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Drury brings archivist’s knowledge, customer service skills to role at library

Kara Drury may be a new face at the Excelsior Springs library, but she’s no stranger to the Mid-Continent Public Library chain. Drury took over the position of…

Zimmerman family shares gratitude after community’s assistance

What he believed was just a common cold quickly progressed into a nightmare situation for Excelsior Springs resident Jeff Zimmerman and his family and friends. Zimmerman, assistant golf…

District implementing random drug testing for ES high school students

Less than a dozen parents came to an informational meeting held at the Excelsior Springs High School Performing Arts Center in regards to the district’s new drug testing…

Gala raises over $53K to support education

Saturday, March 14 was a memorable night for education in Excelsior Springs as supporters, alumni and community leaders gathered and collectively donated over $53,000. This support came in…

News

VF Anderson tapped for water main projects

Construction company VF Anderson, Inc., will take on three water main upsizing jobs in Excelsior…

Council to waive fees for housing

In an effort to boost development in town, the Excelsior Springs City Council voted unanimously…

Bridge demolition begins, snarling traffic flow

Nearly a week after the Missouri Department of Transportation closed down two bridges for demolition…

District implementing random drug testing for ES high school students

Less than a dozen parents came to an informational meeting held at the Excelsior Springs…

Gala raises over $53K to support education

Saturday, March 14 was a memorable night for education in Excelsior Springs as supporters, alumni…

Oligschlaeger says Tiger Path helps students improve

So far this school year, fewer than six dozen students have attended the Tiger Path…

Highway to close next Wednesday for eight months

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s massive plan to replace two bridges on Missouri 10 is…

7th grade sports starting up again

Seventh grade athletes will have an outlet for their sporting activities starting with the 2015-2016…

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Tigerettes have new leader in Lukefahr

Inspiration can come in all walks of life and in the case of Excelsior Springs High School biology/forensic science instructor Sara Lukefahr, that inspiration comes in the form…

Tigers host last regular home game of season before beginning district play

Monday evening’s varsity basketball game was bittersweet for the three senior players on the squad when they came within 14 points of beating Harrisonville during their final home…

ESHS hosts MSHSAA Class 2 District 4 Championship

Excelsior Springs High School was packed with wrestling fans Friday and Saturday as the Tigers hosted the 2015 MSHSAA Class 2 District 4 Wrestling Championships. Teams from these…

Strike Out Poverty and Spare Homes tournament could use a helping hand

Imagine if there were a way to provide safe and healthy living conditions for everyone in need in the Northland area. Imagine if veterans, disabled citizens, seniors and…

Opinion

Remembering Joan Patton, my first ‘boss’ and a treasured coworker

Early Saturday morning, a friend popped up in a Facebook message to give me some unwelcome but inevitable news. My longtime…

Targeted education is not the same as tunnel-vision education

Twenty-six years ago, I walked away from Excelsior Springs High School with a diploma and an education that has served me…

Maybe the youth aren’t lost after all

As I dropped my 13-year-old off at the middle school dance on Friday—while my 10-year-old watched a movie with friends at…

Column like you see ‘em

In a little over a month, I will have been in the managing editor’s chair here at The Standard for 17…

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