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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
Concordia Soccer Club sign-ups due by Aug. 8 (07/30/14)
The Concordia Soccer Club is currently taking applications for the fall soccer season. Registration forms may be picked up at Concordia Bank, State Bank of Missouri, Concordia City Hall, Game Day Trophy and Athletic, the Concordia Community Center, the Concordia Family Aquatic Center, or Curt & Karol's Home Center...
Conley ready to go as SSHS head coach (07/30/14)
After registering five victories in three years, Melvin Baker resigned as head coach of the Sweet Springs football program at the end of the 2013 season. In will step Kris Conley to take over the 'Hounds. Conley played football at Jefferson City High School and at William Jewell College in Liberty before graduating from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg...
Majority of Chiefs starters returning (07/30/14)
Replacing a running back who gained 1,600 yards will not be an easy chore for Santa Fe head football coach Andy Frerking, who will be entering his eighth year as Chiefs' mentor. However, the Chiefs return the majority of their starters on offense and defense on a team that finished 4-6 overall in 2013...
Orioles ready for season with off-season work (07/30/14)
Heading into his third year as head coach of the Concordia Orioles' football team, Tom Gramates knows it will be a challenge. The Orioles advanced to the Class 1, District 4 championship game before falling to the Crest Ridge Cougars, 32-6, on a cold and blustery evening last November in Centerview...
Girls compete in Junior Miss and Miss Corder contest (07/30/14)
Twelve youths competed to be crowned either Junior Miss or Miss Corder at the annual Corder Picnic Friday, July 25.
Chamber members discuss past year at annual meeting (07/30/14)
A group of Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce members, along with the chamber board, met Thursday, July 24, for the organization's annual meeting. Members and board members discussed the previous year's activities, along with upcoming activities for the remainder of 2014...
Craft tradition threads through Concordia (07/30/14)
The barn quilt -- a craft tradition on the rise again -- and one barn northeast of Concordia is continuing the tradition. Early last week at the home of Violet Kirchhoff, friends and family, which included Mark Tolias and Dennis L. Meyer, installed the 8-foot by 8-foot barn quilt she painted last year. ...
2 men injured in Saturday crash (07/29/14)
A 34-year-old Concordia man was injured Saturday, July 26, in an accident on Highway YY southwest of Concordia, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Church offers 'Backpack Sunday' for all youth (07/28/14)
New Life-Concordia is planning a "Backpack Sunday" and invites area youth to participate. The event will be held Aug. 10, at New Life-Concordia, 401 N. Redbud, at 10 a.m. Children and teens can receive free backpacks, school supplies and haircuts in preparation for the beginning of the school year...
New BBQ restaurant to open mid-August (07/25/14)
A closed restaurant that was a long-time landmark of Concordia has recently been purchased by new owners. And while the exterior currently looks the same to passing motorists, there's been a volume of work just behind the door. Tim and Alice Dempsey -- who live on a Century Farm roughly 10 miles southwest of Concordia -- bought what was previously known as Biffle's Smoke House BBQ and are working to transform it into Dempsey's BBQ...
MDC: Temporary closing planned for Perry CA shooting range (07/23/14)
Warrensburg -- The shooting range at the Ralph and Martha Perry Memorial Conservation Area will be closed for maintenance work during the week of July 28. The work is expected to take a few days. Missouri Department of Conservation staff will be repairing berms, upgrading shooting benches and making parking lot improvements. The range is in Johnson County north of Warrensburg...
LaCo auction highlights 4-H/FFA Fair (07/23/14)
Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Auction was the highlight for the animal projects of many 4-H/FFA members Thursday evening, July 17, at Fairground Park in Higginsville. With over 60 auction animals and hams to be sold, auctioneer Mike Williams and ringmen Chad Tieman, Jillian Bertz, Colton Williams, Kendall Bell, Sarah Daubendiek and Melanie Barnett were ready to get the auction going...
Lafayette County Fair 2014: Sheep show results (07/23/14)
The Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair sheep show was held Wednesday, July 16, at Fairground Park in Higginsville. David Soerries, Doug Limback, Andy Anderson, Susan Jaster and Eric Struchtmeyer were the fairboard members in charge of the show with assistance from other fairboard members and volunteers. Results are as follows:...
Ronald McDonald visits Concordia

Ronald McDonald was in Concordia Tuesday, July 15, to entertain families with a variety of magic tricks.

Missouri River
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Wed 7pm
Blue Lick
6.95 ft. N/A
Wed 6pm
Valley City
3.42 ft. N/A
Wed 6pm
1 ft. N/A
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State news
  • Murder, other counts severed in antifreeze deaths
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri woman accused of killing two family members by slipping antifreeze into their drinks could have two trials after a judge approved a motion to sever two murder counts from other charges....
  • Court filing details carnage of fatal bank robbery
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man accused of killing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery attempt - stabbing one of them more than 50 times - told officers he "made sure" they would die, investigators say in an unsealed court filing....
  • Obama makes quick stop in Kansas City suburb
    PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and paid the tabs for a handful of patrons....
  • Inmates on cleanup crew find $1 million in pot
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- A northwest Missouri cleanup crew consisting of jail inmates and a sheriff's deputy went into a roadside ravine to clean up trash and instead discovered more than 600 pounds of packaged marijuana....
  • Protesters mass outside Obama appearance
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- About 300 people stood outside the theater where President Obama spoke in Kansas City, Missouri....
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