Birth

 Rans and Allegra Lowell, Overland Park, announce the birth of their daughter, Adeline Grace Lowell, born Sept. 7 at Regional Medical Center, Overland Park. She weighed seven pounds one ounce and was 18" long.
Maternal grandparents are Robin and Annette Hood, Concordia. Paternal grandparents are Jay and Ann Lowell, also of Concordia. Great-grandparents are Brad and Lee Lowell, Concordia; Daryl and Sue Gum, Pueblo, Colo.;  Virginia Ransopher, Clyde, and Edna Rogge, Wakefield.

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Birth

 Dave and Jaime Brown, State College, Pa., announce the birth of their son, Axel Anders Brown, born July 16, 2014, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.  Paternal grandparents are Mark and JoAnn Brown,... [More]

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Jason and Michelle Fahring, Attica, announce the birth of their son, Jadon William Fahring, born Aug. 22. He weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 20" long. Jason has three siblings: Emelia, 10; Caleb, 8; and Addison, 4 1/2. Grandparents are Marvin and Carol Fahring and Stanley... [More]

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Mark and Dea Novak, Haddam, announce the birth of their son, Garett Allen Novak, born June 2, at Belleville. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 3/4" long. Siblings are Destyn, 6; Blake, 4; and Arika, 2. Grandparents are Jan Bergstrom, Larry and Gloria Bergstrom, all of... [More]

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NEWS

Hunger Banquet offers lessons on hunger, poverty

 "We are here today because more than 2.5 billion people live in poverty." This was emcee Toby Nosker's opening sentence when he addressed the crowd at Thursday evening's Hunger Banquet at the Valley Rental Center in Concordia.  Approximately 70 people attended the... [More]

Broadway Plaza design proposal approved

 Moving forward on the Broadway Plaza project, the Concordia city commission approved a design proposal with BBN Architects, Inc. during its meeting Wednesday night.  BBN Architects will provide the city with a final design and construction administration of the proposed... [More]

Documentary on life of Ellet to premiere

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 The premiere showing in Concordia of a documentary about the life and writings of former Blade-Empire columnist Marion Ellet will be on  Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cook Theatre at Cloud County Community College.  The documentary was written and narrated by Thomas... [More]

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SPORTS

Hake’s big night sparks Panthers past Eagles, 28-18

COLBY —Clinging to a 21-18 lead on Colby with under three minutes to play, the Concordia Panthers were looking to run out the clock to secure a victory in the opening round of Class 4A-Division II District 7 play Friday night. Drake Hake, who had a huge night for Concordia,... [More]

CHS finishes third in Marysville tourney

MARYSVILE — Knocking off Sabetha in three sets, the Concordia Panthers placed third in the Marysville Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday. Concordia went 3-1 in pool play, lost to Nemaha Central in the semifinals and then beat Sabetha 10-25, 25-22, 25-12 in the... [More]

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