Ceanna Hamilton and Crockett Stortz, Concordia, announce the birth of their daughter, Brecklynn Chevelle, born Jan. 3, 2013, at the Republic County Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
Grandparents are Judy and Jeffrey Womack and Jill Stortz, Concordia; Eddie Hamilton, Park City; and Dave Stortz, Smith Center. Great-grandparents are Karen Brown, Steve and Judy Womack and Marge Widen, Concordia; Ursula Hamilton, Delphos.



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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City hears update on airport master plan

The Concordia city commission heard an update on the Blosser Municipal Airport master plan from Brad Waller representing Alfred Benesch & Company, Manhattan, at its regular meeting Wednesday evening. Waller said that the direct impact of the airport on the Concordia economy... [More]

For the record 10-20-16

Police Dept. report Theft — Marilyn Pierce, Concordia, reported a theft that had occurred in the 200 block of West 18th at 7:10 p.m., Oc. 19. Investigation continues.   EMS report Calls for Oct. 19 At 10:31  M-1 went to Cloud County Health Center for long distance... [More]

Bronze statue recognizing Orphan Train riders unveiled

A bronze statue recognizing Orphan Train riders Ethel and Elmer Barney was unveiled at Britt's Fountain and Gifts on Tuesday. Purchased by Brian and Amanda Strait, the statue is the second to be placed in Downtown Concordia as part of an effort initiated by the National Orphan... [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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