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Library summer closure confirmed, plans made for summer programs

Library summer closure confirmed, plans made for summer programs

May 25, 2018 – The Excelsior Springs Mid-Continent Public Library branch, one of the first locations slated for improvements, will be closed starting Monday, June 11. The branch will…

Peoples joining Impact Africa Baby Rescue, provide hope, healing for hurting mothers

Peoples joining Impact Africa Baby Rescue, provide hope, healing for hurting mothers

May 18, 2018 – Tonnie Peoples, a 2011 graduate from Excelsior Springs High School, works full-time as a registered nurse at North Kansas City Hospital, and PRN at Excelsior…

Volunteers could bring hot meals back to shut-ins

Volunteers could bring hot meals back to shut-ins

Home-bound residents who receive Meals on Wheels may be able to again receive the daily, hot meals once provided for them, instead of the frozen meals delivered weekly.…

Two sisters: On the ground and in the air

Two sisters: On the ground and in the air

Two sisters, both from Excelsior Springs, have taken on the world in very different ways. One has looked skyward, and become a pilot, while the other has kept…

Three-year-old Sofie raises awareness for neurofibromatosis

Three-year-old Sofie raises awareness for neurofibromatosis

Sofie is a sweet, sunny blonde three-year-old girl growing up in Excelsior Springs. She also has Neurofibromatosis Type I, or NF1. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that can…

Local impact of CVS purchase of Excelsior Springs Red Cross Pharmacy

Local impact of CVS purchase of Excelsior Springs Red Cross Pharmacy

As previously reported by The Standard, the local Red Cross Pharmacy, located at 1018 N. Jesse James Rd., is part of the larger purchase of the Red Cross…

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Excelsior graduate injured in crash: MSHP report

Excelsior graduate injured in crash: MSHP report

ESHS grad injured in crash On Friday, May 18, Excelsior Springs High School student Danton…

Explosive Wood Heights board meeting ends with calls for mayor’s impeachment

Explosive Wood Heights board meeting ends with calls for mayor’s impeachment

May 25, 2018 – Tense orderliness dissolved into explosive anger during the course of Monday’s Wood…

New ALDI location planned for Excelsior Springs

New ALDI location planned for Excelsior Springs

A brand new ALDI location is being planned for the corner of 69 Highway and…

Northbound 69 Hwy. near McCleary temporarily down to one lane due to crash

Northbound 69 Hwy. near McCleary temporarily down to one lane due to crash

May 23, 2018–Northbound 69 Hwy., south of McCleary Rd., is temporarily down to one lane…

Excelsior Springs Police Blotter (May 8 – May 14)

Excelsior Springs Police Blotter (May 8 – May 14)

Tuesday, May 8 12:13 a.m., 200 block of Lovers Ln.: Simnein O. Morst, BM, 19,…

Excelsior residents in need provided help with rising sewer costs

Excelsior residents in need provided help with rising sewer costs

May 18, 2018 – In reaction to the recent sewer rate increase, the City of Excelsior…

Tom Mayfield, filler of buckets, retires from ESSD

Tom Mayfield, filler of buckets, retires from ESSD

Tom Mayfield has greeted generations of students entering the Excelsior Springs School District. He made…

Excelsior man impersonates officer, interferes in traffic stop: MSHP report

Excelsior man impersonates officer, interferes in traffic stop: MSHP report

An Excelsior Springs man was arrested by Missouri State Highway Patrol officers after interfering in…

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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…

JV Tiger tennis versus tournament

JV Tiger tennis versus tournament

Excelsior Springs boys’ junior varsity tennis hosted a tournament on April 4. Overall, the Tigers took 4th out of eight teams and had two medalists. “I thought on…

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A uniquely American tale

A uniquely American tale

My daughter was in the hospital for a few days this last week. It was a blur of tests and deep…

What would your shirt say?

What would your shirt say?

For my son, language is a slippery thing. He’s eight, and on the autism spectrum, and takes nearly everything very literally.…

Be the kind of woman you need in your life

Be the kind of woman you need in your life

The older I get, the more important my friendships with other women become. Even in the midst of raising a family…

Our kids and teachers deserve better

Our kids and teachers deserve better

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 17 people were killed in yet another school shooting. On Thursday, Feb. 18, mothers all over the…


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