Blakenbeckley named outstanding senior

The Concordia High School girls’ basketball team was honored during a banquet on Monday night.
Nikki Blankenbeckley, a 5-6 guard, was named the recipient of the Paul Koehn Outstanding Senior Player Award. She averaged 4.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.6 steals per game for the Panthers.
Senior Katie Lambert received the Leadership Award. She averaged 1.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest.
Sophomore Tristen Leiszler was presented the Karly Buer Free Throw Award. She shot 72.5 percent from the free throw line.
Panthers receiving varsity letters include:
Blankenbeckley, Lambert, Leiszler, Jordynn Gumm, Megan James, Chelsea Martin, MaKayla Nelson, Molly Adams, Jennifer Boley, Paige Shamburg, Maggie Lambert and managers Jordan Pounds, Mary Staley and Monica Fellows.
Receiving participation awards include:
Ashley Beaumont, Stacey Boyd, Carrie Allen, Karlie Blochlinger, Lacie Hubert, Hunter Mendenhall, Adrianna Michaud, Kahlie Miller and Maddi Peltier.


Trobee leads T-Birds to rout of Brown Mackie

SALINA – Kylie Trobee scored three runs and drove in four in the Cloud County Community College softball team's 18-0 win over Brown Mackie here yesterday. The win completed a doubleheader sweep; the T-Birds won game one 13-0. Cloud County got started early in the finale... [More]

Panther golfers third at Abilene

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For the record 4-23-14

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Sutton's love of theatre planted and grew at CCCC


By Sharon Coy Blade Staff Writer  When Susan Sutton, Cloud County Community College Dean of Humanities, was a student at CCCC a seed for her love of the theatre was planted.  Although she had never taken part in plays in high school and her only drama experience had... [More]

Susan Sutton Day is Friday

 Whereas, Cloud County Community College, The Brown Grand Theatre, the National Orphan Train Complex and many other organizations and causes have benefited immeasurably from the dedication and skill of Susan Sutton; and Whereas, Susan Sutton has for 39 years enlivened the... [More]

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Letter to the Editor 4-18-14

Dear Editor,   Questions that need answers? 1. Why should we sign up for the Special Civility Pledge? 2. Isn't the “Bill of Rights” still acceptable?        3. Aren't the Ten Commandments still taught? 4. What happened to the... [More]

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