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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…

ESHS’s ‘Cancoming’ gives boost to Good Sam

Students and faculty at Excelsior Springs High School enjoyed their final day before the holiday break with an assembly held in the Performing Arts Center. With an ‘80s theme, costumes,…

ESPD raises $1,000 during ‘No Shave November’

Every November, hundreds of thousands of Americans ditch the razor for the month and grow out their beards and mustaches in support of cancer research. Specifically, “No Shave November” is…

Salvation Army’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ toy drive making the rounds

The Excelsior Springs Salvation Army office, with the cooperation of Roberts Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC, Jesse James Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Chuck Anderson Ford, is now a full work…

Black (and gold) Friday fills local stores

Lured by the attraction of sweet deals and unbeatable bargains, shoppers everywhere threw on their local colors and hit their favorite stores for Black Friday, then continued their quest for…

Siloam Spring Baptist gets into spirit of Thanksgiving

In the true spirit of giving, members of Siloam Spring Baptist Church came together Tuesday afternoon to prepare 60 boxes of dinner fixings for families in the immediate area. Pastor…

Christmas in Excelsior: ‘A Christmas Wish’

Hundreds of people took advantage of the break in the bitter cold, turning out Saturday night for the Christmas season kick-off in downtown Excelsior Springs. The Lighted Christmas Parade, Hall…

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