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.



 Kaid and Christa Baumann, Kensington, Kan., announce the birth of their son, Kash Michael Baumann on August 27, 2015 at Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege, Neb. Kash weighed nine pounds, zero ounces, and was 20 inches long.  Grandparents are Dennis and Annie Bergmann,... [More]



 Biljana and Marko Presetnik, Westchester, Ill., announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Lee, born Oct. 31 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst, Ill. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5" long.  Maternal grandparents are Zorica and Slobodan Kostic,... [More]


 Dillon and Ali McNeil, Hays, announce the birth of their son, Griffin Lee McNeil, born  August 23, 2015,  in Hays, Kan. He weighed 7 lbs., 13.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Nick & Lori Adkins, Clifton, & Arvine Hiner,... [More]

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Courthouse 11-27-15

District Court Traffic All Subtypes, Nov. 18-24 The following people received fine for Speeding: Christopher O. Bowles, Tabitha B. Dunham, Joseph C. Ebert, Everardo Escamilla-Valdivia, Wilbur N. Gregory, Susan J. Lassiter, Angelina L. Lintecum, Gust H. Nelson, Michael Dean Pounds,... [More]

For the record 11-27-15

Police Dept. Report Accidents—Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 1:35 p.m., Nov. 20, in the parking lot in the 1500 block of Lincoln St. involving vehicles driven by Ronalda L. Copple, Concordia, and Blake M. Woodyard, Blue Rapids. Officers investigated a two... [More]

Courthouse 11-25-15

District Court CRIMINAL Everardo Escamilla-Valdivia appeared Nov. 23 and was found guilty of speeding, 80/70 and no driver's license on person. For the speeding charge, he was ordered to pay a fine of $45 and costs of the action, $108. For the no driver's license charge, he was... [More]

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Thunderbirds cruise to 91-52 win over Larks

Bolting to a big lead, the Cloud County Thunderbirds cruised to a 91-52 win over Hesston College Tuesday night in Bryant Gymnasium. Cloud County scored the first 16 points of the game, and held Hesston scoreless for better than six minutes on its way to a fourth consecutive victory.... [More]

Thunderbirds rally to defeat pesky Ichabods, 73-67


 It took the Cloud County Thunderbirds more work than expected to get through their final tuneup prior to the start of Jayhawk Conference play.  Cloud County needed a barrage of three-point baskets during a seven minute stretch in the second half to rally past a pesky... [More]

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