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GSC halts Harvesters mobile pantry

After months of asking for cooperation from those needing assistance to no avail, Martha Buckman, Director of the Excelsior Springs Good Samaritan Center, has announced that the decision has been…

Council approves N. Kansas City Avenue, Hwy 69 sanitary projects

The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, September 15, to approve agreements that will pave the way for two major projects to happen. Councilwoman Sharon Powell was absent from…

Council approves 2015 budget with razor-thin surplus

With the 2014 fiscal year ending in the red due to a couple of “perfect storm” situations, the Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, Sept. 15, to approve…

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’…

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