Birth

 Ben and Jennifer Swenson, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Walter John Swenson, born Sept. 30, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 3/4" long.
 Grandparents are Richard and Denise Swenson, Concordia, and Ed and Lucille Heim, Hoxie. Great-grandparents are Melvin and Arlene Duensing, Marysville, and Gerald and Helen Heim, Hoxie.

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Birth

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]

Birth

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]

Prom dresses are needed for Rosebud Reservation

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 When Sister Beth Weddle heads to South Dakota early in September, she hopes to have the van she'll be driving packed with a vibrant array of taffeta, silk, satin, velvet and chiffon—all in the form of donated prom dresses.  So far she's collected 11 dresses that... [More]

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NEWS

Model T ride marks completion of Cloud County Bridge No. 67

 Rebuilding of Cloud County's Bridge No. 67 between Concordia and Beloit on Highway No. 9 is now complete and Dean Holbert, rural Concordia, found a way to mark the occasion. When building of the bridge was completed 59 years ago, he and a neighbor Wilford Hare (now deceased)... [More]

County board approves signing KCAMP agreement

Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved signing an agreement with KCAMP to participate in the Rate Stabilization Program, which requires a three year membership commitment, from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2017, with a maximum annual rate of 2 percent for the 2015... [More]

Former governor sets stage for Democratic candidates

 Former Kansas governor John Carlin set the stage for Democrats campaigning in Concordia during Fall Fest activities Saturday.  During the campaign event at the Brown Grand Theatre, Carlin told Democrats in the audience that campaigns have consequences and that this... [More]

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SPORTS

Panthers place fourth in Bennington tourney

MINNEAPOLIS — Janae Champlin and Bailey Strait finished in the top 15 individually to lead the Concordia High School girls' golf team to a fourth-place finish in the Bennington/Minneapolis Invitational Monday at Minneapolis Country Club. Champlin fired a 49 to place fourth... [More]

Thunderbirds down Kansas Wesleyan JV

SALINA — The Cloud County Community College volleyball team defeated the Kansas Wesleyan junior varsity in straight sets Monday night. Cloud County rolled to a 25-6 victory in the first set. The Thunderbirds won the second set 25-19 and the third set, 25-14. Jocelyn Marten... [More]

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