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Local churches, scouts honor veterans with annual picnic

Nine local organizations and two scout troops gathered Monday evening with one mission: to recognize our veterans with an old fashioned picnic and ball game. Spearheaded by the…

Waterfest brings big fun for all ages

A little rain here and there wasn’t enough to put a damper on an outstanding Waterfest weekend. Held at a different location this year—the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport,…

Patience applies when saving lives

Dr. Pete Rucker has his hands full with an abundance of fawns, coyotes, foxes, box turtles and more! Dr. Rucker of Excelsior Springs Animal Clinic is one of…

DEP introducing Swap & Shop event Saturday

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s the concept behind the Downtown Excelsior Partnership’s newest event, a Swap & Shop scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

News

Drivers can expect temporary reroute

Nearly everyone will agree that the rerouted traffic pattern that reversed the one-way directions on…

Community Center still nearly on schedule

The community center may not have its pool yet, but there’s plenty of water on…

Waterfest offers fun all weekend

Despite recent rains, Waterfest organizers are actually hoping for a dry festival, to enhance the…

Brick fundraiser for Carolyn’s Park well underway

Momentum is building for the next phase of the Carolyn Schutte Downtown Pocket Park. The…

Superior office group gets 90-day extension

The steering committee formed to save the Superior Well office building was granted a 90-day…

Flash flooding leads to street damage, road closures

Once again, heavy rainfall pushed the Fishing River out of its banks and into downtown…

Bridge reopening completed city’s flood clean-up

More than a week after a flash flood swamped much of the downtown area, the…

Attendance push spreads through ES School District

Just weeks after Excelsior Springs High School Principal John Newell announced new, beefed-up attendance expectations…

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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.…

Josh Littleton now full-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at Tiger Dragon Karate Club

– Submitted by Josh Littleton Beginning this week, I will be teaching full time in Excelsior Springs (at Tiger Dragon Karate Club). I am a brown belt under…

Four day on-the-road schedule brings varsity Tigers back before districts

An exhausting four-day on-the-road schedule left the Tiger varsity baseball team ready for a short break before heading to district play at Smithville next week. Last Monday, April…

Ladies play ‘their own style’ of soccer to shut out Van Horn

Defensive pressure gave the Lady Tigers a shutout win 5-0 vs. Van Horn Monday evening on their own turf at Tiger Stadium. Head Coach Zac Ganzer said the…

Opinion

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,…

Mongols visit: Maximum concern, minimum hassle

Now that the dust has settled, the gasoline fumes have dispersed and everyone looks back and wonders what all the fuss…

Memorial Day

On Monday morning, May 25, I was joined by my wife and younger son (the older son was in Washington, D.C.,…

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