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Higginsville flies past Orioles, 62-14 (08/25/15)
Everybody was excited. It was the start of the 2015 football season. But the excitement turned sour in a big hurry for the Concordia Orioles and their fans as the Higginsville Huskers dominated with a quick-strike offense that produced 42 points by the end of the first quarter, and the visiting Huskers rolled on to claim a 62-14 victory...
Sweet Springs loses Greyhound clash with Windsor (08/25/15)
Sweet Springs dropped its annual "Battle of the Greyhounds" to Windsor 38-14 in Sweet Springs Friday night. It was the season opener for both teams. Windsor scored a touchdown on each of its first six possessions, building a 38-0 at halftime lead for the second straight match-up against Sweet Springs...
Braymer too much for Orrick down the stretch (08/25/15)
The Orrick Bearcats hung tough for a half to start the new gridiron season, but they ultimately fell to the Braymer Bobcats, 46-12, Friday night. After trailing early, running back Alex Stockton capped a solid Orrick drive with a 1-yard scoring plunge to tie the game 6-6...
Hinz, Santa Fe Chiefs run wild at Slater (08/25/15)
The Santa Fe Chiefs hit the ground running to start the 2015 football season. Literally. The Chiefs piled up almost 400 yards rushing and scored the first 58 points en route to a 58-8 win over the homestanding Slater Wildcats Friday night. "I thought we executed really well," Santa Fe head coach Andy Frerking said. "We got the right people in the right spots, and our young players avoided mental errors."...
Concordia R-2 School District welcomes new faculty members (08/25/15)
For the students returning to school last week in the Concordia R-2 School District, there were two new faces among the faculty -- Joe Presson, who teaches instrumental music, and Katie Parker, who teaches fifth grade. Presson is a first-year teacher and recent graduate of the University of Missouri -- Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is originally from St. Louis. It was in St. Louis where he had an amazing high school band teacher, he said...
Celebrating a life, furthering an education: The Brad Hemme Memorial Scholarship fundraiser (08/25/15)
What appeared to be the entire community of Waverly and surrounding towns came out to celebrate the life of Brad Hemme, his legacy and the students whose education is furthered with a memorial scholarship in his name Saturday evening, Aug. 22, at the Waverly Community Building...
1832 Distilling breaks ground in Sunday ceremony (08/25/15)
Many area residents gathered Sunday, Aug. 23, in an open plot on NW Second Street for the groundbreaking ceremony of 1832 Distilling, a new business created by Nick Virus and Jon Lange, both of Concordia. Friends since the eighth grade, Virus and Lange spent the last four years discussing, planning and shaping their new company. According to Virus, they will be making an assortment of different products, including various flavors of rum and several types of whiskey...
Alma artist spends week at Missouri State Fair (08/25/15)
When Don Stoll, 71, of Alma, isn't managing IT projects for Bank of America through Genesis10 or remodeling real estate properties, he's drawing or painting. So much so, he has studio space in Alma, and recently returned after spending a week at the Missouri State Fair, in Sedalia, as an artist-in-residence...
Chamber celebrates Main Street business openings (08/25/15)
Jentrie, a home decor store in Concordia and owned by Jen Lovercamp, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, Aug. 25. Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce and family members present (from left) were: Cara Harris, chamber director; Brian Woods, Cindy Stuenkel, Judy Hemme, Lovercamp, Ryan Lovercamp, Sherry Graham and Patty Schnakenberg.
Wall repairs start at Concordia Senior Center (08/25/15)
Chris Hass (front) and Nathan Brandt (back), of Galloway Construction, work to remove the covered sidewalk around the front entrance of the Concordia Senior Center Tuesday morning, Aug. 25. A project to repair the east wall of the center, which is bowing out, was slated to start after the 2015 Concordia Fall Festival. However, due to the wall bowing out further than before, the start date was moved forward, according to Noel Galloway (not pictured).
Bargfrede family chosen as 2015 Lafayette County Farm Family (08/19/15)
The family of Larry and Terri Bargfrede, of Alma, along with their sons, Taylor and Tyler were selected as the 2015 Lafayette County Farm Family by the University of Missouri Extension Council for Lafayette County. The family had the opportunity to enjoy a meal with the other nominated families at the Missouri State Fair, in Sedalia, Monday, Aug. 17...
Remembering the 'Spirit of '45' (08/19/15)
On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, in Higginsville, held a special ceremony to remember the veterans of WWII. According to Teddie Velleri, cemetery director, the United States Congress first voted unanimously in 2010 to commemorate the Spirit of '45, and honor the legacy of the service of the men and women of WWII...
Bikers 4 Boomers rides into Concordia (08/19/15)
On Saturday morning, Aug, 15, over 100 motorcycles rode into downtown Concordia for the annual Bikers 4 Boomers Poker Run. The members of the Concordia Senior Center welcomed the bikers with coffee, tea, water, and snacks as they made their first stop. The motorcycle ride started in Higginsville, with a blessing of the bikes...
Tractors cruise through Concordia

Starting at Edwin A. Pape Lake, south of Concordia, a group of farmers and tractor enthusiasts travel down S. Main Street, as part of an annual tractor cruise.

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