Megavolt...a company that re-manufactures alternators, starters, and other products for agricultural and construction machinery, was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber oc Commerce. Mike Smith has the story:
Five miles of the tour road through Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will be illuminated Saturday night December 11th in honor of the over 25 hundred soldiers from the north and south who were casualties of the battle. Mike Smith has the story:
In January, Gregory Fitch will take over as the commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education. The Missouri Cooardinating Board for Higher Education chose Fitch after a five-month nationwide search. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
A long-time Springfield choral director and educator passed away today after a long illness. Chuck Facer taught vocal music at Greenwood Lab School in Springfield for the past ten years and was the director of the Mid-America Singers. When he first came to Springfield in the early 1980's, he taught at Drury University. In recent years, he taught some courses at Southwest Missouri State University. KSMU's Missy Shelton produced this sound portrait that includes the thoughts of Chuck Facer's friends and colleagues. We begin with SMS Choral Director Guy Webb. The music you'll hear in this story was written and performed by Chuck Facer.
Since 1973, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks has awarded more than 15 million dollars in grants to organizations, individuals, and communities across the Missouri Ozarks. Mike Smith has this report on the latest CFO grant and recognition:
Missouri ranks second in the nation for beef production and it's safe to say that Missouri's beef industry is a major part of our states economy. This morning, K-S-M-U's Katie Hummel introduced you to a farmer who raises grass-fed cattle, a new alternative approach to cattle production. Now, we look at the traditional, grain-fed cattle farming process here in southwest Missouri.
State lawmakers who support changing the name of Southwest Missouri State University will pre-file the name change bill today. It's the first day lawmakers can pre-file bills for the legislative session that begins January 5th. KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with supporters and opponents of the name change and files this report.
With the theme "Women, girls, and HIV, December 1st was a time to remember the 3 million people lost this year to AIDS,and to work to raise awareness about the nearly 38 million adults and children living with HIV. Mike Smith has the story:
Today is the first day lawmakers can pre-file bills. The legislation will be considered during the upcoming legislative session, which begins January 5. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports on proposals that will be pre-filed by Springfield's senator.
On January first, two new Greene County Commissioners will take office: Harold Bengsch and Roseann Bentley. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently spoke with Bentley about what she'd going to prepare for her new job.
Construction on a new parking garage at Southwest Missouri State University begins next week...And today, university officials, Springfield Mayor Tom Carlson and Congressman Roy Blunt turned the first shoveful of dirt on the project. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.