News Headlines

Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – May 29, 2022

News Headlines

Below is a collection of news stories that have been published over the last two weeks pertaining to Excelsior Springs.

City

City Council Recap: Hospital Reports Growth and Progress – Excelsior Citizen
Proclamation – National Hospital Week 2022 – Excelsior Springs Hospital CEO, Kristen DeHart was on hand to accept the…

Moving moments from city history on display – Excelsior Springs Standard
Video from a city festival in the 1930s – including images of Native Americans, cowboys and a stagecoach – is available on a new, widescreen monitor at the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives, 101 E. Broadway.

Senior Life Solutions spreads mental health awareness – Excelsior Springs Standard
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Excelsior Springs Hospital Senior Life Solutions is spreading awareness of the challenges of receiving mental health access in rural areas.

Public Safety

Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ reports for May 18, 2022 – Excelsior Citizen
Police blotter, Fire & EMS Runs for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Clay and Ray County Sheriff and Missouri State Highway

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ reports for May 25, 2022 – Excelsior Citizen
Police blotter, Fire & EMS Runs for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Clay and Ray County Sheriff and Missouri State Highway

Crash Claims Life of Excelsior Springs Resident – Excelsior Citizen
A traffic accident this morning resulted in the death of Excelsior Springs resident, Richard Dobbins (30). According to witnesses at…

Excelsior Springs man dies in 3-car crash on US-69 – KCTV 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – A man died at the scene of a car crash Monday morning in Excelsior Springs. A Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report …

Excelsior Springs Man Killed in Clay County Crash – KSIS Radio
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2000 Dodge, driven by 30-year-old Richard A. Dobbins of Excelsior Springs, failed to yield …

Excelsior Springs man killed in three-vehicle crash – KTTN
… 69 and North Jesse James Road on Monday morning, May 23, claimed the life of an Excelsior Springs man. A Cameron man was injured in the crash.

Driver ejected, killed in 3 vehicle crash in Clay County – FOX 4 Kansas City
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — One person is dead after being ejected from their vehicle in a crash on US 69 and Jesse James Road Monday morning.

Clay County crash kills Excelsior Springs man – KMZU The Farm 100.7 FM
CLAY COUNTY – An Excelsior Springs man was killed in an accident in Clay County Monday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the …

Excelsior man killed in 3-car crash on US 69 – KSHB
An Excelsior Springs man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 69 and North Jesse James Road shortly after 10:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Excelsior Springs resident dies in three-vehicle wreck – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – An Excelsior Springs resident died in a wreck that totaled three vehicles. Richard A. Dobbins, 30, Excelsior Springs, …

30-year-old man killed in Clay County MO crash: highway patrol – The Kansas City Star
Richard Dobbins, 30, of Excelsior Springs, was killed late Monday morning after a three-vehicle crash, according to the Missouri State Highway …

Investigative squad examines Excelsior Springs jail death – Excelsior Springs Standard
Benjamin Chase, 21, Excelsior Springs, died while in custody in the city jail. Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull said he asked the Clay County Investigative Squad to investigate “for transparency and accountability” to the public. Many departments ask for outside reviews of unusual circumstances for the same reasons, he said.

Sheriff investigates alleged assaults – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four reports that an Excelsior Springs School District staff member assaulted several Cornerstone Elementary School students. The sheriff’s investigation is separate from district and Missouri Childrens Division investigations.

Sheriff’s office investigating reports of assault on students – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four reports that an Excelsior Springs School District staff member assaulted several Cornerstone Elementary School students.

County investigative squad examines city jail death – Excelsior Springs Standard
Benjamin Chase, 21, Excelsior Springs, died while in custody and the death is being reviewed by another law enforcement agency, the Clay County Investigative Squad, Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull stated. Dull said he asked for the outside investigation “for transparency and accountability” to the public. Many departments ask for outside reviews of unusual circumstances for the same reasons, he said. “They’ll determine exactly what happened,” Dull said.

Sports

Savannah walks to season-ending loss in sectionals – St. Joseph News-Press
The Savannah Savages saw their season come to an end against Excelsior Springs in their Class 4 sectional matchup as the Tigers rallied from three …

Owls make return to state – Marshall Democrat-News
Junior Coltyn Wise produced two RBI singles during the Owls’ 5-2 quarterfinal victory over Excelsior Springs. Chris Allen/Democrat-News.

School

Chemistry Students Experiment with Community Project – Excelsior Citizen
The Chemistry II classes at Excelsior Springs High School have been working on a project exploring the connection between climate…

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Announces Cadet of the Year – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Job Corps has announced student Semnein Morst has been awarded National Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year in…

Board recognizes retiring staffers – Excelsior Springs Standard
Three retiring district employees received a sendoff from district leaders when the Board of Education met May 9 at the Support Services Center.

Board agrees to raise staff salaries – Excelsior Springs Standard
School district personnel will receive raises for 2022-23. On May 9 at the Support Services Center, the Board of Education approved 4% pay hikes to base salaries and a salary schedule step for administrators; certified staff members; PAT/tech workers; Rockin’ Tiger Club personnel; and nurses, licensed practical nurses, maintenance workers and administrative assistants, or “classified” employees.

Excelsior Springs High Class of 2022 – Excelsior Springs Standard
Lainey Creason avoided sentimentality as she bid farewell to Excelsior Springs High School. The final speaker of the commencement ceremony May 13 in the high school gym, she acknowledged the class would miss high school.

Area schools expect benefit from funding for school buses – Excelsior Springs Standard
“Full funding” for public school transportation might translate to hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Excelsior Springs and Richmond school districts. Richmond School District Transportation Director Jeff Southwick said, when the school year concludes in a few days, then the district will focus on possible savings.

Politics

FDA regulatory bloat causes problems – The Gazette
In this March 24, 2017 photo, Myra Moser bottles raw milk on her parents’ Be Whole Again Farm in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Featured

Citizen Spotlight: Terri Irons – Excelsior Citizen
Terri Irons is a self-proclaimed “Excelsior Springs superfan,” partly by choice, but also because her roots here run deep. Raised…

Citizen Spotlight: Dennis Hartman – Excelsior Citizen
Dennis Hartman has never strayed too far from his home in Excelsior Springs. After graduating from Excelsior Springs High School…

Ameren Missouri Announces Clean Slate 2022 – Excelsior Citizen
Ameren Missouri has announced funding to help those who are behind or are in need of electrical reconnection. The Clean Slate…

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