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Step back in time this weekend at Gatsby Days Festival

Ladies, dust off your cloches; gentlemen, dig out your spats. It’s time for Gatsby Days, when Excelsior Springs steps back in time to the days when the community…

Get a chance to win new cars at GSC 23rd annual golf tournament

If you’re looking for a great excuse to play a round of golf, the Excelsior Springs Good Samaritan Center’s annual Spring Scramble is just around the corner. The…

Volunteers brighten up trolley with exterior paint

The retired men of Crescent Lake Christian Center volunteered last week to repair and paint the trim on the trolley car purchased last year by the Excelsior Springs…

It’s been a busy spring for Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool

Aside from their daily routine kindergarten readiness curriculum, the children attending Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool have enjoyed participating in a Pinewood Derby for the pre-kindergarten group, while the…

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Rumery hired as economic developer

Terry Rumery of Rumery & Associates will once again provide economic development services to the…

Recent ESHS grad killed in accident

A 19-year-old woman who graduated from Excelsior Springs High School at semester died early Tuesday…

Board okays third budget revision

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 7-0 on Monday night, April 13, to approve…

ESSD minimizes insurance hike by switching carriers

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education approved a health insurance plan for 2015-2016 with an…

Missing teen now back home

Joe Mikey Franklin, the 16-year-old who had been missing since the weekend, returned home to…

City proceeding on Farris Street redesign project

With bridge demolition pretty much complete and months of reconstruction ready to get underway, city…

Local authorities search for missing Excelsior Springs teen

Local authorities are asking for help in locating a missing Excelsior Springs boy who hasn’t…

Bridge demolition continues; reconstruction still ahead

Workers shut down Marietta Street this week so they could demolish the second of two…

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Get a chance to win new cars at GSC 23rd annual golf tournament

If you’re looking for a great excuse to play a round of golf, the Excelsior Springs Good Samaritan Center’s annual Spring Scramble is just around the corner. The…

Several standout athletes at ESMS track meet

The men and women of the Excelsior Springs Middle School track and field team have much to be proud of after competing last week at Smithville Middle School…

Excelsior Springs youth wrestlers proudly earn All-American titles

Three of Excelsior Springs’ young wrestlers have much to be proud of after both Mason and Caden Brayfield finished their seasons with nearly flawless records and Lilly Brower…

Fans pack stands for Lady Tiger championship game

The stands were packed with Excelsior Springs High School students, parents and fans of the Lady Tiger soccer team Wednesday evening when the team went into the final…

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Autism awareness is vital for proper treatment

Late last month, I got a call from a very nice reader who wanted to bend my ear regarding Autism Awareness…

Remembering Joan Patton, my first ‘boss’ and a treasured coworker

Early Saturday morning, a friend popped up in a Facebook message to give me some unwelcome but inevitable news. My longtime…

Targeted education is not the same as tunnel-vision education

Twenty-six years ago, I walked away from Excelsior Springs High School with a diploma and an education that has served me…

Maybe the youth aren’t lost after all

As I dropped my 13-year-old off at the middle school dance on Friday—while my 10-year-old watched a movie with friends at…

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