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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
Basketball camp runs through end of week (07/09/14)
Concordia High School student athletes compete in a dribbling competition during girls basketball camp Monday afternoon, July 7, where they also participated in drills and endurance training.
Lady Saints earn academic all-state status (07/09/14)
The Saint Paul Lady Saints' softball team was recently named among the state's elite academically. The Lady Saints finished tied for third as a team with a cumulative 3.62 Grade-Point Average. Osceola had a 3.75 GPA and Mt. Vernon a 3.71. Tying the Lady Saints for third was Kennett...
Hon selected to all-star team (07/02/14)
Austin Hon, player for the Concordia High School Orioles baseball team, was selected to play on the Missouri Class 1 an 2 Senior West Team in the Missouri High School Baseball Class A all-star game held at Lindenwood University in St. Charles last Saturday. The game was played this week, but Hon did not play due to an injury...
Orioles earn academic recognition (07/02/14)
Accumulating a team grade-point average of 3.446, the Concordia High School Oriole varsity baseball team earned the No. 1 spot on the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches' Association's all-academic list as a team in Class 2. Second on the list was Cabool at 3.431. Galena had a 3.410. CHS has been named an all-state academic team for the last 10 consecutive years...
Chamber of Commerce annual meeting scheduled July 24 (07/18/14)
The Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is scheduled at noon Thursday, July 24. New board members will be elected during the meeting, and the Steve Burrow Service Award recipient will be named. All businesses are encouraged to attend. Chamber members interested in voting need to pay their annual membership fees before the meeting begins. Lunch will also be provided...
Behind the wheel of OATS transportation (Updated - Wednesday, July 16, noon) (07/16/14)
For nearly four years Jim Slone, of Odessa, has worked for Older Adults Transportation Service (OATS), driving its many customers around Concordia or to appointments out of town. He sees the service as a prime necessity not just for its many older customers, but also for those with developmental disabilities and the general public...
Truck and tractor pull expands in 4th year (07/16/14)
For the past four years the Concordia Civic Club and Brush Pullers of Missouri have hosted a truck and tractor pull at Edwin A. Pape Lake, south of Concordia. This year, however, an aspect of the pull expanded -- the pulling surface. The area was increased to two lanes for the Saturday, July 12, pull. According to Ron Cordes, one of the event's organizers, it allowed for a more expedient afternoon...
Food pantry serves region with efficiency (07/16/14)
People waited at tables in the main lobby of Sweet Springs Food Pantry Friday morning, as volunteers began the process for the monthly food distribution. The 20-year-old food pantry has served approximately 1,345 families in the past 10 years. With a number of programs -- such as Food4Kids -- it reaches into the Sweet Springs, Concordia, Santa Fe and Houstonia school districts...
Benefit to support cancer survivor (07/16/14)
An Aug. 2 benefit has been organized to support one Concordia resident who recently battled cancer. Phyllis Lynn was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2013. In February, she underwent surgery to have a portion of her upper lung removed, which paved the way for 16 treatments of chemotherapy...
After postponement, Junk in the Trunk participation numbers increase (07/16/14)
A rainy Saturday morning, June 7, prevented the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce from holding its second "Junk in the Trunk" (JITT) sale, but that didn't stop organizers from rescheduling. When it moved to Tuesday, July 8, it allowed for an increase in vendors...
Farm bureau to host ice cream social, educational focus on Amendment 1 (07/15/14)
Lafayette County Farm Bureau will host an ice cream social Tuesday, July 15, and hopes to highlight information regarding Amendment 1 -- commonly known as the "Right to Farm" amendment. Brian Klippenstein, CEO of Protect the Harvest, will be on hand to answer questions and to talk about the significance of passing the amendment, which will be on the ballot for Missouri voters Aug. 5...
Motorists, businesses contend with downpour (07/14/14)
Water gushes onto South Main Street in Concordia Monday morning after a thunderstorm system quickly moved into the area.
Lafayette County Fair: Riders compete in Horse Show (07/14/14)
The Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair kicked off Saturday, July 12, with the Horse Show. The fair primarily takes place at Fairground Park, in Higginsville, through Thursday, July 17. Steven Czeschin, Doug Limback and Tim Butters were the members of the fairboard on the committee. Other fairboard members assisted with the show. Results released from the University of Missouri Extension are as follows:...
Lafayette County Fair 2014 "Super Farmer" games

Challenges and games entertained parents and 4-H youth Tuesday evening, July 15. The youth played games such as a sponge relay, a water relay, wheelbarrow race, a milking challenge, 'cow pie' toss, large hay bale roll and small hay bale pile...

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Blue Lick
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Valley City
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State news
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  • Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Turkish citizen pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges for smuggling counterfeit and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States....
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    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Tuesday to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light....
  • Missouri governor tours Iowa ethanol plant
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production....
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