Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines – Oct 2-22, 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.


School Board Recap: Parents Speak Out Against Violence – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs School Board Meeting Summary – October 10, 2023

10 Highway Closure Scheduled for Tree Trimming – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs residents and commuters are advised to plan ahead for a temporary road closure scheduled for October 26, 2023.

City and School District Anticipate Revenue Growth Despite Tax Cuts – Excelsior Citizen
Property owners concerned about rising taxes have reason for optimism after local tax rate levy hearings last week.

City Council Recap: Local Honors and Essential Upgrades – Excelsior Citizen
The October 2, 2023, Excelsior Springs City Council meeting was short, clocking in at under 20 minutes and only four items on the agenda.

Council Recap: Proclamation, Permits & Parking Spaces – Excelsior Citizen
On the morning of October 13, 2023, the Excelsior Springs City Council convened for an early meeting at 8:30 a.m. due to scheduling conflicts and a relatively short agenda.

ESSD to Receive $200,000 School Safety Grant – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs School District is among the 566 recipients in the state who have been awarded grant funding as part of the School Safety Round II Grant Awards for the Fiscal Year 2024.

Reminder: Road Closure scheduled for MO Route 92 near Kearney and Excelsior Springs – Missouri Department of Transportation
CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing Missouri Route 92 near Kearney and Excelsior Springs for a culvert …

MDC shares CWD sampling locations for deer hunters in the northwest region – Missouri Department of Conservation
Memories of the Hunt Taxidermy, 204 S. Titus Avenue, Excelsior Springs in Clay County, 816-204-8760. Note: Hunters should call ahead to make sure …

City of Excelsior Springs to observe Fire Prevention Week – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Excelsior Springs Council has declared by proclamation Oct. 8-14, 2023 as Fire Prevention Week.

Rainbow Splash Pad Closure Discussed – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Excelsior Springs Park and Recreations Board discussed the early closure of the Rainbow Splash pad amid warmer weather days stretching into…

ES School Board addresses concerned parents – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Excelsior Springs School Board is addressing concerned parents regarding school safety, bullying protocols, and other school-related business …


Excelsior Springs Welcomes New & Revived Business Ventures – Excelsior Citizen
It’s been an eventful few weeks in our community, with businesses blossoming, old spaces reimagining themselves, and fresh ventures setting down roots.

Stride Martial Arts and Fitness Preparing for Grand Opening – Excelsior Citizen
The martial arts community in Excelsior Springs is about to receive a significant boost with the grand opening of Stride Martial Arts and Fitness on Sunday, October 15, at 2 p.m.

Fresh from the Market: October 18, 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
Worries about inclement weather were dispelled as the clock neared 3:45 PM, when the light rain finally gave way to clear skies.

Fresh from the Market: October 4, 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
Wednesday, as the sun dipped and cast its golden hue, we welcomed locals and visitors alike to another splendid evening at the Excelsior Springs Farmer’s Market. 

Butler National buys Excelsior Springs manufacturer KC Machine – Kansas City Business Journal
The New Century-based public company announced its purchase of a local provider of precision machine parts. Here’s why the CEO of Butler National …

Highest-rated wineries in Missouri, according to Yelp – FOX 2
– Address: 31010 W 124th St Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 – Categories: Wineries – Read more on Yelp. #5. Amigoni Urban Winery. – Rating: 4.5/5 (129 …

Public Safety

Sheriff Akin to Discuss New 911 Funding Proposal at Upcoming Town Halls – Excelsior Citizen
Residents of Clay County are preparing to vote this November on Proposition A, a measure aiming to introduce a $1 monthly fee on cellular devices to fund the County’s share of the regional 911 system.

Pedestrian Struck by Minivan in Early Morning Accident – Excelsior Citizen
The collision resulted in minor damage to the front passenger side of the driver’s vehicle. After collecting the necessary information and statements, …

Family Sues School District for Middle School Bathroom Assault – Excelsior Citizen
A lawsuit has been filed against the Excelsior Springs School District by the family of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted …

Keith Bass Charged with Double Homicide After Second Victim’s Passing – Excelsior Citizen
A tragic double shooting that occurred in Excelsior Springs last year, initially resulting in one fatality, has now been upgraded to a double …

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for October 6, 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 October 6, 2023.

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for October 20, 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 October 20, 2023.

UTV Operated by 11-year-old Overturns, Injuring 12-year-old Passenger on Wolf Hollow Road – Excelsior Citizen
At approximately 6:00 pm Sunday evening, a single-vehicle accident occurred on Wolf Hollow Rd, east of Hwy O in Ray County, involving two girls ages 11 and 12. 

Missing Missouri man Andrew Frantz disappearance at 6 months – FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Sedalia, Excelsior Springs police are looking for Andrew Frantz, a man known to frequent Kansas City area who’s been missing for 6 months.

Overturned John Deere Side by Side injures 12 year old passenger, 11 year old driver escapes injury – KTTN-FM 92.3 and KGOZ
The incident involved a John Deere 825E Side by Side driven by an 11-year-old girl from Excelsior Springs, Missouri. According to the Missouri …
Additional Coverage: Northwest MO Info

Bond reduction denied in police chase case – Excelsior Springs Standard
Excelsior Springs will face St. Thacker, Bearcats hone new-ish offense as they prep for familiar foe. Oct 5, 2023 – 14: …

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 arrests in north Missouri between October 7 and – KTTN
Lastly, on October 9 at 8:03 AM in Clay, Christopher A Hutchings, 47, of Excelsior Springs, MO, was detained for driving while intoxicated and …

Long-time community advocate weighs in on KCPD’s reinstated missing persons unit – KSHB
He’s referring to the kidnapping in Excelsior Springs last year. To get a sense of KCPD’s case load, Missouri State High Patrol has every active …

Second murder charge added for suspect of 2022 Excelsior Springs shooting – KMZU.com
7, 2022 hours after allegedly shooting his estranged wife Theresa Bass in Excelsior Springs. Theresa died at an area hospital. According to a …

Bass now facing two murder charges – Excelsior Springs Standard
Excelsior Springs City Council authorized an Interfund loan to the local hospital in the amount of $125,000 on Oct. 13. Keith Bass · Bass now facing …

Missing Missouri man Andrew Frantz disappearance at 6 months – FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Sedalia, Excelsior Springs police are looking for Andrew Frantz, a man known to frequent Kansas City area who’s been missing for 6 months.

Excelsior Springs police try to link Timothy Haslett to woman’s death: ‘He’s done more’ – Ground News
We would be remiss if we didn’t look at him as a potential suspect,” Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull said of the man, who allegedly …


Excelsior Springs Celebrates Homecoming – Excelsior Citizen
The Excelsior Springs Tigers, spanning all age groups, reveled in Homecoming festivities this week.

Excelsior Springs Athletes Shine at William Jewell College’s Hall of Fame Induction – Excelsior Citizen
September 28, 2023 marked a splendid occasion at William Jewell College as it welcomed new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. 

MSHSAA Soccer: Grandview vs Excelsior Springs – 10/2/2023 – MSHSAA
vs, School Logo. Grandview Bulldogs · Excelsior Springs Tigers. -, Score, -. District Seed. 3 (7), Class Assignment (District), 2 (8).

MSHSAA Soccer: Truman vs Excelsior Springs 10/4/23 – MSHSAA
Truman vs. Excelsior Springs Boys Soccer Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

MSHSAA Soccer: North Kansas City vs Excelsior Springs 10/11/23 – MSHSAA
vs, School Logo. North Kansas City Hornets · Excelsior Springs Tigers. -, Score, -. District Seed. 4 (8), Class Assignment (District), 2 (8).

MSHSAA Softball: Ruskin vs Excelsior Springs – 10/2/23 – MSHSAA
vs, School Logo. Ruskin Eagles · Excelsior Springs Lady Tigers. -, Score, -. District Seed. 5 (7), Class Assignment (District), 4 (8).

MSHSAA Softball: Excelsior Springs vs Raytown South – 10/3/23 – MSHSAA
Excelsior Springs vs. Raytown South Fall Season Softball Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Share Page: Location. 612 Tiger Drive. Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

MSHSAA Softball: Kearney vs Excelsior Springs – 10/5/23 – MSHSAA
Kearney vs. Excelsior Springs Fall Season Softball Thursday, October 5, 2023.

MSHSAA Softball: Excelsior Springs vs William Chrisman – 10/12/23 – MSHSAA
Excelsior Springs vs. William Chrisman Fall Season Softball Class 4 District 8 Tournament Thursday, October 12 …

MSHSAA 11-Man Football: Excelsior Springs vs Central (St. Joseph) – MSHSAA
Excelsior Springs vs. Central (St. Joseph) 11-Man Football Friday, October 6, 2023. Share Page: Location. 612 Tiger Dr. Excelsior Springs, MO 64024- …

Four Varsity Medalist for Boys Cross Country at Excelsior Springs – KCHI Radio
On a nice and cool Tuesday night on the hilly Excelsior Springs golf course the cross country team finished with four medalists on the boys side.

Kansas & Missouri high school football scores: Results from across the KC Metro – The Kansas City Star

Four Varsity Medalist for Boys Cross Country at Excelsior Springs – KCHI Radio
On a nice and cool Tuesday night on the hilly Excelsior Springs golf course the cross country team finished with four medalists on the boys side.

Mayce Barber – 2024 – Softball – Missouri S&T Athletics
365 hitter at Excelsior Springs High School…As a junior batted .467 with 28 hits, nine doubles, three home runs, 20 RBI and 14 runs scored…drove …

Racist Harassment Against Black Student-Athletes: “We just play through it” – Kansas City Defender
“If you knew you were playing Platte County, Ray-Pec, Belton, Excelsior Springs, you knew they were going to say the n-word on the field or call …

Friday’s Scores – Seattle PI
Excelsior Springs 25, Ruskin 22. Fair Grove 57, El Dorado Springs 8. Advertisement. Article continues below this ad. Forsyth 65, Central (Springfield) …


Excelsior Springs Area Fall Festival Guide – Excelsior Citizen
Here’s a rundown of all the Fall Festival events taking place in the Excelsior Springs area! Mark your calendars and invite your friends for a fun time!

Historical Marker Dedication Celebrates Legacy of the O’Dell Cabin – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs’ history gained more recognition on Sunday, October 15, 2023, as the community and the Osage Chapter Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Colonists gathered to honor the legacy of early settlers Edwin and Lettis O’Dell.

Rachel George Honored as Employee of the Year at VSI Community Awards – Excelsior Citizen
On Thursday, Oct. 19, Rachel George of Excelsior Springs received the prestigious “Employee of the Year” award at the Vocational Services, Inc. (VSI) Community Awards Night, marking her significant contributions to supporting those with disabilities.

11 Haunted Hotels With a Luxury Twist – Forbes
… Excelsior Springs, MO. Exterior of The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior [+] … Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The haunted Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior …

13 Haunted Hotels for a Creepy-but-Luxurious Overnight Stay – Scary Mommy
The Elms Hotel and Spa: Excelsior Springs, Missouri … Featured on Ghost Hunters, The Elms boasts paranormal tours and friendly ghosts. Sightings by …

Best Restaurants in Excelsior Springs, MO – Toast
See latest menus, most popular items and ratings for must-try restaurants in Excelsior Springs. Order takeout and delivery directly from the …

MWSU to host Tournament of Champions marching band competition – KQ2
There will be a break followed by a performances by Excelsior Springs at 4:15, Savannah at 4:30, and Raytown at 4:45. Another break followed by ..

Fun Things to Do in Excelsior Springs – Travel Guide (2023) – Best Places to Visit – Travopo
Easily navigate your Excelsior Springs journey with our map. Book hotels, vacation rentals, and activities hassle-free. Filter your search to find …

Christmas in Excelsior Springs – KC Parent Magazine
Christmas in Excelsior Springs is a series of holiday events and attractions in the heart of Excelsior Springs. It’s a one-of-a-kind winter …

Scariest Place in Missouri Burned Down Twice, But Would Not Die – KHMO
What is the new scariest place in Missouri then? According to Sherman’s Travel, it’s The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The history …

Excelsior Springs Residents Watch Eclipse – Excelsior Springs Standard
Excelsior Springs residents watch eclipse. Thu, 10/19/2023 – 16:39. Posted in: News. Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login …

The contract with the military – Washington Examiner
Booth grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a place he describes as a “red, white, and blue little town,” referencing the country song “May We …

Hannibal native continues Frankoma Pottery tradition – Hannibal Courier-Post
“Her family was the Rydings Family that ran Rozart Pottery in Excelsior Springs. A Missouri company, she has created a half a dozen items for us …


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

Shirley Winkler – Hidden Valley Funeral Home
Danny Hampton – Legacy
Betty Cowsert – Legacy
Robert Lee Colgan – Shawnee Mission Post
Donald Ralph Shoemaker – KMZU.com
Marianne Bral Weldleton – Echovita
Randolph Nash – Hidden Valley Funeral Home
Whitney Alynn (Baker) Davis  – Nevada Daily Mail
Robin Stevens – Hidden Valley Funeral Home
Dale J. Reitzler – KTTN
Gene Glenn – Ottumwa Radio
Gregory Armagost – Legacy
Sheila I. Pennington – KOAM
Roger Daywine Hulbert – Courier-Tribune
Charles Ross – Legacy.com
Camaron Timmons – Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home

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