Ryan Welch

Photo Intern

Ryan is KSMU's photo intern and has been working for the station since March 2017. He is a senior journalism student at Missouri State and is currently the photo editor for The Standard, Missouri State's student run newspaper. Ryan also works for Missouri State photo services, where he is a student photographer. He was born in San Diego, California but due to his family's military background, he moved frequently. Before coming to Springfield, he lived in Kansas City, Missouri. 

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Roughly 40 volunteers helped paint various parts of Bowerman Elementary School Saturday morning. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing Neighborhood Revitalization effort in Woodland Heights.

The painting was made possible with the held of three groups; Habitat for Humanity, Courageous Church and Bowerman school officials.

For Habitat for Humanity and Courageous Church, this wasn't their first collaboration.

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While many adults may find the higher temperatures that summer days bring to Springfield as uncomfortable, children seem to have a different view on what a hot summer day is like.

For father Kevin Kleier, and his three daughters, hot summer days mean visiting the fountain at Jordan Valley Park in downtown Springfield.

Mia, who’s 10, Madison, who’s 8, and Brooklyn, who’s only just 1, seemed unfazed by the 95-degree weather. They were more concerned with a small orange ball and getting to balance on one of the fountain’s jets.

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“He gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country and we shall never forget that,” said Kerry Miller, a former army medic and chaplain assistance.

Miller was speaking about Special Agent Joseph M. Peters, who died in 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The event Miller was speaking at was an unveiling of the Hero’s Way sign going up in honor of Peters.

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Phelps Neighborhood Association (PNA), working with Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO), held a neighbor cleanup day for Phelps Grove Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event, which is a first for Phelps Grove when working with CPO, had nearly 30 volunteers come out with numerous trucks and trailers. They worked together to remove trash from the neighborhood by loading into giant dumpsters parked on a Missouri State lot.

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Overcast and cooler weather could not keep roughly 800 protesters home today as they marched from Jenny Lincoln Park to Park Central Square in downtown Springfield. This March for Science was one of many satellite marches happening today, with the home march being in Washington, D.C. The goal of the march was to bring awareness to the importance of science and the roles it plays in people’s lives.