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Too many empty possessions during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter proved costly for the Cloud County Thunderbirds.

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Challenge accepted.
Following the lead of Cloud County employees, the city of Concordia and Cloud County Health Center (CCHC) employees entered into a food drive challenge.


With several Cloud County Community College students donned in colorful Christmas attire setting the tone, it was a festive atmosphere in Arley Bryant Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

MARYSVILLE — Opening North Central Kansas League play under less then ideal circumstances, the Concordia Panthers suffered a 61-36 loss to Marysville Tuesday night.

MARYSVILLE — The second half has been a struggle for the Concordia Panthers.


Heaven is a fascinating place. It can also be a puzzling or perplexing place. Why? Because it can be difficult for us stumbling and frail humans to comprehend and understand.

Why do you follow Christ? Why do you trust Him for your future as well as your day to day living? What has the Lord Jesus Christ done for you? What has He done with you?

Dear Editor,
I'm writing to recognize several people, groups of people and organizations for making a positive difference in recent days in our community.


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!


Sister Margaret Jilka died December 12, 2018, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village in Concordia, Kansas. She was 88 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 69 years.

Judy K. Zimmer, age 74 of Randall, passed away on Tuesday, December 11 at her home.

Joe D. Anderson, 74, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, at Mitchell County Hospital.

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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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