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The first step in the proposed repair work on 81 Highway at the south side of town is underway.

A Concordia man was arrested following an investigation by the Concordia Police Department into the theft of property from Past to Present Construction.

Police Dept. Report


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Stuck in between a trip to Iowa Western Community College last Saturday and a game against second-ranked South Plains College on Friday, the Cloud County Thunderbirds got a tougher than expected ba

Concordia High School junior Chloe Conway has received Class 3A All-State honorable mention by the Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association.

Bouncing back from its first loss of the season, the Cloud Community College men’s basketball team fought off North Platte (Neb.) Community College 91-79 Saturday afternoon in Bryant Gymnasium.


Do we utilize wisdom in our lives? As we age hopefully we gain at least some degree of wisdom. "If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen the edge, then he must exert more strength.

Vivian M. Erickson, age 93, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at her home in Clyde, Kansas. She was born on Dec. 11, 1925, in Republic County, Kansas, to Grant & Lillie M.

Saltwater And Orange Fizz


Dynamic new transatlantic trio One for the Foxes will perform at the Brown Grand Theatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sister Christina Brodie made her final Profession of Lifelong Vows as a canonical Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia at 4 p.m. Aug.

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When Annie Bergmann first approached me about this idea for a RUSSELL IS... story, she wanted me to be a lifeguard for a day.

There was just one problemI can't swim.


(November 4, 1950 – November 5, 2019)

Tanner Paul Zamecnik, 24, of Salina, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born June 12, 1995, in Salina, to John and Sandra (Blochlinger) Zamecnik.

Frances M. Eakins, age 92, died Friday, November 15, 2019, at 5:30 a.m. in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born on Aug. 22, 192, in rural Concordia, Kan., to John O. & Stella M.

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