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. She likes to tell stories that make a difference.  Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.

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A program in Branson to help keep those who might wander away safe is expanding.  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Branson Police Department to expand its Project Lifesaver program to include visitors and tourists.

Michele Skalicky

The public will start to see tangible signs of work to expand the Greene County Jail starting Monday morning.  Buildings in the 900 block of N. Boonville (909 to 921) will be demolished to make way for the new jail addition, which will be located across the street from the current one.

Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch said there’s a lot that goes into planning a jail expansion, and that phase could extend into 2019.

Springfield Police Department

The Springfield Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred on May 15.  Fifty-five-year-old Raymond Glenn Heiskillwas dropped off at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Norton Avenue at around noon  and has not been seen or heard from since.

He's described as white, 5 ' 11" tall, 184 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes and tattoos on both arms and a tattoo and a scar on his chest.

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The Ozark Regional Lily Society will host the Lilium Show Saturday (6/16) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  Admission is free.  

Music in the Park will feature blues musician Selwyn Birchwood at Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The free concert starts at 6 Friday night (6/15) at the park, 3 Spring St. 

Missouri State University’s Safety and Transportation Department is warning of an attempted off-campus abduction near MSU early this morning.

According to a public safety alert sent by the department,  a woman was walking to her apartment in the 700 block of E. Walnut at around 4 a.m. when a man attempted to grab her.  She was able to get away and ran to the Kum & Go at Elm and Kimbrough for help.

The suspect is described as in his early 30s with a reddish-brown beard, wearing a dark blue hoodie and black leather gloves.