Local News Headlines – Week of July 8th


Local News Headlines – Week of June 8th

Change of the Guard – ES Standard
The Excelsior Springs City Council looks different after Friday’s special meeting swore in a new council member and selected a new mayor.

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

Excelsior Springs police seeking kidnapping, carjacking suspect – KSHB 41 Kansas City News
Excelsior Springs police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect in a carjacking and kidnapping, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bunch of Lunches – ES Standard
Many students go hungry during a typical summer when they can no longer get food at school. The need is more acute now because many people are out of work due to the coronavirus. But food service employees are making sure that is not an issue in the Excelsior Springs School…

Veterans recognize students – ES Standard
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clay-Ray Veterans of the Excelsior Springs Association, awarded prizes to Excelsior Springs School District students.

In the Patriots Pen Essay Contest, first place went to Mackenzie Cole of Excelsior Springs and second-place awards went to Richard Spor, Mosby; Emily Fostich, Excelsior Springs; and Isabella Courtney, Excelsior Springs. Mason Q. Watson, Excelsior Springs, won the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. Wyatt Jarvis, Excelsior Springs, won the Tool Scholarship.

VFW Commander Ron Wetzel said recipients received their awards by mail due to the pandemic.

Protests spread to small towns – ES Standard
New York, Washington and Minneapolis are among the major cities across the country where protests against police violence have made national headlines, but big cities are not alone – small town-America is protesting, too. A north St. Louis native, Ay Quanzo, 23, carried a sign…

Grads disembark at Noah’s Ark – ES Standard
Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool’s Pre-K graduation is usually held at Barbee Presbyterian Church on the first Saturday in May, when parents, grandparents and friends fill the sanctuary with excitement to see the program and their little ones graduate. Due to the pandemic, the…

Area players back on ball fields – ES Standard
With youth sports returning to the Kansas City area, several Excelsior Springs athletes have started competing again. Kansas City area baseball and softball organizations are getting back to action on both sides of the state line, as cities, counties and states reopen following stay-at-home orders…

Rebound KC: Websites help companies get through the pandemic – KSHB 41 Kansas City News
When Daphne Bowman received news a virus was in her corner of the world in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, her first reaction was panic. But then came opportunity: the opportunity to create an e-commerce website for her small business, which helped keep it afloat during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Excelsior Springs man shot to death in KC – ES Standard
Law enforcers found Trinton Phillips, 21, Excelsior Springs, with a fatal gunshot wound on the Price Chopper parking lot, 9717 N. Ash Ave., Kansas City, across from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty. “It is believed that it was an attempted robbery,” Kansas City Police…

Students make dean’s list – ES Standard
Kayla Mountenay, Excelsior Springs, made the spring president’s list for carrying at least a 4.0 grade point average at Graceland University, sponsored by the Community of Christ. Emily Happy, Excelsior Springs, made the honor roll for having a GPA of from 3.65 to 3.99. Making the…

Pet Parade Lifts Spirits at Valley Manor – ES Standard
Families and friends gathered outside Valley Manor to lift residents’ spirits with a pet parade. Dozens of people gathered with furry friends May 18 and walked around the outside of the facility, 141 Hospital Drive. Valley Manor residents sat at the windows and watched from the…

Excelsior Springs schools restart food delivery – ES Standard
Being out of school does not put food in the bellies of hungry students and the Excelsior Springs School District is again addressing the issue. Superintendent Dan Hoehn said that after school had closed in mid-March due to COVID-19, the district continued feeding students,…

Westview holds teacher appreciation parade – ES Standard
Parents and students of Westview Elementary participated in a teacher appreciation parade. The 48-car parade included a police escort, fire truck and the Excelsior Springs Chamber trolley. Paraders made nine stops, each time for a group of Westview Elementary teachers and staff…

Kansas Army National Guard members save choking infant at COVID-19 testing site – WIBW
An Army National Guard combat medic is being called a hero after actions she took to save a child in the Dodge City Ford County Health Department COVID-19 drive-thru reports the Kansas National Guard. Spc. Kristyn Harding, a combat medic with the 1077th Ground Ambulance Company, has 8 years of civilian experience as a fire medic in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and almost 2 years’ experience as a combat medic with the Kansas Army National Guard.


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