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Meet the Need celebrates a decade of helping others

On March 2, 2005, nearly a decade ago, a small group of friends mainly from the Lawson area gathered together when they felt compelled to help struggling individuals in surrounding…

Cole named new Chamber Executive Director

Courtney Cole has been announced as the next executive director of the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Cole, 32, was recognized as the top choice for the job at…

Strike Out Poverty and Spare Homes tournament could use a helping hand

Imagine if there were a way to provide safe and healthy living conditions for everyone in need in the Northland area. Imagine if veterans, disabled citizens, seniors and disadvantaged families…

Repairs to clock keep it ticking

John Bryant of Bryant Clock Restoration worked to repair the clock on the west side of the Hall of Waters on Tuesday. The cover of the clock’s face had become…

City teams sweep DEP’s Second Annual Chili Cook-Off

Teams fielded by the city of Excelsior Springs dominated the top three spots at the Downtown Excelsior Partnership’s Second Annual Chili Cook-Off, held Saturday, Jan. 31, at The Montgomery Event…

Local veteran ramps up wreaths mission

Excelsior Springs resident Kit Smith says Christmas 2014 was the first time, as far as he knows, that Arlington National Cemetery was completely blanketed with wreaths honoring veterans laid to…

A taste of spring in the middle of winter

Temperatures on Wednesday soared to near-record levels for January in the Kansas City area, and many people were out enjoying the brief spell of warmth. It didn’t hurt that it…

New project designed to raise public’s stream and storm water awareness

The history of water runs deep in Excelsior Springs going all the way back to when the town was first founded in 1880, after settlers discovered its water contained medicinal…

Rotary event keeps audience laughing at annual Harlem game

The Rotary Club of Excelsior Springs worked tirelessly to organize the group’s fourth annual Harlem Ambassador game held this past Sunday, Jan. 18, at Excelsior Springs High School. The Harlem…

Children put compassion into action

It’s common to see individuals, pairs and even families ringing bells next to the Salvation Army kettles at the Walmart entrance. But on Saturday morning, Dec. 20—the last Saturday before…

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