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Toolin’ around turns serious

September 29, 2016 – Becky Stanton’s first attempt at working with leather came when she made a baby book cover for her son, Kellan Troy, who’s now 4. Her production…

His way with wood came naturally

September 26, 2016 – Ronald Lawson didn’t fall far from the tree – or from something he dabbled in as a kid in Excelsior Springs. “I grew up right down…

Zombie 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 22

The Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host a Zombie 5K just in time for Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 22. The race will start at 9 a.m. and will…

Local dealerships join together in support of Educational Foundation

A sky-high view of ES Tigers  football games was in store for three local auto dealerships this season when they signed on to sponsor the Educational Foundation this season. Courtney…

Excelsior fireman climbs 110 stories to honor fallen

   LEFT: Excelsior Springs firefighter/paramedic Jason Lawson participated in the annual KC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 fallen FDNY firefighters who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. ABOVE:…

Self-taught artist Jacob Duncan, an Excelsior native, is creating a second mural downtown

September 13, 2016 – Jacob Duncan, artist of the mural taking shape at the Carolyn Schutte Pocket Park downtown, has twin loyalties: the historical record and visual appeal. Duncan, 35,…

The Standard re-launches pay-it-forward program

Last year, the Standard launched a pay-it-forward initiative we call #ESProud. The goal of #ESProud is to spread happiness and positivity within our community via random acts of kindness. You…

Hospice volunteers needed for Excelsior community

Hospice volunteers make a huge difference in someone’s life by simply being present. Volunteers are needed for the community of Excelsior Springs and an upcoming volunteer training session is available…

Hands-on truck experience for kids Sept. 17

In its fourth year, the Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation annual Touch a Truck event continues to grow. Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the…

Community pitches in to aid crash victim’s wife and 3 children

The lives of the Newton family were forever changed the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27 when Sean, a father and husband, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Newton, 43, struck…

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