Legion celebrates 94th birthday
Concordia American Legion celebrated its 94th birthday Saturday, March 9 with a dinner and dance and special recognition of longtime members.
The Legion was founded in 1919 after the official end of World War I. The Concordia Post 76 is one of the first posts in Kansas to be chartered that same year.
Members who have continuous years of membership ranging from five to 50 were recognized. These included Alphonse Derousseau, Clay Center, who was present to receive his 50-year pin and a special citation from the American Legion National Commander. Two other members, Loren C. Brown, Bonner Springs, and Edward Freeman, Minneapolis, who were not present, also will receive 50-year pins.
Special guests were Bev Mortimer, USD 333 superintendent, and Roy Reif, manager of the Concordia Walmart. Post Commander Rick Simpson presented Reif, who is retiring from Walmart this month, a plaque for his years of support of the Legion and its programs. Mortimer received a check from the American Legion family for $1650 that will enable three veterans to participate in the Honor Flight program that will be taking WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. in May.
Charles Myers, American Legion District Commander, presented the Concordia American Legion Riders with a plaque from the National Commander for their generous support of the American Legion Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund provides college tuition to children of military members who have been killed while on active duty.
Jamie and Justin LeDuc, Concordia, announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Ann LeDuc, born Sept. 25, 2014 at Salina Regional Health Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20" long. Sydney has four siblings, Scott, 15; Luke, 14; Maddie, 13; and Sarah, 9. Maternal... [More]
Scott and Amanda Demars, Glasco, announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Kathleen, born Oct. 21, at Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, Beloit. She weighed 7 pounds 11 1/2 ounces and was 20" long. Leah has three siblings, Bethany 7, Noah 5 and Grace 2. Grandparents... [More]
Jason and Nicki Demars, Abilene, announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Elizabeth, born Sept. 19, at Salina Regional Health Center. She weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 21" long. Grandparents are Roger and Peggy Buckley, Abilene; and Dave and Vicki Demars,... [More]
The Kansas Department of Transportation officials and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made a stop in Concordia, Thursday morning, to hear input on possibly constructing a rail transloading facility in Cloud County. Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of... [More]
District Court CRIMINAL Candice Dawn Beach appeared Nov. 17 and was convicted of a violation of Criminal Damage to Property. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $24.97 by Dec. 31. Her sentence... [More]
Starting next month, citizens will see an increase in water bills after rates were raised at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting. After several months of discussion, the Commission last night approved a six-percent increase in water and sewer... [More]
Once the Cloud County Thunderbirds had finally wrestled the lead away from the Hastings College junior varsity, they weren't about to surrender it. Cloud County trailed Hastings throughout most of the first half, and was down 34-31 at halftime. The T-Birds scored the first... [More]
Concordia High School seniors Drake Hake and Stafen Guevara were presented awards during the Concordia Lions Club Football Banquet Tuesday night at the Catholic Parish Hall. Hake received the Most Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award, presented in memory of Trevor... [More]