Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Feb 12-Feb 25, 2024

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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.

City/Government

Council Recap: A Salute to Tradition and Steps Towards Tomorrow – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs City Council convened on February 20, 2024, to deliberate on significant proposals and updates.

Postal Service Delays Disrupt Municipal Billing in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
Residents of Excelsior Springs are feeling the impact of the U.S. Postal Service delays firsthand, particularly with the delivery of their municipal water bills.

Excelsior Springs School Board Meeting Highlights – February 13, 2024 – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Board of Education convened at the Support Services Center on February 13, 2024.

Excelsior Springs Welcomes New WIC Extension Clinic to Support Local Families – Excelsior Citizen
The Clay County Public Health Department is excited to announce the opening of a new WIC Extension Clinic in Excelsior Springs, aimed at supporting the nutritional needs of low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.

Expansion of tax-credit scholarships faces criticism of Missouri homeschoolers – Missouri Independent
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, and Brad Hudson, R-Cape Fair, present bills to the House Special Committee on Education Reform Monday afternoon …

‘I’m absolutely being punished’: Dean Plocher accused of retaliating against GOP critics – Missouri Independent
State Rep. Doug Richey, an Excelsior Springs Republican, also publicly called for Plocher’s resignation. A month into session, Richey finally got ..

Expansion of MOScholars, Missouri’s private school voucher program, gaining momentum – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Christofanelli and Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, who are both running for state Senate seats this year, are sponsoring identical measures …
Additional Coverage: Fulton Sun, Salem News

GOP Fight Against DEI Programs Returns to Missouri Legislature – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
… Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs. Photo by Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications. Tim Bommel. Richey said the deployment …

Business

Excelsior Springs Chamber Luncheon Addresses Active Shooter Preparedness with FBI Experts – Excelsior Citizen
At this Wednesday’s monthly meeting at the Montgomery Event Center, the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce continued their new educational initiative to enrich its members and the broader community through knowledge and preparedness.

Liberty Hospital Notifies Patients of December 2023 Data Breach – JD Supra
… Excelsior Springs Clinic, Primary Care Kearney Clinic, Primary Care Liberty Clinic and Primary Care Plattsburg Clinic. Liberty Hospital employs …

Public Safety

Intruder Causes Brief Scare at Missouri City School – Excelsior Citizen
A man was charged Friday after allegedly trying to break into a Missouri City school while under the influence of narcotics, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Fiery Crash Near Holt Claims Life of Lawson Woman – Excelsior Citizen
A fatal car crash in the early hours of Friday morning has sparked an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, according to a statement from Public Relations Manager Sarah Boyd.

Excelsior Springs Man Seriously Injured in I-35 Multi-Vehicle Crash – Excelsior Citizen
A four-vehicle accident on I-35 in Clay County on the morning of February 15, 2024, led to serious injuries for Tommy W. Brewer, a 47-year-old man from Excelsior Springs.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, & Sheriff’s Reports for February 18, 2024 – 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 February 18, 2024.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, & Sheriff’s Reports for February 25, 2024 – 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 February 18, 2024.

Willow Springs Police Department – West Plains Daily Quill
Andrea K. Brower, Excelsior Springs, was ticketed at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 2 on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Gates. Gregg Leroy Hammond …

Motorcyclist injured in four-vehicle crash in Clay County – KMZU.com
The motorcyclist, Tommy Brewer of Excelsior Springs, was the only driver who was injured. He was transported to Truman Medical Center in serious …
Additional Coverage: Northwest MO Info, KTTN-FM 92.3 and KGOZ, KCHI Radio

Sports

Trio of Excelsior Springs Wrestlers Clinch Medals at State Championships – Excelsior Citizen
The MSHSAA Wrestling Championships kicked off Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 21) for classes 1 and 2.

State Dreams Alive for Excelsior Springs Wrestlers After Fierce District Competition – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs High School boys wrestling team showcased their skills and determination during the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Boys Class 2 District 4 Wrestling Tournament on February 16th and 17th, 2024.

Missouri Girls/Iowa Boys State Wrestling Qualifying Tournaments – Northwest MO Info
… Excelsior Springs. 1st Place Match Riley Walker (Kearney) 30-8, So. over Kyana Huseynov (Lafayette County) 38-5, Jr. (Fall 0:44). 3rd Place Match

Basketball Game Preview: Grandview Bulldogs vs. Excelsior Springs Tigers – MaxPreps
While losing is never fun, Excelsior Springs can’t take it too hard given the team’s big disadvantage in MaxPreps’ Missouri basketball rankings (they …

Basketball Game Recap: Excelsior Springs Tigers vs Grandview Bulldogs – MaxPreps.com
They were beaten by Grandview 76-15. Excelsior Springs has not had much luck with Grandview recently, as the team’s come up short the last three times …

Area Wrestlers Converge on Excelsior Springs for District Tournament – KQ2
Area Wrestlers Converge on Excelsior Springs for District Tournament · Class 2 District 4 High School Wrestling · More From KQ2 News · Recommended for …

Basketball Game Preview: Smithville Warriors vs Excelsior Springs Tigers – MaxPreps.com
As for Excelsior Springs, they have not been sharp recently as the team has lost six of their last seven matchups, which put a noticeable dent in …

Excelsior Springs vs Smithville – High School Basketball Full Game – YouTube

Eldon’s Simmons bids for Class 2 boys wrestling state honors – Jefferson City News Tribune
… Eldon’s Jesiah Simmons goes on the defense against Cooper Collins of Excelsior Springs during their …

Top Six or Bust – Gasconade County Republican
Coming off a district championship at 126 pounds over the weekend in Sullivan, Dutchmen sophomore Steven Buddemeyer (38-9) will face Excelsior Springs …

Southern Boone’s Bergthold looks for repeat title – Jefferson City News Tribune
She will face Excelsior Springs’ Adrien Crawley (27-17) in the first round, which is scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m.. Lewis made it to state last …

Fulton boys wrestlers Blattner and Brocksmith go 2-0 on Day 1 at state – Fulton Sun
Then, Fulton’s title-winner won by a 6-0 decision over Excelsior Springs’s Cooper Collins (35-5) in the quarterfinals. “I ended up picking my …

Live Updates: 2024 MSHAA Wrestling Championships – Cassville Democrat
Quarterfinal: Artherton lost a decision to Wyett Shipman (Excelsior Springs), 6-0. Artherton fought hard and had some near-takedowns, but couldn’t …

MSHSAA Wrestling Class 1-2 First Day Wrestling Results – Northwest MO Info
… (Excelsior Springs) 29-11 (Fall 0:45). 132 Class 2. Cons. Round 2 – Jayden Davis (Boonville) 37-11 won by decision over Cooper Kirkham (Mid-Buchanan) …

Basketball Game Recap: Excelsior Springs Tigers vs Oak Grove Panthers – MaxPreps.com
Excelsior Springs was given a dose of their own medicine in this game as Oak Grove apparently hadn’t forgotten their defeat the last time these teams …

Basketball Game Preview: Excelsior Springs Tigers vs Odessa Bulldogs – MaxPreps.com
Last Wednesday, Excelsior Springs came up short against Oak Grove and fell 54-41. Odessa lost a heartbreaker when they last took the court, but …

Featured

ESHS Competitive Speaking, Acting, and Debate Team Dominates with Fifth Consecutive Conference Title – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs High School Competitive Speaking, Acting, and Debate Team won their fifth straight Conference Championship on Feb. 17 at Lee’s Summit High School.

Step Into Spring with the Tortoise and the Hare 5k Walk, Roll, and Run – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs gears up to host its signature 5K event, the Tortoise and the Hare Walk, Roll, and Run, on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Obituaries

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Dearing Delivers: Junior Clinches Team Conference Title for Excelsior Tennis
ESHS Commencement was a Jubilant Farewell for Class of 2024
ESHS Awards Night Highlights Senior Achievements
Other Trails, Fizer’s, Morgan Honored with Historic Preservation Awards
J&J’s Stocking Up for Grand Opening Later This Month
City Council slide with the Hall of Waters in the background
City Council Recap for May 6th, 2024

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