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Football, volleyball teams opening seasons
It's that time: the start of the fall sports season. There are seven football contests, including one conference match-up, this Friday night in the I-70 Conference. In addition to Concordia traveling to play the Higginsville Huskers and the Saint Paul Saints hosting Sacred Heart, of Sedalia, Santa Fe plays host to the Slater Wildcats and Sweet Springs travels to Windsor...
Chiefs play host to Slater Friday night
In the jamboree at Concordia last Friday, Santa Fe head coach Andy Frerking was overall happy with his team's play, with a few exceptions. He said the Chiefs made "too many technique and mental mistakes. "All three games (scrimmages, we played pretty physical."...
Saints to welcome new opponent for season opener
The Saint Paul Saints will welcome in a new opponent for the season opener on the gridiron this Friday night at 7. It'll be the Sacred Heart Gremlins, from Sedalia, who will be visiting Larry Laubenstein Field for the first time in a non-conference match-up...
New coach happy with play of Greyhounds
Sweet Springs has a new head coach on the gridiron, and he thinks the Greyhounds are moving in the right direction with their play at the jamboree on Friday night in Concordia. Kris Conley saw several good things. "Offensively, we made a few plays," he said. "We're still making some little mistakes, but you don't expect to be perfect your first time out."...
School board reviews policy updates
The first reading for updated or new policies for school boards was reviewed by the Concordia R-2 Board of Education Thursday, Aug. 14. Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer explained each of the policies to the board. However, they first heard from the Concordia High School and elementary school principals. CHS Principal Brandon Figg explained that enrollment is slightly up from last year. The largest increase was in the ninth grade class...
City approves tax levy
The Concordia Board of Aldermen held a public hearing Monday evening, Aug. 18, in an effort to receive feedback on proposed property tax rates. They city proposed raising rates from .5525 per $100 valuation to .5541 after calculations were made by the county. It would need to be in place in order to collect the amount that has been budgeted, which is $145,924...
American Legion welcomes back Girls, Boys State attendees
When the Concordia American Legion Post 258 met Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, they had some special guest presenters -- the recent Girls and Boys State attendees. Boys state was held June 15-21 and Girls state was held June 22-28. "Tonight is a recognition of participants of Girls and Boys State," said Ed Nierman, post commander. "We are honored to present this program throughout Missouri -- the American Legion posts."...
City of Concordia receives 'clean' audit report for past fiscal year
The Concordia Board of Aldermen received feedback on an audit report during its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 18. CPA Randall Fiene presented his report for the fiscal year that ended March 31, giving positive remarks regarding the city's financial practices. The city received a clean audit...
Concordia Fire Protection District conduct controlled burn
James Innes with the Concordia Area Fire Protection District douses flames as part of a controlled burn conducted by the fire department while Brody Roepe watches Thursday evening, Aug. 14. ...
City of Concordia looks into DED loan, receives update on solar production
With the city of Concordia now harnessing solar energy in two locations -- Concordia Community Center and the water plant -- city officials are now looking into a Department of Economic Development loan program to retrofit lighting. The buildings being focused on are the community center and city hall. ...
Bikers 4 Boomers heralded as major success
Craig Wheat and Lauran Springer, both of Lee's Summit, along with Chris Kaiser and Cheri Roberts, both of Higginsville, settle their bikes into a parking space in front of the Concordia Senior Center Saturday, Aug. 16. They were participating in Bikers 4 Boomers, which raises money for the Care Connection for Aging Services area network of senior centers. ...
Safety fence installed downtown
Hayden Brown keeps an eye on a fence post being driven by Clint Paul Tuesday morning, Aug. 19. Both work for C&R Fencing, of Concordia. The company was hired by the city to install safety fencing around a drainage box located between Galloway Fitness and Physical Therapy of Concordia. ...
Students soak up the fun at school picnic
Cedric Hollowy, a student at Concordia Elementary School, is soaked when a water balloon bursts as he attempts to catch it.
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