For the past 37 years, the Springfield Victory Mission has been working to change the lives of individuals and families in and around the Ozarks affected by poverty. Now through November 15, the organization is taking applications for its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and Christmas Adopt-a-Family programs. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
If you’ve dreamed about taking a trip to drink in the colors of the fall foliage, but you haven’t yet made it to Maine or Vermont, you’re in luck. KSMU’s chief engineer, Doug Waugh, tipped one of our reporters off to a scenic trail in southern Missouri that attracts tourists from across the Midwest this time of year. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson headed to the Glade Top Trail, and brings us this report.
A pilot program in Springfield is aimed at teaching kids how to make responsible decisions when traveling to school. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended an early morning assembly at Pittman Elementary where cartoon super heroes were helping prepare the children.
Bow hunters are busy these days, and beginning November 16th, those who find firearms more to their liking will be in the woods looking for white-tailed deer. But a disease affecting the deer population has also taken the field. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into the precautions and procedures hunters need to take to prevent the spread.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says the troubled federal health insurance exchange website is the easiest thing the Obama Administration will be able to do as more of the Affordable Care Act is rolled out. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.
Missouri State University’s Board of Governors recently extended the school’s benefits to full-time staff members in same-sex relationships. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, the unanimous decision marks a milestone for the LGBT community.
There’s a saying that “good things come to those who wait.” This fall, that saying rings true as leaves are changing color a little later than usual. Experts say, however, that this fall has the right conditions for producing spectacular colors and is worth the wait. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has details.
If you’re interested in volunteering but not sure what to hang your hat on, you might consider serving as a council member for the MU Extension. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, counties in southwest Missouri are accepting nominations.
Two new members will be inducted into the Springfield Public Schools this morning. Wednesday, we told you about one of them, Elaine Graham Estes, who graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949 and served as director of the Public Library of Des Moines for 19 years. Now Michele Skalicky introduces you to John Dickey who graduated from Springfield Senior High in 1945 and who was a longtime litigator for a major law firm, trying cases around the world.
The Solo Cup Facility in Springfield now has two tenants occupying a portion of the 1.35 million square foot complex. But with the building still partially empty, and the planned closing of Regal Beloit, KSMU’s Anna Thomas explores what large commercial real estate means for the area.
Citizens whose vehicles were coated in a powdery substance have through Thursday to take advantage of a free car wash in Springfield following a power plant malfunction. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on fly-ash, a term perhaps unknown to many prior to Tuesday’s incident.
Springfield Public Schools will induct two new members into its Hall of Fame tomorrow. One is John Dickey who graduated from Springfield Senior High in 1945. The other graduated from Lincoln High School four years later. Hear Dickey’s story tomorrow morning at 7:30. Today, Michele Skalicky introduces us to Elaine Graham Estes.
A Republican state senator from Springfield is urging Gov. Nixon to release funds for Missouri’s public defender system. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, Sen. Bob Dixon feels a failure to do so would undermine the legislature’s work to protect public safety.
A local climatologist says southwest Missouri has been in a warming trend since 1998. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, the findings show that temperatures over that span have been above normal 73 percent of the time.
The documentary film A Place at the Table will be shown three times this week in the Springfield area as part of Food Day Celebration 2013. The film follows three working-class American families as they struggle to keep food on the table. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, the screenings will include a food drive for the hungry in our community.