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During its reorganizational meeting on Monday, the Cloud County board of commissioners reappointed Gary Caspers as chairman for 2019.

Police Dept. Report

Mark Matthew was elected mayor and Chuck Lambertz was sworn in for a second term during a short Concordia city commission meeting Wednesday night at City Hall.

Sports

EL DORADO — The Cloud County Community College men's basketball team has started the spring semester searching for itself, searching for the identity that helped the team upended nationally ranked

EL DORADO — A poor start doomed the Cloud County Community College women's basketball team in its Monday morning showdown against No.

MIAMI, Okla. — The Cloud County Community College wrestling team competed in a gauntlet of duals against national ranked foes on Friday out at the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Duals.

Opinion

Recently we were able to watch the movie "Secretariat" on television. Put out by Disney in 2010, it is an uplifting and heart warming story that can be watched with grandchildren.

A new year is upon us! Did you accomplish all you meant to last year? Likely not. How about prayers? Do you have some prayer requests from last year that remain unanswered?

Life can be hard. Yet life is beautiful. Rewarding. Glorious. Sometimes we feel strong, capable. Other times we feel weak, incapable.

Lifestyle

The Concordia Concert Association 2018-19 season continues with a performance by Sons of Serendip on November 2 at 7 p.m. at the Brown Grand Theatre.

Please Help Us Clean The Blade ..... If you recognize a photo or photos, stop by the Blade-Empire office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and pick up the photo or photos. Thanks!

Obituaries

Rose M. Heinen, age 86, left this earthly life on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, KS. She was born on Oct. 29, 1932 in Hays, KS to Leonard A. & Kathryn M.

Wanda Leigh Davenport, age 88, passed away at the Hospice House in Hutchinson on Jan. 14, 2019. She was born on July 14, 1930 in Enid, OK to Leonard A. & Millie M. (Decker) Maphet.

Ionia, KS – Keith D. Noller, 82, passed away Sunday January 13, 2019 in Beloit, Kansas at Hilltop Lodge.

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Concordia Fire Department Captain Rick Knudsen, right, provides Jena Lanoue instruction on how to properly use a fire

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