The following local citizens were recognized for their unique stories and talents to be featured in our weekly newsletter each week. We appreciate those who have let us tell their story and look forward to telling many more!

Brandon Block

Brandon Block

Pastor of Zion Church (formerly ES First)

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Rodney King

King works hard to be a positive influence.

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Marie Mawby

5th Generation Excelsiorite

Tim Harlan

ESHS Choir Director and #1 Cheerleader

Kenny and Ember Manley

Kenny Manley

Re/Max Real Estate Realtor

Sara Noblet with co-workers and volunteers

Sara Noblet

Good Samaritan Center Director

Christen Everett

ESHS Principal

Phil and Stacey Scherer

Opal Wapoo Coordinators

Dr. AJ Strickland

Doctor and Avid Star Trek Fan

Lani O'Dell

Multi-Talented Entrepreneur


Josh Campbell

Campbell Wood Designs Owner

Jim & Daphne Bowman

Willow Spring Mercantile Owners

Molly Roberts

Molly Roberts Studio


Stan Ellerbeck

Mechanical Extraordinaire 


Mark & Anna Sue Spohn

Payne Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast

Lady's Choice Book Club

More than a book club!

Jesse Harris

Blue Sparrow Lawn and Landscape Garden Center

Dorothy Mullikin

Ms Dorothy’s Piano Studio

Dennis Hartman

Local Historian

Terri Irons

Retired ESHS Coach/Teacher


The Jones'

Supporters of Arts and Culture

Troy Snelling

ESSD School Board Member

Charles Bigham

Weiss-Bigham Antique Stoves

Vicky Goetz

Retired Rockin’ Tiger Club Director

Stephen & Jeanine Stubbs

Four Horses and a Dog Winery

The Summers Family

Hitch Hive Honey

Ms. Darla Sims

Retired Treehouse Preschool Teacher

Dantin McBee

ESMS Student & Awarded Archer

Sherri Branson-Hurt

Retired ESSD Coach and Icon

Bill Hightower

Bill Hightower Team – ReeceNichols Real Estate Agent

Lyndsey Baxter

Downtown Excelsior Partnership Director

Gary Renne

ES Chamber Trolley Captain and School Bus Driver

Ryanne Wilkins

Style By Ry Downtown Boutique

Kent Powell, DDS

Retired Dentist and Community Volunteer

Jeff and Jessica Meyer

ESSD Teacher Duo Helping Youth

Gannon Boone & Scott Schwab

Farmers Insurance

Bernice Henson

Planter of Flowers Bringing Joy to All

Bret & Monica O'Dell

Excel Nutrition Owners

ES Emergency Responders

Difficult Fall Filled with Tragedy

Julie Johnson

National Pickleball Champion and Mom

William & Judy Mason

Written by Tom Brenner, MO Photo Workshop

Pawel Janusz

Written by Stanton Sharpe, MO Photo Workshop

Katie Zornes

Local Inspiration and YouTubist

Kenny Slavens

Flat Branch Home Loans MLS

George Moon

113 Relaxation Station LLC

Tina Cook

Community Education Coordinator for the Excelsior Springs Hospital and Published Author

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