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    Phyllis Ferguson selected to Zone 1 Council Seat

    Phyllis Ferguson was selected as the new Zone 1 Councilperson at a special Council meeting April 21. Phyllis is chief operating officer and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. and has previously worked for Mercy and Heer’s department store. Read on...
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    Gift of Time nominations now open

    Do you know someone who gives their time to make the Ozarks a better place to live? Consider nominating him or her for a Gift of Time award. Read on...
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    Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

    A certified accounting firm selected last fall to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, has completed its first audit: a look at the City’s purchasing card program. The firm was selected to perform 3-4 departmental audits this year. Read on...
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    Final move for Timmons Temple Monday, April 20

    Historic structure to move 100 feet, placed over footings for permanent home
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    Springfield Fire Department offers free home safety surveys

    Most of home fires are completely preventable.To better protect the community, the Springfield Fire Department is launching a new home safety campaign. Read on...
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    Public Works releases April safety message

    Cycle safety is a top concern of the Public Works Department and is the topic of April's Traffic Safety Message. Read on...
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    HAWK pedestrian traffic signal on Sunset Street to begin functioning Tuesday at 9 a.m.

    Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, the HAWK (High Intensity Activated Crosswalk) pedestrian traffic signal will begin functioning at the new crosswalk on Sunset Street east of Kimbrough Avenue. Read on...
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    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter updated City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting today at the Public Safety Center. Read on...
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    SPD to step up seat belt enforcement

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on April 14 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up — and to save more lives. Read on...
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    April 13 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. April 13. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 8:56 p.m. on April 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Chestnut Expressway and Barnes Avenue. Read on...
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    Monthly sales tax revenue down

    The City of Springfield's April 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7% compared to what was budgeted. Read on...
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    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    The Gillioz Theatre and Dwight Glenn Productions are proud to present the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guests Pure Prairie League on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Gillioz Theatre. Reserved seating tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, April 10. Read on...
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    Missouri Summer Jobs Program offers work experience for Ozarks youth

    Alternative Opportunities, Inc. and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region are proud to introduce the Missouri Summer Jobs Program, an initiative providing youth with opportunities to gain valuable work experience. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 3:30 p.m. on March 22, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Sunshine and Enterprise. Read on...
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    Earth Month 2015 full of activities and educational opportunities

    Planned activities include a native plant workshop and sale at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a tree-planting relay on Arbor Day April 10 and many other opportunities for fun and learning. Read on...
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    Signal at Boonville Avenue and Olive Street begins flashing in all directions April 3

    Starting tomorrow (April 3), the City of Springfield will begin flashing the traffic signal red in all directions on Boonville Avenue at Olive Street to evaluate its need and determine if it can be removed. Read on...
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    Martin Gugel selected as Springfield Public Works Assistant Director

    Martin Gugel, P.E., has been selected as the new Public Works Assistant Director, effective April 5. He replaces Jonathan Gano, who moved to Des Moines last year. Read on...
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    Springfield Art Museum opens Family Art Lab

    The Springfield Art Museum recently opened its Family Art Lab, an interactive space where families can create art and engage in hands-on learning activities together. Read on...
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    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force presents recommendations

    Dan Hoy and Fred Palmerton, co-chairs of the Springfield-Greene County Citizens Environmental Task Force, walked City and County officials through recommendations today. Read on...
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    City Council approves collective bargaining agreement with police union

    Springfield City Council voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting. Read on...
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    Springfield Lasers 20th season schedule announced

    John Isner appears in Springfield Saturday, July 25
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    City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

    The City of Springfield is one step away from arriving at a mutually agreeable collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22, after a meeting on Friday, March 27, 2015. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department proposes changes to better protect tenants in a fire

    The Department is recommending that owners and landlords of all 1-or-2 family rental properties be required to install smoke alarms on every level, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Read on...
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    Summer seasonal employment opportunities available through Park Board

    Great first jobs for youth or summer jobs for students
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    Diversity in SGF

    Springfield leaders share the sentiment that diversity and inclusion are extremely important aspects of community culture.
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    Daily pollen counts resume for 2015

    It may not officially be spring yet, but spring allergens have already made a return to the area. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is now posting daily pollen counts for the 2015 season. Read on...
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    Anita Cotter sworn in as Acting City Clerk

    City Clerk Brenda Cirtin swore in Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter as Acting City Clerk this morning at the Busch Municipal Building's fourth floor conference room. Cirtin is now City Clerk Emeritus and will work on special projects for the City. Read on...
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    Stationary bike offers exercise, stress relief for Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators

    Studies have shown that 911 telecommunicators have one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. Springfield-Greene County 911 is trying something new to help telecommunicators battle stress and encourage movement. Read on...
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    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

    Join us in downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. This year's festival promises to be the best yet with an expanded two-day car show and new events such as a parade, a motorcycle show and a cruise-in party. Read on...
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    Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

    Modeled after the first homeless court program in the nation, created in San Diego in 1989, Springfield’s Homeless Court convenes at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in a conference room at The Kitchen, 1630 N. Jefferson. Read on...
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    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission today. Read on...
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    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

    A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff worked for the past 18 months to identify challenges facing both governmental entities and reported them to City Council and the Greene County Commission, Dec. 9. Read on...
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