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City recognized for promoting public health

The city of Excelsior Springs came away with an award from the Community Health In Action First Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Mayor Ambrose Buckman and City Manager…

Cemetery clean-up scheduled for next week

The city of Excelsior Springs will clean up the two city-owned cemeteries the week of Oct. 20-24, so they’re asking the loved ones of all those who are laid to…

City reverses open-carry prohibition

A little over two years ago, the Excelsior Springs City Council voted to ban the open carry of firearms inside the city limits. On Monday night, they backtracked by amending…

Council approves N. Kansas City Avenue, Hwy 69 sanitary projects

The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, September 15, to approve agreements that will pave the way for two major projects to happen. Councilwoman Sharon Powell was absent from…

Council approves 2015 budget with razor-thin surplus

With the 2014 fiscal year ending in the red due to a couple of “perfect storm” situations, the Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, Sept. 15, to approve…

Cemetery improvements are underway

Recently, city crews have been paving the roadways inside Crown Hill Cemetery, one of two cemeteries owned and operated by the city of Excelsior Springs. The paving project was funded…

New images, bond sale show community center progress

We’re working now on more updates regarding the new community center that’s set to begin construction next spring. SFS Architecture has shared with The Standard new images, including a rendering,…

After years of neglect and decay, plans are underway for former laundry building

After five years of deterioration—due both to actual demolition and to demolition by neglect—community leaders sat down this week to formulate a plan to clean up the former laundry building…

Authority OKs funds for three sewer extensions

Utility Services Director Lisa Meyer got more than she asked for Wednesday afternoon, but the Excelsior Springs Capital Improvements Authority didn’t give it without a lot of questions and discussion…

Cameras get a reprieve, but still no tickets issued

Nearly a year after a court decision halted the tickets from the red light cameras on U.S. 69 near Walmart and Applebee’s, the cameras are still in place—and will be…

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