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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
Lady Saints advance to 'The Dance' (10/28/14)
In two days, the Saint Paul Lady Saints volleyball team will be competing at the Class 2 Final Four in Cape Girardeau. It will be the Lady Saints third trip in the past five years. They did not make it to "The Dance" last year or in 2012. The Lady Saints punched their ticket to the Final Four by whipping Bishop LeBlond in straight sets in the sectional round of state play and eking out a three-set win over host Cole Camp in the quarterfinal round on Saturday...
Lady Saints capture district crown (10/28/14)
Aaron Marsh's Saint Paul Lady Saints don't know defeat in district play. The Lady Saints captured their fifth straight district crown with a pair of dominating wins at home last Wednesday. The top-seeded Lady Saints hammered No. 4-seeded Lexington 25-7, 25-8 in the semifinal round and whipped second-seeded Higginsville 25-10, 25-15 in the championship match...
Lady Chiefs get back to Cape (10/28/14)
In a survive-and-advance mode, the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs were untouchable at the Class 1 sectional and quarterfinal at Midway High School on Saturday. The Lady Chiefs thrashed Rock Port 25-13, 25-13 in the sectional round of state play and then handled Kansas City Lutheran 25-20, 25-19 to advance to the Final Four for the fourth straight year...
Lady Chiefs reign as district champs again (10/28/14)
Heading into Class 1, District 14 action at Concordia High School last week, the top-seeded Santa Fe Lady Chiefs knew they were going to be in for a dogfight no matter who their opponent turned out to be in the championship match. That opponent turned out to be the host Lady Orioles, who played hard but the Lady Chiefs emerged victorious 25-21, 25-18 last Wednesday...
Health insurance costs, compliance discussed by Concordia aldermen (10/29/14)
Saving funds while providing strong health insurance options seems like an oxymoron to some, but it's a concept the Concordia Board of Aldermen is attempting to sort out. After receiving a health plan renewal notice from Blue Cross Blue Shield on Oct. 8 and briefly discussing the matter during a regular meeting Monday, Oct. 20, aldermen met in special session Tuesday, Oct. 28, to begin studying and grouping options...
1 injured in Sunday crash (10/29/14)
A one-vehicle crash left its driver with minor injuries Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26. Anthony G. Huffman, 22, of Wellington, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet on Mo. Route 224 20 feet east of Hannah Road at 2:27 p.m. when the crash occurred, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report...
Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks official opening of Dempsey's BBQ (10/28/14)
It was a momentous day for Dempsey's BBQ last Friday, Oct. 24. It was the day Tim and Alice Dempsey, along with their three children -- Mikhayla, Abigail and Grant -- held an official ribbon cutting with members of the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce...
Nov. 4 ballot measures: what they are, what they mean (10/28/14)
Along with candidates for various offices within the county as part of the general elections, several ballot measures will be voted on by Missouri residents. These measures, if enacted, will affect the entire state. They are constitutional amendments 2, 3, 6 and 10...
County commissioners continue discussion on Commenco data (10/28/14)
Two weeks ago representatives from Commenco Inc, of Kansas City, met with the Lafayette County Commission to present information and an estimate for hand-held radio communication equipment upgrades. Commissioners continued the discussion of data at the Wednesday, Oct. 22, meeting...
Chamber board learns about Amendment 3, Mo. Chamber of Commerce (10/28/14)
Members of the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors learned about Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3, and services offered by the Missouri Chamber of Comerce at its quarterly meeting Thursday, Oct. 23. Prior to the educational information, members learned of updates and information for upcoming events, which includes the annual downtown trick-or-treats Friday, Oct. ...
Concordia Chamber to host vendor fair for holiday season (10/28/14)
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Concordia Chamber of Commerce will host an event known as "Concordia's Hearts in Harmony Cuisine," Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. It will be held at the Concordia Community Center. "We decided to do the 'Hearts in Harmony' to kind of bring that theme back in," said Mary Vogt, Concordia Chamber of Commerce board member and event organizer. "We took a vote and decided to go with this."...
Air Force reservists return from Afghanistan (10/27/14)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE―224 Air Force reservists from the 442d Fighter Wing here and 72 of their active duty counterparts from the 442 FW's Detachment 303 returned home Sunday, Oct. 26, and Monday, Oct. 27, from a seven-month deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan...
Program offers discounts on medication (10/22/14)
Rori Schreiman, nurse practitioner for the Live Well Community Health Center, in Concordia, and Christina Mackesty, pharmacist at Britt's Central Drug, in Concordia, visited the Concordia Senior Center Friday, Oct. 17, to discuss a discount program known as 340B...
Concordia Senior Center chili/soup lunch and silent/live pie auction

The Concordia Senior Center held its annual chili/soup lunch and silent/live pie auction Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26. Seventy-seven people attended. The live pie auction raised $655 for the center, while the silent auction raised $1,918. The event...

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State news
  • Former officer sentenced on drug charge
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former suburban St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison on federal heroin distribution charges....
  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday....
  • Execution set for Missouri man who killed neighbor
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 63-year-old woman and beating her to death with a hammer....
  • Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock `n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?...
  • Master plan to develop Mozingo Lake presented
    MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A long-range development plan for Mozingo Lake Park near Maryville includes suggestions to lure visitors with a lodge or hotel, a full-service restaurant and a visitors' center....
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