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Excelsior in ideal position to view Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse

December 5, 2016 – Excelsior Springs lies directly in the ideal path  to view the Aug. 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun. With that in mind, community leaders plan…

Store’s sweet holiday treats bring joy to the needy

December 5, 2016 – Giving back is what Christmas is all about for the Deras family, owners of Ziggy’s General Store near Watkins Mill. This Christmas season, for example, storeowner…

Community Center, NewDawn Fiber win Keystone Awards

The city of Excelsior Springs and NewDawn Fiber, a high-speed internet company located in Excelsior Springs, were honored on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Clay County Economic Development Council’s Keystone…

How a move to the day shift changed one veteran’s life

December 5, 2016 – In July of 1943, 18-year-old Delbert Stephens was working the night shift at what is now the Fairfax General Motors plant in Kansas City, Kansas. It…

Jailhouse B&B off to quick start

December 2, 2016 – Since Payne’s Jailhouse hosted its first guests Sept. 24, the learning curve has moved in a new direction for Mark and Anna Sue Spohn. The historic…

Police pay to skip shaving for a month and benefit ES kids

Excelsior Springs Police Department personnel who grew beards and contributed to the No Shave November cause included, back row from left, Capt. Clint Reno, building superintendent TR Kennedy, Sgt. Robert…

Mineral Water Bowl No. 51 Saturday at noon

The 51st Mineral Water Bowl game is set for kickoff at noon on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Tiger Stadium at Excelsior Springs High School. The Washburn Ichabods and Bemidji State…

Roger that! Dispatching comes to Career Center

Starting in January, the Excelsior Springs Area Career Center will offer a unique class, one available in very few locales. The Emergency Dispatcher course is set to begin Jan. 17…

New Excelsior Clinic to see first patients Dec. 5

The Excelsior Clinic, currently located at 950 N. Jesse James Rd., isn’t scheduled to see patients in its shiny new home until Monday, Dec. 5. But the public will get…

Christmas season has officially kicked off in Excelsior Springs

Christmas season is officially here! Saturday night marked the annual Christmas kick-off in Excelsior Springs with a day full of activities ranging from the Elf Factory, Lighted Christmas Parade, the…

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