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Lady Orioles split final two games of regular season
Last week Tuesday night, Susie Vandevender's Concordia Lady Orioles' basketball team closed out the I-70 Conference portion of its schedule with a lopsided 63-43 victory at Orrick. But two nights later at Cole Camp, the Lady Orioles never really got into a groove and suffered a 12-point, 56-44, setback...
Bennett's late three-pointers lift Lady Saints over Tolton in Thursday game
John Beerman's Saint Paul Lady Saints' basketball team did enough things right down the stretch of regulation and overtime and pulled out a 48-46 victory over visiting Father Tolton Catholic Thursday in Weis Gymnasium. In a tense extra period, neither team scored the first two minutes...
Struggle continues for Orioles on court
On Jan. 13, Eric Hon's Concordia Orioles won their third game of the season--a 47-35 home victory over Crest Ridge in I-70 Conference play. But the Orioles have not won since. The losing streak reached 10 when the Orioles were beaten 68-31 at Orrick last week Tuesday...
Lady Chiefs close regular season with 2 strong wins
Jeremy Hobbs' Santa Fe Lady Chiefs played two games last week and neither was close. The Lady Chiefs opened the week with a 66-36 home win over Orrick last week Monday. The Lady Chiefs opened a big lead through one quarter and held off a good second-quarter push by Orrick before putting good distance between the two teams in the third quarter...
Missouri State Highway Patrol makes drug seizure on Interstate 70
On February 24, 2015, a Missouri state trooper stopped a 2015 Infiniti QX60 for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 40-mile marker in Lafayette County, Missouri. During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the driver led the trooper to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted. ...
City enters into 25-year Community Assistance Program agreement Will help with Edwin A. Pape Lake improvements
Over the course of the past year, according to City Administrator Dale Klussman, the city of Concordia has worked to re-apply for a 25-year agreement with the Community Assistance Program at the Tuesday, Feb. 17, Concordia Board of Aldermen meeting. Enrollment in the program will help the city improve and maintain facilities at Edwin A. Pape Lake, approximately five miles south of Concordia...
A sea of geese make stop at Edwin A. Pape Lake
A sea of geese blot out the skyline at Edwin A. Pape Lake, south of Concordia. Thursday, Feb. 19, where they gathered to rest and feed.
In March 2014, a similar site of Snow and Ross' geese were photographed. According to Conservation Agent Lance Moore, these types of geese are social creatures and flock in large groups for safety.
WMMC officially opens Express Care at ribbon cutting
Those needing medical services will now have a new option at Western Missouri Medical Center, in Warrensburg -- Express Care. The center held its official opening Thursday, Feb. 19, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the hospital's staff, Express Care staff, members of the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Warrensburg mayor, Donna DeFrain, were in attendance. The facility first started accepting patients Dec. 29, 2014...
Senior center group receives donation for much-needed wall repairs
Donations continue to come to Concordia Senior Citizens Inc. (CSC), which owns the building that houses the Concordia Senior Center. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Norman Brunkhorst, of American Family Insurance, presented a $500 check Larry Schnakenberg, board member, to aid in building the funds needed to repair the east wall of the center's structure...
Wintry mix moving into area Friday afternoon
Winter isn't quite finished with Lafayette County yet, as a winter weather advisory was announced by the National Weather Service Friday, Feb. 20 at approximately 4 a.m. The advisory starts at 4 p.m. Friday, and will continue through 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will move into Lafayette County and 36 other zones in Missouri during that time...
County commission reviews rock, hauling bids; release 2015 budget message
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Lafayette County Commission opened bids pertaining to rock purchases and hauling during its regular meeting. After opening and reviewing the bids, they were given to the county's purchasing agent, Pamela Ratliff, for her final review and recommendations. She's expected to give the commission her recommendations this week...
Higginsville woman crashes on icy interstate
Road conditions might have been the cause of a vehicle crash for a Higginsville woman Monday, when she lost control of her vehicle at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Interstate 70. The crash occured when a 2005 Cadillac, driven by Jeanette R. Haynes, 55, of Higginsville, lost control on the ice-covered road. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the Cadillac struck the guardrail, continued to slide and struck the guardrail a second time...
Concordia schools to boost wireless support
The Concordia R-2 Board of Education reviewed two contract bids from wireless vendors during a meeting Thursday, Feb. 12, According to Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer, E-Rate funding is being used differently. E-Rate -- a schools and libraries program meant to make telecommunication more affordable -- was implemented by the Federal Communications Commission in 1997 and provides discounted telecommunications, Internet access and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries, according to the Federal Communications Commission website. ...
CHS Class of 2015 Variety show
The Concordia R-2 Class of 2015 held a special dinner and variety show Saturday, Feb. 21. Dinner consisted of spaghetti and students from the Class of 2015 and other Concordia Public Schools students performed for parents and friends after the...
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