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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…

Renovations begin on iconic Excelsior storefront

Renovations begin on iconic Excelsior storefront

June 22, 2018 – The Brunke Hardware building will return to an old look after receiving a facelift. The new owners decided to purchase the old building and restore…

The heart and spirit of the law

The heart and spirit of the law

From the Reverend Jeremy Blevins, Richmond United Methodist Church June 22, 2018 – We have been bombarded by pictures, as well as audio and video clips of migrant children…

Blackburn joins Standard staff as managing editor

Blackburn joins Standard staff as managing editor

June 22, 2018 – A faculty member of Arkansas State University gave her a nickname— not something typically done with students, but he felt it was warranted. Kim Possible.…

News

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…

New life after loss: McKowns welcome baby girl Henley Jane

New life after loss: McKowns welcome baby girl Henley Jane

July 6, 2018- Henley Jane may only be a month old, but her story started a…

New school attendance policies emphasize importance of student presence

New school attendance policies emphasize importance of student presence

July 6, 2018 – Excelsior Springs High School and Middle School put forth a new attendance…

Deceased girls identified, mother arrested on unrelated felony charges (Video)

Deceased girls identified, mother arrested on unrelated felony charges (Video)

July 6, 2018 – The two little girls found dead in rural Clay County near Kearney…

2 sisters found dead east of Kearney

2 sisters found dead east of Kearney

July 5, 2018 – Two young sisters, both under the age of 5, were found not…

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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,…

Landon Seely signs with Benedictine College

Senior Landon Seely signed with Benedictine College on Wednesday, April 4. Seely, who has played a number of different sports at Excelsior Springs High School, will continue his football…

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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