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Area Sports
I-70 leader Wellington runs past Orioles (09/28/16)
In the heart of the 2016 football season, the Orioles couldn't stop the high-powered offense of the Wellington Tigers and fell 59-16 last Friday night at Dorth Field in Concordia. Concordia actually started the game off guns blazing. The Orioles capped the opening drive of the night with a 13-yard touchdown run from Cameron Kelly, and Tate Bittiker ran in the two-point conversion to grab an 8-0 lead...
Saints drop first game in collision with Crest Ridge (09/28/16)
Last Friday night will leave a bitter taste in the mouth of the Saint Paul Saints. The Saints battled but came up short on the road against the Crest Ridge Cougars 30-21 to see their undefeated football season come to a halt. Both defenses were stout early on, but Saint Paul was able to grab a first-quarter lead. Derek Woodall finished off a short drive with a two-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the opening period...
Saints soccer knocks off No. 1 KC Lutheran (09/28/16)
It proved to be a huge week on the soccer pitch for the Saint Paul Saints, as they took down the top-ranked team in the state last Tuesday and added a pair of victories later in the week. Saint Paul 3, at KC Lutheran 2 "KC Lutheran is ranked number one in the first poll this year," Saints head coach Luther Schmidt said. "They have some new kids and a couple of good results with Barstow and Summit [Christian Academy], so with them being in our district a big match...
Lady Saints notch first conference win (09/28/16)
The Saint Paul Lady Saints opened the I-70 Conference volleyball season with a victory against a talented Lone Jack squad and won two matches overall this week to continue their dominant start to the year. "Anytime you can start conference play with a win, you will take it," Lady Saints head coach Aaron Marsh said. "However, we know we have to continue to get better."...
Right-of-way extension discussed by aldermen (09/28/16)
Industry expansion and a right-of-way extension were the focus of a special public hearing of the Concordia Board of Aldermen Thursday, Sept. 22. The city is looking at possibly applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the area from NE 10th Street and NE Davis Road, due a request from an already existing industrial facility. ...
A 41-year legacy: Martens to say goodbye to Evans Equipment (09/28/16)
After approximately 41 years, Roger Martens, parts department and purchasing agent for Evans Equipment, in Concordia, is saying his goodbyes to the company. He will officially be retired from Evans Friday. His departure will leave a definite void at the company...
Details taking shape at Casey's (09/28/16)
Architectural details are taking shape at the construction of the new location of Casey's General Store, 101 N. Main St., in Concordia. Not only is the exterior facade of the building nearly complete, but the weather protection at the gas pump bays is also almost finished. The 80-foot Casey's sign directing motorists to Concordia was also recently constructed. Once construction is complete and the facility is open, it will have expanded amenities, such as offering pizza, sub sandwiches and other food items. The gas station will also be open 24 hours.
Highway Patrol updates endangered person advisory (09/28/16)
The Dent County Sheriff's Office has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Salem at 1:08 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. The endangered missing person is Harley M. Hopper, a 13-year-old white female, described as 5-feet-3-inches tall, 220 pounds, black hair, blue eyes, wearing a blue stripped shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots...
SPLHS collecting for Project Warmth (09/28/16)
Last year, Saint Paul Lutheran High School collected a staggering amount of blankets and coats for Project Warmth -- 222 and 1,534, respectively. Collections for this year have already started and will end Friday, Oct. 28. Those wanting to donate new or gently used blankets and coats can do so by placing them in 38-gallon outdoor trashbags, and putting the bags on the porch of Heilman Hall on the SPLHS campus. It is the first building on the right when visiting campus from its main entrance...
October forcuses on teens and tech at Concordia library (09/28/16)
The Concordia Branch of Trails Regional Library will look to teens and technology in October. Three of the library's planned activities focus on both. Teen read week is Oct. 9-15. This is a week for teens to read for pleasure, not what is required. Library staff members will be available to give teens book recommendations. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread...
Stop sign issue leads to heated debate, split vote (09/21/16)
Unlike in previous reporting, the Concordia Board of Aldermen had not yet settled on whether to place a stop sign at the northbound lane of S. St. Louis Street, at SE 14th Street. That decision was finalized Monday, Sept. 19, after a heated debate. Aldermen held a first reading of the proposed ordinance signage change at the Tuesday, Sept. ...
Concordia R-2 Board reviews MAP, ACT scores (09/21/16)
End-of-year tests, and the scores of which, occupied the time of the Concordia Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14. The board reviewed both MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) end-of-course (EOC) and ACT results. Since MAP/EOC tests were modified between the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years, comparing final scores from those two test years is not really an indicator of student improvement or deficiencies, noted Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer from meeting minutes...
Panel of church leaders discuss social issues (09/21/16)
"The Future of Freedom" was discussed Wednesday, Sept. 14, by a panel of church leaders, including pastors Jason Mahurin, of New Life Church, John Cox, of Concordia Baptist, and Erik Toole, as well as Courtney Mahurin. The purpose of the event was to discuss past and more recent social issues such as gender identity, first amendment rights, second amendment rights and more...
Concordia R-2 fall 2016 homecoming pep rally

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