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City leaders push for ‘Playful City USA’ designation

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, a group of Excelsior Springs advocates with an eye toward action gathered to begin applying to become a “Playful City USA.” The designation, intended to…

$7.4 million awarded, but Schutte still supports vaccinations

UPDATED WITH CLARIFICATION: Everything is happening at once for Jim and Carolyn Schutte. On Wednesday, Jim was signing closing papers on their former home on S. Kansas City Avenue, and…

Consolidated 911 dispatch would change fire, EMS for the better

While the timeline is still uncertain, Excelsior Springs Fire Chief Paul Tribble says a plan to establish a Clay County consolidated 911 dispatch center would be of a huge benefit…

City council getting updated code book

The city of Excelsior Springs is getting a new—and ostensibly improved—set of municipal codes, following an extensive review by Sullivan Publications. Mike Perry, who has spent 25 years with that…

Truancy ordinance remains in limbo

A proposal to establish a truancy law to bolster attendance in the Excelsior Springs School District remains in detention, as attorneys for the city and the school district disagree on…

Board okays another refinance

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 7-0 on Monday, Feb. 9, to refinance 2007 general obligation bonds, saving more than $400,000 between now and the time the bonds are…

Governor touts industry growth during Magna visit

For the third time in four years, Gov. Jay Nixon visited Magna Seating of America Inc.’s Excelsior Springs seating factory on Thursday, Feb. 5. Unlike the last two visits—in 2011,…

Siblings plead guilty to robbery

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Kansas City, Kan., siblings have pleaded guilty in federal court to the armed robbery of…

Spohns get go-ahead for Payne home renovations

The new owners of an historic Excelsior Springs home received a certificate of appropriateness this week for external renovations to the house. Mark and Anna Sue Spohn purchased the former…

Hospital earns clean audit report

The Excelsior Springs Hospital Board of Trustees received a clean audit report during their Monday, Jan. 26, meeting. Joe Watt of BKD, LLP, was joined by two of his colleagues…

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