Christmas in Excelsior Springs Started Tonight!

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Anyone living in Excelsior Springs knows, we love a parade! Today the Excelsior Springs Christmas Committee kicked off the holiday season here in Downtown Excelsior with an Elf Factory, Lighted Parade, Pictures with Santa, Mayoral Christmas Tree Lighting, and celebration at the Hall of Trees in the Hall of Waters. Whether it’s hanging lights and decorations […]

This Week’s Missouri Headlines In Pics: All Eyes on Ferguson


1 min read Governor Nixon declares Missouri in a State of Emergency Your browser does not support iframes. Gov. Jay Nixon Is “Treating Us As If We Are Insurgents” – Missouri State Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal [VIDEO] via NewsOne Now   For more Missouri news headlines, click here.

I Belong to a Secret Sisterhood Called PEO


Last Wednesday I joined seventeen of my fellow sisterhood members at a meeting for Chapter CJ of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The group is made up of women who are invited to join after displaying qualities that are looked for in a sisterhood. Those qualities include justice, faith, truth, love and purity. The Sisterhood is international […]

40 Club Union Luncheon Turns into Brainstorming Session

Todd Appleby, Missouri Jobs with Justice, speaks to the 40 Club group

2 minute read Last Tuesday, November 11th, Senator Paul LeVota (D-11) spoke at the monthly 40 Club meeting at the Steelworkers union hall in Independence, Missouri, under the invitation of LEPCI President Bill Richardson. Senator LeVota provided a quick review of the legislative changes that will be occurring in the Missouri legislature for the 2015 Session, […]

Mackenzie’s Piano Recital in Pics and Video


Today Mackenzie had a piano recital here in Excelsior Springs at the First United Methodist Church. She joined the other students who played a mixture of different songs ranging from classics to Christmas tunes.   Mackenzie’s favorite was one that her dad found her from the Disney movie “Frozen,” she played “Do You Want to […]

TIME includes Feminist in worst words of 2014 poll

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2 minute read After receiving an email today regarding a TIME online poll, they list a number of different popular culture words for readers to decide which from the list should be banned for the year 2015. Along with words like “bae,” “om nom nom nom” and “kale.” Here’s a screenshot from the poll. They […]

Creating Preservation Ethic in Your Community


On Saturday, November 1, 2014, I found myself joining my mother, who is a current city councilperson, at Historic Preservation Day sponsored by Lexington, Missouri’s Historic Preservation Commission. Through obtaining a grant, they were able to bring fellow Missourian Bob Yapp, of Preservation Resources, Inc. to come and speak about creating preservation ethic in your […]

A Veteran’s Recollection of His First Comical, Solo Flight


5 Minute Read My Grandpa Joe Morgan always fascinated me growing up, telling stories of when he was in the Navy, where he flew seaplanes in Alaska during World War II. On this Veteran’s Day, I would like to honor his service by sharing a story that he wrote in The Daily Standard when he was Publisher here […]

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