Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Nov 20-Dec 3, 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.


Excelsior Springs Community Center Outdoor Pool Dome Tour 11/19/23 – YouTube – Excelsior Citizen
… ), met with the Excelsior Citizen for a tour of the dome and an explanation of the safety features. Read more at https://ExcelsiorCitizen.com.

Excelsior Springs Paves the Way with High-Tech Street Scans – Excelsior Citizen
The City of Excelsior Springs hired Lamp Rynearson, in partnership with Stantec, to conduct a comprehensive street evaluation program, which was recently completed.

School Board Meeting Opens with Tense Confrontation – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Board of Education convened on November 14, 2023, for a comprehensive meeting covering various critical agendas.

Excelsior Springs City Council Meeting – November 20, 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
Discussion at the November 20, 2023, Excelsior Springs City Council meeting ranged from the restructuring of rates at the Excelsior Springs Golf Course to the advanced implementation of License Plate Reader technology.

Housing Concerns and Hopeful Horizons Revealed in Community Survey – Excelsior Citizen
The latest community survey by Excelsior Springs Thrive offers a detailed snapshot of a community at a crossroads, grappling with various challenges but also showing signs of resilience and hope. 

Clay County Engages the Community in Comprehensive Planning for Future Growth – Excelsior Citizen
Clay County, MO – As Clay County embarks on its Comprehensive Planning process, it is inviting the community to participate in shaping the future of the unincorporated areas within the County.


Fresh From the Market – December 2, 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
The Christmas season was in full swing in the lower level of the 411 Company. There were over 20 vendors eager to share their crafts.

The Elms Hotel & Spa: A Journey Through History, Luxury, and the Paranormal – NewsBreak
Steeped in a rich tapestry of history and mystery, The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs stands as a monument to bygone luxury and enduring …

Spend the Night on the Town at The Atlas Saloon in Excelsior Springs, Missouri – KMBC
… Excelsior Springs is a hometown bar crafting some of the area’s best beer. All beer is brewed in-house. Located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri …

Public Safety

ESPD Welcomes Familiar Faces in New Roles – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Police Department recently welcomed two new faces to its police force, but they are not unfamiliar to the community or the department.

House Hunters: Excelsior Springs Edition – Police Pursue Mobile Home in Highway Drama – Excelsior Citizen
On November 23, 2023, A pickup truck towing a large trailer home led Excelsior Springs Police on a dangerous and unusual pursuit through the city, …
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Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for November 24, 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 November 24, 2023.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for December 1, 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 December 1, 2023.

Excelsior Springs Approves License Plate Reader Technology – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs City Council has recently approved a proposal to implement a License Plate Recognition (LPR) camera system throughout the city.


Excelsior Springs Welcomes National Bicycle Trails, Boosting Tourism and Economy – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs is now a focal point for several national bicycle trails. This change brings an exciting opportunity for both avid cyclists and the local economy.

2023 Tiger Soccer Final Four Post-Tournament Press Conference  – YouTube – Excelsior Citizen
2023 Tiger Soccer Final Four Post-Tournament Press Conference…more. 


Jingle All the Way: Santa’s Stops and Festive Fun Near You! – Excelsior Citizen
December is here and with Thanksgiving having passed, there’s no excuse to not celebrate the Christmas and Holiday season!

Urban SketchersKC’s Artistic Exploration of Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
This past Saturday, the streets and historic charms of Excelsior Springs, MO, were brought to life in a unique and colorful way thanks to the Urban Sketchers of Kansas City.

Painting the Town – New Murals Installed in Downtown – Excelsior Citizen
As you wander through the streets of our downtown, you may have noticed a transformation unfolding on the walls around you.

The Hall of Waters in Excelsior Springs is an incredible Art Deco-style mineral water resort – Reddit
The Hall of Waters, is a historic building located in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri. It is currently the City Hall of Exceisor Springs

We’ve Found Eleven Christmas Tree Farms Around KC for Your Real Fir Fix – Kansas City Magazine
Christmas Ranch Trees. Excelsior Springs. Christmas Ranch is celebrating their 33rd season with fields of Scotch Pine, White Pine and Canaan Firs …

Excelsior Springs Missouri – Large Letter Linen Postcard – Hall of Water – High School –  PicClick CA
Air View Hall of Waters and Siloam Park Excelsior Springs, MO Linen Postcard. $2.97 Buy It Now 8d 5h. See Details Amazon …

Vintage matchbook cover The Elms Hotel – Mistercola
Vintage matchbook cover, THE ELMS Hotel Fontenelle Excelsior Springs MO., picturing the hotel and resort. See scans for details on the condition.

Plocher of Des Peres Faces Ethics Inquiry – Webster Kirkwood Times
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, has called for Plocher to step aside as speaker. Area Republicans who have joined Richey in criticizing Plocher.

Hall of Trees – KC Parent Magazine
Come experience the magic of Christmas by touring the Hall of Trees located around the Hall of Waters’ Water Bar.


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

Whitnee Treadway – 1969 – Reeder-Davis Funeral Home
Mary Baker – 1947 – Legacy.com
Billie Karyn Hampton – 1945 – KMZU
Beverly Jean Pearce – 1937 – Echovita Logo

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Gun with safety lock
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