Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Dec 18-31, 2023

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.


School District Forming Committee to Explore 4-Day Week – Excelsior Citizen
“The committee plans to come up with the pros and the cons for our district,” Tomlinson said in a brief interview with The Excelsior Citizen after the …

Thrive Academy Graduates Ready to Make a Difference – Excelsior Citizen
This past Monday, December 11, the Fall 2023 Excelsior Springs Thrive Citizens Leadership Academy cohort met at the Community Center to mark the …

Audit Results, ESFD Training Facility, and Streetscape Project Move Forward at Dec 18 City Council – Excelsior Citizen
Several agenda items were discussed at the December 18, 2023, Excelsior Springs City Council meeting. The 2021 Fiscal Year Audit was presented, …

Excelsior Springs School Board approves formation of committee regarding 4-day school week – KMZU.com
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. – Excelsior Springs School Board took a first step towards transitioning the district to a 4-day school week during last …

Missouri hospital welcomes new CFO – Beckner’s Hospital Review
Matt Untch has been named CFO of Excelsior Springs Hospital, bringing 25 years of accounting and hospital finance experience to the role.

Missouri lawmaker introduces universal education tax credit bill, assures families no strings attached – The Lion
State Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, introduced HB 1911 as part of his effort to increase educational opportunities for students. The bill …


Celebrating a Year of Impact and Vision at the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce recently marked another milestone at the historic Elms Hotel and Spa during their Annual Holiday Luncheon.

Excelsior Springs is Pumped Up for QuikTrip Plans – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs is Pumped Up for QuikTrip Plans … QuikTrip, coming soon to a corner near you. The Planning and Zoning Authority has given their …

Keystone awards honor Clay County developments – Courier-Tribune
The Hall of Waters in Excelsior Springs, which just completed an extensive renovation, an investment of over $1.6 million, including a critical …

Public Safety

Excelsior Springs Inmate Death Leads to $150 Million Civil Rights Lawsuit – Excelsior Citizen
… Excelsior Springs Police Department. This incident marked the first recorded instance of an inmate death in Excelsior Springs’ history. Initiated …

Unidentified Body Found in Mosby Woods, Suicide Suspected – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Dec 4-17, 2023. Celebrating a Year of Impact and Vision at the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce ..

Body Found in Mosby Woods Confirmed to be Missing Teen Andrew Mullin – Excelsior Citizen
The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the body found in a wooded area in Mosby on Thursday, December 21 is that of 18-year-old Andrew Mullin.

Suspect Wanted in Connection with Rocky Hollow Homicide – Excelsior Citizen
The Clay County Sheriff’s Department announced a significant development in the homicide investigation following the discovery of a man’s body at Rocky Hollow Park on Dec. 22.
Additional Coverage: Fox4KC.com, KMZU, KMBC, Kansas City Star, KCTV5, Courier-Tribune, Yahoo, WDAF- Kansas City

‘Shop with a Cop’ Event Fosters Community Spirit and Joy – Excelsior Citizen
In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the Excelsior Springs Police Department teamed up with local children for the annual “Shop with a …

Breaking News: Homicide Investigation Underway in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
… Excelsior Springs, MO. They found the body of an unidentified white male, estimated to be between 35-40 years old.The discovery was made at …
Additional coverage: Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Yahoo News!, KTTN-FM 92.3 – KGOZ, Salina Post, Fox 4 KCKansas City Star, KMBC, KSHB, Courier-Tribune, KMZU, KCTV5

Excelsior Springs Fire Department Announces Plans for New Training Facility – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Fire Department has announced an ambitious plan to construct a state-of-the-art training facility to enhance the skills and …

Search for missing Excelsior Springs man stretches into 8 months – News-Courier-Tribune
CLAY COUNTY — An eight-month search for a missing Excelsior Springs man continues and $1600 reward is offered for information that helps lead to …

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, & Sheriff’s Reports for December 15, 2023 – 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 …

Missouri husband and wife sentenced for possessing child pornography – KTTN-FM 92.3 and KGOZ
Excelsior Springs man sentenced to prison for child pornography. An Excelsior Springs, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for possessing and …


Excelsior Springs Honors Legendary Coach Vic Bonuchi with Highway Naming Ceremony – Excelsior Citizen
In a heartfelt tribute to a local coaching legend, members of the Excelsior Springs community came together to lead an initiative to name a …

South Callaway wrestling’s Benningfield and Lewis take second in Battle on the Katy Trail – Fulton Sun
Round 5: Kaitlynn Foster (Excelsior Springs; 4-12) won by fall (1:56) over Gwaltney (South Callaway). Consolation Quarterfinal: Gwaltney (South …

Saturday Scoreboard – Northwest MO Info
… Springs 4th Place – Lillian McCleary of Lone Jack 5th Place – Brooke … Excelsior Springs 6th Place – Gracie Rindom of Lathrop 7th Place – Gracie …

Mexico High School Girls Wrestler Number One at the Battle of Katy Trail 2023 – KXEO
… (Excelsior Springs) (Fall 1:33) Tessa Higgins (Mexico) – DNP Varsity – Cons. Round 1 – Ivee Cooper (California) over Tessa Higgins (Mexico) (Fall 1 …

New faces help Lady Dragons sweep Excelsior Springs competition Tuesday – My Cameron News
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS — The Cameron High School Lady Dragon Wrestling Team made quick work of Pleasant Hill and Excelsior Springs while improving to …

MSHSAA Basketball: Excelsior Springs vs Fort Osage – 12/18/2023 – MSHSAA
Excelsior Springs vs. Fort Osage Girls Basketball Monday, December 18, 2023. Share Page: Location. 612 Tiger Drive. Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.


Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Dec 4-17, 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce recently marked another milestone at the historic Elms Hotel and Spa during their Annual Holiday Luncheon. Fresh …

Community Rallies for Isabelle Sears with Impromptu Christmas Parade – Excelsior Citizen
In a touching gesture of community spirit, citizens of Excelsior Springs gathered to bring holiday cheer to one of their own. Isabelle Sears, a courageous young woman who has been battling brain cancer since she was just five years old, was the guest of honor at a special Christmas parade.

A Week of Heartwarming Goodwill in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
n the past week, Excelsior Springs has been a heartwarming testament to the spirit of community and generosity.

Recycling Center Invites Residents to Responsibly Dispose of Christmas Trees – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Recycling Center, located at 1290 Marietta St., offers a tree disposal service for locals from December 26 to January 31.

Explores Excelsior Springs: Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Attractions and More – Trip Canvas – AAA
Visitor Centers. Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce 461 S. Thompson Ave. Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. Phone:(816)630-6161 …

The Healer | Brandon Block – ES First | An Excelsior Springs Church – ES First
… 2 | Tia Wilson · Be Healed Nt.1 | Taylor Wilson · THE OWNER | Brandon Block · THE AUTHORITY | Brandon Block. 

The Haunted Elms: Unmasking the Supernatural Secrets of Excelsior Springs, MO – Ghost Brothers
Nestled in the heart of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, stands the imposing and mysterious Haunted Elms Hotel and Spa. This historic landmark has …

Missouri women changes lives with 1,000 goats – WDAF-Kansas City
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — A retired Missouri woman has spent the last decade helping dozens of families all over the world, but she’s doing so in …

What is the folklore associated with Missouri? – EnergyPortal.eu
Similarly, the Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs is said to be haunted by the spirits of former guests. These haunted locations have become popular …

Siloam Springs Board Hears from Architects on Recreation Center Feasibility Study – The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
SFS designed Excelsior Springs’ community center, which won several design awards, Garvey said. “In Excelsior Springs, they didn’t have a lot of …

Missouri History Today December 25, 1961: Quake Shakes Up Excelsior Springs Property – Missouri Life Magazine
Although the quakes didn’t cause much damage, they did manage to break dishes and windows and to crack plaster. Excelsior Springs is seen in this …

Traveling Journal: Excelsior Springs MO – Boone County Journal
The Journal Goes to Excelsior Springs! On Saturday, Dec. 16th, the Journal travelled with Sarah Tucker Poff to the Historic Elms Hotel in …

Chocolate, Caramels and Wine, Oh My! – KC Parent Magazine
Nothing says February quite like chocolate! Join us in Downtown Excelsior Springs for the 18th Annual Chocolate Tour!


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

Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Hoard – KMZU
Gary McKown – We Remember
Russell Blubaugh – Fort Scott Biz
Marcia Hiser – Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
Maxine Bates – Legacy
Gloria Benton – Legacy
Deborah McKerlie – Lindley Funeral Homes

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