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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
Bearcats drop a 50-8 decision at Braymer (08/27/14)
It was a tough opening night for head coach Dave Rash and the Orrick Bearcats as they were beaten 50-8 at Braymer on Friday night in non-conference football action. The Bearcats trailed 22-0 at the half. Orrick's lone score was an 80-yard kickoff return by Alex Stockton in the third quarter...
Tigers come from behind to beat LJHS (08/27/14)
Trailing at two different points of the first quarter, the host Wellington Tigers scored five straight times and pulled away from the Lone Jack Mules, recording a 52-20 I-70 Conference victory on Friday night. The Tigers rushed for 432 yards and seven touchdowns. Leading the way was No. 14 with 189 yards and three scores in 12 carries and No. 13 with seven carries for 107 yards and two TDs...
Cougars dominate Archie in first game (08/27/14)
Chris Cavanah's Crest Ridge Cougars' football team might have been thought to be a little down, losing numerous quality seniors from last year's 11-2 team that made it to the Class 1 quarterfinal round before losing at Osceola. If the first game is any indication, that is far from the truth as the Cougars rolled to a 52-0 non-conference victory at Archie Friday night...
Windsor captures 'Battle of Greyhounds' (08/27/14)
Host Windsor jumped ahead 20-0 after one quarter and 32-0 by halftime, en route to a 38-8 victory over Sweet Springs in the annual "Battle of the Greyhounds" on Friday night. It was the passing game of Windsor that was hard for SSHS's defense to stop. Four of the five Windsor scores in the first half came through the airlanes...
Car Audio Sound Connection holds successful audio competition (08/27/14)
Twenty-six -- that's how many competitors participated in the second annual car audio competition sponsored by Car Audio Sound Connection, of Concordia, and administered by Midwest SPL. It was also a successful day for Car Audio's Team Sound Connection. All members of the team have secured places in the competition final scheduled for October, in Sedalia...
After request, Amendment 1 votes will undergo recount (08/27/14)
At the Lafayette County Commission meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, County Clerk Linda Niendick informed commissioners that Constitutional Amendment 1, also known as the "Right To Farm" amendment, will undergo a recount. The official notification regarding the recount was received by the county Tuesday, Aug. 26...
Remembering Concordia: Harland "Mouse" Mieser shares memories of the community (08/27/14)
A fixture of Concordia and Lafayette County, Harland "Mouse" Mieser has operated Mouse's Barber Shop for 44 years. He served as a Lafayette County commissioner for 16 years, and is an accomplished artist. "I've had an interesting life here in Concordia, I'll tell you that," he said...
Oetting preps for medical mission trip (08/27/14)
Elisa Oetting's first trip out of the country won't be one for relaxation or site-seeing. Instead, it will offer an experience that crosses the borders of poverty and compassion. Participating in Medical Missions Foundation, Oetting and other team members will travel to Gulu, Uganda, to provide medical and surgical care. It's the organization's fifth mission to Gulu...
Scherer raises concerns over Amendment 3 (08/27/14)
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander certified the initiative petition known as Amendment 3. The amendment -- which is on the Nov. 4 ballot -- would negate the teacher tenure system in the state and also base teacher evaluations, retention, and payment on end-of-year test data...
St. Paul's Lutheran School holds open house for families (08/27/14)
On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, St. Paul's Lutheran School Principal Charlie Snider welcomed families and students to the school for an open house. He said there was a steady stream of church members and families walking through the facilities between 1-3:30 p.m., the lunch room was filled for the sports meeting at 3:30 p.m. and the gymnasium was full for the back-to-school meeting at 4 p.m. After the final meeting, students and parents had the chance to meet with teachers in the classrooms...
Sons of the American Legion holds Tractor Poker Run (08/27/14)
The Sons of the American Legion held a tractor poker run Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23. Approximately 10 people participated in the run. According to run organizer Mark Kirchhoff, the route went from Central Park, in Concordia, to the Edwin A. Pape Lake and Ernestville, then back to Concordia on Old U.S. ...
Concordia R-2 Board of Education approves 2014-2015 tax levy (08/27/14)
Members of the Concordia R-2 Board of Education held a special public hearing Thursday, Aug. 21, to discuss the 2014-2015 tax levy. The first order of business was to establish an escrow account. The oil pipeline constructed by Enbridge Inc. increased the local valuation by approximately $17 million. ...
Attendees celebrate 'Gusher Days' in Sweet Springs (08/27/14)
Patrons gather at a booth Friday, Aug. 22, discussing a carnival game offered by Poplar Bluff Entertainment during the Sweet Springs Gusher Days festival.
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State news
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