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Christmas in Excelsior: ‘A Christmas Wish’

Hundreds of people took advantage of the break in the bitter cold, turning out Saturday night for the Christmas season kick-off in downtown Excelsior Springs. The Lighted Christmas…

Barbee Memorial planning to bless “Little Dresses for Africa”

Many seamstresses in the United States have joined together on a project to benefit little girls in Africa, providing dresses, sometimes called “pillowcase dresses,” for thousands to wear.…

Veterans thanked for their military service

For the third year in a row the Naval Junior Reserve Office Training Corps cadets at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps presented a breathtaking flag ceremony to veterans…

New mural highlights Excelsior’s musical heritage

A new mural is taking shape on the western exterior wall of Ventana Gourmet Grill, just adjacent to the Carolyn Schutte Downtown Pocket Park on the corner of…

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Hall of Waters study suggests expanded use

Once the immediate needs at the Hall of Waters are complete, within a year or…

Public puts brakes on Superior wall plan

The retaining wall at the Superior mineral water well site, discussed at length by the…

Hall of Waters study helps set priorities for future

The estimated price tag to repair and upgrade the Hall of Waters to where the…

School district receives ‘clean’ audit report

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education’s audit, presented at the Monday, Nov. 10, meeting, indicated…

‘Sir Readalot’s Castle’ brings flair to ESMS Book Fair

Excitement is building as the preparations are underway for Excelsior Springs Middle School’s fall/winter book…

Christmas preps off to late start, but season will arrive on time

The Christmas season kick-off in Excelsior Springs is two weeks away, and while things have…

GOP sweeps Clay County races

With the exception of Daniel White, the Democrat running unopposed for the office of prosecuting…

Sheriff’s department investigating stabbing incident

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a stabbing incident that reportedly took place just…

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Davis, Pelzer wrap up Lady Tiger careers during Senior Showcase

Lady Tiger softball seniors Alexa Pelzer and Carissa Davis both ended their high school softball careers on a very high note when the two athletes were chosen to…

Meet your Tigers tonight at first ever player auction

Beautifying Excelsior Springs and raising money for the men’s Tiger Basketball program will be the object of this evening’s first ever player/manager/coach auction held during Excelsior Springs High…

ESMS 20th annual ‘Turkey Trot’ results are in

When The Standard went to press Monday morning full results from the Excelsior Springs Middle School 20th annual Turkey Trot were not available for print. Since then ESMS…

Juarez up for Team Mom honor

The Standard’s own Jae Juarez has made it into the top 100 Team Moms as chosen by USA Football. The USA Football organization, which provides various training, certification…

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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…

Apple Pay? CurrenC? No thanks—I’ll stick to what I know

To hear the tech people talk, it sounds as though the whole world is clamoring for an easier way to pay.…

Brittany Maynard’s ‘day of dignity’ is drawing near

If you knew that your life would end in six months, but those months would be spent fighting a debilitating disease,…

I need an education just to talk about education

Years ago, a friend of mine joined the U.S. Army. It’s something he had dreamed about for a long time, and…

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