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Active shooter response training a win/win for bus drivers, students

Contracted through the Excelsior Springs School District, the drivers of the Apple Bus Company take the safety of their children on board seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they were…

McLaughlins, Cole picked for Pride awards

Three individuals who embody the idea of businesses giving back to the community will be honored this weekend with Pride awards during the annual Pride Block Party sponsored by The…

The Liberty Farm in Rocky Hollow generates discussion over intentional community living

Development plans to change the caves at Rocky Hollow on McCleary Road into an eco-friendly intentional community are well underway. Last week The Standard spoke with neighbors living along McCleary…

Excelsior residents concerned with Liberty church’s occupation of Clay County caves

Residents living along McCleary and Old Quarry roads on the western edge of Excelsior Springs, near what local people refer to as “the caves” in Clay County, are voicing concern…

Funds approved for airport runway construction

City officials hope that a new runway at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport will be a big step in getting the facility off the ground—and that runway looks like it…

After four years, Noyd is leaving Parks & Rec post

A little over four years ago, Katie Noyd came to Excelsior Springs for the first time. Later this month, she’ll be leaving the community to take a job on the…

Piburn Field to get a much-needed facelift

By the time winter hits this year, Piburn Field will have new seating installed and a revamped electrical system in place. The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday,…

ESFD dedicates new truck with ‘wet-down’ ceremony

Dozens of local residents, including a number of dignitaries, joined the Excelsior Springs Fire Department last Wednesday evening, July 29, to dedicate a new fire truck. It’s not a common…

HPC kicks off design guidelines project

The Excelsior Springs Historic Preservation Commission has begun the process of forming a set of design guidelines for the Boardinghouse Historic District, the third established historic district in Excelsior Springs.…

Suspect sought in middle school break-in

Police are investigating a burglary at Excelsior Springs Middle School over the weekend. The crime at the school, located at 701 Crown Hill Rd., was reported just before 6 a.m.…

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