A longtime resident of Springfield's Dickerson Park Zoo has died. The giraffe Stretch was euthanized Thursday morning after zoo staff determined his quality of life was extremely poor with no hope of recovery.
If you use the McDaniel Lake Bridge, you’ll have to find a new way to get to where you’re going.The Greene County Highway Department temporarily closed the bridge Thursday to traffic due to safety concerns.The Highway Department and Missouri Department of Transportation conducted a regular biannual bridge inspection Wednesday, which led to concerns over the bridge’s integrity. A more detailed engineering analysis is underway.In the meantime, motorists need to plan alternate routes around McDaniel Lake.The bridge, located on Farm Road 76 between Farm Rd. 145 and Farm Rd. 151, was constructed in 1929 when the McDaniel Dam was constructed. It spans 403 feet over McDaniel Lake.The bridge remains open to pedestrians.
Springfield’s domestic violence shelters are almost always at full capacity, but they’re not the only ones. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes tells us how a statewide crisis has shelters turning victims away this holiday season.
The film “Winter’s Bone,” which was shot in the Missouri Ozarks, is grabbing more attention and accolades. Recently nominated for multiple Spirit Awards for excellence in independent filmmaking, the movie, cast, and crew could earn one or more Oscar nods. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.
Marshfield Performing Arts Society presents a New Year's Eve dinner theatre production, "Murder at Midnight" with two performances on Friday 12/31 in the new Starlight Room on the square in Marshfield, at 5pm and 9pm--the late show is set to end just in time to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast. Enjoy a four-course m3eal while trying to figure out "whodunit". This black-tie-optional event is a fundraiser for the Marshfield Performing Arts Society, and tickets are $50 per person, available at Beckerdite's Music and the Webster County Library in Marshfield, or by calling 840-2646 in Marshfield. For more information visit www.marshfieldtheatre.org.
Deliverance Temple at 2101 W. Chestnut Expressway hosts their annual "Christmas Candlelight Concert" Sunday Dec.19 at 6:00pm, featuring the Voices of Deliverance Choir and other musical guests in an evening of Christmas music. It's free and open to the public.
A donor has stepped forward with a significant contribution to help prevent the historic Gillioz Theatre from being foreclosed and sold. Now, Springfield Landmarks Preservation Trust, which owns the building, is asking the community to make up the difference so it can pay off the debt that’s owed to Guaranty Bank. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.
The holidays, more than any other time of the year, are steeped in tradition and each family has their own. KSMU’s Emma Wilson sought out three older Springfield residents to share their memories of Christmas past.