At a ceremony on May 31st, The Community Foundation of the Ozarks presented over $200,000 in grant awards to a number of area agencies. The awards are from the CFO Education and Social Justice program. Mike SMith has the story:
This is the inaugural season for the Springfield Cardinals. But this isn't the first time Springfield has been home to a minor league team by that name. On Monday evening, a documentary called "The Original Springfield Cardinals: A Look Back" will air on Ozarks Public Television. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently spoke with the program's producer.
Elson Floyd, President of the 4 campus University of Missouri System, visited Springfield April 14th and sat down for an interview with KSMU Director of News Mike Smith. In the interview, Floyd talks about reaction in Cloumbia Missouri to the SMSU name change, (SMSU becomes Missouri State University on August 28th)and about suggestions from some Legislators that the M.U. administration is too large. Floyd also outlines his legislative and academic priorities for the coming year.
A Springfield based philanthropic organization that supports non profits across southern Missouri awarded over $200,000 in grants for arts, curtural, and community betterment projects in the Springfield area. Mike Smith has the story:
The old saying goes something like this...."the times they are a changing", and for the next 7 weeks, the History Museum for springfield/Greene County will showcase and exhibit that highlights a curtural history that's new to the Ozarks. Mike Smith has the story:
Missouri Department of Transportation spends millions of dollars each year for snow and ice removal. KSMU's Mike Smith talks with MODOT Public Information Specialist Bob Edwards about what MODOT and the Springfield area district does to prepare for winter weather.
The redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Springfield got a big boost at the weekly City Council luncheon Tuesday September 7th when plans for a multi-use retail,entertainment, and parking complex were announced. Mike Smith has the story: