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Veterans salute, honor their comrades who have moved on to their ‘post everlasting’

 More than 1,800 veterans die every day in the United States. That’s around 54,000 a month, according to reports from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The number is…

Local businesses, schools join in recognizing the sacrifices made by our military men, women

For over 90 years, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, has been recognized and celebrated throughout the United States. What some people may not know is that it actually wasn’t called Veterans…

With one year of ‘It’s Party Time’ under their belts, students are proving effectiveness of program

It’s been almost a year since the “Party” game was brought to Excelsior Springs Middle School and its efforts to give eighth graders a better understanding on the dangers of…

Council approves prep work for water, sewer upgrades

The Excelsior Springs City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to approve design services for new sewer lines on the southeast side of town and water line upgrades for the central…

Oklahoma earthquake rattles a few homes in Excelsior Springs

The effects of an earthquake Saturday night left some in Excelsior Springs wondering what happened—and others wondering why they didn’t feel a thing. The 5.6-magnitude quake occurred at 10:53 p.m.…

EveryDay Heroes: Church historian’s love for the past will ensure that no one will be forgotten

Barbara Chisler refers to herself as one “curious cat.” “I’m like a cat with nine lives,” she said. “I’m curious. I gotta know.” Chisler’s interest isn’t for the present or…

Groundbreaking officially kicks off Excelsior Street project

The symbolic beginning for the housing project on Excelsior and Foley streets took place Tuesday afternoon, but now the real work can begin. City officials, representatives of developer Gardner Capital…

Sweet night at Barbee Memorial

Pretty in pink meets the king of rock-and-roll – two-year-old Gracie Carder eyes Jack Dotson dressed as Elvis Presley, while he fills her purple pumpkin with treats at Barbee Memorial’s…

Zoo tax on ballot for Clay, Jackson counties

The Friends of the Zoo organization and Kansas City Zoological District are asking residents of Clay and Jackson counties to support expansion and improvements at the Kansas City Zoo through…

Orrick man dies in motorcycle crash

An Orrick man has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on the west side of Excelsior Springs last week. David R. Ritter, 24, was riding a 2003 Honda…