Holmes signs with Fort Hays State

 Concordia High School senior Grant Holmes, a three-time All-North Central Kansas League selection, signed to play basketball at Fort Hays State University on Wednesday.
Holmes ranks third all-time in scoring for Concordia with 1,000 points. He ranked second in the NCKL in scoring his senior year (15.7), and averaged 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals for a team that finished 15-7. He was named second team Class 4A All-State.
A 6-4 guard, Holmes led the League in scoring (18.0) as a junior, and averaged 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. He was a unanimous all-league selection, and received all-state recognition.
Holmes averaged 13.4 points per game his freshman year to rank second in the NCKL. He shot a league-best 45.6 percent from three-point range on his way to earning all-league honors.

SPORTS

Leiszler signs with Tabor

 Tristen Leiszler, who ranked fourth all-time in scoring in Concordia High School girls' basketball history, has signed to play at Tabor College. A 5-6 guard, Leiszler has scored 1,004 career points.  Leiszler is averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and... [More]

T-Birds tumble to Cougars, 86-79

GREAT BEND — With her team struggling to shake the Cloud County Thunderbirds, Phikala Anthony took control. Anthony outscored Cloud County 13-5 to extend a two-point lead to an 85-75 cushion, and the Barton Community College Cougars pulled out an 86-75 Jayhawk Conference... [More]

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NEWS

Commissioner: Issues at jail persist

 At the quarterly intergovernmental meeting in Clyde Wednesday night, Cloud County Commissioner Bill Czapanskiy told those in attendance that problems continue to plague the new law enforcement center and jail. Since the jail’s completion in March 2014, there have... [More]

Courthouse 2-26-15

District Court CIVIL Filed: Kansas Department for Children and Families received a judgment of $3,746 plus interest and costs from Laura A. Hittle, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $3,196.47 plus interest and costs from... [More]

CCCC board accepts feasibility study

 The Cloud County Community College board of trustees accepted a feasibility study Tuesday night, paving the way to move forward with fundraising for a new multipurpose facility on the Concordia campus.  Since September 2014, Carlton & Company has been conducting... [More]

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OPINIONS

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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