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Third grade students’ generosity shines after Economic Store donation made to Murphy

Mrs. Andrew’s third grade class at Westview Elementary School gathered around Greg Murphy who made a special visit after their yearly Economics Store was held. Murphy is the recipient of…

Community center no longer a pie in the sky

City Manager David Haugland has a surprise up his sleeve. When residents first get their first inside view of the nearly $15-million, 50,000-square-foot Excelsior Springs Community Center, Haugland wants to…

Forstner, Rogers bow out in sectional singles play

The atmosphere during the Class 1 District 15 singles championship match on Saturday, May 14 at Excelsior Springs Middle School was surely atypical. Each nice shot was celebrated and each…

Bullimore fills role as new ESMS principal

A familiar face will be seen in the halls of Excelsior Springs Middle School when Mark Bullimore makes the transition from Excelsior Springs High School Assistant Principal to ESMS Principal…

Precautions taken for Elkhorn student safety

When Larry Nelson, principal of Elkhorn Elementary School, learned there was a domestic dispute in the area near the elementary school on Tuesday afternoon, he made the decision to put…

Vote on bank purchase as future city hall postponed; If city finds a developer to rehab the Hall of Waters, it would move its offices to former Boatmen’s site

A plan to buy and eventually relocate city offices to the former Boatmen’s Bank/Excelsior Trust Co. building at 218 South Street was delayed Monday after a former city councilman expressed…

Lori Shumate of Lewis Elementary is named Regional Kitchen Manager of the Year

There’s a myth circulating that Lewis Elementary kitchen manager Lori Shumate knows the names of all 500 students in the school. Not true, says Lori, who was recently named Regional…

Jury trial rescheduled again in Johnson case

A jury trial set for June 6 in the case of Desmond Johnson has been rescheduled again to Oct. 24, 2016. It’s been two years since Johnson was accused of…

By Missourians, for Missourians: As ordered by the state legislature, revised academic standards a departure from Common Core, consortium of states

The new, revised Missouri Learning Standards, approved in April by the State Board of Education, aren’t likely to spark the same emotional response the term Common Core did. But they…

First of Chamber’s monthly Trolley Wine Tours sells out; tours to continue through October

Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce has already sold out all 22 seats for its first Trolley Wine Tour, which on Saturday will take passengers to tastings at three area wineries…

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