Local News Headlines for the Week

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There were a number of news headlines relating to Excelsior Springs this week. Below is a collection of them.

Annual Festival Rescheduled – The Standard
The coronavirus sank the plan to hold the free annual Waterfest in June, but organizers tossed the event a life-preserving new weekend, Aug. 28-29.

Auxiliary Sponsors Four for Girls State – The Standard
Celebrating their 100th birthday, the American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring the 79th Session of the ALA Missouri Girls State.

City’s Residents Share COVID-19 Experiences – The Standard
Consulting the Excelsior Springs Area News and Events, and the Daily Deals Facebook group, revealed stories about COVID-19’s impact on area residents.

ES Police Department Activities – The Standard
The Excelsior Springs Police Department reported the following incidents handled recently by the department.

COVID-19 Threatens City’s Budget; Fire, Police Set to Take 10% Pay Cuts – The Standard
Social distancing rules that closed many of the city’s businesses also squeezed the faucet on city revenue, leading City Manager Molly McGovern to reduce the flow of city spending.

Sense of Closure, Time to Grieve Complicated by COVID-19 – The Courier Tribune
For those facing the loss of a loved one whether related to COVID-19 or not, the pandemic can be especially tough as physical distancing has limited the number of those who can attend funeral services and where services can be held, said Tim Stone, director of Hidden Valley Funeral Home.


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