Excelsior Springs Area News Headlines – May 30, 2021

The following are news headlines that appeared throughout the week concerning Excelsior Springs:

No, Kansas City did not defund the police. But mayor and council are on the hook now – Kansas City Star
@KCMO’s proposal to defund @kcpolice is dangerous,” echoed state Rep. Doug Richey of, um, Excelsior Springs. “It looks like #MoLeg needs to …

Missouri Republicans Take Aim at Kansas City Mayor’s New Police Budget Plan – KCUR
Doug Richey, of Excelsior Springs, said the way Lucas pushed through the plan was “immature governance.” He said Lucas knows that it goes against …

Republican lawmakers call for special session over Kansas City police budget – Missouri Independent
… Sean Pouche of Kansas City and Doug Richey of Excelsior Springs — asked the governor for a special session because, “Kansas City is in crisis.”.

Area baseball, soccer players earn postseason honors – The Maryville Forum
F — Natalia Vides, soph., Benton; Bailey Carder, fr., Excelsior Springs; Halle Buck, soph., Maryville; Lucy Reeter, jr., Chillicothe. Honorable Mention. GK …

Kansas City Police Board Will Consider Legal Action to Keep Total Control of Police Budget – KCUR
Doug Richey, of Excelsior Springs, said the way Lucas pushed through the plan was “immature governance.” Lucas’s plan calls for taking about $42 …

Summer is back, baby! Essential activity picks to make up for lost time – Kansas City Magazine
The scenic Opal Wapoo is held around Excelsior Springs, just thirty minutes from Kansas City, and includes roughly nine thousand feet of climbing on …

Liberty senior finds joy in dance, helping others – News-Press Now
LIBERTY — Blue Jay senior Jaqueline Torres-Gomez is a … through the Excelsior Springs Career Center, handled the clinical practicum and took the …

Main Street St. Joseph looking for public input on initiative – News-Press Now
“A lot of the towns here in Missouri (like) Cape Girardeau, Lee’s Summit and Excelsior Springs, have their own Main Street organizations and really …

Northland GOP reps want special session on KC police funding – KPVI News 6
Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, who represents District 38 in the Missouri House, said. “This is more than wrongheaded on the part of Mayor Lucas …

‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem’ – The Pathway
Scott Brawner, a member of Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, and president of Concilium, urged Missouri Baptists to pray for the people of …

Missouri’s governor: no decision yet about special session request for KCPD funding issue – Missourinet.com
Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on March 8, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at …

Timms completes sweet at Lucas Oil Speedway – Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
(8) 07 Daniel Harris, Excelsior Springs, Mo. 8. (4) 74 Rodney Schweizer, Kansas City, Kan. 9. (3) 24D Donnie Fellers, Wheatland, Mo. DNS – 23 Adam …

Excelsior Springs chooses Strata for Hall of Waters preservation program – ES Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – City leaders have chosen an architect to assist efforts to preserve the Hall of Waters. Strata ranked among three companies that bid on the project, Economic Development Director Melinda Mehaffy stated in an April memo to city leaders.

Some House members want to end open primaries – ES Standard
JEFFERSON CITY – Instead of an open primary where voters are free to decide whether to choose a Republican or Democratic party ballot, some Missouri House members want a closed primary. “There is momentum building,” Rep…

Missouri ranks dead last in funding for education – ES Standard
After striving to attain this goal over the past 10 years, the state of Missouri has now succeeded in becoming the state that is at the very bottom in funding for higher education. No, it is not Mississippi, Arkansas or Alabama – it is Missouri!

Stepson’s fatal overdose leads to start of addiction center – ES Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Tristn Jevon Center for Recovery, 704 Wollard Blvd., Richmond, is expected to help people like Tristn Jevon deal with mental health and addiction, his stepfather, Robert Cox, Excelsior Springs, said.

District picks Cornerstone preview date – ES Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Board of Education members got a sneak preview of Excelsior Springs’ new elementary school Tuesday. Scott Mead led board members through Cornerstone, slated to open in the 2021-2022 school year.

Teacher turnover up slightly within district – ES Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – State data shows teacher turnover is up slightly in the Excelsior Springs School District. Deputy Superintendent Jaret Tomlinson submitted turnover data to district leaders in late April.

Class of 2021 – ES Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – This year, the COVID-19 pandemic did not delay the Excelsior Springs High School graduation ceremony. Nor did the threat of inclement weather.

National Honor Society Members – ES Standard
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS High School identifies these National Honor Society members, front, from left, Fiona James-Macdonald, Abbi Adair, Elizabeth Casey, Shannon Hayes and Caitlyn Willis; middle row, Alyssa Buhrman, Harmony Kelly, Emily Milledge, Miranda Andrews, Natalie Andrews, Jaqueline Perez-Espinosa and Madelynn Vaughn; and back row, Madison Krier, Emily West, Sydney Shepard, Emma Craven, Amanda Pranke, Hannah Foster, Karmen Reed and Zacalen Lohman.

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