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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South Creek Restoration Project
Michele Skalicky / KSMU

The South Creek Restoration Project is complete.  And the City of Springfield held a ribbon cutting at Sunset and Grant today to celebrate.

The project’s purpose is to improve water quality and habitat for aquatic life, according to a news release from the city.  It involved removing the concrete channel and restoring the creek to a more natural condition in the one-mile section of South Creek along Sunset between Campbell and Kansas Expressway.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is gearing up for their annual Fall Book Sale this week.  It starts tomorrow night (10/25) with a Friends Preview Night from 5 to 8 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds’ E-Plex and continues through Sunday (10/30).  Anyone can purchase a Friends membership for $5 at the door tomorrow.

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The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is planning a managed deer hunt on its grounds in December.


Information packets are now available for anyone interested in running for Springfield City Council on the April 4, 2017 municipal election ballot.

You can pick up packets and petitions for signatures from the city clerk’s office on the fourth floor of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville.  You can download them here, but petitions must be picked up in person.

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Local musicians are teaming up for a concert tonight (10/21) to benefit Eden Village, an organization working to change the face of homelessness in the 417 area.  The event, featuring Patrick Mureithi, Blue False Indigo and Lost and Found, will start at 6 pm at Drury’s Kellogg Green Space.  Admission is $10.  For more information, kdougherty@drury.edu or (417) 861-4546.