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ESSD earns ‘accredited’ status in MSIP 2014 APR

The Missouri School Improvement Plan’s 2014 Annual Performance Report is back, and the Excelsior Springs School District is once again listed as “Accredited.” The MSIP’s “Accredited” designation means the school…

Bonuchi honored with naming of ES football field

The football field at Tiger Stadium now officially carries the name of one of Excelsior Springs’ most influential coaches and mentors—though discussions are still ongoing as to just how Vic…

Cemetery improvements are underway

Recently, city crews have been paving the roadways inside Crown Hill Cemetery, one of two cemeteries owned and operated by the city of Excelsior Springs. The paving project was funded…

Potter earns employee of the month honors

Jennifer Potter, the computer lab instructor at Elkhorn Elementary School, was recognized Monday night as the Excelsior Springs School District’s Classified Employee of the Month. The school district recognizes one…

New images, bond sale show community center progress

We’re working now on more updates regarding the new community center that’s set to begin construction next spring. SFS Architecture has shared with The Standard new images, including a rendering,…

After years of neglect and decay, plans are underway for former laundry building

After five years of deterioration—due both to actual demolition and to demolition by neglect—community leaders sat down this week to formulate a plan to clean up the former laundry building…

DESE uses Lewis preschool program as example

Lewis Elementary School is proud to announce that its preschool classroom will be used as an example to train others from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Lewis’…

Abduction, Amber Alert end well for Excelsior Springs family

Paulina and Travis Nave faced their worst fears Wednesday when Travis’ 3-year-old daughter Ramy was abducted from their Excelsior Springs home while in the care of stepmother Paulina and her…

Authority OKs funds for three sewer extensions

Utility Services Director Lisa Meyer got more than she asked for Wednesday afternoon, but the Excelsior Springs Capital Improvements Authority didn’t give it without a lot of questions and discussion…

Cameras get a reprieve, but still no tickets issued

Nearly a year after a court decision halted the tickets from the red light cameras on U.S. 69 near Walmart and Applebee’s, the cameras are still in place—and will be…

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