Scott Harvey

News Director & Content Coordinator

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.

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The city of Springfield has declined a Greene County Commission proposal to pay $1 million a year for a temporary jail facility.   

Drury University, Wallace Hall
Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

An annual fundraiser at Drury University has netted $212,000, marking a 15 percent increase for the school over last year.

This was the third year of its “531 Challenge,” which seeks that many donors giving at any level prior to the last day of May – or 5/31.

In total, 644 people gave to Drury, which is a five percent increase in donors from last year. The $212,000 purse was aided by a $50,000 challenge gift from Drury alumna Bobbi Springer. The class of ’49 graduate committed to give that amount if the participation goal was met.

City of Joplin
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri’s state auditor says she’s pleased with progress so far in Joplin after the city received a poor audit rating last August.

Nicole Galloway released a follow-up report Wednesday. She says of the 32 audit findings last summer identified for review, most have been either partially implemented or in progress and six recommendations have been successfully implemented.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

While enrollment of first-year students at Missouri State University has been on an upward trend, it could mean expanding housing services as capacity meets or exceeds needs.

President Clif Smart says a feasibility study is underway to determine the need for a new “traditional style” residence hall.

“If you look back a few years ago our freshmen class; we had a few less than 2,500. And this last year we were about 3,150. In the fall we anticipate being well over 3,200. So we’ve got a growth of about 750 freshmen in the last three years,” says Smart.

Frank Romines
Submitted Photo

Springfield has hired Frank Romines as its new city attorney. Romines currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. He’ll begin his role with the city on July 13.

According to a news release from the city, Romines began his career as an associate attorney in Husch & Eppenberger, LLC’s Springfield office. He has also worked for Shughart, Thomson and Kilroy, P.C. as an associate attorney and Leggett & Platt, Inc., where he served as assistant general counsel.