EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Tigers are looking to build upon the thrill they felt last season from getting Hope Chappel to the Class 1 state tournament. David Stalder, who is in his third season of leading Excelsior Springs girls golf, expects Chappel and her teammates to contend for the Missouri River Valley Conference title this season.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Coach Richie Marsh looks for improvement from his Tigers as he enters his 10th season of leading Excelsior Springs girls tennis, as does longtime volunteer assistant coach Steve Dillinger.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Tigers have spent the past few months getting used to having a new head varsity volleyball coach. Kathryn Beile, who succeeds retired coach Terri Irons, comes to Excelsior Springs after a stint as an assistant coach at Class 4 powerhouse Park Hill South.
RICHMOND – The Small Business Administration is sending a cyber-warning alert to loan applicants seeking federal aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The email phishing campaigns involve malicious actors who impersonate the SBA and the Office of Disaster Assistance to collect personally identifiable information for fraudulent purposes.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Orscheln Farm and Home promoted JoDee Hoffer to manager of the Excelsior Springs location. She began her career with Orscheln in 2019 and brought with her several years of experience in retail and management.
RICHMOND – Rather than adhere strictly to state rules for county governance, Clay County could operate with greater independence under a “charter,” something voters agreed in June to consider. The proposed charter could be available for public viewing as early as next week.
KANSAS CITY – At just over the onethird mark of the coronavirus-shortened Major League Baseball season, the Kansas City Royals’ fortunes are like those of their past few seasons. At press time, the Royals were 10-15 and in last place in the American League Central Division following an interleague doubleheader with Cincinnati Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.