Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – July 17 – August 6, 2023

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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.


Council Recap: Community Development and Improvement – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs City Council made strides toward community development and improvement, including the construction of a new firing range…

Does Your Insurance Cover the Cost of Community Center Membership? – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Community Center (ESCC) is changing the game by permitting the use of insurance to cover membership dues, a progressive move…

City Receives Generous Statue Donations from Shemwell Couple – Excelsior Citizen
Dr. Robert and Patty Shemwell, esteemed residents of Excelsior Springs, have once again demonstrated their unwavering commitment to their community.

Informative Meeting Raises Questions about Eden Village of Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
A recent informational meeting hosted by Eden Village of Excelsior Springs sparked both interest and curiosity among attendees as a panel…

Emotions Overflow as Neighbors Dispute Pool Approval – Excelsior Citizen
In the normally quiet Golf Hill neighborhood, tempers are flaring as angry neighbors are voicing their strong opposition to the approval for a zoning variance that will allow…


One Step at a Time Ballroom Dance Opens its Doors to a New Location in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
A sense of excitement and jubilation filled the air as the community gathered to witness the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of One Step at a Time Dance Ballroom Dance Studio…

Tractor Supply Co. Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Excelsior Citizen
Tractor Supply Co. celebrated its grand opening in Excelsior Springs with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the completion…

Public Safety

Body Found in Saline County Identified as Jayne Crosdale, a Potential Witness in Haslett Case – Excelsior Citizen
Yesterday morning, July 30, 2023, authorities notified the public that a body discovered in Saline County, MO, has been identified…
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Family Speaks Out After Possible Witness in Missouri Kidnapping Case Found Dead – FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
The family of a woman pulled from the Missouri River is speaking with FOX4, saying they believe she was more than a …

Small Plane Crash in Clay County Claims Pilot’s Life – Excelsior Citizen
In a tragic incident earlier today, a small plane crashed in a soybean field northwest of Mosby, Clay County.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for July 20, 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 Highway Patrol…

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for July 28, 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 Highway Patrol…

Fugitive Hospitalized After 30-Foot Fall Trying to Escape Excelsior Springs Police – Excelsior Citizen
A manhunt that began last Sunday evening and continued into Monday morning…

Boedecker Sentenced 58 Years for Death of Her Two Children – Excelsior Citizen
Jenna Boedecker, a 34-year-old mother from rural Clay County, has been sentenced to 58 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the death of her two children…

NHA Addresses Mental Health, Opioids, and Food Access in Community – Excelsior Citizen
The Northland Health Alliance (NHA) held a community conversation on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at The Montgomery Event Venue in downtown Excelsior Springs. 

Rural Neighbors Rally to Divert Proposed Firearms Training Facility – Excelsior Citizen
July 13, 2023, a group of rural neighbors, most of them strangers to one another, showed up in peaceful rural Clay County, about a mile west of Cooley Lake,…

Zachary Thompson Leads Charge Against Scammers with CEASE Initiative – Excelsior Citizen
In a bid to protect the community from scams and exploitation, Clay County Prosecuting Attorney, Zachary Thompson, visited the local Rotary Club in Excelsior Springs and delivered…


ESSD Back to School Resource Guide – Excelsior Citizen
All the back-to-school information you need for the Excelsior Springs School District in one place! Enrollment, School Supply Lists, Handbooks, and more…

Where’d the game go? – Excelsior Springs Standard
The U.S. women’s national soccer team got me to thinking about Sam Webb – and Excelsior Springs High School sports. Or rather, the…


Citizen Spotlight: Kim Mawby’s Spiritual Awakening – Excelsior Citizen
“Growing up in Excelsior Springs, Kim Mawby loved school, and at a very young age, she developed an interest in healthcare. This interest continued…

12-Year-Old Birthday Wish Transforms Into Gift of Positivity for Community – Excelsior Citizen
A 12-year-old boy’s birthday wish for a gumball machine has turned into an unexpected and inspirational gift to his community.

Shreveport Times sportswriter Jimmy Watson wins LSWA Prep Writer of the Year Award – Shreveport Times
A former publisher of the Excelsior Springs (Missouri) Daily Standard, Watson was sports editor of Byrd High’s Highlife in 1969 and was sports …

Messy Mania, family fun – Excelsior Springs Standard
Addilyn Pollard contemplates squeezing a sponge soaked with water on her dad. Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login …

April hunt bags a trophy turkey and unforgettable experience – Linn County Leader
Whitworth periodically visits his father in Excelsior Springs, so getting to Missouri to scout the land ahead of time was one step out of the way …

Excelsior Springs, are you ready? See the top nine things to do in Excelsior Springs, MO – City2map
This Excelsior Springs landmarks tour will help you explore the city. Excelsior Springs Missouri is an truly interesting point on the Globe!


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

Melvin Shingleton – Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery
Larry Duncan – Cullen Funeral Home, Inc.
George Harris – Park Lawn Northland Chapel

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Dearing Delivers: Junior Clinches Team Conference Title for Excelsior Tennis
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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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