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Donation brings new walk-in freezer/cooler for Good Sam’s food pantry

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs will receive a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the purchase…

Pumpkins and Mums is new fall festival

The weather was just about perfect Saturday for the community’s newest festival—a fall event called Pumpkins and Mums. Organized by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership with a big boost…

Preservation conference draws more than 200

The Missouri Preservation Conference at The Elms Hotel and Spa Oct. 6-8 is believed to have broken records with regard to attendance. City Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, who serves as…

Coupon clippers celebrate $1 million mark

In December 2011, a group of local coupon clippers shipped expired and unused coupons to an Air Force base in Incirlik, Turkey. That first shipment of coupons, valued…

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NKC Ave. wall project delayed again

The extensive project that will replace the retaining wall along the east side of N.…

Bill Payne Halloween tradition continues for 87th year

Once again next week, local veterans will continue a tradition that has stood for nearly…

City recognized for promoting public health

The city of Excelsior Springs came away with an award from the Community Health In…

Cemetery clean-up scheduled for next week

The city of Excelsior Springs will clean up the two city-owned cemeteries the week of…

City reverses open-carry prohibition

A little over two years ago, the Excelsior Springs City Council voted to ban the…

Clay candidates invited to Oct. 14 public forum

Next week, the candidates in a variety of Clay County races will be addressing local…

Hospital board OKs austere FY 2015 budget

A few weeks ago, the Excelsior Springs City Council okayed a budget for the 2015…

Middle school’s PBS ‘superheroes’ take great memories from presentation at Tan-Tar-A

Five local eighth graders had the time of their lives last week, having been among…

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Coaches vs. Cancer game at ESHS will feature ‘Miracle Minute’ at half

The second Annual Coaches vs. Cancer basketball game will tip off on Friday, Nov. 21, at Excelsior Springs High School’s Tiger Gymnasium. Coaches from ESHS, Mid Buchanan, St.…

Annual ‘Powder Puff’ game raises record amount

During the ultimate display of sportsmanship while traditions ran their deepest, the 2014 Powder Puff football game at Tiger Stadium’s Vic Bonuchi Field ended in a win for…

ES CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS ONLY HOME MEET OF SEASON

Two weeks and two meets later the Excelsior Springs High School Cross Country team and the Tigers’ head coach, Brian Smarker, have much to be pleased about. Tuesday,…

ESMS ladies nearing end of season stretch, one week left of play

After three sets of challenging play, the Excelsior Springs Middle School Lady Tiger volleyball A-team fell to Chillicothe with the home court advantage Tuesday, Oct. 7. Their first…

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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…

Don’t let fame obscure the real issues

I have a confession to make. Prior to the day that Ray Rice slugged his wife in an elevator and dragged…

Your 15 minutes of fame is not worth your health or life

Once upon a time, “going viral” likely meant that you were going to sick for several days. It meant you had…

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