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Saints slash through Summit Christian Academy Cup
A clean sweep of three matches this week at Lee's Summit thanks to offensive firepower made the Saint Paul Saints the winners of the 2016 Summit Christian Academy Cup. Saint Paul 5 Kansas City East Christian 2 After a scoreless first 10 minutes last Monday, Frode Hitland put the Saints on the board first in the 12th minute by depositing a high pass from Tanner Lark into the back of the net...
Tolton takes Saints down in regular season finale
Friday night proved unkind to the Saint Paul Saints, as Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia) came to town and took to a big early lead and an eventual 32-13 win at Laubenstein Field. Saint Paul got off to a good start by recovering a fumble 10 seconds into the game, but the Saints couldn't produce points on its opening drive, and Tolton scored on the ensuing possession on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Steven Devine to Carson McCarty...
Lady Chiefs take a trio at home heading into districts
It was a productive final week of the volleyball regular season for the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs, notching three home wins, including two against I-70 Conference foes. At Santa Fe 25-25 Sweet Springs 8-23 Santa Fe came out like gangbusters at the start last Monday night and cruised through the first set. But the Lady Greyhounds fought back...
Orioles toppled by Tipton to finish football regular year
The Concordia Orioles ran rampant on Friday night, but Tipton ran a little more rampant at Dorth Field and claimed a 44-22 victory in the final regular-season game of the 2016 football season. Tipton seized the early lead with long touchdown runs of 20 and 30 yards to take a 16-0 advantage, but Sam Rodenberg pulled the Orioles back within 10 on a 11-yard TD scamper...
Concordia R-2 Board learns about Brighter Futures
At the Concordia R-2 Board of Education meeting Thursday, Oct. 13, Sherry Chandra, of Brighter Futures, was on hand to explain Brighter Futures, the work it does and how it helps the school district. Brighter Futures is a school-based mental health consortium, she explained, and it works with all the public schools in Lafayette County. ...
Hearts in Harmony sees considerable turnout
Choice and variety abounded at the Concordia Community Center gym Wednesday, Oct. 12, for the third annual Hearts in Harmony Cuisine. A wide swath of community members attended the event, which is sponsored by the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce...
Concordia R-2 Board reviews budget amendments, audit
Since the Concordia R-2 school district is roughly halfway through its year, Concordia Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer brought a number of budget amendments before the board of education at its Thursday, Oct. 13, meeting. The amendments help fill informational gaps Scherer did not have previously. The annual audit was also discussed...
Police make arrests, take domestic assault report
Two men were arrested Thursday, Sept. 8, after the Concordia Police Department was dispatched to Debbie Lynn's Bar, at 736 S. Main St., for a disturbance in progress. After The Concordian requested reports, they became available Oct. 5 and 6 due to CPD computer problems...
Concordia to change fiscal year start date
For approximately the past year, discussions have taken place at various Concordia Board of Aldermen meetings about the city's fiscal year. The main area of concern relates to the budget. At present, the city's budget is approved prior to the April municipal election. ...
Raynes sworn in as assistant chief of police
Concordia Police Department Officer Clint Raynes was hired as the assistant police chief in September. At the Monday, Oct. 17, Concordia Board of Aldermen meeting he was officially sworn in to the position by Concordia City Clerk Susan Flandermeyer. Raynes will take over as the Concordia police chief when current Chief Jim Lynn retires Jan. 12, 2017.
Aldermen review mid-fiscal year revenues, expenses
The city of Concordia is halfway through its current fiscal year, and so a budget review was conducted at the Monday, Oct. 3, board of aldermen meeting. To date, revenues have received $42,096, leaving the total amended 2015-2016 budget at $1,472,143. The city is expected to end the year with $1,477,907.89 in the general fund...
Knipmeyer enters not guilty pleas, Armstead receives continuance
As reported Aug. 31, Nicole Knipmeyer, of Sweet Springs, is facing a Class C felony charge for fraudulently using a Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission credit card over a two-year period. More than $18,000 was charged to the card. According to court documents, a $5,000 cash-only bond was set Aug. 15, for Knipmeyer, to coincide with an arrest warrant issued Aug. 18 and then served on Aug. 23. The bond was paid in full Aug. 25...
The Concordian wins again at MPA awards
Each year, the Missouri Press Association holds a conference for members of the press. On the last day of the conference awards are distributed from submissions earlier in 2016. The Concordian has once again won an award from MPA. Charles Dunlap, lead reporter for The Concordian, placed third for best news or feature series, weeklies--Class 1. His series "Remembering Concordia" focused on 50 years of football at Concordia R-2 High School, the Lyric Theatre and general memories of the community...
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