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Standard/Town and Country office closed Monday, July 4

The office of The Excelsior Springs Standard and Town & Country Leader will be closed this Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  The delivery schedule for both papers…

Excelsior’s annexed acreage termed best bet for development near county airport

A request for immediate action to fund a $48,000-plus county airport sewer study was tabled Monday after commissioners were told annexed land in Excelsior Springs is the best bet for…

Bill signed to combat sex trafficking, protect victims

Gov. Jay Nixon joined Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, and state Rep. Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) in Kansas City to sign legislation to combat…

Chamber board selects Tosha Jackson as new Executive Director

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Tosha Jackson as the new Executive Director for the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately. The selection…

Three injured in car vs. pedestrian crash

Three people were injured in a car versus pedestrian crash near Mosby, Mo. late Thursday, June 23. Michael Wyatt, 55, of Mosby was hit after he ran out in front…

As work continues on the grounds, Superior Well fundraising hits snag

When Janet Blauvelt last reported progress on Superior Well No. 1 fundraising, the news was encouraging. The committee working to restore Excelsior Springs’s only surviving mineral water ticket office had…

Evacuation of county courthouse lacked central organization, collector says

A lack of information during the June 16 evacuation of the Liberty courthouse has prompted the county commission to back a review of its emergency-management procedures. The evacuation was ordered…

Excelsior to host first-ever City Wide Garage Sale July 9

For the first time in Excelsior Springs’ history, a City Wide Garage Sale is on the calendar for July 9. The event is already creating a bit of a buzz,…

Veterans invited to Waterfest symposiums, June 25

Local veterans and their families are invited to Waterfest for a weekend of fun, a special recognition and a wide variety of support. New to Waterfest this year will be…

Commission meeting unravels over dispute about ‘chain of command’ – who follows it, who doesn’t

News Analysis A two-to-one split that’s divided the Clay County Commission for weeks further widened June 20 during what began as a discussion about a proposed ordinance. The board plowed…

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