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ESSD minimizes insurance hike by switching carriers

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education approved a health insurance plan for 2015-2016 with an 11.2 percent increase over last year’s premiums—but only because they are switching insurance from Blue…

Morgan, Eales retain seats on council

Incumbents Brad Eales and Sonya Morgan will be keeping their seats on the Excelsior Springs City Council, after successfully weathering a challenge from political newcomer Ron Warner. The final, but…

District implementing random drug testing for ES high school students

Less than a dozen parents came to an informational meeting held at the Excelsior Springs High School Performing Arts Center in regards to the district’s new drug testing policy for…

Gala raises over $53K to support education

Saturday, March 14 was a memorable night for education in Excelsior Springs as supporters, alumni and community leaders gathered and collectively donated over $53,000. This support came in the form…

Oligschlaeger says Tiger Path helps students improve

So far this school year, fewer than six dozen students have attended the Tiger Path alternate school program in the Excelsior Springs School District. Director of Student Services Erin Oligschlaeger…

7th grade sports starting up again

Seventh grade athletes will have an outlet for their sporting activities starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday night, March 9, to…

Truancy ordinance remains in limbo

A proposal to establish a truancy law to bolster attendance in the Excelsior Springs School District remains in detention, as attorneys for the city and the school district disagree on…

Board okays another refinance

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 7-0 on Monday, Feb. 9, to refinance 2007 general obligation bonds, saving more than $400,000 between now and the time the bonds are…

Local businessman helps fulfill A+ promise for Excelsior Springs students

A shortfall in state revenues will leave students who are enrolled in community college under the A+ program one credit hour short—but not for graduates of Excelsior Springs High School.…

No one hurt in fire at Elkhorn Elementary

A fire detected at a storage shed located behind Elkhorn Elementary School at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday morning showed just how well the young students put into action the safety…

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