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Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – April 24-May 7, 2023

Weekly News Headlines

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


Council Recap: Hospital Annual Report, No Camping – Excelsior Citizen
The council discussed a variety of topics, ranging from appointments to boards and commissions to ordinances related to public safety and transportation.

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Excelsior Springs Hospital’s Quarterly Family Care Series continues to provide valuable insights into the various community resources available for family health and wellness.

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Excelsior Springs Community Center Special Project’s Director Jesse Hall sent an update on the Center’s Aquatic Center expansion project, which continues to make steady progress.

Thrive Excelsior Springs Community Survey – Spring 2023 – SurveyMonkey
… of residents and leaders from across the community working to increase the quality of life and life span of residents in Excelsior Springs.

Alive and thriving – Excelsior Springs Standard
Thrive Excelsior Springs is a community collaborative that improves quality of life and increases life expectancy through health and wellness, …

Mid-Continent Public Library Trades Foods for Fines – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Branch will donate all donations made to the Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs. It’s worth noting that donations …

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On Thursday, May 4, 2023, the annual Excelsior Springs Prayer Breakfast was held at the beautiful Elms Hotel.


Chamber’s Westside Committee Successful in Forming CID – Excelsior Citizen
Members of the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s Westside Committee were celebrating on Tuesday when the results from the election to form a Community Improvement District (CID) were called in favor. 

Downtown Goes All Out for Cinco De Mayo Fiesta – Excelsior Citizen
The Downtown Excelsior Partnership (DEP) welcomed everyone into the downtown on Friday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the public turned out!

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Casa Di Vite, a local business in Excelsior Springs, has won a prestigious Preserve Missouri Award from the Missouri Preservation Society.

Dare You to Stay at Adults-Only Missouri Inn with ‘Kissing Point’ – KHMO
As a person with absolutely no sentimental side, I have no clue, but I bet it has something to do with this hammock. Inn on Crescent Lake in Excelsior …

Walt Disney Hometown Museum & Citizen to Host ‘Walt Disney’s Marceline’ Event Honoring – WDW News Today
… at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with a light continental-style breakfast before boarding a motorcoach to Marceline.

Full-size trucks are easier to find after shortages as spring selling season intensifies – Automotive News
To be sure, not everyone is seeing higher inventory levels. Customers remain hard-pressed to find an F-150 at Chuck Anderson Ford in Excelsior Springs …

KC Cabinetry and Stone is Delighted to Announce an Expansion in Their Range of Countertops in Kansas City – Digital Journal
KC Cabinetry And Stone, a leading supplier of high-quality kitchen and bathroom materials, is proud to announce that it is now offering an even wider variety of countertops throughout Kansas City.

Public Safety

Alleged Kidnapper and Rapist Timothy Haslett, Jr. Transferred to Johnson County Detention Center – Excelsior Citizen
Timothy Haslett Jr., the suspect in a rape, kidnapping, and sexual abuse case, was transferred from the Clay County Detention Center to the Johnson County Detention Center in Centerview, MO on May 1st, 2023.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports – 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 April 27, 2023. 

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports – 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 May 5, 2023. 

Fatal crash kills Excelsior Springs driver – KMZU
RAY COUNTY, MO – A driver from Excelsior Springs died in a vehicle accident north of Brashears Road in Ray County.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Report – KCHI Radio
She was held at the Harrison County Detention Center. April 25th, deputies arrested 31-year-old Jessica Dawn Dryer of Excelsior Springs, when she …

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department releases information on incidents and arrests in April – KTTN
April 25 LCSO arrested Jessica Dawn Dryer, 31, Excelsior Springs, surrendered to the LCSO on Livingston County arrest warrant 23LV-Cr00176 for …


Missouri Senate to work on state budget – without proposed ban on state spending of.. – NewsTalk KZRG
State Representative Doug Richey, a Republican from Excelsior Springs, says he will continue to work for a version of the proposed ban to make it …

DEI debate stalls Senate appropriations work – Columbia Missourian
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, had broad language banning the use of any state funds for any “staffing, vendors, consultants, …

Rebranding DEI focus of one topical MSU diversity conference panel – Springfield Daily Citizen
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, to prohibit state funds from being spent on “staffing, vendors, consultants, or programs associated with …

Judge blocks Missouri transgender care restrictions hours before they were set to take effect – The Kansas City Star
Doug Richey, an Excelsior Springs Republican, said Monday that he stood behind Bailey’s effort to restrict gender-affirming care.

State budget debate places DEI under microscope – Springfield Business Journal
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, offered the original amendment disallowing state budget funds to be spent on vendors, consultants or programs …

Missouri budget agreement includes $2.8 billion to expand I-70 across the state – STLPR
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, who was the sponsor of the language, said he didn’t rule out attempting to add it in future sessions.

Missouri budget negotiations delayed as deadline looms – St. Joseph News-Press
Senators also removed amendments blocking state spending on diversity initiatives. Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) put an amendment on every …


Excelsior Springs Bowlers Finish Strong at State Tournament – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Tiger Bowling Team placed 8th out of 23 teams in the USBC High School Missouri State Competition, beating larger schools in the Kansas City, Missouri area such as Lee’s Summit, Ray-Pec, and Fort Osage.

18 Teams Compete in Annual Good Samaritan Center Golf Tournament – Excelsior Citizen
On a cloudy Friday morning, May 5th, 2023, the Good Samaritan Golf Tournament brought together 18 teams from all over the community for a day of fun, charity, and friendly competition.

Mineral Water Classic Invitational Track and Field Results – KCHI Radio
The Chillicothe High School track and field teams participated in the Mineral Water Classic Invitational on Friday evening at Excelsior Springs.

Johnson, Keller, Turner score Sunday wins at I-35 Speedway – USRA Racing
(2) 07 Daniel Harris, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 3. (3) 15X Corey Myers, Atchison, Kan. 4. (5) 12 Jeff Stotts, Trenton, Mo. 5 …

Smithville takes 2nd in Pony Express Tournament – Baseball – Courier-Tribune
Following the Pleasant Hill win, Smithville faced Excelsior Springs that same day. It was a low-scoring grind-it-out game.

Spoofhounds earn overall title at Excelsior Springs – Maryville Daily Forum
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — As has become somewhat customary for the Maryville track and field team this season they brought home some more hardware …

Marcum to headline MO Sports HOF Spring Induction Ceremony – Ozarks Sports Zone
A standout at Excelsior Springs High School, Marcum became one of the best pitchers ever to come out of Missouri. He was on Excelsior Springs’ …

MO Coaches Baseball Top 10 – May 3, 2023 – Scoops with Danny Mac
Excelsior Springs 20-10; Southern Boone 21-8; Blair Oaks 16-13; Pleasant Hill 18-4; Hallsville 15-4. Receiving votes: St.

Central tops Excelsior Springs – KQ2
Central tops Excelsior Springs. May 5, 2023


Annual Rotary Shoe Drive Collects Over 10,000 Pairs for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls – Excelsior Citizen
The Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls program is making an impact from the donations of Rotary Clubs all over Missouri, including Excelsior Springs

– Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs has a new reason to smile, thanks to the Community Foundation. This non-profit organization was founded with the sole purpose of supporting charitable projects in the community, and it has already made a significant impact.

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Excelsior Springs native Cameron Huett has been awarded the John and Mary Pritchard Humanitarian Service Award from William Jewell College. 

– Excelsior Citizen
Tom Modin BSN RN, the Neuroscience Outreach Coordinator with Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, spoke at the Excelsior Springs Rotary Club on Thursday, April 20, 2023, about the importance of stroke awareness and safety.

– Excelsior Citizen
Lake Maurer, once a popular amusement park, has a rich history that spans more than a century.

Weird laws around the US, part 5 – Houston Herald
Not even my lawn mower or ATV? Man, that’s tough. •In Excelsior Springs, Mo., throwing a hard object by hand is illegal. I must admit, I’ …

Excelsior Springs Uncork & Unwind Wine Festival – KC Parent Magazine
This premier destination event places Missouri’s wineries and its famous wines on display in the beautiful outdoor setting of Lover’s Lane in East …

BBQ & Fly-In on the River – KC Parent Magazine
This year, BBQ & Fly-In on the River will be located in the heart of our community, Downtown Excelsior Springs, celebrating its 23rd year!

Slightly Off Broadway Kids’ Debut Benefits Local Charities – NewsBreak
Excelsior Springs is abuzz with excitement as the Slightly Off Broadway Kids prepare to stage their first production of the 2023 season, …

Stronghurst Graphic: May 12, 1926
Mrs. William Babcook and daughter Cheryl left for Excelsior Springs, Mo. where Mrs. Babcook will again take treatments for rheumatism.

#TuesdayTeamLunch Client Lunch – Stay Happening
TuesdayTeamLunch Client Lunch at 225 N Jesse James Rd, 225 North Jesse James Road, Excelsior Springs, United States on Tue May 09 2023 at 11:00 am …

Serving success from a small town – Excelsior Springs Standard
Since leaving Excelsior Springs, she has cooked for and served the president as well as competed in a culinary competition.

c. 1910s Tryst Falls Excelsior Springs horseback rider horse E388 – TrueGather
Are you looking for c1910s Tryst Falls Excelsior Springs Missouri horseback rider horse E388? TrueGether is one of the biggest and most trusted …

Excelsior Springs to Mesa drive – plan a road trip – Trippy
Use the road trip planner to drive from Excelsior Springs to Mesa using the best route and find places to stop.

Excelsior Springs to Cambridge (Minnesota) drive – Trippy
Use the road trip planner to drive from Excelsior Springs to Cambridge (Minnesota) using the best route and find places to stop.

Independence pit bull ban being challenged by petitioners tonight – KMBC
Excelsior Springs repeals pit bull ban. Overland Park, Liberty and Kansas City, Kansas have all lifted specific bans on pit bulls breeds in recent …

2019 – Excelsior Springs City Council suspends all activity related to medical marijuana – Greenway Magazine
On Monday Jan. 7 the Excelsior Springs City Council met and approved an ordinance suspending the acceptance of applications concerning  medical marijuana.

Gatsby Days held in Downtown Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Springs Standard
Excelsior Springs recently traveled back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Gatsby Days — a downtown celebration sharing culture, history, …

Eden Village coming to Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Springs Standard
Eden Village’s success.” ~ Kelly Anderson Eden Village of Excelsior Springs is a community of like-minded members uniting to end homelessness.


The following are obituaries of those who have connections to Excelsior Springs. Click here for all Excelsior Springs obituaries.

John C. Lewis
Norma Wood (1939-2023)
Valorie Bussard
John Hawks
Billy Martin
Malik Gross
Charles Elvin Brewer
Opal F. Wyman
David Miller (1948-2023)
Gerald Bath (1929-2023)
Harold “Lee” L. Roberts
Terry Wayne Ritchie
Pamela A. Simon
Patrick Coffman (1954-2023)

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