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New runway, ideas brighten future for Excelsior airport

Don Myers and Gerald Beebe, new co-managers of Excelsior Springs Airport, see a bright future for what airplane enthusiasts call 3EX. That’s the airport’s official designation. Myers and Beebe prefer…

Northland Agencies Encourage Safe Prescription Disposal on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 30

Residents Reminded to Bring Their Unwanted Prescription Drugs for Safe Disposal to Northland Sites The Northland Coalition, with the support of Tri-County Mental Health Services and Excelsior Springs Police Department, is…

Councils swear in new members

Excelsior Springs’s city council and school board took care of post-election business last week, swearing in new or reelected members and voting among themselves for leadership posts. City Councilman Brett…

No one knows – or loves – the Hall of Waters better than T.R. Kennedy

T.R. Kennedy, an Excelsior native who serves as facilities manager for the Hall of Waters, is charged with managing his hometown’s – some would say his county’s – most beloved…

Annual cemetery clean-up is next week

The City of Excelsior Springs has announced its annual spring cemetery clean-up planned for the week of April 18-22. Anyone with loved ones laid to rest at Hillcrest and Crown…

Testing the Waters

Facing the prospect of imminent rehabilitation costs in the millions, the city issues a request for proposals for the aging, iconic Hall of Waters The Hall of Waters isn’t only…

McElwee retains seat on Excelsior City Council

With almost 58 percent of Tuesday’s vote, incumbent Excelsior Springs City Councilman Brent McElwee defeated two challengers to retain his seat for a new three-year term. With 100 percent of…

Rental-property owner seeks curbs, gutters

  Vincent Carter, a landlord with several rental properties in Excelsior’s Boarding House District, told the city council March 21 that the visual appeal of his properties is diminished by…

Wood Heights Fire Dept. wants what’s best for community

After a board meeting held to decide the fate of the Wood Heights Fire Protection District and its volunteers, the future shape of the department remained in limbo following the…

Incumbent, two challengers vie for city council seat

There will be no local or county issues, tax or otherwise, on the April 5 ballot. Excelsior Springs City Council has a single seat up for election, with three candidates…

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