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Volunteers lend labor, skills to help local couple

When Excelsior Springs homeowners Randy and Dani Hiebert contacted Rebuilding Together Clay County in January for help rebuilding a wheelchair ramp, the very deserving couple had no idea…

ESHS Class of 2015 celebrates end of high school career

Excelsior Springs High School’s graduating class of 2015 wrapped up their senior year over the weekend, capping off 13 years of education that culminated in a commencement ceremony…

Paradise Playhouse returns to local ownership under Fairlamb

When John Fairlamb came to the United States 40 years ago, he probably never dreamed that someday he would own a dinner theater. A marine engineer by profession,…

Tiger Mentor Program visits Rotary Club

Margaret Solis and Kim Curtis attended the Excelsior Springs Rotary Club meeting held Thursday, April 30, to discuss the need for adult volunteers to be a part of…

News

Council expands curfew ordinance

For the first time in its history, Rainbow Swim Club will not be opening for…

Financial woes force Rainbow Swim Club’s closure

For the first time in its history, Rainbow Swim Club will not be opening for…

Police expecting quiet weekend despite biker club visit

A well-known motorcycle club will be in Excelsior Springs this weekend, but police say they…

Strong storms on Saturday night rock area communities

Strong storms—including at least some tornadoes—ripped through Clay and Ray counties Saturday night, leaving plenty…

Changes coming next school year

This school year is winding down, but when students return to the classroom in August…

Museum ‘passing the hat’ this weekend

This Friday evening and Saturday morning, local residents will have a chance to support the…

City code update to be okayed May 18

Following a public hearing with no public participation, the Excelsior Springs City Council on Monday…

Dozens turn out for Superior well/office open house

A steady stream of area residents, many of whom are supporters of historic preservation in…

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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…

4×400 team takes first at Mineral Water Classic

Competition was fierce at the Excelsior Springs High School annual Mineral Water Classic track and field meet held last Friday, April 24 at Tiger Stadium. Vying for medals…

Opinion

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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