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ESPD raises $1,000 during ‘No Shave November’

Every November, hundreds of thousands of Americans ditch the razor for the month and grow out their beards and mustaches in support of cancer research. Specifically, “No Shave…

Salvation Army’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ toy drive making the rounds

The Excelsior Springs Salvation Army office, with the cooperation of Roberts Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC, Jesse James Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Chuck Anderson Ford, is now a…

Black (and gold) Friday fills local stores

Lured by the attraction of sweet deals and unbeatable bargains, shoppers everywhere threw on their local colors and hit their favorite stores for Black Friday, then continued their…

Siloam Spring Baptist gets into spirit of Thanksgiving

In the true spirit of giving, members of Siloam Spring Baptist Church came together Tuesday afternoon to prepare 60 boxes of dinner fixings for families in the immediate…

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School board approves refinancing three series of bonds

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 5-0 on Monday night, Dec. 8, to refinance…

Investigation still underway in fatal fire

Authorities are still looking into virtually every detail of a fire that took one life…

Hall of Waters study lays out long term plans

The Hall of Waters, the stately and historic building that curently houses Excelsior Springs’ city…

Rayville man pleads guilty to ID conspiracy

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Rayville, Mo.,…

Council okays lease of mower

In a brief meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, the Excelsior Springs City Council approved the…

Pool is part of intermediate plan at Hall of Waters

Now that it’s past its 75th anniversary, the Hall of Waters has been showing its…

Macy dies of injuries from serious crash

A member of the Lawson VFW and past master of the local Masonic lodge died…

Hospital continues move to electronic records

The Excelsior Springs Hospital Board of Trustees voted unanimously in their Monday, Nov. 24, meeting…

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ESHS wrestling team struggles with missing starters

Illness and injury were contributing factors in Tuesday evening’s loss for the Excelsior Springs High School wrestling team vs. teams from St. Joe Benton and Lawson. The triangular…

Lady Tigers’ explosive start loses momentum after the half

Although the Lady Tigers lost their home contest vs. Platte County on Monday evening, Head Coach Caleb Champ was pleased overall with the way the Excelsior Springs High…

Middle school wrestlers wrap season with a win

A triangular meet vs. Liberty and Liberty North middle schools brought the Excelsior Springs Middle School wrestling team’s season to an end this past weekend. ESMS Head Wrestling…

JV wrestlers represent the Tigers well on home mat

With over a dozen schools present the JV Tiger wrestling team from Excelsior Springs High School saw plenty of competition while hosting their first home tournament of the…

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Praise for ‘Guys and Dolls’

To the editor: Every time I visit my daughter and son-in-law in the Kansas City area, we find one or more…

New downtown mural

To the editor: Thank you for including Mrs. Beatrice Elliott Smith (Bea or Babe) in the proposed Excelsior Springs Panorama Mural…

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of safety

A few weeks ago, I read an article on a blog about the current trend in school safety. We reported some…

There’s something timeless and lasting about paper

Ten days ago, I went to my local polling place (which happens to be the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives) to…

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