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The Excelsior Springs Historic Commission recently announced the creation of the Excelsior Springs Historic Preservation Awards Program to “celebrate the outstanding preservation projects that are recently and substantially completed in the City’s historic districts.

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Residents of Excelsior Springs presented their concerns over the City’s proposed water rate increase to the Excelsior Springs City Council in their Monday evening meeting.

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A marker for Johnnie Owen Duncan lies amid his Duncan ancestors in the Turner-Siegel Cemetery in rural Excelsior Springs. His body, however, found its final resting place in the English Channel on April 28, 1944, during a training exercise in preparation for D-Day.

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One Waterfest performer comes to Excelsior from street performing by way of the Emmy winning dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance.

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The day after an EF2 tornado tore through portions of Excelsior Springs, neighbor started helping neighbor, bringing the community together to help those impacted.

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Updates to this story, including a list of nearby Ray County facilities will be provided as they become available.

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ORLANDO, Florida – The National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers announced their support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, formerly called NAFTA.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration agreed to jointly oversee the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.

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WASHINGTON –A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline.

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The week’s Meet your Neighbor column features a man who caught a huge spoonbill in Warsaw last Friday.

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Monday April 1, 2019, 9:42 AMExcelsior Springs Police DepartmentAdvisory: South Kansas City Avenue will be closed between Concourse Avenue and South Street daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., April 25 - May 3

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SAN FRANCISCO – A federal jury in San Francisco unanimously decided that Bayer AG’s weed killer Roundup caused a California resident to develop cancer.

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House Bill 762, a bill that recently passed out of the Missouri House of Representatives, would make it easier for Missouri residents to see the detailed financial information of their city government.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City District Office will host a recruiting event in an effort to hire at least 40 new Full-Time Highway Maintenance Workers. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, April 18 at Morning Star’s Youth & Family Outreach and Care…

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The Excelsior Springs Fire Department held its annual awards ceremony to honor the service of the department’s emergency personnel.

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This story has been updated to include statements from Carl Harper and Wood Heights Fire Protection District Chief Lee O'Dell

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Throughout the local election coverage, The Standard published profiles on each city council candidate, including (listed in the order they appear on the ballot) Brent McElwee, Thomas Shue and Carl Harper.

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Monday April 1, 2019, 9:42 AMExcelsior Springs Police DepartmentAdvisory: Ameren will be doing pole inspections with a drone this week in Ex Springs. Ameren vehicle will be present.

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Update: At this time, Orrick district Superintendent Scott Archibald said he does not know when the school will re-open.

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Update: ESPD officers have re-opened the intersection of Crown Hill and Kearney Roads. Ameren staff members have restored power to all residents.

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The Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation Board met Tuesday evening to discuss new healthy lung signs that will soon be installed in city parks.