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Water, sewer upgrades are ongoing around Excelsior

Depending on where you go in Excelsior Springs, you might see more dirt than grass, more trenches than pavement and lots of digging going on. Lisa Meyer, the director of…

New law designed to stop drive-offs

The leadership of the Excelsior Springs City Council will remain the same for the next year, as the council met in a special session late Wednesday afternoon to certify the…

Engineering, land purchases propel Farris Street project

The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 last Monday to enter into an agreement for engineering for a newly-redesigned Farris Street, and to purchase two properties near the project site.…

Council moving forward on runway, makes 10-year airport commitment

The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday night to enter into an agreement to replace the runway at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport—thereby committing to keep the airport…

Truck, other equipment stolen from city barn

One or more thieves broke into the public works barn in the 1200 block of S. Marietta Street overnight from Sunday to Monday, according to police. “Three chainsaws, keys and…

Community center passes; Powell, Buckman, Houck, Shewell, Diebold elected

It’s been a long road to the corner of Tiger Drive and Wornall Road, but the voters spoke on Tuesday to voice their support for a community center that’s been…

ES Fire Chief Cantrell retiring; Tribble steps up

Fire Chief Kent Cantrell will be retiring from his position as of the middle of this month, and Deputy Fire Chief Paul Tribble has been chosen to succeed him as…

NKC utilities head joins city of Excelsior Springs

Lisa Meyer loves her job—but it’s not necessarily where she thought she’d end up. Meyer, who moved into the office of Excelsior Springs’ utilities director this week, has been working…

Community center gets final push

Citizens for a Community Center hosted the final open house regarding the proposed new community center in Excelsior Springs, but the members will continue to reach out to voters through…

Candidates talk community center, goals, promoting ES

Editor’s note: This is part two of The Standard’s coverage of last Tuesday’s candidate forum, held at Excelsior Springs High School. Part one appeared in the Friday, March 28, edition…

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