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Camp Quality inspires children with cancer to be kids again

With a vision that all children with cancer and their families find joy and hope through shared experiences and ongoing support systems, the children of Camp Quality spent…

Camp MITIOG at Lake Doniphan a second Christmas to children with Spina Bifida

If only for a week the children of Camp MITIOG are given the opportunity to enjoy an environment where they are accepted as equals. Camp MITIOG, a week-long…

Flash from the past: Tower lit once again

The City of Excelsior Springs recently restarted one of its long-standing traditions at one of its most historic buildings. The distinctive tower atop the Hall of Waters building…

Little Purple Stars have a blast at drama camp

The Slightly Off Broadway Theatre’s Center Stage Players have been hosting the Little Purple Stars Drama Camp this week, and the youngsters will be showing off the stagecraft…

News

Suspect sought in middle school break-in

Police are investigating a burglary at Excelsior Springs Middle School over the weekend. The crime…

Drowning incident at Watkins Mill takes 5-year-old’s life

It was almost 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, when the Missouri State Highway Patrol…

Council OKs change order to move line

A fiber optic line beneath the construction site of the new community center will be…

Summer break wraps up as student enrollment begins

Soon the students of Excelsior Springs School District will trade in their beach towels and sleeping…

Board approves handbook updates

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 6-0 on Monday, July 13, to revise two…

Man charged in Rx burglary

A 49-year-old man has been charged with second-degree burglary and theft of a controlled substance…

Traffic, floods bring downtown a mixed bag of blessings, curses

The downtown business district has been affected by two different kinds of flood this year—floods…

Class of 2015 inducted into Tiger Hall of Fame

The energy felt through the crowd at the Performing Arts Center at Excelsior Springs High…

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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.…

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…

Opinion

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,…

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…

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