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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In the Mean Time

 A taste of “Pickles.”  In this episode, Grandpa is giving some advice to his daughter,”Sylvia, maybe you should try being a little less critical of Dan.  You know what they say. . . before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their... [More]

Police Department to present 'How the Grinch stole Christmas'

 Concordia Police Department will present "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, at the Brown Grand Theatre.  This will be a live version of one of the most beloved of Christmas stories. Admission is free.

Concordia's Brown Grand Players will present 'A Tuna Christmas'

 After three years' absence  because of renovations taking place at the Brown Grand Theatre, the Brown Grand Players will be back on stage with the holiday-themed comedy, "A Tuna Christmas," Dec. 18-19 and 21. Sue Sutton is the director.  The play focuses on the... [More]

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NEWS

Commission approves bond sale for dam projects

By Jessica LeDuc Blade Staff Writer  The Concordia City Commission approved the sale of $1.2 million in general obligation bonds to fund construction of the Plum Road and 21st Street dams Wednesday night. Chuck Boully with George K. Baum & Co., Wichita, told the Commission... [More]

Local bars join designated driver effort

Two local establishments will join with the Cloud County Chemical Dependency Committee to provide free soft drinks for designated drivers on New Year's Eve. Bartenders at the Rock Quarry and the American Legion will have wristbands available for designated drivers, beginning... [More]

Courthouse 12-18-14

District Court CIVIL Settled: Central National Bank received a judgment of $49,817.65 plus interest and costs from Ralph Boone et al, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Dismissed: The case of Meritrust Credit Union vs. Timothy Esslinger, Concordia, has been dismissed without prejudice.... [More]

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SPORTS

Four Panthers receive state recognition

 Four members of the Concordia High School football team have received all-state recognition.  Running back Drake Hake was named first team Class 4A-Division II All-State by the VarsityKansas.com and first team Class 4A All-State by the Topeka Capital Journal. A 5-7,... [More]

Panthers open league play with win over Bulldogs

MARYSVILLE — Concordia's interior scoring trumped Marysville's outside shooting. Marysville knocked down 11 three-point baskets, but a career night by Ian Nordell in the paint helped propel Concordia to a 76-64 North Central Kansas League victory on Tuesday night.  Nordell,... [More]

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