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Public works, fire department make pitches for two projects

Though there was some dispute over whether they were truly capital improvements or not, a pair of projects presented in concept on Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, are expected to come…

April start planned for community center

City leaders and architects with SFS Architecture have tentatively scheduled the groundbreaking for Excelsior Springs’ new community center for early April. But a lot will happen behind the scenes before…

Local businessman helps fulfill A+ promise for Excelsior Springs students

A shortfall in state revenues will leave students who are enrolled in community college under the A+ program one credit hour short—but not for graduates of Excelsior Springs High School.…

No one hurt in fire at Elkhorn Elementary

A fire detected at a storage shed located behind Elkhorn Elementary School at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday morning showed just how well the young students put into action the safety…

School or no school? Decision is never easy

With temperatures this week plummeting to zero or below and wind chills dropping all the way to 25 or 30 below, the Excelsior Springs School District considers students’ safety when…

Lawson man killed on one-car crash Sunday morning

A 19-year-old Lawson man died in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 4, in a one-vehicle crash in rural Ray County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gunner…

Stop sign on Dunbar may stay after construction

The new traffic pattern at Dunbar and Beverly avenues may remain in place, after all. Both Public Works Director Chad Birdsong and Capt. Clint Reno of the Excelsior Springs Police…

Theater plan falls apart, but locals not giving up yet

After what appeared to be a promising start, Jim Bush’s proposal to build a movie theater in Excelsior Springs is off the table. The Trenton businessman, who owns the Trenton…

Retaining wall taking shape on NKC Avenue

It’s almost become second nature to find a route around the closed segment of North Kansas City Avenue, but steady progress in the construction site that shut the street down…

City awaits high court’s ruling on red light cameras

Time is ticking away, and while city officials—like others throughout the state—had expected word from the Missouri Supreme Court on the legality of camera-based enforcement this year, it’s beginning to…

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