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Lady Saints capture Dixon Tournament crown (04/15/15)
After losing their first three matches of the season, 5-1 versus Kansas City Lutheran and 4-2 to Chillicothe -- two of the three Saint Paul goals coming off the foot of Rebecca Roepe and the other being scored by Astri Oeyri -- and suffering a 5-1 setback at Tolton Catholic -- Roepe scoring the lone goal -- Hannah Bingham's Saint Paul Lady Saints turned around their play at the Dixon Tournament this past weekend...
Orioles' miscues costly at Kauffman Stadium (04/15/15)
Last week concluded with a visit to Kauffman Stadium for Nate Beissenherz and the Concordia Orioles. But the visit turned sour in a hurry with three unearned runs on three hits, a walk and three miscues in the first inning. The game remained 3-0 until the Tigers rattled their bats for three more earned runs in the fifth frame. That rally came on four walks, a hit batter and a single, which drove in two runs...
Two Oriole hurlers combine to no-hit Smithton (04/15/15)
Prior to their trip to Kansas City and playing at Kauffman Stadium, the Concordia Orioles baseball team played a close-to-perfect game in shutting out Smithton 12-0 on Friday at the Concordia Sports Complex. However, three days prior to that, the Orioles dropped a 13-2 decision to Lexington on the same field...
Saints reign over Windsor Tournament (04/15/15)
After shutting out Adrian 7-0 and hammering Kingsville 12-5, the Saint Paul baseball team advanced to the championship game of the Windsor Tournament where Eric Gramenz's Saints downed Archie 5-2. Gramenz said the Saints were able to beat a good team for the crown...
Area FFA chapters receive awards (04/17/15)
Three area FFA chapters have received awards at the Missouri FFA Convention, in Columbia. Awards were given Thursday, April 16. Amanda Reid, Concordia R-2 FFA chapter sponsor, received an honorary state FFA degree, according to a press release. Missouri FFA recognizes honorary recipients each year at the convention for their valuable efforts and contributions to the FFA organization and its members...
Lafayette County household hazardous and electronic waste event (04/16/15)
Lafayette County will hold a household hazardous waste and electronic waste disposal in Higginsville on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The disposal will take place at the 4-H barn in Fairground Park at 29th and Cypress streets. The following items will be accepted: motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, herbicides, pesticides, paint thinners, spray paint cans, solvents and oil-based paints, computers and monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and DVD players...
CHS and SPLHS students observe mock crash (04/15/15)
Students from both Concordia R-2 High School and Saint Paul Lutheran High School spent part of Friday morning, April 10, outside of the classroom. However, it wasn't to stop learning. They viewed the consequences of a crash caused by drinking and driving, which happened on the SPLHS campus...
Concordia R-2 approves budget amendments (04/15/15)
At the monthly meeting of the Concordia R-2 Board of Education Thursday, March 9, members approved amendments to the 2014-2015 budget to prepare for closing out and opening the 2015-2016 budget later this year. Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer reviewed a selection of the budget amendments with the board...
Concordia zoning board denies requests (04/15/15)
The Board of Zoning Adjustment for the city of Concordia met Tuesday morning, April 14, to hear requests from Tom Deke and Darren Wood. They were seeking a variance of rear- and side-yard setbacks, respectively, to construct a detached accessory building at their properties...
Aldermen begin fiscal year with budget amendments (04/15/15)
Before approving payment of bills Monday evening, April 6, the Concordia Board of Aldermen approved two ordinances, which authorized amending certain funds. According to Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman, multiple amendments were made March 30...
Highway 13 Coalition looks at tourism (04/15/15)
In a summary provided by the Missouri Highway 13 Coalition, members looked at tourism options along the corridor at its March meeting. While the main focus of the coalition is to expand all of the highway to four lanes, members have had discussions at recent meetings on ways to increase traffic on the highway through tourism. Increased tourism traffic will correlate with a need to expand the highway to handle increased traffic...
Lexington man injured in single-vehicle crash (04/15/15)
A Friday morning, April 10, crash led to injuries for a Lafayette and a Jackson County resident on SW 600 Road at Route T, in Johnson County. William D. Ross, 19, of Garden City was driving westbound in a 2002 Jeep when it crashed at 3:28 a.m., according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The vehicle traveled off the roadway at a T-intersection and overturned...
County commission conducts regular business (04/15/15)
The Lafayette County Commission conducted regular business at its meeting Wednesday, April 8. The meeting started with commissioners moving to install a "School Bus Stop Ahead" sign on the eastbound lane near 920 Golden Belt Road in the 2W road district...