Greene County

Coverage of Greene County, MO government.

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.

Michele Skalicky

Rulings issued this week by a Missouri Judicial Court judge mean the City of Springfield’s lawsuit against Greene County moves forward.

The rulings by Judge John Beger Tuesday, which denied the city’s request for a partial summary judgment, also mean the city won’t have access to the county jail anytime soon.  The city, in the lawsuit, requested immediate access to the jail.

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Vernon County has offered to house Springfield prisoners at its jail, and Springfield City Council has approved an agreement with officials there to do that.  The 108-bed jail is in Nevada. According to Springfield city officials, Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher contacted Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams after hearing about the city’s challenges in finding a temporary solution to the inmate housing issue.