Flags committee plans Memorial Day services

 The Avenue of Flags committee met Monday evening at the American Legion post home and completed plans for Memorial services.
 A dedication of the new memorial wall will be at 11 a.m., Memorial Day, in the northwest corner of the Courthouse lawn next to the Eternal Flame memorial. Names of all Cloud County veterans killed in the wars will be on the wall.
 Large flags will be placed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at 8 a.m., Monday, and taken down at 5 p.m. and folded at the American Legion post home.
Small flags will be placed on graves at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 25. Those who are helping should meet at the southwest corner at the veterans' memorial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. All help is appreciated.

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Birth

 Claire and Bill (Billy) Lahodny, Washington, announce the birth of their daughter, Annabelle Rose Lahodny, born Nov. 8, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/4" long.  Maternal grandparents are Terry and Ruth Bailey, Washington. Paternal... [More]

Danenbarger celebrates 103rd

(Note: Winifred "Pete" Danenbarger, former Concordia resident,celebrated her 103th birthday last Sunday, Jan. 11. She now lives in Manchester, N.H., and the following article appeared Jan. 9 in the Manchester Union Leader.) By Mark Hayward MANCHESTER—She won't be swinging... [More]

Birth

 Dana and Derek Sandmann, Clyde, announce the birth of their son, Chase Rhett Sandmann, born Sept. 17, 2014, at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Kan. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21" long. Chase has a sister, Hayden, 3.  Maternal grandparents are... [More]

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NEWS

Lambertz files for commission seat

 Chuck Lambertz is the second candidate to file for one open seat on the Concordia City Commission. The Concordia City Clerk announced Lambertz’s filing late Friday afternoon. He joins Sam Sacco in the race to fill the seat that will be vacated by Charles Johnson.... [More]

Two more join race for open school board seats

 Two more people have joined the race for four open seats on the USD 333 board of education.  The Cloud County Clerk announced Thursday afternoon that Pat Prindaville and Mark Nordell both filed for the position two, sub-district two seat on the board.  They join... [More]

Concordia officer honored

 Sergeant Richard Vickers was awarded a medal for meritorious service at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting. Police Chief Bruce Johnson said the medal is awarded “for a highly unusual accomplishment under adverse conditions with some degree of... [More]

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SPORTS

Crusaders hold on to defeat Panthers, 60-48

SALINA — A furious second half charge got the Concordia Panthers back into the game, but couldn’t get them over the hump.  Falling behind Buhler by 22 points, 42-20, early in the third quarter, the Panthers went on a 24-8 blitz to close to within six points,... [More]

Panthers fend off Redskins, 48-36

SALINA — Responding to a fourth quarter challenge, the Concordia Panthers went on a 12-3 run over the final four minutes to defeat Liberal 48-36 in the fifth-place game of the Salina Invitational Tournament Saturday afternoon at Mabee Arena. Concordia (8-4) took a 36-25... [More]

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