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Milton Taylor earns Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award

Enthusiasm erupted from the crowd as Excelsior Springs resident Milton Taylor received the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award. The award was presented at the 28th annual Martin Luther…

A night of basketball, pranks, hijinks, entertainment

The Harlem Ambassadors returned to Excelsior Springs Saturday night to play against the hometown team comprised of a number of locals who volunteered to get out on the courts, play…

Governor appoints Krauser to Seventh Judicial Circuit

Excelsior Springs’ municipal court judge has a new official title, after Gov. Jay Nixon this week appointed her as the new associate circuit judge for Clay County. Karen L. Krauser,…

Tuesday is last day for candidates to file

Anyone who wants to be on the ballot for seats on the Excelsior Springs Board of Education or the Excelsior Springs City Council has until the end of the business…

Two ES schools to lose top administrators at year’s end

During a short meeting of the Excelsior Springs Board of Education Monday night, the most far-reaching action took place with the unanimous approval of the consent agenda. The consent agenda…

Governor pitches statewide job plan at Magna Seating

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stopped in at Magna Seating of America, Inc., on Monday to talk about Missouri Works, his comprehensive strategy to create jobs throughout the state. The stop…

KC man faces charge in stabbing of family member

A Kansas City man was charged Tuesday in connection with a family squabble that turned violent. Harry R. Iliff, 59, faces a second-degree assault charge, a class C felony, in…

Excelsior Street demolition almost complete, few disruptions

Once it got started, things began moving pretty quickly for the Villas Downtown housing project on Excelsior and Foley streets. “It’s going pretty well,” said Nick Pappas, planning & zoning…

‘Murder’ rumor results in no charges

A New Year’s Eve incident had the community buzzing, but ultimately came to nothing. Late on New Year’s Eve, a 35-year-old local man reportedly went into a local bar and…

Iraq war veterans say the war was pointless – yet would return

KENNY GIPSON In Kenny Gipson’s eyes, the Iraq War is today’s generation of soldier’s version of the Vietnam War. “We were doomed from the start, we were never going to…