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Parks department approves long-range plan, including splash and dog parks

The Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation board approved the group’s vision for parks in Excelsior Springs through the next five years at the regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at…

Council votes funding for golf course fans, community center security cameras

City Council acted on several items Monday, making official the appointment of Interim City Manager Steve Marriott; renewing a contract with Eastern Clay County Ambulance District; approving the purchase of…

New superintendent of greens making strides

In late April, a new superintendent of greens took up duty at Excelsior Springs Golf Course. Frank Conrick is already receiving rave reviews from members of the 100-year-old course. “The…

HR director out, city confirms, other rumors lack substance

The wheels of local government continued to turn last week, despite the recent departure of City Manager David Haugland. Haugland reportedly was let go as the result of “some issues…

Piburn Field gets much needed facelift, reopens next Spring

Excelsior Springs residents may or may not know who Jim Piburn was, but they’re more likely to be familiar with the field named in his honor. Piburn, an Excelsior ballplayer…

Finance Director Marriott named interim city manager

Director of Finance Steve Marriott will serve as interim city manager for Excelsior Springs while a search for a manager is conducted. The announcement was made June 15 during the…

Council approves purchase of former bank building for $135,000

Excelsior Springs City Council voted unanimously Monday to buy the former Boatman’s Bank/Excelsior Trust Co. office building at 218 South St. for $135,000, but only after the original contract was…

Lawrence, Kansas developer said to be interested in Royal Hotel renovation

The city council learned at its June 3 work session that a developer specializing in commercial historic restoration has shown interest in redeveloping the Royal Hotel. Tony Krsnich, president of…

Efforts to contact Wyman School owner unsuccessful

A quit claim deed executed Aug.  29, 2013 transferred ownership of Excelsior Springs’s Wyman School to Missouri Limited Liability Company FESCE, LLC for just $10, according to the Clay County…

Community center no longer a pie in the sky

City Manager David Haugland has a surprise up his sleeve. When residents first get their first inside view of the nearly $15-million, 50,000-square-foot Excelsior Springs Community Center, Haugland wants to…

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