In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from Heinz and Vroni Buff of Douglas County, Missouri. These two dairy farmers came to the US in search of opportunity for themselves and their children after regulations for dairy farmers became too burdensome for them in Switzerland.
A theatre in West Plains that’s more than six decades old has been home to live performances for the last 20 years. And it’s in need of repairs. The Friends of the Avenue Theatre will host a fundraiser tomorrow night (10/12) to raise money. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
Churches in Springfield, Hollister and West Plains are hosting a special guest from across the pond: a reverend from Northern Irelandwhose mission is about community building and healing. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann shares his story.
US Senator Roy Blunt reiterated concerns Thursday of the Defense Department’s claim that they don’t have the legal authority during the government shutdown to provide immediate death gratuity payments to the families of fallen soldiers. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
People near and far have come together to support the family of a Springfield soldier, who was one of four killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Sunday. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
According to Ozarks folklore, seeds in a native Ozark fruit can predict what kind of winter we’ll have. A horticulture specialist with the University of Missouri Extension decided to collect the fruit to see what he could find out about our weather in the next few months. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
This is the story of a rural community that refused to go down. The Haunting in the Hills festival is one that hundreds of families in southern Missouri look forward to each October...but this year, with federal cutbacks and the government shutdown, the event itself almost became a ghost story. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann shares one example of Ozarks’ perseverance.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It's easy to identify an abusive relationship when someone gets slapped, poked, or beaten. But what are the red flags indicating that someone is likely to end up in that situation? KSMU's Shannon Bowers spoke with the director of Harmony House and found the warning signs begin quickly, with the relationship getting too serious, too fast.
Despite the government shutdown, the Springfield-Greene County Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program remains open, but come November, if the shutdown persists, local families who rely on the WIC program for food might not have that resource anymore. KSMU’s Julie Greene reports.
If you go outside this evening away from city lights and look up, you just might see a shooting star. The Draconid meteor shower will peak just after nightfall. It’s one of two meteor showers this month. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
The James River Basin Partnership is hosting its annual river cleanup Saturday, October 5 on the Finley River. The Partnership is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting Ozarks’ rivers...and it says it can't do that alone. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
Rountree Elementary School in Springfield is now an International Baccalaureate World School. That means it’s part of the Primary Years Programme, which teaches students to be inquisitive in the classroom and across the world. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
The City of Springfield has launched a fundraising effort to build a roadside park celebrating the city’s history as the birthplace of Route 66. Also known as the “Mother Road”, it was part of the original highway system in the 1960’s, running from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this story.
Ozarks Technical Community College and Evangel University and went into lockdown mode Wednesday afternoon due to a general security threat to Springfield college campuses and a Drury University student’s report of two potential gunmen on his campus. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.