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Bring your fishing poles and lawn chairs for a day of free fishing

In honor of Missouri’s Free Fishing Weekend, the Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation Department invites community members to bring their fishing rods to Century Park’s Powell Lake for…

ES earns Playful City USA designation for second year in a row

For the second year in a row the Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation has much to be proud of when they were honored with the 2016 Playful City…

Third grade students’ generosity shines after Economic Store donation made to Murphy

Mrs. Andrew’s third grade class at Westview Elementary School gathered around Greg Murphy who made a special visit after their yearly Economics Store was held. Murphy is the…

Community center no longer a pie in the sky

City Manager David Haugland has a surprise up his sleeve. When residents first get their first inside view of the nearly $15-million, 50,000-square-foot Excelsior Springs Community Center, Haugland…

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Third grade students’ generosity shines after Economic Store donation made to Murphy

Mrs. Andrew’s third grade class at Westview Elementary School gathered around Greg Murphy who made…

Community center no longer a pie in the sky

City Manager David Haugland has a surprise up his sleeve. When residents first get their…

Forstner, Rogers bow out in sectional singles play

The atmosphere during the Class 1 District 15 singles championship match on Saturday, May 14…

Bullimore fills role as new ESMS principal

A familiar face will be seen in the halls of Excelsior Springs Middle School when…

Precautions taken for Elkhorn student safety

When Larry Nelson, principal of Elkhorn Elementary School, learned there was a domestic dispute in…

Vote on bank purchase as future city hall postponed; If city finds a developer to rehab the Hall of Waters, it would move its offices to former Boatmen’s site

A plan to buy and eventually relocate city offices to the former Boatmen’s Bank/Excelsior Trust…

Lori Shumate of Lewis Elementary is named Regional Kitchen Manager of the Year

There’s a myth circulating that Lewis Elementary kitchen manager Lori Shumate knows the names of…

Jury trial rescheduled again in Johnson case

A jury trial set for June 6 in the case of Desmond Johnson has been…

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Tigers senior heads to college with coach as inspiration

Excelsior Springs soccer coach Zac Ganzer got a bit of surprising news as he hugged each of his players when they were announced on senior night on Wednesday,…

Webb advances to state in 4 events

  Tigers Senior Samuel Webb qualified for state in every event he as entered in. To read more about Webb, and other results from the May 21 Class…

Forstner, Rogers bow out in sectional singles play

The atmosphere during the Class 1 District 15 singles championship match on Saturday, May 14 at Excelsior Springs Middle School was surely atypical. Each nice shot was celebrated…

Tigers Golf season comes to a close

Individual results showed vast improvement at the Class 3 District 8 tournament held Monday, May, 2 at Shiloh Springs Golf Course in Platte City, Mo., but the overall…

Opinion

How does marketing energy drinks to seniors make any sense?

M y wife and I used to eat at a restaurant “out south” whose name I won’t mention for fear of…

Being disciplined at home harder than, say, in the army

I need to find more balance in my life, but it’s not working. I’m not as powerful as the magnet that…

Removal of flowers from cemetery vases disrespectful to families, deceased

To the Editor: As a concerned citizen, I have reached out to the City of Excelsior Springs women in charge of…

Tech woes made me the achiever I am today

If it weren’t for my incredibly slow and frustrating computer, I’d never get anything done. And I wouldn’t be the fit,…


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