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Pumpkins and Mums is new fall festival

The weather was just about perfect Saturday for the community’s newest festival—a fall event called Pumpkins and Mums. Organized by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership with a big boost from the…

Preservation conference draws more than 200

The Missouri Preservation Conference at The Elms Hotel and Spa Oct. 6-8 is believed to have broken records with regard to attendance. City Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, who serves as the council…

Coupon clippers celebrate $1 million mark

In December 2011, a group of local coupon clippers shipped expired and unused coupons to an Air Force base in Incirlik, Turkey. That first shipment of coupons, valued at $3,508.77,…

Jones crowned Homecoming Queen

Brooke Jones was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the 2014 Homecoming game. She was joined by the four class princesses—senior Gracen Blackwell, junior Ashleigh Bickford, sophomore Anne Rash and…

Tables by Design brings in $17,000 for Good Samaritan Center

Dozens of generous supporters of the Good Samaritan Center turned out last Tuesday, Sept. 16, for the annual Tables by Design fundraiser. The event, a combination sit-down dinner, design showcase,…

Methodists use ‘Serve 2014′ day to help GSC

Anything is possible with a group of hard working volunteers, helping hands and huge hearts. Members of First United Methodist Church, after months of coordinating their first project for “Serve…

Cemetery Legends actors prepare for tour

On the first weekend in October, voices from Excelsior Springs’ past will tell the personal stories behind the movers and shakers in the community. “Cemetery Legends: A Tombstone Tour” will…

Home at last: Rennes celebrate joyful homecoming with new addition to the family

After two years of working for it—and months of being overseas—Jeremiah and Sherie Renne finally have their new daughter at home. Dozens, maybe hundreds, of well-wishers helped the Rennes to…

Salem Road rocks the park at PRIDE

Popular local band Salem Road doesn’t play much anymore, but they got back together Friday night to help Excelsior  Springs kick off PRIDE season. The band played a mostly acoustical…

PRIDE kicks off Friday with dinner, block party

PRIDE season in Excelsior Springs is kicking off this week, and while the basic idea is the same—a celebration of what makes Excelsior Springs unique—a lot of the details are…

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