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New project designed to raise public’s stream and storm water awareness

The history of water runs deep in Excelsior Springs going all the way back to when the town was first founded in 1880, after settlers discovered its water…

Rotary event keeps audience laughing at annual Harlem game

The Rotary Club of Excelsior Springs worked tirelessly to organize the group’s fourth annual Harlem Ambassador game held this past Sunday, Jan. 18, at Excelsior Springs High School.…

Children put compassion into action

It’s common to see individuals, pairs and even families ringing bells next to the Salvation Army kettles at the Walmart entrance. But on Saturday morning, Dec. 20—the last…

ESHS’s ‘Cancoming’ gives boost to Good Sam

Students and faculty at Excelsior Springs High School enjoyed their final day before the holiday break with an assembly held in the Performing Arts Center. With an ‘80s…

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Annexed land set for summer grading

A company contracted by the city has been putting down water and wastewater lines on Excelsior…

One dead, six hurt in two-car crash Sunday morning on Missouri 210

A Richmond woman died early Sunday morning in a two-car crash on Missouri 210. According…

Public works, fire department make pitches for two projects

Though there was some dispute over whether they were truly capital improvements or not, a…

April start planned for community center

City leaders and architects with SFS Architecture have tentatively scheduled the groundbreaking for Excelsior Springs’…

Local businessman helps fulfill A+ promise for Excelsior Springs students

A shortfall in state revenues will leave students who are enrolled in community college under…

No one hurt in fire at Elkhorn Elementary

A fire detected at a storage shed located behind Elkhorn Elementary School at approximately 10…

School or no school? Decision is never easy

With temperatures this week plummeting to zero or below and wind chills dropping all the…

Lawson man killed on one-car crash Sunday morning

A 19-year-old Lawson man died in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 4, in…

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Youth wrestlers meet stiff competition at Lawson Tourney

Excelsior Springs Youth Wrestling met with tough competition over the weekend during a tournament held at Lawson on Saturday, Jan. 24. In all the Tiger team earned three…

JV Lady Tigers notch another season win over Roosters

The Excelsior Springs High School JV Lady Tiger basketball team is on a roll and added another win to their season after a 44-37 victory over Pleasant Hill…

Men’s varsity squad struggles against Roosters on the road

Pleasant Hill came out on top with a 73-42 victory of the Excelsior Springs High School varsity men’s basketball team on Thursday, Jan. 22. The game was played…

Defensive pressure allows ESMS team to improve vs. Odessa

With their best defensive game of the season the Excelsior Springs Middle School A-team boys put forth massive effort against the Odessa Bulldogs but came up short 32-25.…

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Time is running out for a choice in leadership

The clock is ticking. As I’m writing this on Wednesday, we’re within a week of the deadline to file for the…

Brand new year, but same old hunger

Christmas is over, and even if all the decorations aren’t stashed away yet, it’s almost certain that the gifts have been…

Making the holidays a little greener, a little more reverent

It’s funny how, in this business, things just seem to drop into your lap at exactly the right time. Puzzling over…

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…

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