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Photographer Lani O’Dell ‘feeds her soul’ through art, travel

Photographer Lani O’Dell ‘feeds her soul’ through art, travel

She nearly ran late to the interview, and the reason why would surprise no one who knows her. She rescued a sick raccoon she found in her yard.…

Beacon of sunflowers helps local farmer bridge divide

Beacon of sunflowers helps local farmer bridge divide

A scarf of bright gold among green fields lays just outside of Richmond. Planted by Ronnie Russell, over 10 acres of sunflowers, bright, cheerful faces turned uniformly to…

Lessons in integrity: Chief Shepherd leaves lasting impression on students

Lessons in integrity: Chief Shepherd leaves lasting impression on students

Integrity. The word resonates through the classroom, a point of topic and pride the students seem familiar with, as Chief Steve Shepherd, both at ease and in command,…

Praying Together begins new year

Praying Together begins new year

July 27, 2018 – A group gathers together to pray every month, hoping their words will help unite the community and prevent tragedy. Kimberly Barrera said she began the…

Open doors and open hearts benefit community

Open doors and open hearts benefit community

July 20, 2018 – He’s been in the newspaper a lot. Mostly he shows up in articles about football. He played for the Excelsior Springs Tigers. He worked hard…

Meet your neighbor: Carl Wilson

Meet your neighbor: Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson said he can’t remember exactly when he came to Excelsior Springs because he came too many years ago. He served in the Army during World War…

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UPDATE: Red Cross assists Excelsior residents after house fire

UPDATE: Red Cross assists Excelsior residents after house fire

August 14, 2018—The Red Cross has been called in to assist a displaced family after…

Pompous Jack to bring high-energy performance to Excelsior Springs

Pompous Jack to bring high-energy performance to Excelsior Springs

A Kansas City area band plans to bring excitement to the BBQ & Fly-In on…

Making good food choices helps kids succeed

Making good food choices helps kids succeed

“I’m hungry!” Whether they are 8 or 18, kids need fuel, and they ask for…

Structure fire in Excelsior Springs calls out multiple departments

Structure fire in Excelsior Springs calls out multiple departments

August 13, 2018—Around 11:10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13., dispatch called Excelsior Springs Fire Department…

Annual barbecue contest promises fun for families

Annual barbecue contest promises fun for families

August 10, 2018 – On August 17, the air surrounding downtown Excelsior will grow thick with…

Excelsior Springs Police Blotter (July 31 – August 6)

Excelsior Springs Police Blotter (July 31 – August 6)

Tuesday, July 31 12:03 a.m., 1000 block of Rowell St., James Wood, WM, 40, was…

‘That night was hell:’ Excelsior police officer remembers the flood

‘That night was hell:’ Excelsior police officer remembers the flood

The Excelsior Springs Police Department worked with other area public safety officials to assist residents…

Crash on Interstate 35 sends Excelsior teen to hospital

Crash on Interstate 35 sends Excelsior teen to hospital

At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated a two-vehicle crash…

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2018 Tiger Hall of Fame winners inducted

2018 Tiger Hall of Fame winners inducted

A number of Tigers received the honor of induction into the 2018 Tiger Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 11. Amy Galey, Chad Kilgore, Anthony Price, Steve Smith…

A season to remember: ESHS Tigers take 3rd at state

A season to remember: ESHS Tigers take 3rd at state

June 7, 2018 – “I’m going to remember this forever,” said Tiger baseball player Peyton Soria. “Making the final four isn’t something that happens every year so I’m never…

Kim Snelling signs with Blue River Trail Blazers

Senior Kim Snelling signed with Blue River (MCC) on Wednesday, April 4 and will play soccer for the Trail Blazers. Snelling had many successful seasons with the Excelsior…

ESHS Tiger Golf Remains Undefeated

ESHS Tiger Golf Remains Undefeated

Excelsior Springs boys golf team hosted Grain Valley and Kearney in a triangular match on April 5. The match started at 4:30 p.m. The weather was 65 degrees,…

Opinion

‘This place matters!’ Resident makes case for Museum Tax

‘This place matters!’ Resident makes case for Museum Tax

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of The Excelsior Springs…

Remember the names

Remember the names

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of The Excelsior Springs…

When a baby’s cries go unheard

When a baby’s cries go unheard

The babies will stop crying. Behind chain link fences, in camps and “tender age facilities,” tended by government employees who are…

Giving dads the gift of competency

Giving dads the gift of competency

Dads get a bad rap, portrayed as clueless, dismissed with onesies that have instructions printed on them. And while that is…


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