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Lady Orioles' late rally falls short in season opener (11/30/16)
The Concordia Lady Orioles did not get the 2016-2017 basketball season off to the start they were hoping for, falling 56-50 in a close tangle with Smithton last Monday night at home. Four points each from Mady Langkrahr and Kayla Davis kept the Lady Orioles close after a quarter, but the Lady Tigers still led 12-10...
Wellington grinds past Lawson for first hoops win (11/30/16)
Defense ruled the day as the Wellington Lady Tigers started a new season of high school hoops by muscling past Lawson 51-44 last Tuesday night on their home court. Neither side got much traction in the first quarter and Lawson eeked out a 9-7 lead. Wellington shut down the Lady Cardinals in the second period and rallied to grab a 17-13 edge at halftime...
First-round games set in I-70 girls' hoops tourney (11/30/16)
As the I-70 Conference is set to congregate in Sweet Springs next week for the annual conference hoops tournament, teams are preparing for their first-round matchups. Despite finishing third in the tourney a year ago, the Wellington Lady Tigers are the top seed this year and will get things started by playing Saint Paul at 4:30 p.m. this coming Monday...
I-70 boys' hoops tourney set to tip off next week (11/30/16)
The I-70 Conference will get together next week in Sweet Springs for the annual conference boys' basketball tournament, and the brackets have been set for the three-night event. The Wellington Tigers are the defending tourney champions and will take on eight-seeded Orrick in the first matchup of the first round Tuesday at 4:30 p.m....
Aldermen discuss traffic, yard waste (11/30/16)
The regular Concordia Board of Aldermen meeting was held on Monday, Nov. 21. In business from the public in attendance, Mike Droege was present with Joe Wright about an issue at NAPA Auto Parts Store. The truck turnaround sign needs to be moved, they noted, as truckers are turning in the store's driveway as a result of not being able to see the sign over the crest of the hill and therefore do not know there is a turnaround in the vicinity. ...
Sally Kirchhoff inducted into Holt Co. Music Hall of Fame (11/30/16)
Sally Kirchhoff, of Concordia, recently had the honor of being inducted into the "Holt County Music Hall of Fame." An induction ceremony and concert were held on the evening of Nov. 26 at the Historic City Hall in Forest City, one of the towns that comprise the consolidated school district in which she taught from 1984-2014 at South Holt R-1, located approximately 25 miles northwest of St. Joseph...
Laura Frerking to retire after 22 years with the Concordia School District (11/30/16)
Laura Frerking's first interactions at Concordia Elementary School were as a parent and volunteer in 1993. Her first job in the district was as a paraprofessional for the Early Childhood Special Education Program. In an essay her fourth-grade son wrote for class, he mentioned his mother was a teacher. ...
Main Street Christmas ushers in the holiday season (11/30/16)
The Main Street Christmas Celebration, sponsored by Concordia Main Street, was a wonderful way to start the holiday season for the over 300 residents that came out to celebrate on Saturday, Nov. 26. According to Mary Beth Scherer, vice president of the Concordia Main Street Committee, the group was very pleased with the turnout and would like to see it become an annual event for the community...
Man injured after truck impacts trees (11/29/16)
At roughly 12:16 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, a Higginsville man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Douthit Road, located north of the north outer road. A Missouri State Highway Patrol report says the crash occurred when a 2014 Dodge Ram, driven by Lonnie J. Atkerson, 48, of Higginsville, crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the road...
Higginsville man injured in I-70 crash (11/29/16)
Concordia EMS assisted in an Interstate 70 crash that occurred near the 52.4-mile marker Wednesday evening, Nov. 16. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the 64-year-old Higginsville driver sustained moderate injuries. The crash took place shortly before 8:15 p.m. ...
Rittman receives Quilt of Valor from Partners in Patchwork (11/29/16)
Gene Rittman, of Concordia, received a Quilt of Valor at the Partners in Patchwork presentation last week. The quilt was made by Carol Inman, a longtime friend of Rittman's. Thirteen Lafayette County veterans received a quilt from the organization. Inman also made the quilt presented to her cousin, Don Hurd, of Higginsville...
Scherer Family Thanksgiving traditions (11/29/16)
Mary Beth Scherer, superintendent of the Concordia R-II School District, says her Thanksgiving traditions include a road trip to Montgomery City. "We have always spent Thanksgiving with the Scherer Family in Montgomery City, Missouri," she said. "We have some of the usual family traditions with turkey and my mother-in-law, Sue Scherer's, stuffing."...
Holiday Tradition - Judy Heimsoth (11/29/16)
When it comes to holiday traditions, Judy Heimsoth enjoys spending time with a crowd. And this year, the crowd gathered last Sunday for Thanksgiving numbered 150 or more. "Most years we have at least 150, but we've had as many as 200 people get together for Thanksgiving," she said...
Concordia R-2 fall 2016 homecoming pep rally

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