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Spohns’ renovation of historic Bill Payne house is a labor of love

It will probably be about a year before the Payne Jailhouse Bed and Breakfast opens its doors to guests for the first time, but for owners Mark and Anna Sue…

JAESTAR BBQ takes home top prize, bragging rights

Dozens of competitive barbecue teams rolled into Excelsior Springs on Friday, and some of them went home Saturday with prizes and points to apply toward entry into the American Royal…

Excelsior residents concerned with Liberty church’s occupation of Clay County caves

Residents living along McCleary and Old Quarry roads on the western edge of Excelsior Springs, near what local people refer to as “the caves” in Clay County, are voicing concern…

In today’s Standard: a look at the Royal Hotel

The Standard’s Jae Juarez and Mikayla Gatlin recently took a tour of the Royal Hotel, looking at its history, it’s current state and some possibilities for the future. Take a…

R-Mac family donates 125 backpacks for local students

As excitement builds among the youth of Excelsior Springs knowing that school bells will ring next week, more than 100 parents can rest easy knowing that the struggle to provide…

Camp Quality inspires children with cancer to be kids again

With a vision that all children with cancer and their families find joy and hope through shared experiences and ongoing support systems, the children of Camp Quality spent a week…

Camp MITIOG at Lake Doniphan a second Christmas to children with Spina Bifida

If only for a week the children of Camp MITIOG are given the opportunity to enjoy an environment where they are accepted as equals. Camp MITIOG, a week-long camp accredited…

Flash from the past: Tower lit once again

The City of Excelsior Springs recently restarted one of its long-standing traditions at one of its most historic buildings. The distinctive tower atop the Hall of Waters building is now…

Little Purple Stars have a blast at drama camp

The Slightly Off Broadway Theatre’s Center Stage Players have been hosting the Little Purple Stars Drama Camp this week, and the youngsters will be showing off the stagecraft they learned…

Fun Funky Friday draws a crowd

Fun Funky Friday is always a good time in Excelsior Springs, and things were no different on Friday evening, July 10. With art, music, food and drink throughout the downtown area–and…

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