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Weekly News Headlines – Week of February 26, 2022

Below is a collection of news headlines that were published concerning Excelsior Springs throughout the past two weeks.

Weekly News Headlines

City

Livestream: City Council Meeting – 2/7/22 – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs City Council Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

Council Recap: City Employees Receive Boost in Pay and Benefits – Excelsior Citizen
Highlights from Monday’s City Council Meeting 02/07/22. You can watch the full meeting at the video linked above. We’ve also added chapter markers to the video allowing you to jump directly to agenda items that may be of specific interest to you.

Livestream: City Council – 2/22/22 – Excelsior Citizen
Excelsior Springs City Council Meetings are normally held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

Livestream: School Board Meeting – 2/14/22 – Excelsior Citizen
Meetings are live-streamed courtesy of the Excelsior Citizen and our sponsors to our Facebook Page, Facebook Group, YouTube channel, and at ExcelsiorCitizen.com.

Can We Save the Hall of Waters? – Excelsior Citizen
Last month a group of around 20 contractors from the region gathered at the Hall of Waters in Excelsior Springs to survey the damages that time and nature have inflicted on the historic structure. 

Citizens Turnout to Meet the Chief – Excelsior Citizen
With only about a month under his belt, Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull offered a meet and greet for citizens to be introduced and get to know our new leader.

Sponsor Spotlight: Family Wealthcare Center – Excelsior Citizen
In the early 1960s, Philip “Phil” Broadbent established his accounting practice,  in North Kansas City, MO.

Home Repair Assistance Available for Excelsior Springs Residents – Excelsior Citizen
The Community Development Department of the City of Excelsior Springs is hosting a Home Repair Assistance Open House at the Excelsior Springs Community Center on March 3, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. 

Still Grinding: Excelsior Roasting Company Reopens Under New Owners – Excelsior Citizen
Jen and Josh Reynolds are the new owners of the Excelsior Roasting Company and they’re excited to be serving Excelsior Springs the “best coffee around.”

Citizen Spotlight: Sara Noblet – Excelsior Citizen
Sara Noblet, Director for the Good Samaritan Center, has always rooted for the underdog maybe that’s because she’s one too.

Citizen Spotlight: Christen Everett – Excelsior Citizen
Nothing makes Excelsior Springs’ High School Principal, Christen Everett (Cluckey) more frustrated than when she hears students say disparagingly, “Oh, we’re just from Excelsior!”

Citizen Spotlight: A.J. Strickland – Excelsior Citizen
Doctor, A. J. Strickland hasn’t been in the Excelsior Springs community very long, but he’s already made quite an impact.

When a Hill Became a Mountain – Excelsior Citizen/Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives
Have you ever wondered how Siloam Mountain got its name? Read the history of how one of Excelsior Spring’s most famous landmarks rose to fame.

A Brief History of Thompson Avenue – Excelsior Citizen/Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives
This article originally appeared in the July 2020 edition of The Phunn, the newsletter of the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives, which members receive quarterly.

Inn on Crescent Lake Named Among Most Romantic – Excelsior Citizen
The Inn on Crescent Lake has been chosen for iLoveInns.com’s Top 10 Best Romantic Inns for 2022. 

District receives matching funds to train, retain teachers – Excelsior Springs Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Grant funding will help the school district address a dearth of teachers, Area Career Center Principal Mark Bullimore told …

Public Safety

Manhunt Forces Lockdown at High School – Excelsior Citizen
Multiple parents and students reached out to the Excelsior Citizen this evening reporting a lockdown at the high school.

ARPA Funds Flow to Excelsior Springs Funding Flood Prevention Efforts – Excelsior Citizen
At Wednesday’s meeting (02/09/22), the Clay County Commission approved $850,000 in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding to help cover the cost of two important flood prevention efforts in Excelsior Springs. 

Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports – 2/9/22 – Excelsior Citizen
Police blotter, Fire & EMS Runs for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Clay and Ray County Sheriffs’ reports for 02/09/22.

Police, Fire, EMS, and Sheriff’s Reports – 2/16/22 – Excelsior Citizen
Police blotter, Fire & EMS Runs for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Clay and Ray County Sheriffs’ reports for 02/16/22.

Police, Fire, EMS Runs, and Sheriff’s Reports – 2/23/22 – Excelsior Citizen
Police blotter, Fire & EMS Runs for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Clay and Ray County Sheriffs’ reports for 02/23/22.

Wanted: Dominick Foley | Sex Offenders | KCTV5
His last known address was in Excelsior Springs, but his current whereabouts are unknown. He is described as being a white man who is 5 feet, …

Detectives Seeking New Leads on Murder Victim Found Near Excelsior Springs – Excelsior Citizen
Detectives are hoping new information and additional reward money will help solve the homicide of 45-year-old Alesha J. Reade, who went missing one year ago today.

Political

Few contested board, council seats in Excelsior Springs, Ray – Richmond Daily News
RICHMOND – There is competition for some municipal elections in April for Excelsior Springs and Ray County, but most candidates are running …

Missouri House advances plan for smaller state worker raises – The State
Doug Richey, of Excelsior Springs. “We have to pull that money out because it has to be captured in order for us to pay perpetually into the …

House advances plan for smaller Missouri state worker raises – Southeast Missourian
Doug Richey of Excelsior Springs. “We have to pull that money out because it has to be captured in order for us to pay perpetually into the future …

Two abortion bills encounter confusion, concern at hearing – News Tribune
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, will soon be combined into one bill with Walsh as the lead sponsor. “President George W. Bush’s 2002 Born Alive …

High School Sports

ESHS Tigers Shine in District and State Conference Competitions – Excelsior Citizen
ESHS Tiger Wrestlers Last week the Excelsior Springs High School announced that there would be five boy wrestlers and two girl wrestlers participating in state conference competition this week.

2022 State Wrestling Results, Day 2 – Ozarks Sports Zone
125 – Brenya Crahan (Nixa) 35-1 won by fall over Jacey Brewer (Excelsior Springs) 33-7 (Fall 0:00) 125 – Madison Leverknight (Winnetonka) 45-2 won …

Osage’s Cordia caps career with second Class 2 state title – News Tribune
Ryan Schepers entered the day undefeated, but the senior dropped a 9-1 major decision to Excelsior Springs’ Ayden Dolt in the title match at 152 …

Top stars, best performances in Missouri high school girls basketball – Scorebook Live
Lexi Moody, Odessa. Moody scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds in the 61-45 win over Excelsior Springs on Monday. Caelyn Ferguson, Heritage Christian.

CHS Wrestling Boys to District Friday, Saturday – Constitution-Tribune
The Hornets will be among 15 schools competing in the state-qualifying Class 2 District 4 Tournament at Excelsior Springs Friday evening and …

District Wrestling Begins Tonight – KCHI Radio
Chillicothe will join 14 other schools at Excelsior Springs tonight for the start of District wrestling. In addition to Chillicothe are Benton, …

Prep Girls’ Wrestling: Basler Focused for State – Ste. Genevieve Herald
Basler also has a tough draw, with Jacey Brewer from Excelsior Springs as a first-round opponent Thursday beginning at 2 p.m..

Blair Oaks meets its expectations to start state – News Tribune
Aidan Bolinger lost both matches by fall at 126 to Wright City’s David Rice and Excelsior Springs’ Micah Danner. “He faced two really good kids,” …

Harrisonville girls basketball G Madison Johnson voted SBLive’s Missouri High School – Scorebook Live
The junior helped Harrisonville get through a low-scoring slugfest with 17 points and 13 rebounds during a 41-27 win over Excelsior Springs.

Blackburn’s hot shooting boosts Van Horn to win in regular season finale – Examiner
That helped the Falcons gain some momentum for Saturday’s district opener with a 55-40 victory over visiting Excelsior Springs.

Liberty High wrestles to three-peat: See who won state championships at Mizzou Arena – The Kansas City Star
Brewer, Excelsior Springs, 0:00. Semifinals: Levenknight, Winnetonka, d. Sanabria, Holt, 4-0. Crahan, Nixa, d. Dunwiddie, Jefferson City, med. forf …

Tourism

Looking for a weekend getaway? Here are some AirBnB ‘staycation’ ideas near Johnson County – Shawnee Mission Post
The property also includes an outdoor living area with a sand beach and is only five minutes from downtown Excelsior Springs. Eleanor’s Farmhouse.

ILoveInns.com Announces 2022 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns – Digital Journal
Inn On Crescent Lake Excelsior Springs, MO · A Storybook Inn Versailles, KY · Four Oaks Inn Camden, SC · Elk Cove Inn Elk, CA.

Miscellaneous

Live Weather Updates: Road crews work to clear Kansas City’s record snowfall – KMBC
Excelsior Springs – 3.5”; Kearney 4.5”; Liberty 6”; Odessa – 7”; Lone Jack – 6”; Holden – 7.5”; Blue Springs – 8.5”.

FCA banquet to host special guest in March – Marshall Democrat-News
Simmons grew up in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and played college football at Northwest Missouri State University where he started on back-to-back …

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