Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – June 4-18, 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.


Restoring Excelsior Springs’ Famous Mineral Waters – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs, a city renowned for its mineral waters, has faced a prolonged absence of public access to these cherished resources.

Thrive Excelsior’s June Curb Appeal Winner Embodies Neighborhood Pride – Excelsior Citizen
Mark and Tammy Whitmire of 4 Todd St. have been awarded the prestigious Thrive Excelsior Curb Appeal Award for the month of June.

Get Ready for an Exciting Summer at Mid-Continent Public Library! – Excelsior Citizen
Get ready for an incredible summer at Mid-Continent Public Library‘s Excelsior Springs Branch!

City Council Recap: Elder Abuse, Short-term Rentals, Parks and Rec Annual Report & More – Excelsior Citizen
During the Excelsior Springs City Council meeting on June 5, 2023, council members recognized the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which falls on June 15, 2023, with a proclamation.

Liberty mayor tells resident to leave council meeting over cemetery dispute – St. Joseph News-Press
… which is now at the top of the city council agenda, Holtzclaw, who lives in Excelsior Springs but has family roots that date to the founding …

Confrontation between Liberty mayor, resident over Confederate cemetery marker – KMBC
… night’s Liberty city council meeting, when Dwayne Holtzclaw, an Excelsior Springs resident who says his ancestors are buried near the marker, …

ES personnel asks for flood solution support – Richmond Daily News
Searching for support in the completed Fishing River Watershed Study, Excelsior Springs City Manager Molly McGovern, Economic Development …

Prewitt Honored with Historic Preservation Award – Excelsior Citizen
The Historic Preservation Committee of Excelsior Springs proudly presented Ron Prewitt with a prestigious historic preservation award in recognition of his exceptional renovation and restoration work on the historic home located at 522 Elms Blvd. 


Excelsior Springs Gears Up for Waterfest 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
The much-anticipated Waterfest, Excelsior Springs’ largest festival of the year, is set to paint the town in vibrant hues of celebration and excitement this Friday and Saturday.

Excelsior Springs Burger King Abruptly Closes Doors Following Failed Lease Negotiations – Excelsior Citizen
In a surprising turn of events, the Burger King restaurant located in Excelsior Springs abruptly shut its doors on Thursday, June 8th, 2023.

A Spectacular Start: Excelsior Springs Farmers Market Kickstarts the Summer with Flair! – Excelsior Citizen
The highly anticipated Excelsior Springs Farmers Market opened for the first time this year on Wednesday, June 7th (4-7 PM), treating the community to a vibrant showcase of local vendors, delicious food, and a festive atmosphere.

Crafts and Drafts: Dubious Claims Brewery Hosts Creative Workshops for Beer Enthusiasts – Excelsior Citizen
Dubious Claims Brewery in Excelsior Springs has taken the concept of enjoying craft beer to a whole new level with their latest venture, “Crafts and Drafts.”

Burger King abruptly closes raft of store for good after confirming 400 outlets will go amid… – The US Sun
On Thursday, June 8, the beloved Excelsior Springs, Missouri location shut abruptly closed its doors. Read more on Burger King. Burger King adds …

Unexpected Exit: Popular Burger King Restaurant Closes, Town Loses Only Location – NewsBreak Original
A beloved Burger King in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, has unexpectedly closed its doors. Sad news for Burger King fans in Excelsior Springs, …

Public Safety

Serious Crash Involving a Horse on NB US 69, South of Robyn Lane – Excelsior Citizen
In the early hours of Tuesday, June 6, 2023, a serious accident occurred on NB US 69 just south of Robyn Lane, involving a vehicle colliding with a horse.

Fiery Consequences: Cigarettes and Potting Soil Spell Disaster – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Fire Chief, Joe Maddick, issued a public service announcement (PSA) today, highlighting a growing fire hazard that has led to numerous residential fires and fatalities across the United States and Canada.

Excelsior Springs Leads the Way in Award-Winning Swimming Facilities in Clay County – Excelsior Citizen
The Clay County Public Health Center has recently bestowed its highly coveted Pool Quality of Excellence Awards upon several outstanding swimming facilities in the area.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for June 9, 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, reports for June 9, 2023.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for June 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 Highway Patrol, reports for June 15, 2023.

‘Everybody’s going to die today’: Man charged in downtown Topeka shootout will face trial – The Topeka Capital-Journal
Perkins, 34, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, faces various charges linked to the Sept. 29 fatal shooting of Gregory Dean Butts, 55.

Ray County Deputies searching for reported runaway juvenile – KMZU
He could possibly be in the Lawson or Excelsior Springs area with friends. Please call 911 if you see him.

Accused Excelsior Springs rapist’s attorney asks for client to be moved – KSHB
An attorney for Timothy Haslett, who is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Excelsior Springs, has asked a Clay County …

Attorney of accused rapists asks for client to be brought closer to Clay County – Courier-Tribune
Haslett of Excelsior Springs was arrested last year and indicted this year with rape, kidnapping and multiple counts of assault and sodomy as well …

Driver seriously injured after vehicle hits horse near Excelsior Springs – KMBC
The crash happened at 4:25 a.m. on June 6 on the highway just south of Robyne Lane outside Excelsior Springs, according to the Missouri Highway …
(More Articles: Fox4 KC WDAF-TV, NewsBreak,  Northwest MO Info)

Excelsior Springs Man Injured and Facing Charges After Early Morning Wreck – Northwest MO Info
Troop A of the Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Excelsior Springs resident Bodazapha L. Loveall was driving a 2014 Jeep Compass on U.S. 69 Highway .

Investigation leads to rape drug, and kidnapping charges for Excelsior Springs man – KMZU
RAY COUNTY — An Excelsior Springs man is facing several charges, including rape and kidnapping following a search of his residence last week.

Excelsior Springs Man in Ray County Court Tomorrow on Multiple Felony Charges – Northwest MO Info
An Excelsior Springs man will appear in Ray County Court Thursday on multiple felony charges. Court documents say James Wayne Woodruff Sr. faces …

Excelsior Springs Man Among Three Hurt in Two Car Accident – Northwest MO Info
Troop H of the Highway Patrol says a 2009 Toyota Corolla being driven by a 17-year-old Excelsior Springs girl was northbound and stopped in traffic on …

Excelsior Springs Man Among Three Hurt in Two Car Accident – NewsBreak
An Excelsior Springs man was one of three people left with minor injuries in a two car crash near Holt Thursday afternoon. Troop H of the…


Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors area athletes, coaches – The Joplin Globe
He was on Excelsior Springs’ 1999 Final Four team and was a USA Today All-American. At Missouri State, he was a two-year closer and starting …

2023 Fall Youth Rec Soccer – U12 – ACTIVEkids
T-shirts are included in registration fees. Activity Sub-Category. Soccer. Location. High School South Field 1A at Excelsior Springs High School …

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame welcomes latest inductees – Ozarks Sports Zone
Shaun Marcum – Excelsior Springs/Missouri State/MLB Pitcher · Dr. Penny Clayton – Hillcrest HS/Missouri State Softball Player · Ben Timson – Springfield …

Missouri baseball coaches announce 2023 all-state baseball team – News Tribune
…Excelsior Springs. Infielders. Curry Sutherland, sr. Logan-Rogersville. Drew Vaughan, sr. Mountain Grove. Nick Moore, sr. Wright City.


Citizen Spotlight: Bill Rose’s Incredible Comeback – Excelsior Citizen
This heartwarming story about the perseverance of citizen Bill Rose will absolutely leave you inspired! We thank our ESHS student intern Brody Hurla for this wonderful story!

Missouri’s Finest Wines Take the Spotlight at Spectacular Excelsior Springs Wine Festival – Excelsior Citizen
Wine lovers and enthusiasts gathered in Downtown Excelsior Springs for a spectacular event showcasing the finest wines and wineries Missouri has to offer.

Things to do excelsior springs mo – TikTok
165 Likes, TikTok video from Excelsior Citizen (@excelsiorcitizen): “#excelsiorcitizen #excelsiorsprings #excelsiorspringsmo

Cultivating Roots at Sundance Ranch KC 2023 – Songkick
Sundance Ranch Kc, Excelsior Springs, MO, US. Line-up: B3, VOiiiD, CHAYCE, ASPyN, Saint Chevelle, Kempton Zalen, Rhito ILY, NoisyTheAlien, …

Summer recess, preparing for next session – Gasconade County Republican
I have committed to other interim activities that include a Farm Bureau Agri-Tourism conference in Excelsior Springs and an Agri-Business …

Excelsior Springs: when travelers stayed at the historic Ligon Apartments when hydrotherapy was the craze – NewsBreak
On May 17, 2010, this historic building located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri originally called the Ligon Apartments, was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).


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

Charles Tarwaters (1951-2023)
Larry Hankins (1944-2023)
Leroy Ellison (1937-2023)
Jacqueline Godden (1947-2023)
David Daniels (1955-2023)
Ronald Kelley (1939-2023)
Billy Downs (1918-2o23)
Elizabeth Joann Oswald
Marjorie Kay “Katie” Parks
Ruth Upchurch
Patricia Nolker (1945-2023)
Virginia Ruch (1921-2023)
Shirley Miller

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