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Many Clay County homeowners recently received notices of a change in their property valuations, increasing concern and confusion over property taxes.

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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.

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The Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will soon be under the helm of a new leader with the recent resignation of its executive director.

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 Feb. 22, 2019 – The Inn on Crescent Lake played host to the Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship Program this week where three screenwriters gained much-needed knowledge and mentorship from two Hollywood screenwriters.

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Feb. 22, 2019 – The Clay County Commission recently asked a judge to stop the State Auditor from taking any action to enforce what the county said they describe as unconstitutional.

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Feb. 22, 2019 – Some Excelsior area pilots spoke to the Excelsior Springs City Council Tuesday evening, asking the city to make changes to what they described as the mismanagement of the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport.

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Feb. 22, 2019 – The Excelsior Springs School District hopes Proposition A will allow them to build new schools and make improvements throughout Excelsior.

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Feb. 22, 2019 – Editor’s note: This article continues a series to profile each candidate running for Excelsior Springs City Council and the Excelsior Springs Board of Education. Excelsior Springs residents Thomas Shue and Carl A. Harper filed to oppose incumbent Brent McElwee in his quest to…

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Feb. 22, 2019 – Editor’s note: This article continues a series to profile each candidate running for Excelsior Springs City Council and the Excelsior Springs Board of Education. Excelsior Springs residents Thomas Shue and Carl A. Harper filed to oppose incumbent Brent McElwee in his quest to…

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The Missouri State Auditor’s Office announced Monday it filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Clay County Commission.

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The Excelsior Springs School District hopes Proposition A will allow them to build new schools and make improvements throughout Excelsior.

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Feb. 8, 2019 – Those involved with Slightly Off Broadway Theatre’s next production hope to do more than just entertain the community, they want to make a difference in the lives of some Excelsior Springs’ furry friends.

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The Clay County Commissioners recently filed a lawsuit against the State Auditor’s office asking for a judge’s decision regarding requests for information that county officials said could put taxpayers at risk.

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Feb. 8, 2019 – As the debate into the future of the Excelsior Springs’ Memorial Airport intensifies, airport supporters attended the Excelsior Springs City Council meeting to voice their concerns with plans.

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Feb. 8, 2019 – Editor’s note: this article continues a series to profile each candidate running for Excelsior Springs City Council and the Excelsior Springs Board of Education. Excelsior Springs residents Thomas Shue and Carl A. Harper filed to oppose incumbent Brent McElwee in his quest to …

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Jan. 25, 2019 – Editor’s Note: This article begins a series to profile each candidate running for Excelsior Springs City Council and the Excelsior Springs Board of Education. 

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Feb. 1, 2019 – With all the success stories the Good Samaritan Center clients have shown throughout the years, one thing remains constant, the client receives the credit, not the center.

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Jan. 25, 2019 – The Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation Board met Tuesday, Jan. 22 to discuss renovations to the airport’s north hangar.

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Jn. 25, 2019 – As many celebrated the life of Martin Luther King on Monday, those in the community striving to extend his legacy continue the work he began.

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Jan. 25, 2019 – The Excelsior Spring Standard will publish a voters’ guide to help the community know where those running for Excelsior Springs City Council and the Excelsior Springs Board of Education stand on important issues.

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 Jan. 18, 2019 – After 31 years serving the community, ALDI will open a new Excelsior Springs location, offering a smarter, faster and easier grocery shopping experience. The new store will be located at 2351 Vintage Drive and will replace the current store located at 1719 Jesse James Road, …