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Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – November 27, 2022

Last Updated on November 27, 2022 by Courtney Cole

News Headlines

Here are some news heading 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

Ava Donegan 17-Year-Old Who Helped Wounded ESPD Officer Honored – Excelsior Citizen
November 17, 2022 – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Excelsior Springs Missouri Police Department, and City of Excelsior Springs recognized the young hero, Ava Donegan who assisted ESPD Officer Andrew …

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Missouri Municipal League Chooses Excelsior Springs for Regional Meeting – Excelsior Citizen
The Missouri Municipal League held their West Gate Regional Meeting at Pairings by Van Till in downtown Excelsior Springs on Thursday evening. The Missouri Municipal League …

Beautiful weather a treat for Halloween – Excelsior Citizen
This year there was beautiful weather for all of the children participating in Trick or Treat events across the community! Traditionally, the start of Halloween celebrations was the annual Downtown …

Woods Memorial Christian Church Continues Blessings – Excelsior Citizen
Woods Memorial Christian Church has closed its doors for months but members continue to bless local groups and organizations with generous monetary gifts dedicated to their mission. Previous donations total …

Museum and Archives Celebrates with Annual Dinner – Excelsior Citizen
Volunteers and staff of the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives gathered at the Montgomery Event Venue on Thursday evening for their annual auction and awards ceremony. Vice President Jean Ann …

Excelsior Springs City Council Recap: Police Station Fence, Design Codes, and Golf Course Fees – Excelsior Citizen
Monday, November 7, 2022 Consideration of Revised Lease Agreement with Masek – Approved 5-0 City Manager, Molly McGovern presented a Revised Lease Agreement with Masek to the Council. (From Council …

Council Recap: Filing for Municipal Elections, a Memorial Shelter, Police Vehicles, and More – Excelsior Citizen
Consideration of Filing Dates for the Municipal Election of April 4, 2023 It was announced that the first day to file for the April 4, 2023, General Municipal Election will

Solana Boutique, Event Space, and Vacation Rental Celebrates Grand Opening – Excelsior Citizen
Good news Excelsior Springs shoppers, there’s a great new spot for gifts just in time for the holiday season! The grand opening of Solana was packed with shoppers and well-wishers, …

Christmas Events Kickoff Holiday Season – Excelsior Citizen
Saturday was full of Christmas events throughout Excelsior Springs. From the Elf Factory, where families crafted gifts, to holiday open houses at downtown businesses, a gingerbread-themed …

12 Upcoming Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
With another successful Christmas Kickoff to the holiday season here in Excelsior Springs, there will be a number of holiday events in the coming weeks, too! Of those that are …

QuikTrip is Coming to Excelsior Springs! (For Real!) – Excelsior Citizen
You did it Excelsior Citizens, QuikTrip is coming to Excelsior Springs! For years when anyone has asked “what does this town need?” one of the first answers has inevitably been …

Tomlinson Takes Lead as School District Rolls Forward with “Proposition Lewis” – Excelsior Citizen
November 14, 2022 – For three months Dr. Travis Hux, Superintendent of Excelsior Springs School District has been on paid leave from the School District for undisclosed “personal” reasons. In …

Aaron B. Mason Selected as Mid-Continent Public Library Director – Excelsior Citizen
November 16, 2022 – During their November 15 meeting, Mid-Continent Public Library’s Board of Trustees approved a contract to hire Aaron B. Mason as the system’s new Library Director and …

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Unveils One-of-a-Kind Railcar Training Facility – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center in partnership with the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and Union Pacific, celebrated new career opportunities for young adults in Missouri …

Orscheln Farm & Home Purchased by Tractor Supply Company – Excelsior Citizen
Tractor Supply Co. Expands Store Footprint in the Midwest, Adds Excelsior Springs Orscheln’s to List of Acquisitions November 22, 2022 – Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle …

Public Safety

Haslett Jr. Appears in Court, Hearing Set for Dec. 2nd – Excelsior Citizen
9:00 AM November 8, 2022 – Timothy Haslett Jr. appeared in Clay County Circuit Court, Division 7, in front of Judge Louis Angles, for what was originally scheduled to be …

Fire on Dawn Ave. Claims One Life – Excelsior Citizen
November 21, 2022 – According to Excelsior Springs Fire Chief Joe Maddick, at 5:56 PM the Excelsior Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire with …

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ reports for November 10, 2022 – 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, 2022. …

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ reports for November 17, 2022 – 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, 2022. …

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ reports for November 25, 2022 – 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 25, 2022. …

‘Our cries are dismissed’: Community leaders call for justice for missing Black women – The Kansas City Star
Michele Watley, founder of Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet, stood in front of community members at Kansas City’s Lucile H. Bluford Library on Saturday …

Bond for Excelsior Springs rape, kidnapping suspect will remain at $500,000 – KSHB
The bond for Timothey Haslett Jr., who was accused of raping and kidnapping a woman in Excelsior Springs last month, will remain at $500000 after …

Timothy Haslett Junior Appears in Court – YouTube
A preliminary hearing has been set for an Excelsior Springs, Mo., man charged with kidnapping and sexual assault. Timothy Haslett Junior appeared …

Man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault appears in Clay County court – FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Clay County prosecutors and Excelsior Springs police work to build a case against Timothy Haslett Jr,, charged with kidnapping, sexual assault.

Sports

ESHS Boys Soccer Clinches 2nd Straight District Title – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Boy’s Soccer team clinched their second straight district championship and punched their ticket for the state championship tournament with a 5-1 win over the St. Pius X …

Soccer Tigers Win! Advance to Final Four! – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs boys soccer team is headed back to the Missouri Class 2 Final Four after a 5-0 win over the Barstow Knights. Although the …

Kearney’s run game pushes team to district title | Football – mycouriertribune.com
KEARNEY — The weather was less than ideal for the Class 4 District 8 semifinal between Kearney and Excelsior Springs.

Lee Wins Bass Fishing League Wild Card Tournament on Wheeler Lake – Bass Resource
6th: Anthony Johnson of Excelsior Springs, Mo., 10 bass, 25-2. Rounding out the top 10 boaters were: 7th: Ed Casey of Whiteford, Md., 10 bass, ..

Class 2 Soccer Final Four at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park at Fenton Friday, Nov – Marshall Democrat-News
Marshall (22-2-1) vs. Excelsior Springs (15-5), 5 p.m.. Saturday, Nov. 19 Third-Place Match. Losers of semifinals, 2:30 p.m.. Winners of semifinals, 4 …

Owls go after first state title on soccer pitch – Marshall Democrat-News
Next on the docket for the Owls is Excelsior Springs. The Tigers defeated Marshall 4-0 in the championship game of the Class 2, District 6 tournament …

Marshall senior Alejandro Hernandez (10) tries to get around the close defensive pressure – Marshall Democrat News
The 22-2-1 Owls take on 15-15 Excelsior Springs in the semifinal round at 5 p.m. Friday at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.

Rock Bridge boys soccer falls in Class 4 state semifinal – Columbia Missourian
The Bruins lost 3-2 to Rockhurst and will face St. Dominic in the Class 4 third place game.

Rock Bridge falls, Marshall advances in State Final Four – KRCG
The Rock Bridge soccer team’s season came to an end Friday night, as they fell 3-2 to Rockhurst in the Class 4 Semifinals.Marshall is advancing to …

Saxony Lutheran soccer team loses in Class 2 State Semifinal – KFVS12
The Crusaders boys will now play the loser of Marshall and Excelsior Springs for 3rd place at 2:30 Saturday, Nov. 19. Saxony Lutheran was seeking …

Summit Christian falls in Missouri Class 1 soccer final; East Bears, Rock still to come – The Kansas City Star
Three boys high school soccer teams from the Kansas City area played for MSHSAA state championships at the Missouri tournaments in Fenton.

Owls win first-ever state title on soccer pitch – Marshall Democrat-News
The Owls scored the final three goals in a 3-1 victory over Excelsior Springs in the semifinal round Friday and then outlasted Orchard Farm 2-1 in …

Boys soccer: MSHSAA state championship tournament results – Moberly Monitor-Index
Marshall 3, Excelsior Springs 1. Saturday, Nov. 19. Championship Match. Marshall 2, Orchard Farm 1. Record: Marshall, 24-2-1.

Lathrop Girls Scramble – Wrestling Event – FloWrestling
Excelsior Springs Excelsior Springs 2. Lathrop Lathrop 2. Lawson Lawson 2. Moberly Ruskin Tarkio Winnetonka Winnetonka 2. Weight Class.

Featured

Citizen Spotlight: Katie Zornes – Excelsior Citizen
Katie Zornes believes in you, just like she believes in herself. The transplant to Excelsior Springs recently found some success on social media when one of her inspirational posts went …

Addams Family Musical Delights Audiences – Excelsior Citizen
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, and they’re all together fabulous! The students and staff of the ESHS Theatre Department have put together another amazing show in …

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

If You Worry a Squirrel in this Missouri Town, You Go To Jail – 100.9 The Eagle
If you’ve never been there, Excelsior Springs is a…unique place. Yes, “unique” is the word I was looking for. Meaning I’m saying “unique” …

Missouri Baptist apologists debate ‘end times’ views – The Pathway
Gabriel Zelaya, associate pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, represented the amillennial approach.

Turning the Page: This Week in Local History – Kirksville Daily Express
Schoonover Construction of Excelsior Springs was the contractor for the construction of the $322,311 project. Anticipated completion date was …

71st Annual Band Masters Clinic and Concert – KCHI Radio
… Chillicothe, Excelsior Springs, Fayette, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin-Central, Macon, Marshall, Maryville, Maysville, Norborne, North Harrison, …

3 giftable getaways to pamper yourself or loved ones this winter – Ladue News
Four hours away in Excelsior Springs lies a luxurious retreat on the banks of the Fishing River and 46 nearby mineral springs: The Elms Hotel …

For the Love of Coin Collecting – CoinWeek
They had traveled to St. Louis from their farm near Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Sure, the Columbian Exposition is really interesting, but for me, …

Obituaries

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

Richard Dean Summers – Benton County Enterprise
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, paternal grandparents, Gorman and Billy Summers, maternal grandparents, Arsel “Bud” and Mary Crawford, …

Sheila Thacker – Norborne, MO – Legacy Remembers
Sheila Ann Thacker, 74, of Richmond, died Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Sheila was born on November 19, …

Laura Ralston – Lawrence Journal-World
She is survived by son Evan, daughter Cleo, and granddaughter Piper, all of Cottage Grove, Oregon; brother Richard of Excelsior Springs, …

William Morris Nydahl – Rapid City Journal
He enlisted in the US Navy on September 6, 1950, in Excelsior Springs, MO and was Honorably Discharged July 6, 1954. Bill was very proud of his …

Bloss, Jimmy L. 1941-2022 Independence, MO – St. Joseph News-Press
… Plattsburg, Missouri, and Richard (Clara) Bloss, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; four grandchildren, Stacey Jones, Britton Bloss, Connor Bloss, …

Emmett Ray “Hooty” Miller obituary, New Cambria, MO – Legacy
Hooty did various jobs in the Excelsior Springs, MO area. He was united in marriage to Nancy Lee Giles on June 28, 1975, in Excelsior Springs.

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