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Preservation conference draws more than 200

The Missouri Preservation Conference at The Elms Hotel and Spa Oct. 6-8 is believed to have broken records with regard to attendance. City Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, who serves as…

Coupon clippers celebrate $1 million mark

In December 2011, a group of local coupon clippers shipped expired and unused coupons to an Air Force base in Incirlik, Turkey. That first shipment of coupons, valued…

Jones crowned Homecoming Queen

Brooke Jones was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the 2014 Homecoming game. She was joined by the four class princesses—senior Gracen Blackwell, junior Ashleigh Bickford, sophomore Anne…

Tables by Design brings in $17,000 for Good Samaritan Center

Dozens of generous supporters of the Good Samaritan Center turned out last Tuesday, Sept. 16, for the annual Tables by Design fundraiser. The event, a combination sit-down dinner,…

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City recognized for promoting public health

The city of Excelsior Springs came away with an award from the Community Health In…

Cemetery clean-up scheduled for next week

The city of Excelsior Springs will clean up the two city-owned cemeteries the week of…

City reverses open-carry prohibition

A little over two years ago, the Excelsior Springs City Council voted to ban the…

Clay candidates invited to Oct. 14 public forum

Next week, the candidates in a variety of Clay County races will be addressing local…

Hospital board OKs austere FY 2015 budget

A few weeks ago, the Excelsior Springs City Council okayed a budget for the 2015…

Middle school’s PBS ‘superheroes’ take great memories from presentation at Tan-Tar-A

Five local eighth graders had the time of their lives last week, having been among…

GSC halts Harvesters mobile pantry

After months of asking for cooperation from those needing assistance to no avail, Martha Buckman,…

Council approves N. Kansas City Avenue, Hwy 69 sanitary projects

The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, September 15, to approve agreements that will…

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ES CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS ONLY HOME MEET OF SEASON

Two weeks and two meets later the Excelsior Springs High School Cross Country team and the Tigers’ head coach, Brian Smarker, have much to be pleased about. Tuesday,…

ESMS ladies nearing end of season stretch, one week left of play

After three sets of challenging play, the Excelsior Springs Middle School Lady Tiger volleyball A-team fell to Chillicothe with the home court advantage Tuesday, Oct. 7. Their first…

Future Tiger ‘Perfect Shots’ camp registering now

Excelsior Springs High School is helping youth players become better athletes through their Future Tiger Clinics hosted by the men’s basketball program. “These clinics are designed to help…

Final home game ends in 17- 7 loss to Pleasant Hill

The final home football game of the season last Friday, Oct. 10, was bittersweet for the Tiger team as they recorded a 17-7 loss to Pleasant Hill on…

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I need an education just to talk about education

Years ago, a friend of mine joined the U.S. Army. It’s something he had dreamed about for a long time, and…

Don’t let fame obscure the real issues

I have a confession to make. Prior to the day that Ray Rice slugged his wife in an elevator and dragged…

Your 15 minutes of fame is not worth your health or life

Once upon a time, “going viral” likely meant that you were going to sick for several days. It meant you had…

Privacy is as privacy does

Just the other day, I received a phone call from a friend and realized I didn’t have his phone number. He…

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