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Lady Saints, Concordia, Orrick take part in jamboree (11/25/15)
In his previous 21 years, head coach John Beerman can remember at least one time where he has had only one senior out for the Lady Saints on the hardwoods. But he cannot recall a year where he hasn't had any. That will make this year different because the varsity is broken down into four juniors, one sophomore and five freshmen. The Lady Saints graduated seven seniors, four of whom were starters in 2014-15, a season in which the Lady Saints posted a 17-8 record...
Saints host jamboree in anticipation of season (11/25/15)
As the basketball season draws closer, the Saint Paul Saints are making the final preparations for the 2015-16 campaign. Saint Paul hosted Concordia and Orrick at Weis Gymnasium last Friday night for a preseason jamboree to get some scrimmage work in before the season tips off. The teams played three six-minute periods with a running clock each period...
Smith says addition of Malta Bend players should help Greyhounds (11/25/15)
Sweet Springs has co-oped with Malta Bend for several years for football. But this will be the first year of the co-op between the two schools for basketball purposes. And head coach Tim Smith likes what he sees. The Greyhound teams worked out kinks last week Monday at a hoops jamboree at Cole Camp. It included the Blue Birds and Calvary Lutheran with both boys' and girls' teams and Lakeland on the boys' side and Sacred Heart on the girls' side made up the four teams...
Wellington dominates all-conference grid selections (11/18/15)
Quenton Bainbridge's Wellington Tigers returned to the top of the I-70 Conference standings, and the Tigers have been rewarded with the most first-team berths in the all-conference voting. The Tigers earned at least one first-team selections at each position, except kickers, on offense and defense...
Concordia resident honored with Quilt of Valor (11/25/15)
Quilts of Valor is a program in which the Higginsville Partners in Patchwork Quilt Guild participates. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 18 area residents were honored with the receipt of their own quilt. One of those honorees was Allen Boehmer, of Concordia. The Quilts of Valor Foundation was started in Seaford, Del., by Catherine Roberts in 2003, according to information in the evening's program. ...
Treat develops project for Christmas (11/25/15)
Each year for the past two years, Beth Treat, of The Simple Life, in Concordia, has coordinated a holiday homes tour. This year, however, she has developed a new program with a charitable purpose -- Bright Lights, Warm Hearts. She is collecting blankets and pajamas for children up to age 12, which will then be distributed to families in need with children in time for Christmas...
Ebers holds signing of first novel (11/25/15)
Jim Ebers (right) signs his book "The Twin Sons of Zimbar" at the Concordia branch of Trails Regional Library Saturday, Nov. 21, for Susan Foster, of Concordia. This is Ebers' first published novel.
The Palace to open under new ownership (11/25/15)
During the 2015 Concordia Fall Festival three former Concordia residents -- John Rodewald, Ben Rodewald and Julia Langkraehr -- saw a notice outside The Palace, in Concordia, that there would be an equipment auction within a week's time. "I saw the owner -- Randy Suhr -- and I just started talking to him about why he was going to be auctioning off the equipment inside of The Palace," John said...
Hundreds turn out for Roger Driver benefit Saturday (11/25/15)
By approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, more than 400 area residents had already streamed into the Concordia Community Center to participate in the Roger Driver Benefit. Money raised from the dinner, silent and live auction will help with Driver's expenses as he goes through cancer treatments on a daily basis out of state.
Board of aldermen look at water, sewer (11/25/15)
At its meeting Monday, Nov. 16, the Concordia Board of Aldermen started a review process for potential water and sewer projects for the 2016-2017 budget. Board members heard from Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman and Concordia Water Plant Superintendent Joe Boynton about recent water and sewer is sewer issues facing the city...
City to purchase body cameras for police (11/25/15)
Despite plans for considering the purchase of a new vehicle for the Concordia Police Department, purchasing body cameras for officers has taken precedence. At a meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen Monday, Nov. 16, members reviewed a plan of purchase for seven cameras, under advisement from Concordia Police Chief Jim Lynn and Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman...
Students participate in I-70 conference choir (11/25/15)
High school vocalists from throughout the I-70 Conference came together Saturday evening, Nov. 21 to present a concert for family and friends at Sweet Springs High School. The students -- who came from Concordia, Saint Paul Lutheran, Santa Fe, Crest Ridge, Lone Jack, Orrick, Sweet Springs and Wellington-Napoleon -- started rehearsals bright and early Saturday morning...
Live Well Community Health Center accepts $540,000 USDA loan (11/25/15)
The Live Well Community Health Center, in Concordia, and operated by the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri (HCC), Monday morning, Nov. 23, accepted its receipt of a $540,000 loan from United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The loan was used to purchase the building in which the health center operates. Due to operational costs being so expensive through renting the facility, HCC sought the loan so the center could stay in operation...
Higginsville Missouri State Veterans Cemetery dedicates new memorial

In a ceremony held Saturday, Sept. 19, the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, in Higginsville, unveiled a new fallen soldier memorial Guest speakers included James Whitfield, cemetery assistance league president, and Stan Baughn, Missouri State...

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