High School Sports
Cook captures 200-meter dash
Saint Paul sophomore Eli Cook won one event and anchored the winning 4x100-meter relay team as the Saints finished sixth at the Rob Hoefer/Husker Invitational track and field meet at Higginsville Tuesday. Trenton won the 13-team event with 109-1/2 points, edging out Odessa's 103. The host Huskers totaled 93-1/2 points, Versailles 90, Holden 51 and the Saints 48. Crest Ridge was seventh with 43 points, Wellington 10th with 23 and Santa Fe 12th with 11...
Saints squeak by Crest Ridge, beat Sweet Springs
Host Saint Paul pushed across the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Saints edged Crest Ridge 6-5 Thursday at SPLHS. With the game tied, Michael Nebel drew a four-pitch walk to lead off the home half of the seventh inning. Matt Nebel followed with a double to left-center field...
Orioles second to Orrick at I-70 golf meet
Brandon Edney shot a runner-up medalist round of 89 Wednesday on the par-71 Hidden Pines Country Club golf course, leading the Orrick Bearcats to the team title. The Bearcats carded a 372, 10 strokes ahead of Concordia. The Crest Ridge Cougars were third with a 420 and Saint Paul fourth with a 451...
Lady Saints third at Dixon event
Winning two of three games in a 24-hour period, the Saint Paul Lady Saints' soccer team came away with the third-place plaque at the Dixon Tournament Saturday. After falling to Owensville 1-0 in the first round on Friday afternoon, the Lady Saints rebounded to shut out Laquey and Crocker by identical 2-0 scores on Saturday...
Trooper makes major drug seizure
On April 11, a 2000 Ford Fusion was stopped by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 58-mile marker in Lafayette County, according to a press release from the highway patrol. During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the occupants led the trooper to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted...
Encase or move: Groups seek solution for landfill radiological material
Eighty-seven hundred tons of leached barium sulfate -- that's how much of this low-level radiological material was dumped at the West Lake Landfill, in Bridgeton, which is a part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area 41 years ago. In May 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a Record of Decision (RoD) regarding West Lake Landfill. ...
Paying tribute to victims of crime
Punishment. It's given to those who perpetrate a crime, but what about the victims of crime? What rights do victims have? Lafayette County elected officials, law enforcement and individuals observed the conclusion of the 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week with a breakfast on Friday, April 11. Attendees heard and learned from Scott Mason, of Rose Brooks Center -- an emergency shelter and service center for victims of domestic violence -- in Kansas City...
Group serves families for 'Brighter Futures'
Seeking support and resources, families gathered at Lafayette County C-1 High School Friday, April 11, for the sixth annual Brighter Futures Parenting Fair. There, parents could speak with representatives from area agencies and participate in a variety of presentations led by professionals from across the state...
Future of transportation focus of public meeting
Modes of transportation -- how to maintain them and potential projects -- were the focus of a public meeting Thursday, April 10, at the Concordia Community Center. The event was hosted by the Transportation Advisory Council of Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission and is part of a prioritization process requested by the Mo. Department of Transportation late last year...
Horse enthusiasts host 'Fun Show'
Riders guided their horses across the arena in Sweet Springs this past Saturday, leading them through an obstacle course in the Trail Class category of the Sweet Springs Bridle and Saddle Club's Fun Show. In this class, riders had to pick up mail, walk their horses across a wooden bridge and drag a log, among other tasks. But the show included 20 other categories for various skill levels...
The Concordian launches new ag publication
The Concordian and The Marshall Democrat-News will launch a new monthly publication serving farm and agriculture families in Lafayette and Saline counties next month. Missouri Farms will feature stories about the people, issues and events that are part of our strong agribusiness community...
Gov. Nixon visits CHS, discusses future of education funding
Students in the Concordia R-2 School District had the rare opportunity Tuesday, April 8, to interact with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. He visited the school to discuss his "Good Schools, Good Jobs" plan. The plan includes Nixon's 2015 fiscal year budget, which would help the state fully fund the foundation formula -- an educational funding plan for all Missouri public schools implemented nine years ago -- by the 2016 fiscal year...
Flower boxes become community project
Concordia's South Main Street receives a face lift Saturday morning, April 5, as the design committee of Concordia Main Street Inc. stained 24 flower boxes with the help of Boy Scout Troop 258.
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