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

Coppoc signs with Cloud

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Concordia High School senior Jace Coppoc has signed to participate in track and field at Cloud County Community College. Limited by an injury during his senior season, Coppoc posted a best time of 1:58.57 in the 800-meter run. He ran 51.2 in the... [More]

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]

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NEWS

Commission commemorates CCCC anniversary

By Jessica LeDuc Blade Staff Writer  At a brief meeting Wednesday night, the Concordia City Commission signed a proclamation commemorating Cloud County Community College’s 50th anniversary. The College was founded on January 28, 1965, and began classes in February... [More]

CHS drama department will present 'Radium girls'

 Concordia High School drama department will present its Spring play, "Radium Girls," tonight, March 5, March 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium.  Written by D.W. Gregory, the play is based on a true story of several young women in the 1920s who attempted to sue... [More]

Courthouse 3-5-15

District Court CIVIL Dismissed: The case of State Bank of Kansas vs. PRP, LLC; Parba Madhu; and Prakash C. Patel, Leawood, has been dismissed without prejudice with cost taxed to plaintiff. Filed: The Citizens National Bank seeks a petition of declaratory judgment from Cody Lowman... [More]

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Prairie Pondering

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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