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After 30 years, Dr. Tompkins says good-bye to ES

May 25, 2017 – After 30 years of caring for pediatric patients in and around Excelsior Springs, Dr. Rory Tompkins has announced the closing of the Excelsior Springs Pediatric Clinic.…

Excelsior Springs Hospital names new CEO

The Board of Trustees of Excelsior Springs Hospital has announced Kristen DeHart as the new chief executive officer, effective June 2. DeHart replaces Sally Nance, who retired last December after…

Excelsior Springs now owns property to begin building dog park

May 18, 2017 – Excelsior Springs is one step closer in having a dog park for its residents to enjoy. City Council members voted unanimously to purchase a four acre…

Economic development big priority for city

May 15, 2017 – City Manager Molly McGovern said she asked on the right day when she got Melinda Mehaffy to come on board as the new Economic Development coordinator…

Hundreds of years of newsprint in need of digitization

May 11, 2017 – For 129 years, The Standard Newspaper has printed articles for its readers in and around Excelsior Springs. Through changes in ownership, publishers, editors, writers and as…

ATV accident claims life of young Tigers grappler

The Excelsior Springs youth wrestling program is mourning the loss of one of their own after Dylan Garrett died of injuries sustained in an All Terrain Vehicle accident. Garrett, 9,…

Hall to continue as Community Center Director

March 4, 2017 – Jesse Hall will continue his tenure as the director of the new Excelsior Springs Community Center for another year. Hall was hired by the city in…

Rite-Way earns national recognition

May 1, 2017 – Owners of a local automotive repair shop took the top spot and received national recognition for their philanthropic ways, this time in support of veterans. Last…

‘Last Call’ heard as Ron Smith retires from ESFD

April 27, 2017 – Excelsior Springs Fire Department Assistant Chief Ron Smith accumulated many memories during his 34-year stint with the department, many just as vivid as the day they…

Contamination leads to City’s decision to control access to Recycle Center

A bunch of bad apples have spoiled a good thing for Excelsior Springs residents. The Drop Off Recycling Center has been forced to change their hours after illegal dumping has…

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