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    Neighborhood cheering sections, mini marathon planned for Bass Pro Conservation Marathon Sunday

    Representatives from 11 registered Springfield neighborhood organizations will be up bright and early for the Bass Pro Marathon Sunday, Nov. 2. But they won’t be running. They’ll be cheering. Read on...
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    Traffic Advisory: Rountree Halloween Parade 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

    Rountree Special Events, LLC, is hosting a Halloween parade 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. The City encourages drivers to avoid the area of the East Grand Street and South Weller Avenue intersection during this time as a precaution. Read on...
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    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Read on...
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    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

    City Council considered an agreement tonight reached between the City and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargaining Unit of the Springfield Fire Department). Read on...
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    Oct. 27 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Greene County Highway Administrator and is responsible for all operations of the Greene County Highway Department. Read on...
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    Charges filed against suspected arsonist

    Timothy L. Farnsworth is charged with first and second degree arson. Investigators believe he lit 4 fires in 22 minutes on Springfield's west side. Read on...
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    Fall youth sports tournaments bring thousands to Springfield

    State high school softball championships Oct. 24-25, National Christian Homeschool Tournament Oct. 30- Nov. 1
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    Public Works begins publishing monthly traffic safety reports

    The first nine months of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crash incidents on City right-of-ways by 14 percent. This is in comparison to the crash statistics of the first nine months of 2013. Read on...
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    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available

    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process now. Read on...
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    Public Works performing repair work on several Springfield streets over next week

    Public Works will be working to seal cracks, repair joints and perform pavement surface preservation on Springfield streets over the next week. Read on...
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    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Read on...
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    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

    Visitors to City Government Plaza or the Commercial Street Historic District might notice a pinkish hue emitting from the bell tower of Historic City Hall and the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. Read on...
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    Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

    The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. Read on...
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    City, County and CU to receive $67,000 in technical assistance from EPA for integrated planning

    Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. Read on...
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    Oct. 27 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services has identified the source of the substance that recently impacted Jordan Creek. Read on...
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    City's October sales tax revenue up

    The City of Springfield's October one-percent general sales tax revenue from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 23.6% compared to the month of October 2013. October 2014 revenue was $3,780,574, an increase of $721,095 over last year’s amount. Read on...
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    Springfield Art Museum's Fanny Smith Crenshaw portrait undergoing conservation treatment

    If you’ve been to the Springfield Art Museum recently, you may notice something (or someone) missing. The museum recently sent George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of Fanny Smith Crenshaw to Kansas City to receive conservation treatment. Read on...
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    Haunted Trail now open, adding night activities to Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

    Frightening walk through the woods open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., for ages 8 and up.
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    20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Early Bird registration now open

    Training for the Trot begins Sept. 30 for first-time 5K runners. Read on...
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    Help protect waterways with proper disposal of yardwaste and leaves this fall

    While the City’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments enjoy autumn as much as anyone, they aren’t looking forward to the problems the fallen leaves create when they make their way into the storm drains. Read on...
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    Send us your photos of Springfield in fall!

    Springfield photographers, we'd love to use your photos of Springfield in fall on our homepage. Please e-mail them to or post them to our Facebook page with the hashtag #sgfinfall. Read on...
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