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Community Center still nearly on schedule

The community center may not have its pool yet, but there’s plenty of water on site. The relentless rains this construction season have slowed down construction, but not as much…

Waterfest offers fun all weekend

Despite recent rains, Waterfest organizers are actually hoping for a dry festival, to enhance the weekend’s worth of fun that gets underway tonight, June 26. The festival is sponsored by…

Brick fundraiser for Carolyn’s Park well underway

Momentum is building for the next phase of the Carolyn Schutte Downtown Pocket Park. The “Posse,” a core group of Carolyn’s longtime friends, began selling commemorative bricks engraved with personalized…

Superior office group gets 90-day extension

The steering committee formed to save the Superior Well office building was granted a 90-day extension to flesh out their plans after making a presentation on their progress last week.…

Flash flooding leads to street damage, road closures

Once again, heavy rainfall pushed the Fishing River out of its banks and into downtown Excelsior Springs on Sunday, June 21, but this time around there were other parts of…

Bridge reopening completed city’s flood clean-up

More than a week after a flash flood swamped much of the downtown area, the Regent Avenue bridge over the Fishing River reopened. The reopening of the bridge, which took…

Attendance push spreads through ES School District

Just weeks after Excelsior Springs High School Principal John Newell announced new, beefed-up attendance expectations for the 2015-2016 school year, the rest of the schools in the Excelsior Springs School…

Superior office group to present to council

Supporters of the Superior Well office restoration effort plan to make a presentation to the Excelsior Springs City Council on Monday night, June 15, giving a progress report and asking…

Council votes to outsource EMS billing

Ambulance billing will be administered by an outside vendor instead of in house, following a decision by the Excelsior Springs City Council on Monday, June 1, to outsource the job.…

Torrential downpour floods much of Excelsior Springs

An already unusually wet spring turned treacherous on Wednesday, when record-breaking rainfall caused the Fishing River to breach its banks and flood much of the downtown. It wasn’t the first…

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