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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Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program, “Mudbug Mystery,” today (10/1) at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Girls in Pearls, a fundraiser for Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, will be held tonight (9/30) at 5:30 at the Vandivort Hotel.  For ticket information, (417) 858-5049.

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A Springfield Police Officer has received one of the highest honors a law enforcement person can get. 

Officer David Laws was injured in February when he attempted to contact the driver of a suspicious vehicle near Glenstone and Division.  His leg became caught in the wheel well, and he was dragged while firing shots at the driver to get him to stop.

"The injuries to my leg were more significant than I realized at the time, and I'm working on physical therapy and working with an orthapedist to try to get me back to 100 percent," he said.

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This morning on KSMU's Sense of Community Series, KSMU's Michele Skalicky talked with educators and administrators with GO CAPS.  In this segment, she talks with students in the program.

Vital Farms

A new business in Springfield is expected to create 50 new jobs in its first year with plans to add more in the future.  According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Vital Farms, which specializes in pasture-raised eggs and butter, is expanding into the Springfield region. 

Vital Farms broke ground today on its new 82,140 square-foot facility where pasture-raised eggs will be processed and sold nationwide.

According to the DED, the company chose Springfield due to its central location and built-in infrastructure.

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A program offered to area juniors and seniors lets them try out a career before they leave high school. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

High school students in the Ozarks are getting a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in the field of healthcare through the GO CAPS program. 

They’re in the Medicine and Health Care Strand of GO CAPS, a program offered by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which lets them test drive a career.