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Boots Motel Carthage

With the decline of tourism in some places along Historic Route 66, many once-popular landmarks now sit abandoned. Interstates detour drivers around the historic road, and even a renewed interest over the last decade in traveling Route 66 hasn’t been enough to save some businesses along the Mother Road. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark tells the story of one local landmark that’s fighting to stay alive.

 

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster continues to go after anyone trying to take advantage of the victims of the tornado that tore through Joplin on May 22nd.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports...

Pea ridge National Military Park

I’m Jeremy Shreckhise, KSMU’s photographer and graphic designer. Since I was a child, I’ve had a love for history. Some of my fondest memories are of family trips to museums and historical sites. The rich history of the American Civil War is particularly interesting to me. Over 5000 battles were fought in 23 states between 1861 and 1865. The National Parks Conservation Association lists 76 battlefields, historic sites and monuments pertaining to this great conflict. Two of those locations are right here in the Ozarks, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

I’m Jeremy Shreckhise, KSMU’s photographer and graphic designer. Since I was a child, I’ve had a love for history. Some of my fondest memories are of family trips to museums and historical sites. The rich history of the American Civil War is particularly interesting to me. Over 5000 battles were fought in 23 states between 1861 and 1865. The National Parks Conservation Association lists 76 battlefields, historic sites and monuments pertaining to this great conflict. Two of those locations are right here in the Ozarks, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Pea Ridge National Military Park.

The Missouri State University Faculty Senate held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to introduce the new interim president, as well as the new interim provost.  KSMU’s Justin Lux was at the meeting and has the details of the session. 

Governor Jay Nixon announced today (Tuesday) that a computer software company in Ozark is expanding and will create new jobs. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  

The coordinator of the Greater Ozarks Leadership Development (GOLD), Missouri State University’s regional leadership development program, discusses the GOLD program.

MSU Rec Center Construction

These are the dog days of summer and the Ozarks has recently experience some intense heat.  As KSMU’s Scott Butler reports, people are doing their best to stay cool. 

A study currently underway at Table Rock Lake will determine if largemouth bass are using habitat that was created for them and other aquatic life.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...