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Orioles get egged by bluebirds to start season (08/24/16)
The Concordia Orioles got a taste of what winning football can look like. Unfortunately, they were the victims of the demonstration. The Orioles made the journey to Cole Camp and took one on the chin, getting hammered by the Bluebirds 48-12 last Friday night to begin the 2016 season...
Saints eye another shot at soccer state crown (08/24/16)
The gold standard for excellence in local high school sports is often happening right under your nose, or perhaps more likely right out of the corner of your eye driving down Old Highway 40 toward Emma. For more than a decade, Dr. Luther Schmidt has had the task of taking players from all over the world --Norway, South Korea, Kenya, even exotic places like Marshall -- and bringing them together on the fields of Saint Paul Lutheran High School with the hopes of forming a winning soccer team...
Saints pull away late to trump Tipton (08/24/16)
There are no weeks off in Missouri high school football, both literally and figuratively. The Saint Paul Saints welcomed a program with a storied history on the gridiron to Laubenstein Field last Friday night and found settling into the 2016 season not that simple...
Sweet Springs give 'Greyhound Battle' away late (08/24/16)
Sweet Springs came agonizingly close to snapping a long losing streak to an old rival but ended up suffering heartbreak. In the annual season-opening "Battle of the Greyhounds," Sweet Springs went to Windsor and had a chance late to win, but ultimately fell 20-14 in overtime last Friday night...
From a school to a community center: in use for 100 years (08/24/16)
It was in 1914 the first idea to build a new school building was conceived. In August 1916, that idea became a reality as the Concordia public school district first opened its doors at the corner of Southwest Eighth and South Gordon streets. The building is now used as the Concordia Community Center and houses the offices of Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission and the Region F Solid Waste District. It wasn't exactly an easy journey to get the school built in the beginning, however...
Brad Hemme's legacy grows stronger: two receive 2016 scholarship, will expand to three in 2017 (08/24/16)
It was standing room only as friends, family, community members and donors congregated at the Waverly Community Center Saturday, Aug. 20, for the Fourth Annual Brad Hemme Memorial Scholarship Dinner and Auction. Attendees had a fish fry and pulled pork dinner, followed by a silent and live auction, with items, materials and food for the dinner provided from more than 60 donors, including businesses in Kansas and Illinois. All proceeds from the event goes to the scholarship...
Bikers 4 Boomers: more than 100 participants (08/24/16)
Motorcyclists fill the Concordia Senior Center during the Bikers 4 Boomers Poker Run. The thunderstorms and heavy rain from the night before didn't prevent them from enjoying the ride this year. Carol Tharp, center coordinator, said 130 participants rode during this year's event. This event raised nearly $1,000 for the center, helping to fund meals for area seniors and to maintain the center's upkeep. Tharp said the event has improved since last year when 110 bikers attended. This was Tharp's third Bikers 4 Boomers Poker Run and it has gotten better every year, she said. "It's just a wonderful group of caring people," Tharp said. "It's a wonderful gathering of people, and so many enjoy the ride and will be back."
City establishes contract for project management services (08/24/16)
Keeping track of each step of a project undertaken by the city is important for transparency and oversight, noted Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman at the Monday, Aug. 15, Concordia Board of Aldermen meeting. Therefore, he suggested to aldermen that the city contract with Dude Solutions Inc., of Cary, N.C., with its Mobile 311 service, which is used online...
Concordia resident faces weapons charges (08/24/16)
According to reporting from KMZU, Concordia resident Michael D. Armstead was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 17, on two felony counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. After a warrant search of the residence, officers found 25 20-round boxes of PMC X-TAC 5.56 ammunition, four 25-round boxes of Golden Saber Remington .45 Auto ammunition, one 20-round box of American Eagle AR 223 ammunition, one 120-round package of Green Tip LAP 5.56 ammunition, two loaded eight-round .45 auto 1911 pistol magazines and one loaded 30-round 5.56 Pmag magazine for a rifle.. ...
Around the neighborhood: Plant, cow, milk, cheese: the Hemme Brothers Creamery (08/17/16)
With ever-changing agriculture markets, some stability was needed for the Hemme family, of Sweet Springs. After many years of dairy farm operations, the four brothers --Nathan, John, Michael and Aaron -- along with their parents Janet and David Hemme, have turned to artisanal cheese making, to coincide with the dairy operation. This facet to the farm is known as the Hemme Brothers Creamery...
Aldermen set tax levy (08/17/16)
The Concordia Board of Aldermen held a special open hearing Monday, Aug. 15, prior to the regular board meeting, to discuss a change in the city's property tax levy. Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman led the discussion. "Every year we have to take a look at this and propose how we want to act after getting public input," he explained...
Tax levy discussed by Concordia R-2 Board (08/17/16)
Discussions at the Thursday, Aug. 11, Concordia Board of Education meeting focused on the levy price for the 2016-2017 school year. According to Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer, after receiving information from the state auditor, the district can levy up to $4.52; however, Scherer did not recommend levying the full amount. She added she does not want to make any large jumps with the levy prices...
Upgrades to emergency warning system coming (08/17/16)
Presently, there are four emergency warning sirens at Concordia's north water tower, the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home, at SE Sixth and St. Louis streets and at Concordia High School. This number will now increase to six with the addition of electronic warning sirens at North Eighth Street Court and at South Maple Street...
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