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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A school building in Springfield has received a special distinction.  Architectural Digest chose Central High School to represent Missouri in its online article, “The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America.”

Central is a mix of old and new.  The original building, constructed in 1893, is still in use, but there have been new additions over the years—the latest in 1999.

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The Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival continues today and tomorrow (9/15-9/16) in Conway, featuring Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Dalton Gang, Big Mill and more.


The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks needs help replenishing its blood supplies after sending 100 units to hurricane ravaged areas of Florida. 

According to the CBCO, separate shipments were sent to Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida and OneBlood, the independent supplier of blood to many hospitals in Florida.  CBCO spokesman Chris Pilgrim says blood donations have just resumed in the areas hit by Hurricane Irma, but acute shortages exist while people put their lives back together after the disaster.


If you have a large evergreen that you need to have moved, the Missouri Department of Conservation might be interested. MDC is conducting its annual search for a Christmas tree for use on the governor’s mansion lawn in Jefferson City.

Landowners, homeowners, businesses and communities that might have possible candidate trees are asked to contact the department.

American Red Cross

Training will be held tonight (9/12) for anyone interested in helping the Southern Missouri Red Cross provide aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Volunteers must commit to being deployed for at least 14 days and be ready to deploy within 48 hours after being assigned.

They must also be willing to work day or night shifts and be in good health with no physical limitations.