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Local women spread kindness in schools

Local women spread kindness in schools

The bathrooms of Westview Elementary, Elkhorn Elementary and the hallway of the Special Education wing at Lewis Elementary look a little brighter and friendlier, thanks to the efforts of several…

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. She found…

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 the east…

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, reminds them…

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 Praying Together…

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 throughout his…

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 II. He…

Cole transitions to Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center

Cole transitions to Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center

Her positivity, enthusiasm and energy won’t disappear from Excelsior Springs. Instead, Courtney Cole’s abilities transferred her from the Educational Foundation, of which she acted as director for two years, to…

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 fall, loves…

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 works at…

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