Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting back in your seat in a canoe and enjoying the peace and quiet of the Ozarks outdoors as you float down one of many area rivers.  But that scenario can turn deadly if safety precautions aren’t taken.  Missouri Department of Conservation outdoor skills specialist, Greg Collier, said before going out on a river, you should always inspect your equipment and see that each person in the canoe has a personal flotation device that fits.  And be sure to check the weather.


A ribbon cutting for newly reconstructed parking lots at City Government Plaza in Springfield is set for this morning (5/22) at 10:30.  The grant-funded project is designed to demonstrate ways of managing stormwater to reduce the amount of runoff and pollution that reach area streams.  The lots now include pervious pavement, rain gardens and a bioswale that allow rainwater to soak into the ground rather than running off.

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In this installment of Weekend Outlook, KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Josie Rorarbar, president of the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, about their flower show today and tomorrow (5/22-5/23) at the Library Center.

City of Springfield

Founders Park in downtown Springfield will once again be filled with the sounds of music as the Wednesday at Founders Park Series resumes.  Charlie Rosenbury will take the stage at 12:15 today.  The free mini-concerts will continue through June 24th at 12:15 each Wednesday.  Here's the schedule:

May 20:  Charlie Rosenbury, singer/songwriter

May 27:  Fishing for Saturday, young musicians playing pop/rock

June 3:  Jake Rogers, acoustic singer/songwriter

June 10:  Springfield Little Theatre's Young Artists and Landers' Lad, a musical theatre and variety show

Fremont School

As students from one Springfield elementary move to a new school this fall, students from another elementary will move to the vacated building.  Fremont Elementary will relocate to the old Sherwood Elementary, 1813 S. Scenic, for the new school year as Fremont's building undergoes construction.  Sherwood students and staff will move to their new building on S. Golden in August.

The Springfield School District says bus transportation will be provided for all Fremont students to the new site.