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Katherine P. Doyen, 87, Concordia

CONCORDIA – Katherine P. Doyen gained her angel wings on May 7, 2022. She passed away at the age of 87 at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit, Kansas and was formerly of Concordia, KS. She was the only child of Almon and Hazel Brown, born May 18, 1934, in rural Concordia.
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Sacred Heart softball defeats Bennington, advances in regional

BELLEVILLE - The Sacred Heart High School softball team defeated Bennington High School, 7-1 on Monday at the 2A-1A regionals in Belleville. In what was a pitchers duel for most of the game, Sacred Heart finally put four runs on the board in the fifth inning to extend its earlier slim lead. On the mound, Sacred Heart was lead by Emilee Blythe, who struck out 12 while walking only one. Bennington countered with Maleah Ingram, who recorded 11 strikeouts of her own.
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Bullpup Golfers Win Regional Championship

Hesston, Kan. – The McPherson High School Boys Golfers, won the Buhler Regional at the Hesston Golf Course on Monday, finishing with a team score of 319. Concordia was the next closest competitor with a score of 344. Gus Ruddle was the Regional Champion shooting one over par for...

Larry Dean Homolka (1945-2022)

Larry Dean Homolka, of Belleville, Kan., formerly of Ellsworth, Kan., the son of Lud Homolka and Helen (Nesvarba) Homolka, was born Aug. 23, 1945 in Belleville, Kan. and passed away May 13, 2022 in Belleville, at the age of 76 years, 6 months, and 20 days. Larry grew up in...

OCCK plans local, area events for National Transportation Week

OCCK, Inc. Transportation will be celebrating National Transportation Week Monday through Friday with three events. On Tuesday, OCCK Transportation will be hosting a small meet-and-greet at Eisenhower Park in Abilene from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy cupcakes, cool drinks, and conversation about public transportation.

5 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

Becker's has reported on five hospital and health system CFO moves since April 27. 1. Edward Prunchunas will retire as CFO of Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the end of June. 2. Crystal Wyatt was named CFO of Brodstone Healthcare, a single-hospital system in Superior, Neb. 3. Southport, N.C.-based...

Nebraska woman missing since Wednesday

DESHLER, Neb. (KLKN) – The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing woman. Clarissa Martin, 26, was last seen Wednesday at 11:30 pm. The Deshler woman is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 200 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. If you have...
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Presenting the CHS Class of 2022

Members of the Concordia High School Class of 2022 were presented their diplomas during commencement exercises Sunday afternoon in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium. The Class of 2022 included 85 graduates. Riley McMillan, one of 11 graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0, was the class...
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Panthers to play Winfield in regional

Andale – Seeded seventh overall in the West Division, the Concordia High School softball team will compete in the Class 4A regional, hosted by Andale High School on Tuesday. Concordia (11-7) will play 10th-seeded Winfield (11-9) at 2 p.m. In the other first-round game, second-seeded Andale (18-2) plays 15th-seeded...

Graduation events planned for Concordia graduates on Sunday

Commencement exercises will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Concordia Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium. The class will be addressed by the Class of 2022 Salutatorian Tyler Hobrock and the Class of 2022 Valedictorian Riley McMillan. The program also includes special music presentations by the CHS Concert Band and CHS Chamber Choir.
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Anna K. Maish

Anna K. Maish, age 98, of Concordia, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Mount Joseph Senior Village, Concordia, Kansas. She was born on March 13, 1924, in rural Gilead, Nebraska, to Henry D. “Hank” & Renste (Onnen) Itzen. She graduated from Concordia High School in...
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Concordia boys place third in NCKL meet

CLAY CENTER — The Concordia High School boys' track and field team placed third in the North Central Kansas League meet on Friday. Getting event wins by Toby Wahlmeier, Alec Francis and Cody Trost, Concordia scored 117 points in the meet. Wamego captured the team title with 132 points....
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Ashley Hope James

Ashley Hope James, 41, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at her residence in Salina, Kansas. She was born on April 4, 1981, in El Dorado, Kansas, to Jimmie and Kathy (Zurfluh) James. Ashley was a 2002 graduate of Concordia High School, Concordia, Kansas. She was baptized in the...
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Katherine P. Doyen

Katherine P. Doyen gained her angel wings on May 7, 2022. She passed away at the age of 87 at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit, Kansas, and was formerly of Concordia, Kansas. She was the only child of Almon and Hazel Brown, born May 18, 1934, in rural Concordia. Katherine grew up...
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Vaulter Schademann gets FC girls a state berth

SUPERIOR - The only ticket to the Class C State Track and Field Championships secured by the Fillmore Central Panthers on Thursday at the C-7 District in Superior was in the girls’ pole vault. Freshman vaulter Angelina Schademann cleared 10-0 to place second behind Superior’s Sadie Rempel who won...
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Letter to the Editor 5-13-22

I would like to express my thanks to everyone involved with the Victory Day Celebration at the P.O.W. Camp Concordia. It was truly a great family event and was educational. Again, thanks to those involved in planning the event and those that participated. Sincerely,. Bruce Nutter.

Concordia’s Mr. Clutch: Jay Adams

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Jay Adams says his heart was racing with the game on the line Monday night. 24 hours later, he was calm and confident. Adams, a sophomore infielder from Waverly, delivered walk-off hits each time. On Tuesday, his RBI single in the 10th inning decided the GPAC Championship. The Bulldogs topped Jamestown, 7-6, at Plum Creek Park.
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New chief financial officer appointed for Brodstone Healthcare

SUPERIOR, Neb. (KSNB) - Brodstone Healthcare in Superior has appointed Crystal Wyatt as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Wyatt has held the role of Interim CFO since the beginning of 2022. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a minor in Public Health and Master’s in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.