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Meet your neighbor: Nave Sisters

Meet your neighbor: Nave Sisters

Ramy Nave, age 7, and younger sister Arianne, age 6, said they have lived in Excelsior Springs their whole life. Ramy, who will enter second grade in the…

Besherse celebrates form, color in figure painting

Besherse celebrates form, color in figure painting

The point of view in the art seems up-close, colorful and playfully fluid—much like the artist himself. Local artist Bobby Besherse possesses a very technical background. Currently, he…

Excelsior Springs Fire Department upholds core values through acts of kindness

Excelsior Springs Fire Department upholds core values through acts of kindness

July 13, 2018 – An Excelsior Springs Fire Department crew made a difference Saturday in one local woman’s life. Fire Chief Paul Tribble said members of his crew going…

Local residents deal with onslaught of the Japanese beetles

Local residents deal with onslaught of the Japanese beetles

July 13, 2018 – They start at the top of the trees, working their way down, eating every bit of foliage in their path and leaving behind them the…

Meet your neighbor: Ronnie Drew

Meet your neighbor: Ronnie Drew

July 11, 2018 – Ronnie Drew moved to Excelsior Springs from Atlanta by way of Kansas City a decade ago. He said he liked the area after doing some…

Not your grandmother’s quilts: Local woman shares love of sewing with youth

Not your grandmother’s quilts: Local woman shares love of sewing with youth

Bold, beautiful colors and carefully chosen textures combine with precise stitches. Some include surprising themes, from Harry Potter to a favorite video game. Another incorporates a poem written…

News

Excelsior Springs School District passes preliminary budget for 2019

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education approved the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2019 at…

Property tax increase on August ballot still under scrutiny

Property tax increase on August ballot still under scrutiny

July 13, 2017 – With a property tax to help fund the Hall of Waters and…

Statistics show low life expectancy, high tobacco use in Excelsior Springs

Statistics show low life expectancy, high tobacco use in Excelsior Springs

July 13, 2018 – The latest data from the Clay County Health Department displays an alarming…

Excelsior Springs Police Blotter (July 3 – July 8)

Excelsior Springs Police Blotter (July 3 – July 8)

Tuesday, July 3 1:09 a.m., 1700 block of W. Jesse James Road, Officers arrested Misty…

Summer months cause hazards for motorcycles

Summer months cause hazards for motorcycles

As more motorcyclists ride into the summer months, many wish to remind others of potential…

Clay County woman says she fell asleep with daughters in car

Clay County woman says she fell asleep with daughters in car

July 11, 2018 – The local woman whose two children died at their home outside…

Fines, Kimsey retire from Excelsior Spring Police Department

Fines, Kimsey retire from Excelsior Spring Police Department

Two of Excelsior Springs Police Department longest tenured officers retired June 29 leaving behind over…

Area man sentenced to child abandonment

Area man sentenced to child abandonment

July 10, 2018 – An Orrick man will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to…

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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

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…

Why we barbecue on Memorial Day

Why we barbecue on Memorial Day

My dad didn’t “do” war stories. He might tell you about the monkey they found in the jungle and adopted, naming…


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