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Excelsior in ideal position to view Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse

December 5, 2016 – Excelsior Springs lies directly in the ideal path  to view the Aug. 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun. With that in mind, community leaders plan…

Community Center, NewDawn Fiber win Keystone Awards

The city of Excelsior Springs and NewDawn Fiber, a high-speed internet company located in Excelsior Springs, were honored on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Clay County Economic Development Council’s Keystone…

City manager set to take the reins

Excelsior Springs’ new city manager was strictly an observer at the Nov. 18 city council work session. That all will have changed by Monday evening when Molly McGovern, a longtime…

City, architects settle CC balance

November 10, 2016 – A change in city managers in June 2016 and a “good-faith mistake” in contract wording briefly postponed the city’s payment of final fees to its architect…

Deadly McCleary RR crossing in line for safety upgrade

November 7, 2016 – Safety improvements at the McCleary Road railroad crossing could occur in about a year, pending a final project plan and agreements with the railroad and a…

The City of Excelsior Springs will lose a McGovern – and gain one – later this month

November 3, 2016 – In an announcement furnished to The Standard, Police Chief John McGovern announced his intention to retire Nov. 18 after 43 years of service, including 35 as…

Board rejects proposal to rezone tract for Tiger Drive apartments

October 20, 2016 – A rezoning request for a proposed 36-unit, low-income apartment complex on Tiger Drive was denied Monday before it reached a required second vote. Four Corners Development…

Board approves permit for tattoo business on Broadway

October 20, 2016 – The city council voted 4-1 Monday to issue a special-use permit, a required step in allowing applicant Zack Baldwin to open a tattoo shop in a…

Hotel code violations, lack of progress result in court date

October 20, 2016 – The Royal Hotel may have a sign hanging out front announcing it’s for sale, but the building isn’t quite up for grabs yet. Alexander Dowell, owner…

Broadway Avenue temporarily closed on Oct. 22

Broadway Ave. in downtown Excelsior Springs will be temporarily closed to traffic from Marietta Street to Penn Street on Saturday, Oct. 22. The street will be closed from 7 a.m.…

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