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As Amendment 2’s Jan. 1 implementation date draws nearer, Excelsior Spring’s city officials plan and prepare for the use of medical marijuana in the community. 

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Editor's note: Edits were made to Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte's comments regarding the annex's space issues for clarification. As discussions of how Clay County should use the over $50 million they obtained through Certificates of Participations in September, County Commissioners cont…

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After spreading kindness for decades with her husband, a woman continues alone ... in her husband’s own, unique way. Judy Orava said she doesn’t think she does anything special. She said she simply likes to show kindness to the world. However, her efforts have not gone unnoticed. An anonymou…

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture, in coordination with USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, has detected ramorum blight on rhododendron plants shipped to some retail nurseries in Missouri. The disease is more commonly known as Sudden Oak Death when it infects oak trees. The rhodod…

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Rainy weather and forecasts for more storms didn’t stop community members from all over from enjoying the festivities and entertainment of Waterfest 2019. 

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Editor’s Note: The two local veterans who shared their stories for this article asked to not be identified due to the sensitive nature of their stories and the possible adverse impact to their day-to-day lives.  

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A local mom decided to pick up painting to enjoy life and found a whole new community.  

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The Slightly Off Band returns to the stage Friday evening with the next in their series of rock concerts, this year featuring Bon Jovi.  

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The County Administration, Leadership and Staff wish to express our deepest sympathies to Ted Graves’ family, as well as his colleagues and friends throughout the community, as we mourn his passing.

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As life moves on for one Excelsior Springs family, they will always remember the wife, mother, grammy and best friend, who’s spirit shone above all others.

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According to city staff, the Excelsior Springs City Council postponed its vote regarding the proposed water rate increase to the second of its July meetings.

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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.