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City of Springfield

Springfield’s new mayor, Ken McClure, was mostly positive as he gave his first State of the City address Thursday morning at Parkview High School. 

He acknowledged Springfield police officers as he said “they have our backs, and we have theirs as well.”  And he praised the work of the Springfield Fire Department.

According to McClure, public Safety will be City Council’s top priority over the next few months and years.

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The Missouri Department of Economic Development on Wednesday announced that Springfield manufacturer 3M will embark on a $40 million expansion. The company expects this to create at least 90 full-time positions over the next several years.

3M is a Minnesota based company that employs over 330 people in the Springfield area, and has over 89,000 employees company-wide.

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Following a national search, Springfield has promoted from within in naming David Pennington the city’s new fire chief.

Pennington, currently assistant fire chief, will assume the new role on May 28. He replaces David Hall, who took an emergency preparedness role with Missouri State University earlier this year.

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Six finalists have been chosen for the Springfield City Council General Seat D position.  They are Scott Bailes, manager of market development with the Springfield Cardinals; Diana Day, chief business officer with People Centric Consulting Group LLC; Kent Hyde, senior partner with the law firm of Hyde, Love & Overby, LLP; Richard Ollis with the insurance company, Ollis/Akers/Arney; Jane Sellars, a retired Springfield teacher; and Isabelle Jimenez Walker, owner/broker of Eagle Management & Realty 1 LLC.

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An architecture firm has presented its recommendations for revitalizing Springfield’s Kearney Street to the city council.

PGAV Planners shared ideas during Tuesday’s council lunch.  

It says Kearney Street has the potential to capture additional retail sales from the available $95 million in unmet household demand in the trade area around the corridor. That’s the nearly 3-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Avenue.

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