Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – March 25-April 14, 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

Is Excelsior Springs About to Experience a Housing Boom? – Excelsior Citizen
Buckle up; Excelsior Springs is on the cusp of a potential housing boom.

Excelsior Springs Police Department Launches YouTube Channel for Public Engagement – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Police Department announced the launch of their official YouTube channel earlier this month, aiming to provide greater transparency and a window into the daily operations of the force.

Earth Day Cleanup 2024 – Excelsior Citizen
In celebration of Earth Day, the Parks and Recreation Department is spearheading a community-wide cleanup initiative to promote environmental sustainability.

‘Proud to Have Served’: Sonya Morgan’s Emotional Farewell to Excelsior Springs City Council – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs, MO–Sonya Morgan, a dedicated public servant who has served on the Excelsior Springs City Council for 12 years, was honored with a proclamation at an early-morning work session Friday.

2024 Clay/Ray Municipal Election Results – Excelsior Citizen
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 the Municipal Elections were held for Excelsior Springs, turning out a small percentage of the population.

Excelsior Springs Hospital’s April Health and Wellness Classes – Excelsior Citizen
This April, the Excelsior Springs Hospital, in collaboration with the Excelsior Springs Community Center and Senior Center, are proud to continue their series of health and wellness classes designed to enhance the well-being and knowledge of the community.

Excelsior Springs Announces 2024 Summer Sewer Credit Program for Residents – Excelsior Citizen
The City of Excelsior Springs is once again offering its Summer Sewer Credit program to residential customers within city limits.

Spring 2024 POUNCE – Excelsior Springs School District
Dive into updates on the Swope Health Clinic, student achievement, bullying prevention and student leadership development, and the latest buzz on the …

Common GOP campaign warning about ‘out-of-state extremists’ ignores in-state polling – First Alert 4
A recent social media blast from several Missouri Republican lawmakers repeats a narrative that a vast majority of voters in the state hold the same position on abortion rights despite polling of likely voters showing the state’s electorate is much more divided on the issue.

Highway 92 culvert replacement complete – Courier-Tribune
CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Highway 92 culvert replacement project near Kearney and Excelsior Springs is complete and the route is now open, …

Common GOP campaign warning about ‘out-of-state extremists’ ignores in-state polling – KMOV
Narrative portrayed …

Bills making it harder to amend state constitution proceed in Missouri House – Missouri Independent
State Rep. Doug Richey, a Republican from Excelsior Springs, said with a simple majority, it’s possible for those leading initiative petition …

Business/School

School Board Replay April 9, 2024 – Excelsior Citizen
Follow all of the action with the summary below or visit the ESSD website to download the full agenda.

Excelsior Springs Re-elects Troy Snelling, Welcomes Traci White to School Board – Excelsior Citizen
During a special session following their regularly scheduled board meeting on April 9, 2024, the Excelsior Springs School Board welcomed one newly elected member, Traci White, and re-elected incumbent, Troy Snelling, to the board.

Local Students Shine at Platte-Clay Electric Youth Tour Finals – Excelsior Citizen
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) hosted the 2024 Rural Electric Youth Tour regional finals at their headquarters in Kearney on Wednesday.

Night With the Band Fundraiser Hits High Notes, Raises Nearly $8,300 – Excelsior Citizen
The second annual Night With the Band fundraiser, a follow-up to the highly successful inaugural event in 2022, was held at the Montgomery Event Venue last Thursday.

Excelsior Springs High School Stages Gripping Performance of “The Lion in Winter” – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs High School’s drama department presented a two-day production of James Goldman’s historical drama “The Lion in Winter” on April 5 and 6.

ESHS Hosts Successful Prom Palooza Event, Providing Free Formal Wear for Students – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs High School (ESHS) opened its doors to students from across the area on April 3rd, offering them the opportunity to acquire free prom attire at its 2nd annual Prom-a-Palooza event.

Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce Acquires Additional Trolley to Boost Tourism – Excelsior Citizen
In a move to enhance local transportation and tourism, the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce has finalized the acquisition of a new-to-them chamber trolley.

Courtroom Tigers: ESHS Mock Trial Team Roars at State – Excelsior Citizen
On Friday, March 22nd, the Excelsior Springs High School’s Mock Trial team headed to St. Charles, Missouri, to compete in state championships.

Dealer Anniversaries – Automotive News
50 with Ford Celebrating the 50-year award from Ford Motor Co. for Chuck Anderson Ford in Excelsior Springs, Mo., are, from left: Chuck Anderson, …

Ford revives stair-steps to move 2023 F-150s off dealership lots – Automotive News
Nick Anderson, general manager of Chuck Anderson Ford in Excelsior Springs, Mo., said the F-150 stair-step is, in theory, a good program if …

Kansas City Cannabis ‘Propels’ Team to Leadership Roles – Cannabis Business Times
Right next to our Excelsior Springs store is Inside Out Escape Room. Our staff wanted to do it as a store, and we gave them the budget, and they …

Big Red Trolley – Excelsior Springs Trolley
Big Red Trolley is highway ready and will venture outside of Excelsior Springs for your own private tour destination(s) and is ready and waiting for …

Bank promotes three – Richmond Daily News
The independent, locally owned community bank, which has branches in Excelsior Springs and Richmond, recently announced promotions for Amy Deitch,

Public Safety

Safe Options for Household Hazardous Waste in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
Residents of Excelsior Springs have year-round options for disposing of hazardous household waste (HHW) thanks to the City’s participation in the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Swim Team and Street Repairs: Council Recap April 1, 2024 – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs City Council tackled a wide range of issues during their April 1, 2024 meeting.

Excelsior Springs Facing Critical Need for Paramedics – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Fire Department is grappling with a severe shortage of paramedics, which Fire Chief Joe Maddick attributes largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports for March 29, 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 March 29, 2024.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports for April 7, 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 April 7, 2024.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports for April 14, 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 April 14, 2024.

Tragic ATV Accident Claims Life, Injures Teen in Ray County – Excelsior Citizen
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024, has left a family grappling with loss and injury.

Additional Coverage: KMZU, FOX4KC, Northwest MO Info, KTTN-FM 92.3 and KGOZ, KSIS Radio 1050 AM, Yahoo

Top 20 Most Common Toxic Plants in Excelsior Springs – PictureThis
Excelsior Springs, nestled within Missouri’s lush vegetation, provides a fertile ground for various flora, including insidious toxic varieties

‘Creates lots of fear’: Dairy farmer in Excelsior Springs on alert over bird flu threat to cattle – KSHB
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo — Local dairy farms are on high alert as an outbreak of avian flu threatens not only the poultry population but also poses a …

Car Flip: Crazy Car Pursuit in Excelsior Springs Mo – Reddit
Police Chases and Police Action Videos

22-Year-Old Man Killed in Turner Turnpike Crash Identified by Authorities – News on 6
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Trenten Campbell of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, was declared dead at the scene by Creek County EMS. Related …

Excelsior Springs Facing Critical Need for Paramedics – NewsBreak
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO—The Excelsior Springs Fire Department is grappling with a severe shortage of paramedics, which Fire Chief Joe Maddick …

Troopers Arrest Excelsior Springs Man on Two Charges Monday Morning – Northwest MO Info
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 67-year-old Clay E. Herring around 10:23 Monday morning on preliminary charges of felony …

Accused car thief denied release from custody – Bethany Republican-Clipper
Harrison County, MO: Jeffrey Paul Jackson II, 39, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, appeared in the Associate Division of Harrison County Circuit Court last week following his arrest on vehicle tampering charges.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 23 arrests in northern Missouri between April 11 and 14, 2024 – KTTN-FM 92.3 and KGOZ
In the early hours of April 13, Demetri E. Tsakiris, 35, of Excelsior Springs, MO, was taken into custody in Clinton County for misdemeanor DWI.

Sports

Excelsior Springs Football team store is open for business – Twitter
Excelsior Springs Football team store is open for business till Sunday, April 21st at 11:59PM. Click on the link below to check out all the new …

Results from I-35 Speedway – United States Racing Association
(4) 65A Mark Anderson, Chillicothe, Mo. Heat #2: 1. (3) 38D Darrion McLaughlin, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 2. (4) 4M Mike McCarty, …

Tuesday Scoreboard – Northwest MO Info
… Excelsior Springs 7 Benton 0. College Baseball Central Missouri 12 Missouri Western 5. Men’s Volleyball Graceland (4-16, 2-11) 13 18 22 0. Missouri …

MSHSAA Baseball: Excelsior Springs vs Fort Osage – 3/27/24 – MSHSAA
Excelsior Springs vs. Fort Osage Spring Season Baseball Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Share Page: Location. 612 Tiger Drive. Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

Baseball Recap: Excelsior Springs wins going away against Benton – MaxPreps.com
Excelsior Springs is on a roll lately: they’ve won three of their last four matchups, which provided a massive bump to their 3-4 record this season.

Baseball Game Recap: Benton Cardinals vs Excelsior Springs Tigers – MaxPreps.com
As for Excelsior Springs, they are on a roll lately: they’ve won three of their last four matchups, which provided a massive bump to their 3-4 record ..

Excelsior Springs vs Belton Football – August 26, 2022 – Scorebooklive.com
View pregame, live and post-game details from the Excelsior Springs vs. Belton Missouri game on Aug 26, 2022.

Smithville Baseball on X: “JV sweeps the doubleheader from Excelsior Springs 4-0 in game…” – twitter.com
JV sweeps the doubleheader from Excelsior Springs 4-0 in game 1 and 5-4 in game two. Strong team effort led by pitching, timely hitting, …

Prep baseball: Ashton Nance’s gem lifts Jaguars to fourth straight league win – The Examiner
… Excelsior Springs Wednesday at Winnetonka High School. Excelsior Springs scored five runs in the third inning to break a scoreless tie. Fort Osage …

Featured

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
Have you ever sat at home wondering how you could be more involved with the city?

Anxiety Attack? Here’s How Your Brain Reacts and What to Do About It – Excelsior Citizen
You’re walking along and, suddenly, you can feel your chest tighten and your shoulders flex.

Local 5k Raises Funds for Good Samaritan Center Despite Hiccups – Excelsior Citizen
The Good Samaritan Center’s annual Tortoise and the Hare 5K Walk and Run brought out nearly 200 participants this year, raising money for their vital Emergency Assistance Program.

ROARRing Good Time! Gigantic Dinos & Bumblebee Roll Into Town with I Heart Cookies! – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs turned into Jurassic Park with a twist this Monday, as a herd of animatronic dinosaurs invaded the Tractor Supply parking lot!

Klutch Baseball Team Plants for the Future at Century Bark – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Klutch, a local 12-and-under baseball team, traded in their cleats for shovels last Friday (4/5/24), volunteering their time to plant trees at Century Bark, the city’s popular dog park.

Fun Facts About the Hall of Waters – Excelsior Citizen
There’s more to the Hall of Waters than being “the place to pay your water bill.”

Exciting Updates for the Farmer’s Market: New Time & Location, Nutrition Program for Seniors, and Merch! – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Farmer’s Market is making exciting updates for the upcoming season!

Welcome, Jessica Cornish! – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Citizen is thrilled to introduce Jessica Cornish, our newest team member who joins us as a Digital Manager and Lifestyle Writer.

Teen Trio Adds Youthful Diversity to the Citizen’s Newsroom – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Citizen is happy to have three talented teenagers from Excelsior Springs High School on its growing team.

Excelsior Springs Gears Up for Another Solar Eclipse – Excelsior Citizen
As Excelsior Springs prepares for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th, the community reflects on the remarkable experience of August 21, 2017, when the city found itself in the Path of Totality.

Excelsior Springs Preparing for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast May 2nd – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs community is preparing to come together for the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, set for Thursday, May 2nd, at 7:00 a.m. at The Elms Hotel.

MU Remembers: An evening of tribute to lives lost – Higher Education – Columbia Missourian
Noah Reed Marker, 22, of Excelsior Springs, was a senior at MU’s School of Journalism. … Excelsior Springs community. Marker died July 17, 2023 …

Excelsior Springs school district night with the band fundraiser, 2024 – YouTube
Sit back and relax and let the smooth sounds of the Excelsior Springs high school jazz ensemble sweep you away. 0:14 The Queen Bee 4:12 In a …

Vintage matchbook cover Royal Hotel Sickels Cafe – Mister Cola
Vintage matchbook cover, ROYAL HOTEL Sickel’s Cafe Excelsior Springs Mo., picturing the cafe interior and the hotel.

What can visitors expect to find at Watkins Mill State Park near Excelsior Springs? – Hipcamp
Visitors to Watkins Mill State Park near Excelsior Springs can expect to find a historic farm home and mill from the 1870s, a 100-acre lake for …

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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