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Local KSMU News

Last Year's Peaches at Sunshine Valley Farms

The overnight freeze that we reported on a week ago has proven costly for local fruit harvests. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has an update on the damages.  

Fairfax Bridge

Not sure what to get for that friend who has everything?  How about a bridge?  The Missouri Department of Transportation currently has six of them that it’s looking to give away.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky tells us more about the free bridge program.

Traffic Cones

A road project along Glenstone Avenue begins this week.


Following comments from its top official that many citizens feel have painted a picture of racism on its town; Marionville Board of Aldermen on Monday addressed the growing criticism of its recently appointed mayor. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.


A band of volunteers is joining hands this weekend to clean-up Rockaway Beach. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has the details for how others can get involved.

Titanic and Iceberg

Marshfield’s Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Marshfield.  Special guests will include former first lady Laura Bush and her daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Hager Bush.  But another guest will share the story of her great uncle’s experience aboard the Titanic—she’s written a book about it.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

Jacks Fork River

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways consists of 134 miles of crystal-clear, spring-fed rivers in south-central Missouri. The Riverways are run by the National Park Service. But as KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports,  the Park Service’s new General Management Plan is causing waves across the state. Here’s the second half of our series.

Citizen Scholar Statue

The Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame is a vehicle in which to showcase the lives of those dedicated to public affairs, says Missouri State University President Clif Smart. On this month's edition of Engaging the Community, we learn more about the inductees and the mission of the event.