Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Jan 15-28, 2024

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.

City/Government

First Look at Clay county Ballot for April Election – Excelsior Citizen
The sample ballot for Clay County was released earlier this week and includes a variety of local elections and propositions.

Community Leaders Honored with Prestigious 2024 Baldrige Foundation’s Leadership Awards – Excelsior Citizen
The Baldrige Foundation, renowned for recognizing exemplary leadership across various sectors, has announced its 2024 Leadership Award recipients, with two community leaders from Excelsior Springs among the honored.

Strategic Growth and Community Impact: Key Takeaways from Excelsior Springs Hospital Board Meeting – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Hospital Board met on January 22, 2024, bringing with it significant announcements and updates.

Empowering Clay County Through Conflict Resolution and Family Support – Excelsior Citizen
Clay County’s Office of Dispute Resolution & Family Court Programs stands as a beacon of hope and support for its residents.

Citizen’s Letter Spotlights City’s Action on Flood Mitigation – Excelsior Citizen
An anonymous letter recently sent to Excelsior Springs’s mayor and city council brought the recurrent flooding plaguing the downtown area to the forefront.

Baldrige Foundation Announces 2024 Leadership Award Recipients – PR Newswire
Molly McGovern, City Manager, City of Excelsior Springs, MO; Michelle Mejia, MAA, Health Promotion & Strategic Partnership Consultant, West Kendall …

Culvert Replacement delayed on MO Route 92 near Kearney and Excelsior Springs, Jan 17 – Missouri Department of Transportation
CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation closed Missouri Route 92 near Kearney and Excelsior Springs for a culvert replacement on …

Business

Excelsior Springs Chamber Luncheon Highlights Job Corps Partnership and Cyber Security – Excelsior Citizen
On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce launched their year’s inaugural Chamber luncheon, proudly sponsored by the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center.

Multi-chamber coffee networking event Feb. 6 – Courier-Tribune
GLADSTONE – Chambers of commerce in Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Kearney, Liberty and Smithville are joining together for a morning coffee …

Public Safety

Point in Time Count Provides a Snapshot of Homelessness in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
On a cold evening in January, volunteers in Excelsior Springs undertook the critical task of conducting the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count, an initiative crucial for understanding the scope of homelessness in the region.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, & Sheriff’s Reports for January 28, 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 January 28, 2024.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, & Sheriff’s Reports for January 19, 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 January 19, 2024.

Clay County Sheriff Connects with Young Citizens at Local Library – Excelsior Citizen
In an effort to strengthen community bonds and educate the youth about local services, Clay County Sheriff Will Akin joined over fifty attendees at the Mid-Continent Public Library in Excelsior Springs on Wednesday morning.

Kansas City Weather: Frigid cold knocks out water for everyone in Lawson – FOX4KC.com
… Excelsior Springs Fire Chief Joe Maddick. After their engine spent it’s water, tanker trucks out of mutual aid from Liberty, Kearney, and the …

Kansas woman accused of murder still hiding from police – Salina Post
December 22, off a roadway at the park, located at 14812 Old Quarry Road, Excelsior Springs. Flores-photo Clay Co …

Sports

Girls Wrestling: Blair Oaks takes home team title at Brookfield Tournament – Jefferson City News Tribune
Brookfield was runner-up with 120 points and Excelsior Springs placed third with 93 points. Clara Warner at 120 pounds in the B division …

Basketball Game Recap: Excelsior Springs Tigers vs Braymer Bobcats – MaxPreps.com
They were beaten by Braymer 62-27. Excelsior Springs was in a tough position after the first half, with the score already sitting at 36-13. Braymer …

Featured

Excelsior Citizen Introduces Letters to the Editor – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Citizen is excited to announce a significant change in how we engage with our community.

The Important Role of a Neighbor Mom – Excelsior Citizen
Written by Laura Mize, City of Excelsior Springs Neighborhoods. Recently, I attended a virtual workshop featuring an author who touted herself as an introvert.

Beekeepers Swarm to Excelsior Springs’ First Club Meeting – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Area Beekeeping Club, a new venture dedicated to the fascinating world of apiculture, had its inaugural meeting on January 25, 2024, at the Mid-Continent Public Library in Excelsior Springs.

Slightly Off Broadway Announces Exciting 2024 Season Lineup – Excelsior Citizen
Slightly Off Broadway, the cherished community theater situated in the heart of downtown Excelsior Springs, is thrilled to unveil its diverse and captivating lineup for the 2024 season.

Excelsior Springs Freshman Dazzles at 4-H National Championship in Texas – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs freshman Hailey McDade recently made a fashionable splash at the 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences National Championship and Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Ralph Kalberloh, WWII veteran and Jefferson City citizen, dies at 98 – KRCG
He was born on July 21, 1925, in Excelsior Springs, Mo. He volunteered in the Army Air Corps at 18 after graduating from high school. He was in …

How KCUR reporters collaborate for better, more empathetic crime coverage – KCUR
Both reporters covered the case of Timothy Haslett, the Excelsior Springs man accused of beating, raping and holding captive a 22-year-old Black woman …

Obituaries

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Garland Avenue Bridge Closed Due to Safety Concerns
School Board Tackles Diverse Agenda at May Meeting
Firefly Events Dueling Pianos
Piano Pandemonium: Dueling Pianos at Firefly Events
Missouri Miss Amazing Haley Martin
Missouri Miss Amazing Haley Martin
Isley School Renovation Project Sparks Emergency Response
Gun with safety lock
Be Informed, Stay Safe: Gun Safety Event at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 

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