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

 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]

Student luminaries

ROLLA, Mo.—Casey Zimmerman, Concordia, graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology during commencement ceremonies in December at the Gale Bullman Building on campus. Zimmerman, who was named to the honor list for the 2014 Fall semester, earned a Bachelor... [More]

Birth

 Jeff and Kristina Kindel, Aurora, announce the birth of their sixth child, a daughter, Arbor Bernadine, born Jan. 2, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20" long.  Arbor has five siblings—Astoria, Bergun, Acacia, Burke... [More]

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NEWS

Board hears report on KDOC visit to jail

Sheriff Brian Marks and Amber Lindberg, jail administrator, reported to Cloud County commissioners at their meeting Monday that two representatives of the Kansas Department of Corrections  visited the Law Enforcement Center last Friday and were pleased with the facility.... [More]

Two injured in accident

 A two-vehicle crash north of Concordia Saturday morning sent two people to the hospital.  According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1995 Ford truck driven by Robin Davern, Clyde, was westbound on Union Road shortly after 10 a.m. when she failed to stop at the stop... [More]

Documentary about Ellet to receive award of excellence

 A documentary about former Concordia Blade-Empire columnist Marion Ellet will receive an award for excellence during the 2015 Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas on April 12.  Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications at... [More]

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SPORTS

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]

T-Birds upset Cougars in Region 6 tourney, 84-81

 Putting the frustrations of the regular season behind them, the Cloud County Thunderbirds went on the road and upset Barton Community College 84-81 in the opening round of the Region 6 Tournament Saturday night. Cloud County, which was beaten 78-69 by Barton in the final... [More]

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