Greene County

Coverage of Greene County, MO government.

Michele Skalicky

A monument, installed nearly 100 years ago and marking explorer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s journey in the 19th Century to the area that’s now Springfield, is now accessible to the public.  

When explorer, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, arrived at what is now Springfield in early January, 1818, the land was yet unspoiled.  He described prairie grass so tall that a man could ride a horse through it without being seen.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Preliminary damage estimates are in for Greene County from the recent floods.  The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management or OEM says a preliminary estimate for public infrastructure flood damage, which includes impact to roads and bridges, debris removal, protective measures (such as road barricades) and damage to parks and government buildings is $168,500.

Michele Skalicky

If you’re not registered to vote, and you’d like to cast a ballot in the April 4 Municipal Election in Greene County, you have until Wednesday (3/8) to register.

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller said mail-in registrations will be accepted as long as they’re postmarked by Wednesday.

When you go to register, take an acceptable form of identification such as a valid driver’s license, current utility bill or bank statement.

Michele Skalicky

Greene County employees are playing a game and saving money in the process.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky tells us about a business model the county has adopted.

Each Tuesday, Greene County employees gather for what they call a huddle session.  There’s a presentation and usually information about finances during the 30 minute meeting.  This particular week, Becky Borthwick, associate circuit judge, talked about a typical day in her courtroom.

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Results of a recent DWI sobriety checkpoint in Greene County have been released.  According to Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D, the checkpoint last Friday at Grand and West Bypass was selected based on the high number of drinking and impairment-related crashes, in addition to other traffic violations that contribute to unsafe driving behavior.   It was a cooperative effort of the patrol, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Springfield Police Department, MODOT and MADD.

During the operation, officers stopped 1,010 vehicles.

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