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Spohns’ renovation of historic Bill Payne house is a labor of love

It will probably be about a year before the Payne Jailhouse Bed and Breakfast opens its doors to guests for the first time, but for owners Mark and…

JAESTAR BBQ takes home top prize, bragging rights

Dozens of competitive barbecue teams rolled into Excelsior Springs on Friday, and some of them went home Saturday with prizes and points to apply toward entry into the…

Excelsior residents concerned with Liberty church’s occupation of Clay County caves

Residents living along McCleary and Old Quarry roads on the western edge of Excelsior Springs, near what local people refer to as “the caves” in Clay County, are…

In today’s Standard: a look at the Royal Hotel

The Standard’s Jae Juarez and Mikayla Gatlin recently took a tour of the Royal Hotel, looking at its history, it’s current state and some possibilities for the future.…

News

Active shooter response training a win/win for bus drivers, students

Contracted through the Excelsior Springs School District, the drivers of the Apple Bus Company take…

McLaughlins, Cole picked for Pride awards

Three individuals who embody the idea of businesses giving back to the community will be…

The Liberty Farm in Rocky Hollow generates discussion over intentional community living

Development plans to change the caves at Rocky Hollow on McCleary Road into an eco-friendly…

Excelsior residents concerned with Liberty church’s occupation of Clay County caves

Residents living along McCleary and Old Quarry roads on the western edge of Excelsior Springs,…

Funds approved for airport runway construction

City officials hope that a new runway at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport will be…

After four years, Noyd is leaving Parks & Rec post

A little over four years ago, Katie Noyd came to Excelsior Springs for the first…

Piburn Field to get a much-needed facelift

By the time winter hits this year, Piburn Field will have new seating installed and…

ESFD dedicates new truck with ‘wet-down’ ceremony

Dozens of local residents, including a number of dignitaries, joined the Excelsior Springs Fire Department…

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Tennis team sweeps Harrisonville in 9-0 win

Conference foe Harrisonville gave the Lady Tiger tennis team an extra boost of confidence when they gave up the varsity win to Excelsior 9-0. Tuesday afternoon’s weather conditions…

Trading shin guards for shoulder pads: Mueller steps in as Tiger kicker

Returning 12 varsity starters to their lineup, this year’s 2015 Excelsior Springs High School Tiger football team is stacked with talent, including a twist with newcomer Kelsey Mueller,…

Cheerleaders keeping the beat through the summer

This year’s 2015-16 Excelsior Springs High School Tiger cheer squad have spent countless hours honing their skills with two practices a week throughout the summer months. Coming up…

NFL Play 60 bus coming to Excelsior Springs

Get your youngsters ready for the experience of a lifetime when the NFL Play 60 bus comes to Excelsior Springs for an afternoon of fun, exercise and learning.…

Opinion

Government works better when you’re involved

Last Monday night, going to the school board meeting, I encountered a couple outside the door before the meeting started. It…

What’s in a number?

I can tell you the telephone numbers of virtually all the friends I had when I was 12 years old. But…

Time to take a new look at farcical fireworks ban

It’s that time of year again. Independence Day is looming, and over the weekend I heard plenty of pops, whizzes and…

Floodwaters bring devastation, danger

I wish I could say that there was a better reason for the influx of people in downtown Excelsior Springs Wednesday,…

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