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‘Last Call’ heard as Ron Smith retires from ESFD

April 27, 2017 – Excelsior Springs Fire Department Assistant Chief Ron Smith accumulated many memories during his 34-year stint with the department, many just as vivid as the day they…

Contamination leads to City’s decision to control access to Recycle Center

A bunch of bad apples have spoiled a good thing for Excelsior Springs residents. The Drop Off Recycling Center has been forced to change their hours after illegal dumping has…

Appeal requested in Church of Liberty decision

In February 2016, the Clay County Commission denied a request from Doug Perry and the Church of Liberty to rezone their property on 14518 Old Quarry Rd. to residential use. …

ESH launches new payment program

Excelsior Springs Hospital has established a new partnership to reduce the toll of rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs on its patients. The facility has joined forces with CarePayment, a leading patient…

ESMS garden project teaches life lessons

At the beginning of the school year, 6th grade students in Heather Sheahan’s 5th hour EXCEL class were posed a question: “How can you create an outdoor space for life…

Council considers Tobacco 21 Initiative

April 20, 2017 – Excelsior Springs was the first in the state of Missouri to adopt an ordinance on open house parties. It was also the first to adopt an…

Clay County Children’s Fund could be created with new sales tax

Dr. Dennis Meier with Synergy Services discussed a proposal for a ballot measure in August that would create a Clay County Children’s Fund. Meier’s proposal included a ¼-cent sales tax…

Excelsior Springs man victim of Kansas City homicide

April 13, 2017 – On Tuesday, April 4 a man was found murdered in Minor Park in Kansas City. The Kansas City Police Department identified the victim as Excelsior Springs…

ES community rallies behind #JusticeForSnowball

April 13, 2017 – Few things bring a community together like a tragedy does. In the early morning of Tuesday, March 21, a beloved neighborhood dog, Snowball, was beaten while…

Team points sparse but good day on the track for young Tigers

April 10, 2017 – The Tigers track team faced its toughest competition yet with a trip to the Kearney Bulldog Classic on Friday, April 7. When the final results came…