Eighth grade wins

Billy Bechard and Garrett Lawrence combined for 30 points to lead the Concordia eighth grade boys' basketball team to a 40-27 home win over Chapman on Thursday.
Bechard led the way with 19 points.
Lawrence finished with 11 points for the Panthers.
Isaac Mehl added six points for Concordia.
Concordia got out to a 10-7 lead on Chapman.
The Panthers poured in 18 points in the second period, and gave up just six, to make it a 28-13 game at halftime.
Chapman limited Concordia to two points in the third quarter, and scored eight to close the gap to 30-21.
The Panthers added 10 points in the final period to six for Chapman.
The Concordia B-team lost 28-25 to Chapman.
Chapman led the game 16-10 at halftime.
Concordia scored 15 points in the second half to 12 for Chapman.
Trevor McDaniel led Concordia with six points.
Keaton Rudolph and Corey Joyner scored four points each.

SPORTS

Local gymnasts compete

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gymnasts representing the Concordia Gymnastics Center competed in the 2014 Junior Olympics.  Katie Thompson, Concordia, captured first place in the all-around in the Level 7, 18-year-old division. She was first on the bars, first in the floor exercise,... [More]

Blues advance to semifinals of state tournament

WATHENA – The Concordia Blues advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA State American Legion baseball tournament with a 9-6 win over Larned here last night. The Blues are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the double elimination tournament. Fort Scott, also unbeaten... [More]

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NEWS

County board approves hauling contract

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved a new solid waste hauling contract for 2015 with PJ Owen of Owen Trucking. The vote followed a discussion with Owen and Solid Waste director Mike Hake.  Because of increased costs, the contract price for 2015 will... [More]

Courthouse 8-26-14

District Court CRIMINAL Jace A. Moore appeared Aug. 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Registration and No Liability Insurance. For the no registration violation, he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $108, and... [More]

For the record 8-26-14

Police Dept. Report Arrests—Officers responded to the 2200 block of Campus Drive at 6:20 p.m., Aug. 25, and upon investigation arrested Henrique Farias de Lima Rosa, 22, of Brazil for Criminal Damage to Property and Discharge of a BB Gun within city limits. He was cited... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 8-26-14

Dear Editor,   Another Relay for Life has come and gone.  It was in hopes that the time change this year was going to be a good thing, but with the weather conditions turning from lightning and then rain it was an evening that was cut short.  The Relay Committee... [More]

Prairie Pondering

Changing with the times . . .  Recently, a filler piece in a newspaper told how the clothing people wear to church has changed with the times and customs, and not for the better according to the writer.... I remember there was a certain ritual from the time we gathered... [More]

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