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Saints overcome sub-par shooting to defeat Concordia
Home-standing Concordia started fast, but the Saint Paul Saints rebounded in time to get their third I-70 Conference victory on Friday. The Saints took over in the second and third quarters, outscoring Concordia 23-11 in the middle two stanzas, en route to a 43-34 win...
Lady Chiefs retain Wildcat Classic crown
SLATER -- Three tournaments, three championships for the Santa Fe girls' basketball teams. The top-seeded Lady Chiefs remained perfect in finals play Saturday while defending their title in the 35th Wildcat Classic at Slater, defeating No. 2 Glasgow, 45-32...
Sweet Springs beat Cougars for third place at Leeton
Each team lost in the semifinal round on Thursday. The Sweet Springs Greyhounds responded best and defeated the I-70 Conference rival Crest Ridge Cougars to claim the third-place award at the Battle on the Hardwood tournament at Leeton. The Greyhounds won the match-up 57-48...
Conference races at state during February
With the calendar flipping from January to February, most of the regular-season tournaments have been played, and the majority of the focus of high school basketball teams will be on conference races. The I-70 is not exception. The girls' race seems to be the most intriguing with as many as four teams still having a shot at claiming at least a share of the crown...
Saint Paul crowns royalty at winter courtwarming
Saint Paul Lutheran High School held its winter courtwarming Friday evening, Jan. 29. Those crowned (from left) are: Bowen Wei as king, Minjun Kim as queen, Matthias Paul as prince and Corinna Colwell as princess.
Veterans honor guard rehearses for ceremony
Members of the Concordia Veterans Honor Guard rehearse prior to a graveside ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 26.
The honor guard confers military rites and honors at funerals when they are requested.
They also conduct military ceremonies at various events throughout the year, including the annual Concordia Fall Festival, in September.
Municipal leaders meet with state legislators
State Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer, R-Odessa, and State Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, met with a number of leaders from Lafayette County municipalities Friday morning, Jan. 29, through a roundtable discussion at Higginsville City Hall. Kolkmeyer and Pearce highlighted legislation they've introduced, legislation they are supporting and took questions from municipality representatives. ...
Concordia Chamber members review events
The Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce received updates on events at its Thursday, Jan. 28, meeting. Members also heard programs from Annette Smith, marketing specialist for the Missouri Job Center, at Sedalia, and Debbie Kirchhoff, Concordia branch manager for Trails Regional Library. Prior to the programs, minutes from the Oct. 22, 2015, meeting and the treasurer's report were approved by the membership...
Concordia chamber forms coalition of organizations
At the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, Jan. 28, the formation of a coalition of organizations focused on Concordia businesses and tourism was discussed. "We have representatives from the chamber, from the city and from the (Concordia) Main Street organization," said Cindy Tolias, chamber executive board president. "(They) get together and kind of share ideas to keep everybody on the same page."...
Signs of sale point to open doors
Beth Treat, of Concordia and owner of The Simple Life, at 808 S. Gordon St., in Concordia, started the process to sell her business last year. "For sale" signs were placed at the business Friday, Jan. 29. This doesn't mean Treat is closing. ...
Aldermen review city's budget status, performance
The status and performance of the city of Concordia's budget as of Jan. 31 was a matter for review by the Concordia Board of Aldermen at its Monday, Feb. 1, meeting. Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman focused on projects and goals for the budget performance review, while he went over finances for the budget status...
Search for Missouri Century Farms continues
COLUMBIA -- If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. ...
Santa Fe Agri-Leaders host Global Ag Symposium
Santa Fe Agri-Leaders, a local chapter of Missouri Young Farmers, had its inaugural year in 1999. On Thursday, Jan. 21, Concordia Community Center was the site for the third annual Global Ag Symposium hosted by the group. The symposium was sponsored in part by Ag-Power Inc., MFA Incorporated, Mycogen Seeds, and Asgrow DEKALB Seed. It hosted five guest speakers throughout its session, each discussing the latest trends in local and global agriculture...
A holiday home
Area youth gathered at the Waverly branch of Trails Regional Library Monday, Dec. 21. to create gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, icing and candy. They attached graham cracker pieces to the outside of a milk carton to give their houses...
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