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Lady Saints fall to Santa Fe in third-place game
12/18/2019
Lady Saints fall to Santa Fe in third-place game

Lady Saints fall to Santa Fe in third-place game

An encouraging performance to start the I-70 Conference Tournament turned into pain when the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints girls basketball team fell in the semifinal round to host Crest Ridge HS, and a late bucket put Santa Fe HS ahead of the Saints for good in the third-place game...

Saints finish second in I-70 Conference Tournament
12/18/2019
Saints finish second in I-70 Conference Tournament

Saints finish second in I-70 Conference Tournament

For the fourth time in as many years, the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints boys basketball team earned a top two placing in the I-70 Conference Tournament, getting past Santa Fe HS and Wellington-Napoleon HS in the first and second rounds, respectively, before falling to Crest Ridge HS in the....

Concordia girls face tough opponent to begin I-70 Conference Tournament
12/18/2019
Concordia girls face tough opponent to begin I-70 Conference Tournament

Concordia girls face tough opponent to begin I-70 Conference Tournament

A tough first round matchup for the Concordia High School Orioles girls basketball team found them falling short of a win over Santa Fe HS to open the I-70 Conference Tournament. However, the Lady Orioles would follow-up the opening loss with back-to-back wins against Orrick HS and Sweet Springs HS....

Bonar receives All-State honors
12/18/2019
Bonar receives All-State honors

Bonar receives All-State honors

In an assembly held Friday, Dec. 13, Saint Paul Lutheran High School once again celebrated the accomplishments of the varsity volleyball team and their fourth-place finish in the Class 2 State Tournament. But there was an extra accolade to add to the list: Junior Middle Hitter Lauryn Bonar was named...

McGinnis signs letter-of-intent to play baseball for SFCC
12/18/2019
McGinnis signs letter-of-intent to play baseball for SFCC

McGinnis signs letter-of-intent to play baseball for SFCC

Brayden McGinnis, a senior multi-sport athlete at Concordia High School, recently signed a Letter-of-Intent to play baseball for State Fair Community College in Sedalia after his 2020 graduation. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Brayden's mother Terisa McGinnis Brayden, his dad Chris McGinnis...

Chamber hosts successful Chili, Soup Supper
12/18/2019
Chamber hosts successful Chili, Soup Supper

Chamber hosts successful Chili, Soup Supper

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Chili and Soup Dinner at the Concordia Community Center. Volunteers served dinner to approximately 225 attendees during the event, with desserts served by members of the Concordia Senior Center. ...

Concordia High School presents athletic awards for fall 2019
12/11/2019
Concordia High School presents athletic awards for fall 2019

Concordia High School presents athletic awards for fall 2019

The athletic department at Concordia High School presented the following awards to student-athletes at a banquet held Dec. 6. Colby Stein - 1st Team All-Conference offensive athlete (unanimous); 2nd team All-Conference DB; All District; and KMZU Dream Team...

Lady Saints secure victory in Oak Grove
12/11/2019
Lady Saints secure victory in Oak Grove

Lady Saints secure victory in Oak Grove

Thursday, Dec. 5 - Nonconference - Oak Grove HS Saint Paul 37 Oak Grove 27 A tightly-contested matchup broke itself open when the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints girls basketball team got hot in the fourth quarter, busting out for a 37-27 victory over Oak Grove High School with a stout fourth...

Lady Orioles dominate against Tigers
12/11/2019
Lady Orioles dominate against Tigers

Lady Orioles dominate against Tigers

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Nonconference - Concordia HS Pilot Grove 47 Concordia 62 Steady scoring outputs through the first three quarters aided the Orioles in coasting to victory. The Lady O's kicked off the first quarter with eight points behind two threes from sophomore Cate Cooper, while senior Kailey O...

Concordia boys knock off Pilot Grove
12/11/2019
Concordia boys knock off Pilot Grove

Concordia boys knock off Pilot Grove

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Nonconference - Concordia HS Pilot Grove 68 Concordia 74 It took some high-powered offense, but home court was defended when the Concordia High School Orioles boys basketball team hosted Pilot Grove High School on Tuesday, holding on 74-68 for a shootout victory...

City of Concordia gets 'clean' audit for most recent fiscal year
12/11/2019
City of Concordia gets 'clean' audit for most recent fiscal year

City of Concordia gets 'clean' audit for most recent fiscal year

During the Dec. 2 regular meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen, the aldermen heard a report from local Certified Public Accountant Randall Fiene concerning the recent audit for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019. In his report, Fiene explained the audit and presented his findings...

Meyer Motors presents check to SPLHS from 'Drive 4 Your School'
12/11/2019
Meyer Motors presents check to SPLHS from 'Drive 4 Your School'

Meyer Motors presents check to SPLHS from 'Drive 4 Your School'

On Oct. 11, Meyer Motors in Concordia hosted a Drive 4 Your School event in conjunction with Saint Paul Luther High School's 2019 homecoming activities. Ford donates $20 for each test drive or ride during the event. There were six vehicles available for test-driving, including everything from a Ford...

Concordia School Board approves move to 8-man football
12/11/2019
Concordia School Board approves move to 8-man football

Concordia School Board approves move to 8-man football

During the Dec. 4 regular meeting of the Concordia Board of Education, the board voted to switch to eight-man football to begin during the 2020-2021 school year. Superintendent Brent Cooper reported that Athletic Director J. K. Basye had researched the possibility and found there were several other....

Ohrenberg receives Heisman Scholarship
12/11/2019
Ohrenberg receives Heisman Scholarship

Ohrenberg receives Heisman Scholarship

Kailey Ohrenberg, from Concordia High School, has been awarded the 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship. The Heisman Trophy Trust recently announced the 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship School Winners. Kailey is the daughter of Kent and April Ohrenberg. ...

SPLHS music department to host annual Christmas Concert
12/11/2019
SPLHS music department to host annual Christmas Concert

SPLHS music department to host annual Christmas Concert

The music department of Saint Paul Lutheran High School will perform its annual Christmas concert beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, in the sanctuary of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located at 401 S. Main St. in Concordia. The program will feature the Saint Paul Orchestra, the Singing Saints Con...

Virgil W. Borgman
12/10/2019
Virgil W. Borgman

Virgil W. Borgman

Virgil W. Borgman, 84, of rural Slater, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Saline City, with Pastor Walt Snyder officiating. ...

Concordia Orioles dominate against Holden Eagles
12/04/2019
Concordia Orioles dominate against Holden Eagles

Concordia Orioles dominate against Holden Eagles

Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Nonconference - Concordia HS Holden 51 Concordia 65 A dominant squad met the Class 3 Holden High School Eagles when they arrived in Concordia for a matchup with the Concordia High School Orioles boys basketball team as the O's got ahead by double-digits early and maintained the ma...

Concordia girls weather late push, hold on for win
12/04/2019
Concordia girls weather late push, hold on for win

Concordia girls weather late push, hold on for win

Monday, Nov. 28 - Nonconference - Concordia HS Knob Noster 45 Concordia 53 With plenty to play for in their home opener, the Concordia High School Orioles girls basketball team dominated the middle quarters en route to taking down the Class 3 Knob Noster High School Panthers, 53-45...

Lady Saints fall in home opener
12/04/2019
Lady Saints fall in home opener

Lady Saints fall in home opener

Monday, Nov. 25 - Nonconference - Saint Paul Lutheran HS Sacred Heart 45 Saint Paul 35 It wasn't the ideal start to the season for the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints girls basketball team, falling 45-35 to a Sacred Heart High School team that was able to create turnovers and get ahead early,...

MSHP reports nine fatalities, three drownings over 2019 Thanksgiving holiday
12/04/2019
MSHP reports nine fatalities, three drownings over 2019 Thanksgiving holiday

MSHP reports nine fatalities, three drownings over 2019 Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year's Thanksgiving holiday counting period - from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following:...

"Remember Pearl Harbor"
12/04/2019
"Remember Pearl Harbor"

"Remember Pearl Harbor"

After Japan made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, "Remember Pearl Harbor" became America's motivational battle cry. President Roosevelt made the following historical and emotional statement: "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 ... a date which will live in infamy ... the United States of A...

Yates receives Quilt of Valor
12/04/2019
Yates receives Quilt of Valor

Yates receives Quilt of Valor

Quilt of Valor Foundation member Paula Smith awarded the Quilt of Valor she made to Harold Yates at a ceremony held On Nov. 19 at the VFW Post No. 5649 Scholarship Dinner. Harold Yates enlisted in the U. S. Army after attending a year of college in 1966, and he graduated from Basic Combat Training a...

Lady O's dominant in opener
11/27/2019
Lady O's dominant in opener

Lady O's dominant in opener

Friday, Nov. 22 - Nonconference - Smithton HS Concordia 73 Smithton 43 Three dominant quarters of action led the Concordia High School Orioles girls basketball team to victory in their season debut, winning on the road against the Smithton High School Tigers, 73-43...

Orioles take down Smithton to start the season
11/27/2019
Orioles take down Smithton to start the season

Orioles take down Smithton to start the season

Friday, Nov. 22 - Nonconference - Smithton HS Concordia 70 Smithton 64 It didn't take long for the Concordia High School Orioles boys basketball team to shake off their early-season jitters, dropping 20 points in a quarter twice and getting ahead early en route to a 70-64 victory on the road against...

Concordia veteran receives Quilt of Valor
11/27/2019
Concordia veteran receives Quilt of Valor

Concordia veteran receives Quilt of Valor

Pat Inman, of Concordia, received a Quilt of Valor at the Higginsville Partners in Patchwork Quilt Guild presentation Tuesday evening, Nov 19. The quilt, which is made following strict guidelines, was made by Carol Inman. This is the sixth year the guild has held this project, and approximately 78 q...

Aldermen approve Planning and Zoning recommendation, vote to join insurance group
11/27/2019
Aldermen approve Planning and Zoning recommendation, vote to join insurance group

Aldermen approve Planning and Zoning recommendation, vote to join insurance group

During the Nov. 17 regular meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen, the board heard discussion regarding a public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Nov. 7. During that meeting, the P&Z Commission made a decision to amend a proposed ordinance concerning facilities where medical...

Notes from the Coach: Saints advance to state semis!
11/19/2019
Notes from the Coach: Saints advance to state semis!

Notes from the Coach: Saints advance to state semis!

Saturday, Nov. 16 -- Class 1 State Quarterfinal -- SPLHS SPLHS 2 KC Barstow 1 (OT) This was a tough quarterfinal matchup against Barstow High School, the defending state champs and ranked second in the state. We started off with a nice push early, but Barstow came ready to play. ...

Concordia School Board sets filing dates for board candidates
11/19/2019
Concordia School Board sets filing dates for board candidates

Concordia School Board sets filing dates for board candidates

During the Nov. 14 regular meeting of the Concordia School Board, the board set the filing dates for those filing for school director positions in the election to be held April 7, 2020. The district is obligated to give notice of the election, and a statement was issued stating that notice is herby....

4-H recognition event held in October
11/19/2019
4-H recognition event held in October

4-H recognition event held in October

The 2019 annual Lafayette County 4-H Recognition Event was held Oct. 26 at the American Legion Hall in Higginsville. The event was sponsored by Higginsville Chamber of Commerce, West Central Electric Co-op and the Lafayette County 4-H Council, with a special thanks to Teri Ray for the committee and....

Concordia Schools to pack meals for Oriole Strong Meals of Hope
11/19/2019
Concordia Schools to pack meals for Oriole Strong Meals of Hope

Concordia Schools to pack meals for Oriole Strong Meals of Hope

The Concordia School District, with the help of its sponsors, will be working together to ensure that children in the community spend their time focusing on being a kid rather than worrying about when their next meal will be. On Friday, Nov. 22, Oriole Strong students will be packing "Oriole Strong....

'Hounds pound ground, earn Class 1 District 5 Finals birth
11/15/2019
'Hounds pound ground, earn Class 1 District 5 Finals birth

'Hounds pound ground, earn Class 1 District 5 Finals birth

Semifinal -- Class 1 District 5 Tournament -- Slater HS The second-seeded Sweet Springs High School Greyhounds football team traveled to Slater High School for a Class 1 District 5 Tournament semifinal matchup with the second-seeded Wildcats, and they did not disappoint, silencing the home crowd ear...

Local athletes earn I-70 Conference football, volleyball All-Conference honors
11/15/2019
Local athletes earn I-70 Conference football, volleyball All-Conference honors

Local athletes earn I-70 Conference football, volleyball All-Conference honors

The I-70 Conference's All-Conference teams were selected recently, and many local athletes were beneficiaries of honors. Below is a compilation of honors received by local athletes (Concordia High School, Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Santa Fe High School, and Sweet Springs High School)...

Notes from the Coach: Saints soccer cruises through District Tourney, advances to State
11/15/2019
Notes from the Coach: Saints soccer cruises through District Tourney, advances to State

Notes from the Coach: Saints soccer cruises through District Tourney, advances to State

Thursday, Nov. 7 -- Class 1 District 7 Semifinal -- Clover Dell Park (Sedalia) Saint Paul Lutheran 4 Cole Camp 0 Schmidt: "The Saints had the bye as the one-seed and played four-seed Cole Camp HS on Thursday. Winners of the 4-5 match 9-2 and with a record of 10-7-1, they are a solid and disciplin...

Notes from the Coach: Lady Saints stay strong, finish fourth in state tourney
11/15/2019
Notes from the Coach: Lady Saints stay strong, finish fourth in state tourney

Notes from the Coach: Lady Saints stay strong, finish fourth in state tourney

Lange: "Though we weren't able to win a set in the Class 2 State Tournament, it was a big accomplishment for our team to get there. We played our best in the postseason when it counted to earn the trip to the state tournament. Our end of the season ranking was 22nd among class 2 teams. Our three opp...

Aldermen approve contracts for water rates, tax collection by county
11/15/2019
Aldermen approve contracts for water rates, tax collection by county

Aldermen approve contracts for water rates, tax collection by county

During the Nov. 4 regular meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen, board members approved several contracts, including an agreement with Lafayette County to collect certain taxes on behalf of the city. Lori Fiegenbaum, Lafayette County collector, was in attendance and the board heard discussion c...

Benson added to Harmon College Advisory Council
11/15/2019
Benson added to Harmon College Advisory Council

Benson added to Harmon College Advisory Council

Local community leader Jami Benson was recently selected to serve on the University of Central Missouri's Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Advisory Council. The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies created a new Advisory Council with members who are experienced, hig...

VFW to host awards banquet
11/05/2019
VFW to host awards banquet

VFW to host awards banquet

The Concordia VFW Post No. 5649, and its auxiliary, will host the annual Youth Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Scholarship Awards Banquet on Nov. 19. The evening will begin with a social and fellowship time at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Scholarship Awards Ceremony is scheduled....

Veterans Day ceremony and luncheon scheduled
11/05/2019
Veterans Day ceremony and luncheon scheduled

Veterans Day ceremony and luncheon scheduled

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Concordia Community Center. After the ceremony, a meal provided by CFM and catered by Above All Catering will be served for veterans and auxiliary members and their guests...

Honoring veterans on Veterans Day
11/05/2019
Honoring veterans on Veterans Day

Honoring veterans on Veterans Day

How would America be different without the sacrifice of the American veterans? Imagine different results at the end of World War II without the American veteran sacrifices. Would America be flying different flags? What if America didn't have the stars and stripes but instead the British Union Jacket...

California resident charged with felonies after traffic stop in Lafayette County
11/05/2019
California resident charged with felonies after traffic stop in Lafayette County

California resident charged with felonies after traffic stop in Lafayette County

A resident of Arvin, Calif., has been charged with felonies after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Lafayette County at about noon Tuesday, Oct. 29. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol statement, the 2019 Jeep Compass displaying Oregon plates was stopped for following too closely...

Lady O's fall in Class 1 District 13 championship
11/05/2019
Lady O's fall in Class 1 District 13 championship

Lady O's fall in Class 1 District 13 championship

Quarterfinals -- Class 1 District 13 Tournament -- Santa Fe HS (6) Northwest (Hughesville) 0 (3) Concordia 2 (25-12, 25-4) A date with the sixth-seeded Northwest (Hughesville) High School Lady Mustangs was a nice warm-up for the Concordia High School Orioles volleyball team in the first round of the...

Sweet Springs advances to district semis over Santa Fe
11/05/2019
Sweet Springs advances to district semis over Santa Fe

Sweet Springs advances to district semis over Santa Fe

Quarterfinals -- Class 1 District 5 -- Sweet Springs HS (6) Santa Fe 20 (3) Sweet Springs Familiar foes faced off in the first round of the Class 1 District 5 tournament when Sweet Springs High School played host to the Santa Fe High School Chiefs. The Greyhounds got ahold of the Chiefs early on and...

Notes from the Coach: SPLHS football season ends on road in postseason play
11/05/2019
Notes from the Coach: SPLHS football season ends on road in postseason play

Notes from the Coach: SPLHS football season ends on road in postseason play

The Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints traveled north as the No. 8 seed in Class 1 District 5 postseason play to face off against the No. 1 seed Marceline High School Tigers. The freshly melted snow made for a sloppy playing surface, and both teams struggled to get their footing or anything goin...

Lady Saints: Where they go from here
11/05/2019
Lady Saints: Where they go from here

Lady Saints: Where they go from here

The Lady Saints (20-14-2) will next play in the Class 2 Final Four (semifinal) round on Friday, Nov. 8, against St. Pius X (Festus) HS at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The winner will advance to take on the winner of Hermann HS -- Licking HS, with the Class 2 State Championship match taking....

Notes from the Coach: Lady Saints advance to Class 2 State Tournament
11/05/2019
Notes from the Coach: Lady Saints advance to Class 2 State Tournament

Notes from the Coach: Lady Saints advance to Class 2 State Tournament

Class 2 District 15 -- Richmond HS -- Quarterfinal (2) Saint Paul 2 (25-6, 25-7) Semifinal (3) Lexington 0 (2) Saint Paul 2 (25-11, 28-26) Final (1) Lawson 0 (2) Saint Paul 2 (25-19, 25-21) Stats for District Play...

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