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In June, the city established Concordia Improvement Committee with four appointed members and an alderman representative. The Concordian wants to know what improvements you would like to see.
 Road resurfacing
 Sidewalks installed on Main Street between Fourth Street and NW Second Street
 Better lighting
 Design features to improve aesthetics, such as period street lamps or brick pavers
 Better sightlines when entering Main Street from a secondary road
 Underground power lines

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Area Sports
Orioles fly past Sweet Springs, 45-0 (09/10/14)
Jordan Schlueter is becoming more comfortable running the Concordia offense. The junior rushed for four touchdowns, and the Orioles steadily pulled away from visiting Sweet Springs to win the I-70 Conference contest 45-0 on Dorth Field Friday night...
Tigers score late to snatch victory away from Santa Fe (09/10/14)
In the matter of 37 seconds, the Santa Fe Chiefs went from recording their first win over the Wellington Tigers since 2004 to dropping their 10th straight game in the series. When Ben Hinz crashed across the goal line from a yard out and Ty Bell booted the extra-point kick, the Chiefs were as close as they've been to beating Wellington since recording a 46-0 shutout win in 2004. The TD and extra-point kick came with 1 minute, 15 seconds left in the game...
Saints start fast, dominate at Orrick (09/10/14)
Needing not to look past their opponent to their week four match-up with cross-town rival Concordia, the Saint Paul Saints used a 28-point first quarter as a springboard, en route to a 52-0 I-70 Conference victory at Orrick on Friday night. "We really cleaned it up in the first half in this game, unlike our first two games," SPLHS head coach Larry Laubenstein said. "We didn't have a turnover in the game, and in the first half, I think we only had one 5-yard penalty."...
Cougars remain perfect with whipping of Lone Jack (09/10/14)
Crest Ridge stayed perfect on the season with a 57-8 home win over the Lone Jack Mules on Friday night. After a slow start, the Cougars pulled away from a 6-0 lead after one quarter to a 22-8 lead at the half. "We were in a dogfight at the half," CRHS head coach Chris Cavanah said...
Concordia United Methodist Church to Hold a 'Meet and Greet' (09/17/14)
Concordia United Methodist Church is hosting a "Meet and Greet" this Sunday, Sept. 21. Those looking for a church family are welcome to attend. The event begins at 8 a.m. at the church, 906 S. Orange St., in Concordia, with a light breakfast. Church service will begin at 8:30 a.m...
'Southern Comfort Sunday' to support senior center construction project (09/17/14)
Typically fried chicken and fundraising don't have anything in common. But Sunday, Sept. 21, the Concordia Senior Center will host a fundraising luncheon featuring the popular dish. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is invited to support the senior center's efforts in reconstructing the building's front, exterior wall. The brick wall has bowed away from the structure and in need of repair...
Remembering Concordia: Roger Kammeyer recalls past residents (09/17/14)
According to Roger Kammeyer, Concordia was once home to many characterful people. Last Wednesday morning, he spent time remembering them at his home on South Orange Street, which is approximately half a block from the home in which he grew up. "This whole block, my dad (Hank) bought in 1938, I guess. A block and an extra lot," he said, adding there used to be a chicken house, 48 peach trees, a large garden, a cow, and a couple hogs...
City considers tree harvest, safety upgrades (09/17/14)
Mature trees and city improvements were topics discussed by the Concordia Board of Aldermen Monday evening, Sept. 15. According to City Administrator Dale Klussman, a resident suggested the city look into harvesting mature trees growing near the water department's lagoon system. The trees are near a fence line, not affecting anyone's personal property, and could potentially bring in revenue...
R-2 Board reviews test scores (09/17/14)
The Concordia R-2 Board of Education met Thursday, Sept. 11, and spent the meeting reviewing Missouri Assessment Program/End-of-Course and ACT test scores. Along with the review of scores, the board also reviewed the annual performance report. Board members initially heard from the district principals -- Brandon Figg and Joe Beydler. ...
Mowing accident causes fatal injuries (09/17/14)
At approximately 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, Lafayette County deputies were dispatched to the 4000 block of Highway H for a report of a missing person. Mateo E. Morgan, 33, had last been heard from at 9 a.m., and no one had been able to contact him since that time, according to a press release from the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department...
'Old Homes Tour' scheduled this weekend in Lexington (09/12/14)
Lexington is known for its history, and this weekend the public has an opportunity to view several historic homes from the inside out. Five homes are featured in this year's "Old Homes Tour." They include: the Levy House, the Sokolik House, the Fuenfhausen House, the Langman House and the Simpson House...
'Meet the Candidates' forum offers voter-candidate interaction (09/12/14)
An opportunity to meet and hear candidates running for county and state offices in the upcoming November election will be available Tuesday, Oct. 14. This "Meet the Candidates Forum" will be held at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Hall, at 22nd and Plum streets in Higginsville...
Many Concordia residents wake without power -- Updated (09/10/14)
Area overnight storms meant many residents in Concordia woke without power Wednesday morning, Sept. 10. According to Rebecca Galati, of Kansas City Power and Light, the outage occurred at 2:47 a.m. Complete power restoration did not occur until 7:20 a.m. and affected 1,191 customers...
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State news
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    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion....
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    WEBB CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri city is seeking a federal grant to help renovate an old gas station....
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    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police say three people have been arrested while protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson....
  • Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed
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  • Mo. Southern has more international students
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Efforts to attract more international students to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin are succeeding, with the school recording almost a 20 percent increase in the students this year compared with last year....
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