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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…

Barbee Memorial planning to bless “Little Dresses for Africa”

Many seamstresses in the United States have joined together on a project to benefit little girls in Africa, providing dresses, sometimes called “pillowcase dresses,” for thousands to wear. The JOY…

Veterans thanked for their military service

For the third year in a row the Naval Junior Reserve Office Training Corps cadets at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps presented a breathtaking flag ceremony to veterans in attendance…

New mural highlights Excelsior’s musical heritage

A new mural is taking shape on the western exterior wall of Ventana Gourmet Grill, just adjacent to the Carolyn Schutte Downtown Pocket Park on the corner of Broadway Avenue…

Chill doesn’t slow down Halloween fun

Though Halloween turned off chilly after an unseasonably warm week, it didn’t keep the princesses, cowboys, superheroes and all manner of ghosts and goblins from getting out on Friday night…

Donation brings new walk-in freezer/cooler for Good Sam’s food pantry

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs will receive a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the purchase and installation…

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