CJHS runners compete in SES Invitaional

GYPSUM — Four Concordia runners finished in the top 20 in the eighth grade girls’ division of the Southeast of Saline Invitational junior high cross country meet Tuesday.
Nicole Timme placed sixth for Concordia with a time of 14:16.17 on the 3,200-meter course.
Britney Gilkeson ran 14:39.22 to finish ninth.
Brittney Kennedy was 13th in 15:32.41.
Briana Kennedy crossed in 17th place in 16:02.57.
Tabetha Deines, Salina South Middle School, won the race in 13:24.44.
The Concordia seventh-grade girls had Cierra Kennedy finish eighth in 6:27.43 on the 1,600-meter course.
Callahan Figgs placed 11th in 6:34.70.
Tori Marsh was 31st in 7:47.27.
Desiree Hemenway finished 41st in 8:25.60.
Erin Topham, Berean Academy, was the individual champion with a time of 5:56.15.
Concordia’s Kyler Caspers placed 25th in the eighth grade boys’ race in 14:06.71.
Tyler Olmsted, Lakewood, took first in 12:03.48.
Andrew Mason finished 44th for Concordia in the seventh grade boys’ race in 8:39.91.
Jama Gleue, Republic County, won the race in 5:55.98.

SPORTS

American Legion drops Osborne to win state title

OSBORNE — Putting up six runs in the top of the fourth inning, the Concordia American Legion knocked off host Osborne 9-3 in the championship game of the Kansas Pee Wee Baseball State Tournament Friday night. The American Legion was clinging to a slim 2-1 lead heading into... [More]

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

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Get in the Cloud grants awarded

Four business in Cloud County have been approved to receive Get in the Cloud grant funds. The Cloud County board of commissioners approved Get in the Cloud County grant applications for Moody Hue Studio, Concordia; Old Mill Custom Cabinets, Glasco; Designs 4 U, Concordia; and... [More]

Increasing number of commissioners to appear on ballot

Voters in Cloud County will decide in November if the county board of commissioners will be increased from three members to five members. A petition to increase the number of county commissioners, circulated by Gary Fraser, Concordia, was presented to the County Clerk's Office... [More]

Ribbon cutting ceremony for recently merged banks

A ribbon cutting in Concordia yesterday marked the merger of Peoples Exchange Bank with  American State Bank & Trust Company of Great Bend. The two banks are owned by American State Bancshares of Wichita. The merger was effective July 11. James Koch, who currently is... [More]

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Prairie Pondering

Remembering the smoke-filled rooms . . .  “The Atlantic” recently ran a lengthy commentary by Jonathan Rauch. It was “How American Politics Went Insane.”  He got into history with the party bosses, smoke filled rooms, deals made and carried... [More]

Letter to the Editor 7-22-16

Dear Editor,  Voting!!  As I was lying awake last night, thinking about the day and what Ted Cruz said at the Republican Convention. I realized I had to agree with him. Yes, I agree his timing and choice of place to present his feelings was probably not the best, but... [More]

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