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Poll
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
 Other

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Area Sports
CJHS splits gridiron games (09/30/14)
After shutting out Santa Fe 48-0 last week Monday, the Concordia Junior High Orioles' football team suffered a 14-8 loss to Orrick on Thursday. In the win over Santa Fe, the Orioles rushed for 317 yards and had 320 yards of total offense. The Orioles jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and 28-0 by halftime. It was a 34-0 advantage with a quarter to play...
Rodewald's 'Golden Goal' lifts Saints over KC Lutheran (09/30/14)
Shutting out KC Lutheran 1-0 in overtime last week Tuesday and Chillicothe 3-0 Thursday, the Saint Paul Saints boys' soccer team has raised its record to 9-5. Saint Paul 1, at KC Lutheran 0 (OT) "(It's) always a tough place to play -- small field and close quarters --with KCL packed in tight," Saint Paul head coach Luther Schmidt said...
Two Lady Saints advance to sectional golf tournament (09/30/14)
With their performances at the Class 1, District 5 Tournament at Indian Foothills golf course in Marshall on Monday, two Saint Paul Lady Saints have advanced to the sectional round of state play. California won the team title with a 375, with Sacred Heart finishing second 14 shots back...
Sweet Springs drops match to the Orrick Lady Bearcats (09/30/14)
Despite getting two kills, two blocks, two digs and one service ace from Ashleigh Bright, the Sweet Springs Lady Greyhounds volleyball team dropped a 26-24, 25-13 I-70 Conference decision to Orrick last week. The Lady Greyhounds also had two kills, four digs and one ace from Nicole Bright and six assists and two aces from Megan Evans...
MoDOT: MoDOT to allow overweight loads of grain (10/17/14)
JEFFERSON CITY - Recent heavy rains are hampering farmers' efforts to harvest a bumper grain crop. As muddy fields dry, Missourians must race to draw grain from the fields and get it to market. At the request of Richard Fordyce, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced Missouri grain haulers will be allowed to haul corn, soybeans and other grain crops at heavier than normal weights...
VFW auxiliary to meet (10/15/14)
The Concordia VFW Post 5649 Auxiliary will hold a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Concordia Community Center, 802 S. Gordon St. Topics of discussion will include veteran/family support, and buddy poppies in preparation for November and Veterans Day...
St. Paul's Lutheran School works toward accessibility (10/15/14)
Mark Stuenkel, with Stuenkel Brothers Construction, prepares to lift a portion of sidewalk leading to the St. Paul's Lutheran School gymnasium Wednesday morning, Oct. 15. They are removing this portion of sidewalk in order to install a handicapped ...
Topsy's installs updated entrance (10/15/14)
Tim Gear and Rick Thomas, of Dugan Glass, in Sedalia, prepare to install a new entryway onto the sidewalk at Topy's Restaurant on S. Main Street Wednesday morning, Oct. 15. They said the previous entryway was showing its age ...
County commissioners meet with Commenco reps (10/15/14)
Bill Holcomb, from Commenco Inc., of Kansas City, along with two other Commenco employees, met with Lafayette County commissioners Wednesday, Oct. 8, to discuss future improvements to the hand-held radio communication system for the Lafayette County Sheriffs Department...
Concordia R-2 receives clean audit (10/15/14)
At the regular meeting of the Concordia R-2 Board of Education Thursday, Oct. 9, the board learned the school district had received a clean audit. Prior to receiving information about the audit from Randall Fiene CPA, however, the board conducted budget amendments and reviewed the second portion of the annual performance report...
Highway coalition looks for funding alternatives (10/15/14)
After Constitutional Amendment 7 -- the three-quarter percent sales tax for transportation -- wasn't approved by Missouri voters in August, groups around the state began looking for funding alternatives for transportation. One of those groups is the Missouri Highway 13 Coalition. They met Monday, Oct. 6, to discuss funding alternatives...
Emma Massacre Memorial dedicated at Sunday ceremony (10/14/14)
A crowd gathered Sunday afternoon on the grounds at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma. Setting up folding chairs, greeting each other with handshakes and smiles, and listening to the old sounds of "Shennendoah" play from a loud speaker -- it was the antithesis of a gathering that took place several miles away 150 years ago...
Improvement committee to prepare funding application (10/14/14)
Members of the Concordia Improvement Committee met Tuesday, Oct. 7, to review a proposed scope of work for the addition of sidewalks in the area surrounding the Interstate 70 overpass. The committee must send the proposal to the Missouri Transportation Alternatives Program postmarked by Nov. 14 for potential funding...
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