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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Book on Concordia tells town's colorful history

 Exploring the history of a town can be an interesting project, especially if it is the town in which you grew up.  That is what Dena Bisnette and Joe Gilliam have done in their recently published book, "Images of America, Concordia."  With numerous photos and... [More]

Kansas author to visit Frank Carlson Library

 Renowned Kansas author and storyteller Shelly Simoneau will make a personal appearance at the Frank Carlson Library for children grades K-6 at 10 a.m., Monday, March 16.  Quirky, character-building stories are Simoneau's specialty. She turns her own childhood experiences... [More]

Birth

 Kevin and Julie Simpson, Overland Park, announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Marie Simpson, born Feb. 3, 2015, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She weighed 4 pounds 4 ounces and was 17" long.  Grandparents are James and Jacqueline Koch, Clyde; Brenda... [More]

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NEWS

Commission commemorates CCCC anniversary

By Jessica LeDuc Blade Staff Writer  At a brief meeting Wednesday night, the Concordia City Commission signed a proclamation commemorating Cloud County Community College’s 50th anniversary. The College was founded on January 28, 1965, and began classes in February... [More]

CHS drama department will present 'Radium girls'

 Concordia High School drama department will present its Spring play, "Radium Girls," tonight, March 5, March 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium.  Written by D.W. Gregory, the play is based on a true story of several young women in the 1920s who attempted to sue... [More]

Courthouse 3-5-15

District Court CIVIL Dismissed: The case of State Bank of Kansas vs. PRP, LLC; Parba Madhu; and Prakash C. Patel, Leawood, has been dismissed without prejudice with cost taxed to plaintiff. Filed: The Citizens National Bank seeks a petition of declaratory judgment from Cody Lowman... [More]

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SPORTS

Coppoc signs with Cloud

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Concordia High School senior Jace Coppoc has signed to participate in track and field at Cloud County Community College. Limited by an injury during his senior season, Coppoc posted a best time of 1:58.57 in the 800-meter run. He ran 51.2 in the... [More]

Strait, Miller pick up wins in 4A state tournament

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SALINA — Concordia’s Zach Strait and Cameron Miller picked up wins in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Bicentennial Center. Strait, a freshman, went 2-2 in the 106-pound class. Miller, a junior making his third consecutive trip to... [More]

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