiler, Andrea M. Englehaupt, Michael J. Gatz, Brian L. Hinck, Eric W. Hudson, Patrick J. Johnson, Steven C. Kayton, Steven C. Kayton, Jayice D. Knitter,... [More]

For the record 10-21-16

Police Dept. Report Accidents—Officers investigated an accident at 4:35 p.m., Oct. 20, that had occurred in the 100 block of West 6th involving a vehicle owned by Kenneth Palmquist, Concordia, and an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Investigation continues. Officers... [More]

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Jones, T-Birds blank Pratt

Freshman goalkeeper Calum Ellis Jones provided the play in net that allowed the 10th-ranked Cloud County Community College soccer to remain unbeaten by shutting out Pratt Community College 1-0 in a home match Wednesday afternoon. Jones recorded eight saves in the match, including... [More]

Thunderbirds fall to Saints

LIBERAL — Seward County moved to the top of the Jayhawk Conference Division I standings by defeating the Cloud County Thunderbirds in three close sets on Wednesday night. The Saints, now 21-9 overall, improved to 12-2 in the conference and a half a game ahead of Colby (11-2).... [More]

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