Sarah Teague

News Producer

Sarah Teague is a junior at Missouri State University pursuing a degree in journalism with a minor in communications.  As a news producer, she passionately tells community stories and informs the public on current issues.  She also serves as life editor for Missouri State's student newspaper, The Standard, and interns at the Christian County Headliner in Ozark.  

Greenwood Renovation
Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

Funds for phase one of a multi-million dollar renovation to Greenwood Laboratory School on the Missouri State University campus have been raised. The school hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, celebrating the $1.4 million that will allow for upgrades to its locker rooms.

The school’s five-person project steering committee will now focus on raising funds for the two final phases.

Springfield Art Museum
Sarah Teague / KSMU

A new Springfield program connects retirees and senior citizens to local non-profit organizations for purposeful volunteerism.

City Manager Greg Burris said he hopes Give 5 will encourage nonprofits to “rethink volunteerism.” Burris, who is stepping down next year, is likely to take over as Give 5’s director, according to the city.

SGF Yields Campaign
Sarah Teague / KSMU

Springfield city officials hope the results of a recent study will prompt safety improvements for pedestrians at intersections.

The Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study, released Nov. 21, follows the July launch of the SGF Yields campaign through Springfield’s Public Works Department.

Meyer Library
Sarah Teague / KSMU

As technology continues to advance, so must the library. That’s according to Thomas Peters, dean of Missouri State’s Duane G. Meyer Library. Peters said bringing these tools into its facility is important to engage a younger audience and keep ideas fresh.

To do this, the library is gaining an “interdisciplinary” space — home to the newest technologies, like drones and tetherless virtual reality devices.

HOPE Connection
Megan Burke / KSMU

Over 600 homeless and at-risk individuals were given access to basic needs through a number of services Wednesday.  

The ninth annual HOPE Connection and Veterans Stand Down event was held in the Springfield Expo Center. It’s an initiative of Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness’ month-long “Every Action Counts Campaign.”

Amanda Stadler, Community Partnership’s neighborhood and housing stabilization specialist, said she’s participated in the event for five years, chairing the planning committee the past two.

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