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Lane closure to affect downtown Concordia
Missouri Department of Transportation crews will work to install pipe crossings between Monday, April 27, to Wednesday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on South Main Street between Fourth and Eighth streets. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during the work period. Traffic will be regulated by MoDOT flaggers.

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Area Sports
Moore throws gem in shutout win over Crest Ridge (04/22/15)
Forgetting about a heartbreaking loss is tough to do for any team. But the Concordia Orioles had to do that last week. Two nights after losing a 7-6 nine-inning battle to Higginsville last week Tuesday, the Orioles got a stellar pitching performance from Hayden Moore and shut out visiting Crest Ridge 5-0...
Lady Orioles out-slug Sweet Springs (04/22/15)
Whacking 14 hits, the Concordia Lady Orioles'softball team won an offensive slug-fest with Sweet Springs last week Tuesday at Sweet Springs. Three Lady Orioles' players had three hits each, with another smacking two hits. Cailey Cooper, Mady Langkrahr and Anissa Foster had three hits each, including a double each for Cooper and Lang-krahr. Ellison Brunkhorst added a single and a double...
Saints respond to loss by edging Concordia (04/22/15)
­­Three days after suffering their worst loss of the young season, the Saint Paul Saints pulled out a 6-5 victory over crosstown rival Concordia on the Saints' baseball diamond. Saint Paul, which is 7-2, dropped a 12-2 decision to Sacred Heart on the road last week Tuesday...
Roepe signs letter-of-intent (04/22/15)
Saint Paul Lutheran High school student Rebecca Roepe (center) prepares to sign a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Rockhurst University, in Kansas City, Wednesday, April 15. She was joined by family members Rodney Roepe and Carol Roepe, and volleyball coach Aaron Marsh (back).
Whiteman airman dies in Knob Noster (04/24/15)
An airman assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base died Thursday, April 23, in Knob Noster. According to a press release from the base, the airman was assigned to the 509th Mission Support Group. "This is a truly difficult time as we mourn the loss of a valued member of our Whiteman family," said Brig. ...
Langman reflects on first three weeks as Assessor (04/22/15)
After the resignation of Lafayette County Assessor Michael Dobson, Chip Langman was named as interim assessor. He's worked in the position for three weeks, thus far. Langman said there are areas he will work to improve, in a press release. There is a current technological disconnected between the Assessor's office and the Collector's office that requires clerks to double enter data from taxpayers, according to the release...
Schnakenberg to enter the 'Shark Tank' Friday (04/22/15)
Erik Schnakenberg, son of Mark and Patty Schnakenberg, will be featured on an episode of the ABC program "Shark Tank" Friday, April 24, starting at 7 p.m. Schnakenberg, along with Sasha Koehn, are co-founders of Buck Mason, a men's clothing online and storefront retailer based in Venice, Calif...
Motorists forced to abandon vehicle due to fire (04/22/15)
A motorist and occupant traveling on westbound Intestate 70 were forced to abandon their vehicle when it caught on fire Wednesday, April 22, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Firefighters with the Higginsville Fire Department responded, along with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol. Sheriff deputies and MSHP helped advised other motorists of the upcoming scene. More information to follow...
Aldermen review farm rental, waste pickup bids (04/22/15)
The Concordia Board of Aldermen reviewed bids for both trash service and crop ground rental during a regular meeting Monday, April 20. The first, a decision the aldermen will study further while they awarded the latter to the highest bidder. Currently, trash service is provided by Waste Corporation of America, and that contract will expire in approximately two months. ...
Central Park maypole rededication scheduled (04/22/15)
After restoration, the Central Park maypole will be rededicated Saturday, May 2, as part of Concordia Main Street Inc. May Day celebration. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include an address by either Mayor Don Holtcamp or City Administrator Dale Klussman, a brief historical account of the maypole by Lavona Larimore, a proclamation from the city and a ribbon cutting. ...
Parents learn skills, find mental health resources at fair (04/22/15)
With a focus on mental health, adults from around the area had a chance to meet with exhibitors and learn new, or improve skills at the Brighter Futures Parenting Fair, held Friday evening, April 17, at Lafayette County C-1 High School, in Higginsville...
Concordia Senior Center to hold second 'Southern Comfort Sunday' (04/22/15)
Concordia Senior Center will hold its second "Southern Comfort Sunday" April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first was held Sept. 21, 2014. Funds raised from the luncheon will help pay for repairs to the center's east wall, which is bowing out. Expected repair costs for the wall total is $34,000. Donations have been receieved by Concordia Senior Citizens Inc. over the past several months. The organization is nearing its goal, but is still seeking donations and holding fundraisers to reach it...
Sweet Springs driver involved in fatal crash (04/21/15)
An 80-year-old Sedalia woman died after the 1993 Cadillac El Dorado she was driving crashed with a 1997 Kenworth Monday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 50 at Maplewood North Road, in Pettis County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, both vehicles were traveling eastbound -- the Cadillac driven by Charlotte M. ...
Concordia R-2 High School 2015 Prom

Concordia R-2 High School Class of 2015 held its prom Saturday evening, April 25. Students entered the Concordia Community Center against a backdrop of the prom's theme -- "The Roaring Twenties."

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