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In June, the city established Concordia Improvement Committee with four appointed members and an alderman representative. The Concordian wants to know what improvements you would like to see.
 Road resurfacing
 Sidewalks installed on Main Street between Fourth Street and NW Second Street
 Better lighting
 Design features to improve aesthetics, such as period street lamps or brick pavers
 Better sightlines when entering Main Street from a secondary road
 Underground power lines

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Area Sports
Second-half surge enough to CJHS to get win (10/22/14)
Emerging from the locker room to start the second half with fire and intensity, the Concordia Junior High School Orioles' football team came from behind to claim a 26-8 victory over Crest Ridge. The third and fourth quarters were controlled by the Orioles, and mainly their offensive line and the ball carrying of Cameron Kelly...
Rodewald's 'hat trick' leads Saints to victory (10/22/14)
After more than a week off due to rain, the Saint Paul Saints soccer team got on the pitch and defeated Green Ridge 4-1 last week Monday. The Saints got off to a good start, with Seth Rodewald heading in a corner kick from Eugene Kinyanjui in the fifth minute...
Lady Chiefs finish regular season on high (10/22/14)
With a team that is accustomed to getting to the Class 1 Final Four, the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs are headed into Class 1, District 14 at Concordia on a positive note with a 25-18, 25-23 home win over Kansas City Lutheran last week Tuesday. The Lady Chiefs were paced to the win by Kylie Limback with 11 kills, three aces and two digs. Lexi Smith accumulated six spikes and one ace and Sadie Limback two kills, 11 assists, one ace and one dig. Lauren Wiggins added four assists and one ace...
Lady Saints overtake Concordia in regular-season finale (10/22/14)
In a white-knuckle match to end the regular season, the Concordia Lady Orioles put a huge scare into the Saint Paul Lady Saints before the Lady Orioles smashed a shot out of bounds and the match was over. "I knew we (had) survived at that point," SPLHS head coach Aaron Marsh said...
Candidates give input on issues at forum (10/22/14)
With nearly every single available seat filled at the American Legion Hall, in Higginsville, residents of Lafayette County had the opportunity to learn what issues candidates are focusing on for this year's general election at a candidate forum. It was sponsored by American Legion Post 223 and its auxiliary, the Lafayette County Farm Bureau and Lafayette LEAD Alumni. ...
TAC members learn about MoDOT freight plan (10/22/14)
Members of the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Council were treated to information about the Missouri Department of Transportation freight plan Thursday evening, Oct. 16. They heard from Hope Visconti, transportation planning specialist for MoDOT...
1 injured in crash near T Highway (10/22/14)
A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 west of T Highway left one person with minor injuries Friday evening. The wreck occurred when a 2010 Hyundai Elantra -- driven by Sarah E. Adams, 20, of Lee's Summit -- traveled into the rear of a 2000 Ford Windstar -- driven by Brittany N. McInnes, 25, of Blue Springs...
City discusses cost of health insurance, fuel (10/22/14)
The city's cost for employee health insurance could soon be increasing, and the Concordia Board of Aldermen plan to hold a special meeting to further discuss the rates. The issue was addressed during a regular board meeting Monday, Oct. 20, after city officials received the renewal...
Aldermen discuss code book, trash collection (10/22/14)
After a resident addressed the Concordia Board of Aldermen two weeks ago regarding the city's codes on unlicensed vehicles, aldermen approved placing a copy of the code of ordinances at Trails Regional Library. However, during the board's regular meeting Monday, Oct. 20, aldermen learned more information that ultimately changed their decision...
Pioneer Trails to host training for public works professionals (10/22/14)
Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission will hold a free training Thursday, Oct. 30, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Concordia Community Center for local leaders, public works and transportation professionals. The training is part of PTRPC's work with Missouri Livable Streets, a public/private partnership that helps communities improve their economic vitality through far-reaching transportation planning...
MoDOT: MoDOT to allow overweight loads of grain (10/17/14)
JEFFERSON CITY - Recent heavy rains are hampering farmers' efforts to harvest a bumper grain crop. As muddy fields dry, Missourians must race to draw grain from the fields and get it to market. At the request of Richard Fordyce, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced Missouri grain haulers will be allowed to haul corn, soybeans and other grain crops at heavier than normal weights...
VFW auxiliary to meet (10/15/14)
The Concordia VFW Post 5649 Auxiliary will hold a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Concordia Community Center, 802 S. Gordon St. Topics of discussion will include veteran/family support, and buddy poppies in preparation for November and Veterans Day...
Lafayette County OATS gets new vehicle (10/15/14)
Carol Borgstadt, a 20-year veteran driver with OATS, stands next to the new Lafayette area bus Wednesday morning, Oct. 15. She makes regular trips around Lafayette County, to Warrensburg, Sedalia, Kansas City and Columbia for OATS customers. ...
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State news
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    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A former student at St. Louis Community College's Meramec campus pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting a female student in a bathroom, a crime that led to criticism of how the response was handled, and the ouster of some top officials....
  • Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis....
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