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While vaping among youth continues to cause concern for communities like Excelsior, experts continue to explore ways to educate on its dangers.

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What started as a “keep the peace” call – to avoid conflict between adults who are separating – ended in the arrest of a Richmond Middle School employee for alleged sexual contact with a student.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all southbound traffic of the Buck O’Neil (Route 169/Broadway) Bridge between the Richards Road Exit and 5th Street beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14 for bridge deck repair work. Southbound tr…

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Editor’s note: In recognition of National 4H Week, to be held Oct. 6-12, Elkhorn Second Grader Sloane Black took it upon herself to write this article for the newspaper to promote 4H and her local club. To learn more about 4H, visit 4H.Missouri.Edu

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UPDATE: According to reports, officers arrested the 35-year-old driver on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license.

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After 30 years with Treehouse Preschool, no one knows Darla Sims by her name anymore. In fact, a grandparent wanted to mail her a card once and admitted they didn’t know her last name.

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The newest featured artist at Main Spring Arts Gallery finds inspiration in the world around her, taking old objects and making them new.

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The Children’s Fund grant and the school district’s long-range facility plan were two items discussed during the regular ES Board of Education meeting Monday, Sept. 9.

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Recent changes in the school calendar and a reduction of co-curricular activities, including field trips, caused some alarm with a few parents at Westview Elementary. 

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As the community remembers those lost to suicide during Suicide Prevention Month, hope turns to education in an attempt to help area youth struggling with the stresses they face in their daily life.

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The childhood experiences of one woman who grew up in Excelsior Springs helped to inspire her book that explores what she describes as the exclusionary politics of the Midwest. 

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The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of Federal matching grants known as the Historic Preservation Fund. HPF provides funds to state historic preservation offices to assist in carrying out preservation activities. Missouri State Historic Preservation Office awa…

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The Excelsior Springs City Council voted unanimously to pass the proposed rise in utility rates during their Monday, Aug. 5 meeting. The increases will take effect on Sept. 1. 

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As the City of Excelsior Springs worked to approve the local ordinances governing the use of medical marijuana, City officials held a listening post and encouraged all those who approve and oppose cannabis to discuss their concerns. 

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AG orders board to revote on  disbanding policeCity officials held an illegal meeting, disbanded the police department, riled residents and had to defend the action against the Missouri Attorney General in court – the city lost, agreeing to a consent judgment.“(The) … Wood Heights vote to di…

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This year’s BBQ & Fly In on the River will feature a $10,000 firework show, a chance for locals to judge a competition and a local favorite band entertaining the crowd on Friday evening.

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Discussion regarding the proposed water, sewer and trash rate increase continued Monday evening as the Excelsior Springs City Council heard resident concerns about the potential higher costs to their bills. 

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The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a bat recently found in Clay County tested positive for rabies. Clay County Public Health Center would like to remind the community of the risk of exposure to rabies due to contact with bats. 

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The Excelsior Spring High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its newest class Wednesday evening. The week of activities continued Thursday and Friday at the Excelsior Springs Golf Course with the 2019 Tiger Classic. 

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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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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.