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Interstate 70: Pavement repair will impact one lane of eastbound I-70 near Route M from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 through April 3.

Route 224: Roadside maintenance may impact traffic on westbound Route 224 near Cliff Drive April 2-7.


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Smith earns spot on all-state team (04/01/15)
After averaging more than 13 points and leading the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs within one shot of the Final Four, senior Lexi Smith continues to rake in post-season basketball honors. Smith was the lone I-70 Conference player to get any all-state recognition, according to a release from the Missouri Basketball Coaches' Association...
Orioles get first win of season (04/01/15)
Scoreless heading to the bottom of the third inning, the home standing Concordia Orioles scored two runs and then rolled to an 11-1 win over Smithton last week Monday at the Concordia Sports Complex. The Orioles added seven tallies in the bottom of the third inning and single runs in the fifth and sixth frames to end the game via the 10-run rule...
Chiefs win, Orioles fall in first round of Knob Tournament (04/01/15)
The eighth-seeded Concordia Orioles were in a good position to upend No. 1-seeded and host Knob Noster but gave up a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 6-5 setback. In another first-round game, the fourth-seeded Santa Fe downed No. 5-seeded Sherwood 5-2...
Chiefs finish second at Knob Noster (04/01/15)
After beating No. 5-seeded Sherwood 5-2 in the first round, the fourth-seeded Santa Fe Chiefs pulled off an 8-5 win over top-seeded and host Knob Noster before falling 8-6 to Lee's Summit Christian in the championship game on Saturday. In the title clash, the Chiefs never led and once were behind 6-0...
Pfannkuch wins at state, moves on to nationals (04/01/15)
This past weekend, Braden Pfannkuch, son of David and Alyssa, and senior at Concordia R-2 High School and the Lex La-Ray Technical Center, in Lexington, won a spot to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championships in June. He won a gold medal for cabinetmaking technical information, a silver for technical spelling and a gold for cabinetmaking -- construction. ...
Work continues along state Route 23 (04/01/15)
City of Concordia employee Byron Lynn cuts through the sidewalk leading to a hydrant on the Beerman Heating and Cooling property at 810 S. Main St. Tuesday morning, March 31. The city is working to move the hydrant, along with lowering water lines at South Eighth Street. The city closed the street from South Main Street to the alley. It's expected to be closed until this weekend. The work is required in preparation of a new overlay by the Missouri Department of Transportation on South Main Street/Mo. Route 23.
Concordia R-2 board holds special meeting to discuss salaries (04/01/15)
In preparation for decisions on employee salaries in April, the Concordia R-2 Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday, March 26. Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer presented various options the board might consider for faculty and staff salaries...
Commission works to prepare bid language (04/01/15)
At the Lafayette County Commission meet-ing Wednesday, March 25, Rick Wood, of Rick Wood Masonry, in Higginsville, met with commissioners about drawing up bid language to replace a retaining wall at the east side of the Lafayette County Courthouse, in Lexington. An exterior step guardrail leading to the east entrance of the courthouse also needs to be replaced...
Flowers pop up at successful picadilly auction (updated) (04/01/15)
Spring sprung several times over the course of Friday evening, March 27, as about 285 area women waved flower paddles at the 2015 Petals and Pearls Piccadilly Auction, in Concordia Community Center. The event was a partnership of Concordia Main Street and the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce...
Conservation Agent Lance Moore starts blog for Concordian website (03/31/15)
Now available for reading is a twice-monthly blog written by Lafayette County Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Lance Moore. He said he plans on writing entries for "Conservation Corner" based on seasonal topics, hot-button issues, regulation questions and more...
One contested seat for Concordia Board of Aldermen (03/31/15)
Voters in the city of Concordia will two candidates from which to choose for the Concordia Board of Aldermen Ward 2. Those candidates are incumbent Larry Schnakenberg, who was appointed to fill the vacant position Jan. 21, 2014. He's running opposed by Herbert Bryson...
Napa Auto Parts officially opens (03/26/15)
Napa Auto Parts, just north of Concordia, is now officially open for business after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning, March 26. Attending the ceremony were, from left: (front) Larry Schnakenberg, Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce representative; Jeremy Wulsar, Napa store employee; Craig Kaplowitz, general manager Napa Kansas City; Dan Askey, president of Napa; Sherree Heimsoth, chamber representative; Cara Harris, chamber director; (back) Bobby Leuschen, Napa area manager; Chris Piston, Napa district manager; Tracy Medford, Napa store employee; Craig Whitman, Napa store employee; Bobby Denton, Napa store employee; Mike Droege, Napa store employee; Tyler Dankenbring, Napa store employee; and Angela Swoboda, Napa store employee: According to Askey, this Napa store has the largest inventory of auto parts in the county with more than $700,000 worth of Merchandise. The store really brightens up the north part of Concordia, said Harris, adding the store, along with the new Dollar General and the Log Cabin are all easily viewed from Interstate 70.
City closes portion of Southwest Sixth Street (03/25/15)
City of Concordia employees work to lower water lines at Southwest Sixth Street Wednesday, March 25. The street was closed this morning between South Main Street and the alley. It will remain closed to this weekend. Next week, Southwest Eighth Street between South Main Street and the alley will close to move a fire hydrant off the Beerman Heating and Cooling property at 810 S. Main St, as well as lowering water lines. Work at Eighth Street is expected to start Tuesday, March 31, and finish by the weekend. This work is required in preparation of a new overlay by the Missouri Department of Transportation on South Main Street/Mo. Route 23.
2015 Petals and Pearls Picadilly Auction

The 2015 Petals and Pearls Picadilly Auction was held Friday evening, March 27. About 285 women from the area attended. Tickets for the auction sold out quickly and many were on a waiting list. 90 picadilly items were up for grabs, five live auction...

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