Excelsior Springs Weekly News Headlines: September 4-17, 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.

City/Government

City-Owned Golf Hill Subdivision Sold to Developers – Excelsior Citizen
The City of Excelsior Springs recently announced the sale of 22 lots in the Golf Hill Estates Subdivision to Paradise Development LLC for $660,000. 

Hospital & Community Center Coordinate for Health and Wellness Series – Excelsior Citizen
September 8, 2023 – Angela Ochoa, who heads infection prevention at Excelsior Springs Hospital, spoke to a group of seniors last Friday at the Excelsior Springs Community Center. 

Excelsior Springs Residents Frustrated by Trash Collection Confusion and Delays – Excelsior Citizen
Confusion and frustration continue to mount as trash collection services in the City of Excelsior Springs seem to fall apart.

KC Metro Prepares for 975 Area Code Expansion – Excelsior Citizen
The Missouri Public Service Commission, in collaboration with the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and the telecommunications industry, is working on the implementation of an overlay plan and the forthcoming introduction of a new 975 area code in the 816 area code region of Missouri.

Clay County to Vote on 911 Funding Change – Excelsior Citizen
September 10, 2023 – The upcoming November 7, 2023, election in Clay County, Missouri, holds a significant decision for residents regarding the funding of 911 services and its implications for the city of Excelsior Springs.

Council Recap: Proclamations, Police Vehicle Purchases, & Board Appointments – Excelsior Citizen
Key topics of the September 5, 2023, Excelsior Springs City Council meeting included a public transportation grant application for 2024-2025, a one-year review of the Minor Home Repair Program, and two mayoral proclamations.

Housing Authority inches toward capacity – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Excelsior Springs Housing Authority discussed capacity limits for their properties and the amount of Section 8 vouchers they are utilizing …

Missouri’s House Majority Floor Leader expected to be Speaker in 2025 – 93.9 The Eagle
Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) on the House floor in Jefferson City on March 22, 2023 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House …

Lawmakers consider boosting Missouri public education funding by $3000 million – Missouri Independent
Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, questioned if the new state accountability system, MSIP6, artificially inflated the target calculated by …

Board agrees to allocate funding to ESFD – Excelsior Springs Standard
The Excelsior Springs Fire Department will now be able to fund emergency preparedness operations thanks to an annual funding allowance from the …

Hospital moves into 21st century with updated software – Excelsior Springs Standard
The new Oracle Cerner and Multi-view operating systems are up and running at the Excelsior Springs Hospital. Board members gathered to discuss the …

Council appoints new members – Excelsior Springs Standard
John McGovern, former police chief, was appointed to the Excelsior Springs Board of Zoning and Adjustments, replacing Ambrose Buckman. More. Monthly …

Business

Fresh from the Market: September 6, 2023 – Excelsior Citizen
This past week’s Farmers Market was blessed with absolutely beautiful weather, providing the perfect backdrop for a day of local shopping and community fun.

Downtown Trick or Treating: Excelsior Springs – KC Parent Magazine
Boo! Witches & Warlocks and Pirates & Princesses Come one, come all and enjoy trick or treating in Downtown Excelsior Springs with our amazing …

Golf cart proposal fails in North Kansas City – FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
In Missouri, that incudes Lee’s Summit and Excelsior Springs. On the Kansas side, Shawnee, Lenexa and Olathe have provisions for carts in some …

Public Safety

Parents on Edge after Unloaded Firearm Found in Student’s Backpack – Excelsior Citizen
Thursday morning, at approximately 7:12 AM, as students gathered outside of Excelsior Springs Middle School waiting to be let in, a student reported to a teacher that another student had a gun in their backpack. 

Additional coverage: KMBC, KCTV, KSHB, KQ2, Hays Post, Excelsior Springs Standard

Shane Bell Sentenced for Shocking Baseball Bat Assault – Excelsior Citizen
September 6, 2023 – In a highly emotional hearing, Shane Bell of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, appeared at the Clay County Courthouse for sentencing for first-degree assault, stemming from the baseball bat beating of Moses Ngotho in the 2300 block of Rhonda Road which occurred on July 30, 2021. 

Pilot Suffers Severe Burns in Ultralight Aircraft Crash Near Liberty Landing Airport – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Person in Critical Condition, Suspect Still At Large …
Additional Coverage: The 1014

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for September 8, 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…

Excelsior Springs Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriffs’ Reports for September 15, 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…

Excelsior Springs Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Person in Critical Condition, Suspect – Excelsior Citizen
According to an Excelsior Springs Police Department (ESPD) report, the incident occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m. Witnesses say a gray Chevrolet …

Potential witness in Timothy Haslett, Jr case found dead by authorities in Saline County – Ground News
A potential witness in an Excelsior Springs, Missouri kidnapping and rape case has been found dead.

Work begins on Hwy 10 Bridge – Excelsior Springs Standard
SOPHIA BALES Staff Writer Residents commuting to and from Excelsior Springs have noticed the detour as the Missouri Hwy 10 Bridge is being worked …

Alexander’s trial date set for child sex abuse charges – Excelsior Springs Standard
The fate of an Excelsior Springs woman facing numerous felony charges will be determined by a jury of her peers, as a 2024 trial date has been set …

Jeffrey Coleman killed in Ray County head-on accident on Route M – The Legal Advocate
The Chevrolet driver and his passenger, Jeffery S. Coleman, 49, of Excelsior Springs, were killed in the collision, MSHP officials said in a release.

Adams Lance seriously injured in Ray County head-on crash on Route M – The Legal Advocate
The Kenworth driver, Adams C. Lance, 21, of Excelsior Springs, was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. An investigation is underway …

Hit and Run Accident Leaves One Person in Critical Condition in Excelsior Springs, Missouri – Newsbreak
The incidents in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, on September 15, 2023, include police reports, fire calls, EMS runs, and reports from the Clay …

Sports

KMAland Soccer (9/5): Maryville boys edge past NKC for Excelsior Springs Tournament win – KMAland.com
Check out the rundown below. BOYS: Maryville 1 North Kansas City 0 (Excelsior Springs Tournament). Landon Baker scored …

KMAland Boys Soccer (9/9): Maryville wins Excelsior Springs Tournament – KMAland.com
Maryville won the Excelsior Springs Tournament on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Kearney.

September 8: Kansas and Missouri high school football scores – KMBC
… Van Horn 49, William Chrisman 6; Warrensburg 40, Sedalia Smith-Cotton 22; Washburn Rural 28, DeSoto 14; Winnetonka 35, Excelsior Springs 7 …

Edcouch vs Away – Boys Middle School Football 09/09/2023 – NFHS Network
Excelsior Springs High School. camera icon upcoming Sep 09, 2023 | 6:30 AM PDT. Excelsior Springs, MO. Pub. by EXCS.

Kansas & Missouri high school football scores: Results from across the KC Metro – The Kansas City Star
Winnetonka 35, Excelsior Springs 7. Saturday’s games. Summit Christian at Hogan Prep, 1 p.m.. University Academy with Kauffman Charter at TDW Prep …

Kansas & Missouri high school football scores: Results from games across KC metro – The Kansas City Star
… Excelsior Springs 47, Kearney 13. Frontenac 42, Bishop Ward 26. Gardner Edgerton 42, Olathe West 0. Grain Valley 45, Platte County 24. Grandview 47 …

Midwestern Man Snags Award Winning Catfish That is as Big as a Baby Hippo – AZ Animals
This year, a team of three anglers reeled in a fish like none other! Kaleb McAdams of Excelsior Springs, MO, Dave Shipman of Corinth, MS, and Chris ..
Additional Coverage: Alton Telegraph

Lawson vs Excelsior Springs Live High School Volleyball Game on September 11, 2023 – HSSA
Get ready for an epic showdown between Excelsior Springs and Lawson HS Volleyball! Mark your calendars for Monday, September 11 at In Progress. as …

MSHSAA 11-Man Football: Excelsior Springs vs Kearney – 9/15/2023 – MSHSAA
vs, School Logo. Excelsior Springs Tigers · Kearney Bulldogs. -, Score, -. District Seed. 4 (8), Class Assignment (District), 4 (8).

Photos: Excelsior Springs 3, Maryville 1 – Maryville Daily Forum
Maryville junior Claire Nickerson rises up for a kill against Excelsior Springs on Tuesday in the Hound Pound. JON DYKSTRA/THE FORUM.

Spoofhounds show growth in back-and-forth loss to Tigers – Maryville Daily Forum
Maryville junior Claire Nickerson rises up for a kill against Excelsior Springs on Tuesday in the Hound Pound. JON DYKSTRA/THE FORUM. Facebook …

Sports Briefs: Thursday, Sept. 14 – Maryville Daily Forum
The Maryville Spoofhounds made a big statement last week by winning the Excelsior Springs Tournament over larger schools.

Panthers sign CB Sam Webb off Raiders’ practice squad – Panthers Wire – USA Today
Webb, an Excelsior Springs, Mo, native, attended Missouri Western State University from 2016 to 2021. He earned All-MIAA Second Team honors for …

Friday’s Scores – TheHour
Kearney 47, Excelsior Springs 13. Knob Noster 47, Northeast (Kansas City) 14. Knox County 68, Southwest 58. Lafayette (Wildwood) 63, Northwest (Cedar …

KMBC High School Football Patrol: September 15, 2023 – KMBC
Kearney 47, Excelsior Springs 13; Knob Noster 47, Northeast 14; Lansing 28, Leavenworth 26; Lawrence 31, Shawnee Mission East 28; Lawrence Free State …

Featured

Excelsior Springs Celebrates Record-Breaking City-Wide Garage Sale – Excelsior Citizen
What began in 2016 as a humble grassroots effort through the Excelsior Citizen Facebook Group has now burgeoned into a bi-annual city-wide phenomenon.

Sacred Music Festival by The Marvin Byas Singers’ – Excelsior Citizen
The First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs, in collaboration with the renowned Marvin Byas Singers, is proud to host the upcoming Sacred Music Festival on September 14-17th.

Synergy’s Services Target Childhood Trauma and Stress in Excelsior Springs Students – Excelsior Citizen
Founded in 1970 as the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in western Missouri, Synergy’s School-Based Integrated Services (SBIS) has come a long way. 

Evelyn Cowsert bids farewell to patrons – Excelsior Springs Standard
From near to far, people swarmed the Mill Inn family restaurant in Excelsior Springs to eat one more meal and bid farewell to owner Evelyn Cowsert …

Hall of Waters – Excelsior Springs, MO – Living New Deal
This water is firs purified and then pumped to the dispensing outlets in the ‘hall of waters’ which was erected by the city as part of a program …

Hall of Waters – STRATA | Architecture
BUILDING ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MISSOURI. STRATA Architecture Inc. was the architect of record for the production of a …

One battle can be won – Excelsior Springs Standard
ELIZABETH BARNT Staff Writer Excelsior Springs School Board Member Rick Strack helps retired veterans, first responders and medical personnel find …

Obituaries

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

Brenda Henderson – Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services
Dolores Smith – (1928-2023) – News Tribune
James Bentley – Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services
Ronald Benne – Columbia Daily Tribune
Charles “Charlie” Gouge – Park Lawn Northland Chapel
Robert “Bob” Palmer Johnson – Echovita
Michael Slover – Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.

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