Excelsior Springs News Headlines

Weekly News Headlines

Here are some news headlines that you may have missed over the past month, collected and collated from a variety of news sources, all pertaining to Excelsior Springs.


– Excelsior Citizen
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) has awarded $21.5 million dollars in grant funding to the City of Excelsior Springs for the Safe Streets and Sidewalks Infrastructure project. 

– Excelsior Citizen
Earlier this week a citizen of the community posted a question that has since been taken down by the author asking…

– Excelsior Citizen
On Thursday it was announced that Treehouse Foods will sell a significant portion of its meal preparation business to European investment firm, Investindustrial for $950 Million.

Longtime dream of outdoor pool edges nearer to reality – Excelsior Springs Standard
On Tuesday, Mayor Sharon Powell watched Excelsior Springs take another step toward achieving a dream it has pursued, by her estimate, for the 46 years she has lived here.

Downtown events draw visits by thousands, statistics show – Excelsior Springs Standard
On July 18 at the Hall of Waters, city leaders got a look at how much foot traffic recent events had drawn to downtown Excelsior Springs.

Council approves ESPD’s golf cart request – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Excelsior Springs Police Department is adding a vehicle to its fleet: a golf cart. On July 18 at the Hall of Waters, the City Council approved Chief Greg Dull’s request to buy a 2017 E-Z-Go cart for $11,538.

Proposed Surtax Decrease Meets With Pushback – Excelsior Springs Standard
Melinda Mehaffy, Excelsior Springs’ economic development director, is among the civic and educational leaders in Clay County who are concerned about the county’s decision to have residents vote on a proposal to decrease the county’s commercial property surtax.

Public Safety

– Excelsior Citizen
On the morning of July 8th, Excelsior Springs citizen Kristin Tarrant posted into the Excelsior Citizen facebook group asking if other residents had seen wrong way drivers on US 69 Hwy.

– Excelsior Citizen
On July 11th, 2022, Excelsior Springs resident Michael Roberts (37) drowned to death in his family’s backyard swimming pool. But thanks to the quick actions of his father and Excelsior Springs emergency services Michael survived his deadly experience.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ reports for August 10, 2022 – Excelsior Citizen
Police blotter, Fire Calls, and EMS Runs for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, as well as Clay County Sheriff, Ray County Sheriff, and Missouri State Highway Patrol reports for August 10, 2022. Remember, all parties are innocent until proven guilty.

– Excelsior Citizen
In January of this year the Excelsior Springs City Council presented a reconsideration to the Dangerous Dogs ordinance that included a Pit Bull “breed ban” established in 1987.

Grand Jury Rules No Charges Against ES Teacher – Excelsior Springs Standard
A Clay County grand jury recently decided no charges will be filed against an Excelsior Springs teacher accused of abuse.

ESPD Promotes Four – Excelsior Springs Standard
Cassie Cramer and Samantha Nash-St. John made history July 27. That night, the two women were promoted from corporal to sergeant with the Excelsior Springs Police Department (ESPD) – the first time for any woman to reach that rank with the department.

Pit Bull Ban Is Repealed – Excelsior Springs Standard
Excelsior Springs’ regulations regarding dogs that threaten to attack or attack humans have changed – and a decades-long, breed-specific ban has ended.


Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference Receives Makeover for Next 2 Years – Scorebook Live
One school will join the league this year: Excelsior Springs. The Tigers are a former member of the Suburban Conference, but had been competing in …

Suburban Conference goes to five divisions – The Examiner
With Excelsior Springs High School rejoining the league for the first time since leaving in 2008 for the Missouri River Valley Conference, …

Four CHS Sports Kick Off Season with ‘Jamborees’ – KCHI Radio
Boys Soccer will travel to Excelsior Springs for their two scrimmages against Kearney and Excelsior Springs. The first of the two should start …

– Excelsior Citizen
On Monday evening (08/08/2022), Jill Evert, a retired educator, and administrator from the Excelsior Springs School District with more than 30 years of education experience was selected from a pool of five well-qualified candidates for an open position on the Excelsior Springs Board of Education.

– Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame held their 2022 induction ceremony on August 10 at the ESHS Performing Arts Center.

Eagles Donate Adaptive Swing to Cornerstone – Excelsior Springs Standard
One woman’s dream to help special needs children culminated in the dedication of an adaptive swing Monday evening at Cornerstone Elementary School.

Teammates give back on Tiger Service Day – Excelsior Springs Standard
On July 13, 54 Excelsior Springs High School football players got together to give back to the community and observe an annual tradition – Tiger Service Day. 


– Excelsior Citizen
Bill Hightower is a name you might recognize around town, for nearly 40 years Bill has operated one of the most successful real estate operations in the community.

– Excelsior Citizen
A 2006 graduate of ESHS, Lyndsey said she never dreamed she’d become one of the champions of Excelsior Springs.

– Excelsior Citizen
We are excited to announce that Excelsior Citizen has been selected by LION Publishers and Google News to participate as panelists at Google’s annual Community News Summit, held August 16, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois.

See Inside the Missouri Hotel Maybe Haunted by Al Capone’s Ghost – 100.9 The Eagle
The official tourism website for the state of Missouri includes The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. As a matter of fact, ..

Learning about ‘Buster’ – The Platte County Landmark Newspaper
Emily Rose and her son David, right, Excelsior Springs, checked out the miniature school bus known as Buster at the Cops and Kids event in …

MIIM Acquires 613-Unit Portfolio – Multihousing News
… Neb., and Joplin, Shell Knob, Kennett, Perryville, Dardenne Prairie, Hannibal, Kirksville, Excelsior Springs and Kearney, Mo., Moline said.

KC Mayor Hires Advocate for “Unrepentant Cop Killer” to Sue State Over Required Funding of Police – The Heartlander
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, told the Kansas City Star. After having attempted to quarantine $42 million of the police budget last year – the ..

Martin Lists Benefits of Legalizing Recreational Cannabis – Excelsior Springs Standard
If Missourians approve recreational marijuana, it’ll affect dispensaries like the Kansas City Cannabis Co. – and workers in the cannabis industry like Corey Martin.

MoDOT plans permanent fix for ‘Sonic pothole’ – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to fix the recurring pothole on Missouri Highway 10 by the Sonic Drive-In sometime in August, according to Chad Birdsong, Excelsior Springs public works director.

Winner, front-runners picked for commission seats – Excelsior Springs Standard
One Clay County commissioner was chosen and the fields for three Clay County Commission seats narrowed with Tuesday’s primary elections. Voters considered candidates for two at-large positions – one in the Western District, one in the Eastern District.

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