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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
Football, volleyball teams opening seasons (08/20/14)
It's that time: the start of the fall sports season. There are seven football contests, including one conference match-up, this Friday night in the I-70 Conference. In addition to Concordia traveling to play the Higginsville Huskers and the Saint Paul Saints hosting Sacred Heart, of Sedalia, Santa Fe plays host to the Slater Wildcats and Sweet Springs travels to Windsor...
Chiefs play host to Slater Friday night (08/20/14)
In the jamboree at Concordia last Friday, Santa Fe head coach Andy Frerking was overall happy with his team's play, with a few exceptions. He said the Chiefs made "too many technique and mental mistakes. "All three games (scrimmages, we played pretty physical."...
Saints to welcome new opponent for season opener (08/20/14)
The Saint Paul Saints will welcome in a new opponent for the season opener on the gridiron this Friday night at 7. It'll be the Sacred Heart Gremlins, from Sedalia, who will be visiting Larry Laubenstein Field for the first time in a non-conference match-up...
New coach happy with play of Greyhounds (08/20/14)
Sweet Springs has a new head coach on the gridiron, and he thinks the Greyhounds are moving in the right direction with their play at the jamboree on Friday night in Concordia. Kris Conley saw several good things. "Offensively, we made a few plays," he said. "We're still making some little mistakes, but you don't expect to be perfect your first time out."...
School board reviews policy updates (08/20/14)
The first reading for updated or new policies for school boards was reviewed by the Concordia R-2 Board of Education Thursday, Aug. 14. Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer explained each of the policies to the board. However, they first heard from the Concordia High School and elementary school principals. CHS Principal Brandon Figg explained that enrollment is slightly up from last year. The largest increase was in the ninth grade class...
City approves tax levy (08/20/14)
The Concordia Board of Aldermen held a public hearing Monday evening, Aug. 18, in an effort to receive feedback on proposed property tax rates. They city proposed raising rates from .5525 per $100 valuation to .5541 after calculations were made by the county. It would need to be in place in order to collect the amount that has been budgeted, which is $145,924...
American Legion welcomes back Girls, Boys State attendees (08/20/14)
When the Concordia American Legion Post 258 met Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, they had some special guest presenters -- the recent Girls and Boys State attendees. Boys state was held June 15-21 and Girls state was held June 22-28. "Tonight is a recognition of participants of Girls and Boys State," said Ed Nierman, post commander. "We are honored to present this program throughout Missouri -- the American Legion posts."...
City of Concordia receives 'clean' audit report for past fiscal year (08/20/14)
The Concordia Board of Aldermen received feedback on an audit report during its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 18. CPA Randall Fiene presented his report for the fiscal year that ended March 31, giving positive remarks regarding the city's financial practices. The city received a clean audit...
County commissioners address citizen's concern over property dispute (08/20/14)
Questions of property ownership came across the desk of the Lafayette County Commission Wednesday, Aug. 13. The questions came from Roger Klepper who lives near Hamburger Hill Road. He and his neighbor are confused over ownership of a disused pathway between the properties...
Concordia Fire Protection District conduct controlled burn (08/20/14)
James Innes with the Concordia Area Fire Protection District douses flames as part of a controlled burn conducted by the fire department while Brody Roepe watches Thursday evening, Aug. 14. ...
City of Concordia looks into DED loan, receives update on solar production (08/20/14)
With the city of Concordia now harnessing solar energy in two locations -- Concordia Community Center and the water plant -- city officials are now looking into a Department of Economic Development loan program to retrofit lighting. The buildings being focused on are the community center and city hall. ...
Bikers 4 Boomers heralded as major success (08/20/14)
Craig Wheat and Lauran Springer, both of Lee's Summit, along with Chris Kaiser and Cheri Roberts, both of Higginsville, settle their bikes into a parking space in front of the Concordia Senior Center Saturday, Aug. 16. They were participating in Bikers 4 Boomers, which raises money for the Care Connection for Aging Services area network of senior centers. ...
Safety fence installed downtown (08/19/14)
Hayden Brown keeps an eye on a fence post being driven by Clint Paul Tuesday morning, Aug. 19. Both work for C&R Fencing, of Concordia. The company was hired by the city to install safety fencing around a drainage box located between Galloway Fitness and Physical Therapy of Concordia. ...
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State news
  • Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race....
  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes
    There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles....
  • Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said Wednesday....
  • Of 51 recent arrests in Ferguson, 1 is a resident
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County police say 51 people were arrested from mid-day Tuesday through early Wednesday in Ferguson - all but one of them from out of town....
  • Police identify man killed by St. Louis police
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis police say they've identified a 25-year-old black man shot to death by two white police officers not far from a suburb where a police killing of a black 18-year-old touched off racial upheaval....
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