Preschoolers hear "The Giving Tree"

Approximately 30 preschoolers gathered, Friday, at Neighbor to Neighbor for a simple lesson from "The Giving Tree."
Reading the children's classic book by Shel Silverstein were Dora Whitney and Myrna Shelton. This was the latest installment of the Reading with Leaders program.
Upstairs at the Neighbor to Neighbor Center in downtown Concordia, the children, ages 3 to 5, listened to the story about a friendship between a boy and a tree and how the tree continues to give the boy everything it can.
Downstairs, parents, grandparents and other caregivers relaxed with refreshments provided by the Sisters of St. Joseph who operate the Center for women and their young children.
Neighbor to Neighbor, 101 E. 6th, is host for Reading with Leaders, a yearlong storytelling program coordinated by the Sisters of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Initiatives office. It is funded in part with a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.
The series began in September and will continue through May. Next session is at 10 a.m., Friday, April 12, with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Each child registered receives a free copy of the book. Advance registration is required by calling 785.262.4215.
After the storytelling time, the children were able to try out the wide assortment of toys and books in the upstairs playroom. Before leaving, each child received a copy of the book, "The Giving Tree," plus a small bag of snacks.



Nancy and Thomas DeBauche, Clay Center, announce the birth of their son, Eli Joseph, born Sept. 21, 2016 in Manhattan, Kan. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20" long. Eli has a brother, Tyson. Maternal grandmother is Irene Ramirez, Hutchinson. Paternal grandparents are Brad... [More]


 Kayla and Nathan Brown, Manhattan, announce the birth of their son, Liam Anakin Brown, born Sept. 9, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.5" long.  Maternal grandparents are Ron and Kay Solt, Concordia. Paternal grandparents... [More]

Letter to the Editor 9-16-16

Dear Editor,  A recent Hutchinson News editorial featured in the Blade’s “What others are saying” referred to the consequences of Gov. Brownback’s reduced support for the arts in Kansas. As a state, Kansas lags behind the nation in its support and... [More]

More People


KJCCC adopts changes to bylaws

Competing in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) has long been a challenge for Cloud County Community College because of funding limits. That challenge just got more difficult following a vote by the conference on Thursday to eliminate limits on the number... [More]

Courthouse 10-21-16

DISTRICT COURT Traffic All Subtypes Oct. 13-19 The following people received fines for Speeding: Gary W. Brown, Ashlyn Faith Dettwiler, Andrea M. Englehaupt, Michael J. Gatz, Brian L. Hinck, Eric W. Hudson, Patrick J. Johnson, Steven C. Kayton, Steven C. Kayton, Jayice D. Knitter,... [More]

For the record 10-21-16

Police Dept. Report Accidents—Officers investigated an accident at 4:35 p.m., Oct. 20, that had occurred in the 100 block of West 6th involving a vehicle owned by Kenneth Palmquist, Concordia, and an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Investigation continues. Officers... [More]

More News


Jones, T-Birds blank Pratt

Freshman goalkeeper Calum Ellis Jones provided the play in net that allowed the 10th-ranked Cloud County Community College soccer to remain unbeaten by shutting out Pratt Community College 1-0 in a home match Wednesday afternoon. Jones recorded eight saves in the match, including... [More]

Thunderbirds fall to Saints

LIBERAL — Seward County moved to the top of the Jayhawk Conference Division I standings by defeating the Cloud County Thunderbirds in three close sets on Wednesday night. The Saints, now 21-9 overall, improved to 12-2 in the conference and a half a game ahead of Colby (11-2).... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos