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Junior League district baseball tournament starts Monday (07/01/15)
There is one Little League all-star baseball tournament scheduled to be played in Concordia. Beginning next Monday, the Junior League (13-14) event begins at the Concordia Sports Complex. The six-team event starts with two games the first night, including LaCoMo Central versus Carroll County at 6 p.m. and LaCoMo East against Richmond at 8 p.m...
Little League all-star softball tournaments starts by Monday (07/01/15)
Of the three all-star district softball tournaments involving LaCoMo East teams, one of them starts next Monday. The Major League (11-12) event is being held in Carrollton and start on Tuesday, July 7. In that tournament, LaCoMo East plays Richmond in the first of two first-round games at 6 p.m. That will be followed by the other first-round game in the four-team tournament at 8 p.m. between Carroll County and LaCoMo Central...
CHS alumnus is a 'Perfect 10' at team roping event (06/24/15)
A Concordia High School graduate from over three decades ago who played every sport he could in his high school days, found his calling in another sport in the late 1990s and has done quite well at it, including a team championship earlier this year...
CHS's Moore is winning pitcher in two all-star games (06/24/15)
In a nine-inning senior all-star baseball game played in Warrensburg on June 10, three Concordia Orioles played a big role in helping their team claim a 14-9 offensive-minded victory. In the West Central Missouri Lions Senior All-Star game, playing for the North squad, Hayden Moore went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored from the plate. Ty Flandermeyer had a hit in four trips, stole a base, and scored a run. Trent McGinnis added a hit and a walk in four plate appearances...
Fourth of July celebrations planned (07/01/15)
Area communities, including Concordia, have Fourth of July weekend celebrations planned. Concordia: Each year -- for around the last 20 years -- the Concordia Civic Club holds a firework display at sundown at Edwin A. Pape Lake, south of Concordia. This year, it's scheduled for Sunday, July 5, and will last approximately 25 minutes. ...
Burglars take items from M&S Equipment (07/01/15)
Sometime between the hours of noon Sunday, June 28, and 6 a.m. Monday, June 29, burglars broke into M&S Equipment, at 211 SW Seventh St., in Concordia. There was no security footage of the break-in. According to Mike Shisler, of M&S, the south walk-in door was pried open...
CFPD responds to Route 23 crash (07/01/15)
Members of the Concordia Fire Protection District and EMS were called to the scene of a crash at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, in the Blackwater Bottoms area of Mo. Route 23. CFPD members stopped traffic and directed motorists to turn around to find an alternate route. After approximately 10 minutes traffic was allowed through. At approximately 12:20 the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. By 12:25, CFPD left the scene for the MSHP. More information will publish as it becomes available.
Concordia Senior Center receives Ford Drive 4UR Community donation (07/01/15)
Nancy Deatherage (left), of Meyer Motors, presents a check for $4,260 to Larry Schnakenberg, Concordia Senior Center Inc. board member, Thursday, June 25. The money is written to the Concordia Lions Club which sponsored a fundraising Ford Drive 4UR Community Event May 2. The funds will ultimately be directed to Concordia Senior Citizens Inc. to help repair the Concordia Senior Center's east wall, at 710 S. Main St. Ford Drive 4UR Community events have ocurred since 2012 when the program was formed. Along with a similar program started in 2007 -- Ford Drive 4UR School -- the company has raised more than $18 million for communities and schools. People will test-drive vehicles, and Ford will donate $20 up to $6,000 to sponsor organizations. Concordia Senior Citizens Inc. recently met its $34,000 goal through community donations, fundraisers and a private dona
Remembering Concordia: 50 years of football (06/24/15)
In the autumn of 1965, a new sport emerged as an extracurricular activity at Concordia R-2 High School -- football. The first game was played Wednesday, Sept. 1, and it started at 8 p.m. The cost was 50 cents for students and $1 for adults. Members of the first team still in the area include Donnie Fiene, Bruce Hartwig, Roger Martens, Tony Brackman, Lonnie Fischer, Fred Inman and John Beerman. There was 450 spectators at the first game and Concordia defeated Odessa 7-6...
The Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan elected as LCMS Missouri District president (06/24/15)
On Monday, June 15, the Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, was elected as district president for the Missouri District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. His last day as senior pastor of St. Paul's is July 12. "It's a regional part of the church body structure," explained Hagan. "There are 300 congregations in the Missouri district. The district office is in St. Louis."...
Concordia school board approves 2015-2016 budget (06/24/15)
Discussions focused on the budget at the monthly meeting of the Concordia R-2 Board of Education meeting Thursday, June 18. The board closed out the 2014-2015 and opened the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The close-out is intended to meet federal requirements...
Woman dies after crash on Route 23 (06/24/15)
A 21-year-old Pleasant Hill woman died in a one-vehicle crash on Route 23 Thursday, June 18, after the 2008 Chevrolet she was driving traveled off the road. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. near Ellmaker Road, roughly halfway between Concordia and state Highway 20. ...
Chamber of Commerce holds 'Golf Classic' scholarship fundraiser (06/24/15)
Kevin Hemme eyes a shot he just took at the Tri-City Country Club, in Emma, as part of the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce's 13th Annual Golf Classic Friday morning, June 19, with 14 teams participating.
SPLHS Class of 2015 graduation

The Saint Paul Lutheran High School Class of 2015 marked the end of their career at the school with a commencement ceremony Friday afternoon, May 22. Forty students graduated from the school.

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