Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Nov 6-19, 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.

City/Government

Community Center Unveils Innovative Inflatable Dome for Year-Round Pool Use – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Community Center made a splash with its latest addition – an inflatable dome over the outdoor pool.

ESHS Celebrates 2023 National  Honor Society Inductees – Excelsior Citizen
Excitement filled the air at Excelsior Springs High School as the newest members of the National Honor Society were inducted in a prestigious ceremony, an event that showcased their dedication to Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

Citizen’s Input Leads to Rethink of Short-Term Rental Ordinance – Excelsior Citizen
In a surprising turn of events at the recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, a citizen’s concern has prompted a significant reevaluation of proposed ordinances for short-term rentals in the city.

Excelsior Springs Middle School Celebrates Veteran’s Day with Assembly and Patriot’s Pen Award Presentation – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Middle School marked Veteran’s Day with a special assembly on Friday morning attended by students, faculty, and guests.   

Sewer Fee Increases and Wyman School Cleanup Project Top Council Agenda – Excelsior Citizen
As part of the November 6, 2023 Excelsior Springs City Council meeting, members voted to increase sewer rates and move forward with significant environmental cleanup of the Wyman School building.

Hall of Waters Gets Much-Needed Fix Just in Time for the Holidays – Excelsior Citizen
The iconic Hall of Waters, a beloved landmark in the heart of Excelsior Springs, has just wrapped up a temporary shoring project.

Mrs. Frie Goes to Washington: City Planner Achieves Certification as Aging in Place Specialist – Excelsior Citizen
Shantele Frie, City Planner for the City of Excelsior Springs, recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she attended the Housing Assistance Council’s conference on building rural communities.

Clay County Public Health Center Extends WIC Contract for 2024 – Excelsior Citizen
The Clay County Public Health Center recently announced the continuation of a contract to provide Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services for the federal fiscal year 2024.

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week – Excelsior Citizen
As National Apprenticeship Week wraps up, the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center made significant strides with a career fair held last week.

Democrat taken off Missouri House ethics committee case ahead of Wednesday hearing – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Mazzie Boyd, R-Hamilton, and Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, have also called for Plocher’s ouster as speaker. Rep. Chris Sander, R-Lone Jack …

St. Charles lawmaker joins other Republicans calling for new Missouri House speaker – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Reps. Mazzie Boyd, R-Hamilton, and Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, have also called for Plocher’s ouster as speaker. Rep. Chris Sander, …

Mo. Senate candidate in Glasgow next week – The Fayette Advertiser
He faces Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, in the 2024 GOP primary. A former Mizzou football player, Gregory was elected to the Missouri …

Missouri House GOP caucus sticks with Plocher as speaker – for now – Missouri Independent
Plocher’s explanation, however, didn’t satisfy state Rep. Doug Richey, a Republican from Excelsior Springs and one of the members who has called …

Excelsior Springs Board of Education Meeting November 14, 2023 – YouTube
… Excelsior Citizen Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and YouTube channel. Board of Education agendas and documentation can be found at https://essd40 …

Business

Former Pizza Hut Site to Host Two-Office Building – Excelsior Citizen
The site of the former Pizza Hut at 101 Crown Hill Road in Excelsior Springs is set for a significant transformation.

7 Upcoming Local Holiday Markets – Excelsior Citizen
We’ve put together a quick guide of seven upcoming holiday markets happening here in Excelsior Springs!

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for November 17, 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 17, 2023. Remember, all parties are innocent until proven guilty.

KC ho-h0-holiday guide: Light shows (including a big new one), Santa, Scrooge, more – The Kansas City Star

Christmas tree lightings, holiday displays across Kansas City area 2023 – FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Each evening, a different nonprofit hosts Lane of Lights. When: 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 18 through Dec. 25; Where: East Valley Park, Excelsior Springs …

Ever wonder how many Christmas tree farms are in Missouri? | CJ Coombs – NewsBreak Original
One of the many tree farms in the state is Christmas Ranch Tree Farm located at 24818 NE 148th Street in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. According to …

Public Safety

911 Fee Approved by Voters Takes Effect April 2024 – Excelsior Citizen
Clay County Proposition A, which asked voters to implement a $1 monthly fee on cell phones to fund 911 services, passed with 60.9% of the vote in Tuesday’s election.

House Fire Leaves Homeowner Displaced by Uninjured – Excelsior Citizen
A house fire at 326 S. Kimball Ave in Excelsior Springs on Wednesday, November 8th, at approximately 11 a.m., resulted in no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Woman Remains in Critical Condition After Apartment Fire – Excelsior Citizen
Desiree Byas, 24, the victim of the recent apartment fire on Excelsior Street, is currently in critical condition at a local hospital, her family has confirmed.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports – 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 10, 2023. 

Sports

Tiger Soccer Finishes 4th at State Tourney – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Tiger Soccer Team has dominated another season on the field. With massive wins against all the district teams, including forcing Chillicothe into an 8-0 mercy rule in the district semifinals and a win over Bishop leBond for the district title, the 3rd in a row that the Excelsior Springs Tigers have taken and the 5th of all time.

Excelsior Springs defeated Richmond – MSHSAA
2023-2024 Class 3 District 15 Girls Volleyball Tournament Matchup: Excelsior Springs defeated Richmond.

MSHSAA Soccer: Harrisonville vs Excelsior Springs – MSHSAA
Harrisonville vs. Excelsior Springs Boys Soccer Class 2 State Tournament Saturday, November 11, 2023.

East, Rockhurst, Park Hill South, Excelsior Springs reach Missouri soccer final fours – AOL.com
East now faces Rockwood Summit in the semifinals at Fenton on Friday. Advertisement. And in the Class 2 quarterfinals, Excelsior Springs beat host …

Rockhurst Hawklets 1st to advance to final fours for Missouri boys high school soccer – The Kansas City Star
And Excelsior Springs was at Harrisonville in a Class 2 semifinal starting at 6 p.m.. Rockhurst Soccer defeats Ozark 2-1 and is headed back to the …

Logan-Rogersville soccer shuts out Sacred Heart to advance to first final four – Ozarks Sports Zone
During the 2021-22 season, when Seu was a sophomore, the Wildcats lost 3-2 in penalty kicks to Excelsior Springs. But that is a distant memory now …

Krew Collison helps fill in for injured brother as Westminisster earns first state berth – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Excelsior Springs, which finished third last season, defeated Harrisonville 3-1 on Saturday in another quarterfinal. Older brother. Caden was on …

Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal: Westminister 3, Excelsior Springs 0 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
… Excelsior Springs forward Kolin Kincaid. Westminster played Excelsior Springs in a Class 2 Missouri state soccer semifinal game at World Wide …

Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal: Westminister 3, Excelsior Springs 0 – Courier-Tribune
Westminster defender Landon Casidy (left) and Excelsior Springs forward Kolin Kincaid vie for the ball. Westminster played Excelsior Springs in a …

Featured

How the Excelsior Springs Class of ’93 Makes the Holidays Brighter – Excelsior Citizen
Every holiday season, the Excelsior Springs High School alumni from the class of 1993 do something special. They’ve started a wonderful tradition of adopting a local family for the holidays, and it’s all about bringing cheer to families in their community who could really use a helping hand.

Excelsior Springs Sparkles with Festive Cheer with Annual Christmas Kickoff Event – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Christmas Committee, dedicated to spreading holiday joy, has once again outdone itself with this year’s enchanting kickoff to the holiday season.

Community Center Mustache Fundraiser Brings Fuzzy Fun to Scholarship Drive – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Community Center has launched a unique fundraiser they’re calling “mustachES” to support their Community Center Scholarship Fund, aimed at assisting community members with various center programs, including memberships and swim lessons.

Inside the budding project aiming to help the Excelsior Springs homeless population – KMZU.com
Anderson, an Excelsior Springs resident and retired teacher who became passionate about remedying homelessness by participating church programs, came …

400 Veterans, First Responder Families Served with Food, Care Boxes in KCK – KSHB
Mary Wilson, who lives in Excelsior Springs, was one of the recipients and talked about the importance of receiving support. “On the back burner …

Sundance Ranch in Excelsior Springs brings the experience of nature with the comforts of home – KMBC
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy Kansas City for the weekend! Less than an hour away from Kanas …

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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