City of Springfield News Releases (General)

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Posted on: July 30, 2015

One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

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Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police offi...Read on...

Download high-res mounted officer photo.
Posted on: July 28, 2015

Council Lunch at 11:30 a.m. today at Transportation Management Center

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Please note that the City Council lunch meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. today at the Transportation Management Center, 1107 W. Chestnut Expressway.

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

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City Council at its Monday night meeting will hear a second reading and vote on a bill that City staff think is the next step in addressing chronic nuisance properties in Springfield.

At a series of nine lis...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2015

City to transition to new phone system tomorrow; brief outages may occur in morning hours

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Beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) the City of Springfield with will begin a transition to a new phone system. The move is expected to be completed by 9 a.m. During this time, there may be some brie...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

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The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners....Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

Judge Becky Borthwick appointed to Missouri Supreme Court municipal judge education committee

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According to Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, Springfield Municipal Court Judge Becky Borthwick was appointed on July 8 to the 13-member Missouri Supreme Court’s Municipal Judge Education Co...Read on...

Download photo of Judge Borthwick.
Posted on: July 13, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: City-County Study Session to take place at noon, Tuesday

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Another look at the justice system is on tap tomorrow, noon, as members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The s...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Joint City-County Task Force to present 6-month update tomorrow

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Members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force will present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, July 14) in the Busch Municipal Building fourth-...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

Eve...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: July 13, 2015

Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event noon-4 p.m. tomorrow

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The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event noon-4 p.m. tomorrow at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Forty-five employers are c...Read on...

Visit the Career Center's Web site.
Posted on: July 10, 2015

MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to host news conference at 2 p.m.

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Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens, along with other Greene County municipal officials, will hold a news conference at Friday, July 10, 2015, in the Busch Municipal Building lobby to discuss the situation with the C...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Mayor's State of the City address tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. at e-Plex

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Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center (e-Plex) tomorrow morning...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's July 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from trans...Read on...

View Sales Tax Chart
Posted on: July 7, 2015

City staff to ask P&Z Commission, Council for more time regarding group home ordinance

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City staff are recommending to the Planning & Zoning Commission to table the group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at Thursday’s meeting. If the commission grants the req...Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2015

Mayor: future for Springfield continues to be bright

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More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Em...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Springfield Homeless Court Program's first success stories to graduate tomorrow evening

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The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

A program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal Services of So...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

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American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5.

This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 no...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Missouri Career Center welcomes new employees

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The Missouri Career Center and Workforce Development division welcomes several new employees, along with other staff changes this week.

The Career Center's Business Services division welcomes Dennis ...Read on...

Visit the Career Center's Web site.
Posted on: June 19, 2015

Great Race festivities to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday

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The first day of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race along historic Route 66 will kick off in Kirkwood tomorrow and will wind up in Springfield Saturday afternoon. The Great Race will feature more than 100 classic cars com...Read on...

Visit the Great Race's Web site.
Posted on: June 16, 2015

24th annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon honors 37, awards 10

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Ten local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Cent...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Gift of Time awards luncheon tomorrow at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

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The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. tomorrow at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone.

The Gift of Time Award...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Several community events downtown Saturday, June 20

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Downtown Springfield is the place to be on Saturday, June 20, with a wide variety of community events for all ages.

Greater Ozarks Pridefest
• Walk: 11 a.m.-noon, Boonville Av...Read on...

View map.
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Celebrate National Home Ownership Month by touring Community Land Trust home

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A previous version of this release included information about touring a Habitat for Humanity home in Legacy Pines. While Habitat for Humanity will still be part of this event, the tour of the home has b...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

911 director to participate in Special Olympics torch relay through eight states to World Games

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Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze is an avid runner and fitness aficionado. But running with an Olympic torch through eight of the United States next week will be a fi...Read on...

Visit www.unifiedrelay.org for more information.
Posted on: June 8, 2015

June sales tax revenue up 3% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's June 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in May from transa...Read on...

View Sales Tax Charts
Posted on: June 8, 2015

Great Race to make first overnight pit stop in Springfield June 20

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If Dad is a car buff, he can catch a glimpse of some amazing autos as the Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, makes its first overnight pit stop in Springfield, the Birthplace of Route 66, on J...Read on...

Visit the Great Race's Web site.
Posted on: June 8, 2015

Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow

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The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

Thirty-six employer...Read on...

Visit the Career Center's Web site.
Posted on: June 4, 2015

American Legion post to host traveling Vietnam memorial wall in July

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Everyone should have an opportunity to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, but most Americans, especially those living outside of the Washington, D.C., area may never get the opportunity.

Thanks to the Am...Read on...

Visit the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Web site
Posted on: June 4, 2015

City staff recommends group home ordinance be tabled

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City staff are recommending that the Planning & Zoning Commission table group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at tonight's meeting. If the Commission decides to ta...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2015

International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognizes Brenda Cirtin with Honorary Membership award

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The International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognized City Clerk Emeritus Brenda Cirtin with its Honorary Membership award on May 18 at its annual conference in Hartford, Connecticut.

This class of mem...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Municipal Court Chief Judge Todd Thornhill selected for Missouri Supreme Court working group

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The Supreme Court of Missouri May 14 announced the formation of the Supreme Court Municipal Division Work Group, which it has charged with reviewing all matters relevant to practice in the municipal divisions th...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Budget Discussions to continue Tuesday, May 26

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City Council will have a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 in the Fire Department 1st floor conference room in Historic City Hall. The meeting is open to the public, however, this meeting is not a pub...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Gift of Time nomination deadline extended to Thursday at midnight

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Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute tho...Read on...

View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
Posted on: May 18, 2015

BDS asks building and development community to review proposed amendments to adopted building codes

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The City of Springfield’s Building Development Services department has prepared a series of proposed amendments to the building codes that were adopted by the City in 2012. The draft language of these proposed c...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Neighbors in Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside to share concerns this week

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Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside neighborhoods this week. Results from the six previous meetings are available at Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Anita Cotter named Springfield City Clerk

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Acting City Clerk Anita Cotter has been appointed by Springfield City Council as the new City Clerk. She has served as Assistant City Clerk since 1996 and replaces Brenda Cirtin, who transitioned to City Clerk E...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Gift of Time nomination deadline Sunday at 5 p.m.

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Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute tho...Read on...

View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
Posted on: May 13, 2015

McDaniel Street road closure to continue unit 5 p.m. Thursday

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The McDaniel Street road closure between Patton Avenue and Campbell Avenue will continue until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14. It is closed for the repair of a utility cut. Also, Campbell Ave at McDaniel St will be re...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

City mobile app GoSpringfieldMO now available for download

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The City of Springfield has launched its first mobile app, GoSpringfieldMO. The app is available for free download via iTunes (for Apple devices) and the Google Play store (for Android devices) by searching “GoS...Read on...

View GoSpringfieldMO video.
Posted on: May 12, 2015

City’s budget highlights: Public safety, environmental stewardship and employee pay

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City Council began budget discussions Tuesday at a lunch workshop facilitated by Finance Director Mary Mannix Decker. The workshop follows City Manager Greg Burris submitting the fiscal year 2016 City of Springf...Read on...

View 2015-2016 Proposed Budget.
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Missouri Career Center plans job fair for Mammoth employees in June

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The City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development is committed to providing career counseling, training options, job search assistance and employment opportunities to the more than 200 Mammoth, Inc. ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

Neighbors in Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights to share concerns this week

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Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights neighborhoods this week.

• Tom Watkins: 5 p.m. tonight, Williams Elementary, 2205 W. Kearney.
...Read on...

View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
Posted on: May 8, 2015

May sales tax revenue down 4% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's May 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 4% compared to what was budgeted, however, receipts are still strong on a year-to-date basis, accor...Read on...

View Sales Tax Charts
Posted on: May 8, 2015

No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

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The jail capacity issue at the consolidated county-municipal justice center has now reached a critical point for the City of Springfield, according to City officials. Sheriff Jim Arnott announced he would stop a...Read on...

View the Task Force's report.
Posted on: May 6, 2015

Missouri Career Center offers support for Mammoth employees

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Staff at the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development are available to help the more than 200 employees affected by the impending closure of the Mammoth manufacturing plant at 3300 E. Pyt...Read on...

Visit the Career Center's Web site.
Posted on: May 5, 2015

Two-part dedication for new Link crossings, HAWK signal Friday at 3 p.m.

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Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc. and Ozarks Technical Community College at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 for a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for the The Link crossings at Sunset Street (...Read on...

View invitation.
Posted on: May 4, 2015

City to issue $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements May 11

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The City of Springfield plans to issue approximately $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements, which have been rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investor’s Service. Moody’s also affirmed the Aa1rating on the City’s...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Be part of the Route 66 SGF legacy by participating in Give Ozarks tomorrow

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Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in the region’s first-ever 24-hour online giving day during the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' Give Ozarks event May 5.

The City of Springfield, with...Read on...

Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Series of neighborhood meetings starts tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School

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Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School, 3014 W. Calhoun. Food and childcare will be provided for those who wi...Read on...

View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
Posted on: May 1, 2015

1,000 runners expected in downtown Springfield Sunday morning for run

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About 1,000 participants are expected for the Missouri State University ROTC third annual Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge 12K beginning at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 3 in downtown Springfield.

Off-duty Sprin...Read on...

View the course map.
Posted on: April 30, 2015

City of Springfield, community partners to host 9 events in May to listen to neighborhood concerns

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Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting Monday.

“We have studied multi-year trends in our community, and in your neighborhood, and while there ...Read on...

View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Municipal Court, SMBA and partners to host seminar featuring founder of first homeless court program

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The City of Springfield and partners Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Drury Enactus, The Kitchen Inc., Burrell Behavioral Health, I Pour Life, Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region and Springfield Metropolitan...Read on...

View flyer.
Posted on: April 27, 2015

Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

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Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek ...Read on...

View invitation.
Posted on: April 23, 2015

Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces application process

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The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question an...Read on...

View the application criteria.
Posted on: April 21, 2015

Phyllis Ferguson selected to Zone 1 Council Seat

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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 work...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

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Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute tho...Read on...

View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
Posted on: April 20, 2015

City Council Zone 1 candidate interview schedule

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City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

The interview schedule is:

• 11:50 a.m.-noon: Brent Esch...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

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A certified accounting firm selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, has completed its first audit: a look at the City’s purchasing card (P-card) program.

RubinBrown, Certified ...Read on...

Purchasing Card Audit Report
Posted on: April 16, 2015

New City Council to interview candidates for Zone 1 on Tuesday

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The 2015 Springfield City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at noon, April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

Zone 1 is located in the northwest qua...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Take time to thank a 911 telecommunicator this week

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April 12-18 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 911 dispatchers.

The Springfield-Greene County 911 Emerg...Read on...

Visit 911's Web site.
Posted on: April 14, 2015

City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues

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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 toda...Read on...

View the Task Force's report.
Posted on: April 13, 2015

City, County leaders to update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues Tuesday

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City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter will update City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting Tuesday, A...Read on...

View the Task Force's report.
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Four new City Council members to start Monday

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A special reception honoring the service of five outgoing City Council members will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 (today) in the Busch Municipal Building. The public is invited to attend.

Four new memb...Read on...

Join the Facebook event.
Posted on: April 10, 2015

Bid outgoing City Council members farewell at reception Monday

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Please join the City of Springfield 4:30-6:15 p.m., Monday April 13 in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building for a reception honoring the public service of City Council members Doug Burlison, Mike Carroll, J...Read on...

Join the Facebook event.
Posted on: April 8, 2015

Missouri Career Center to host second annual networking event for college students on Thursday

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The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host an informal networking event for college students to meet with local employers 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

The Misso...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

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The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th...Read on...

Download "Building with Trees" PowerPoint.
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

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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. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from t...Read on...

View chart.
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Public hearing for Menards zoning case and preliminary plat set for April 9

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The zoning case and 39-acre preliminary plat for a Menards home improvement store at the corner of Zimmer Avenue and West Sunshine Street will come before the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:30 p.m., Thurs...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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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...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Missouri Summer Jobs Program offers work experience for Ozarks youth

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

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Jail policy to be discussed at City-County staff meeting Tuesday

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City of Springfield and Greene County staff will discuss Sheriff Jim Arnott's recent decision to stop taking prisoners booked on municipal-only charges, at tomorrow's regularly scheduled City-Count...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

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Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary Schoo...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Martin Gugel selected as Springfield Public Works Assistant Director

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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.

Gugel will oversee traffic, transportation ma...Read on...

Download Gugel portrait.
Posted on: March 31, 2015

City Council approves collective bargaining agreement with police union

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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 me...Read on...

Download the full collective bargaining agreement.
Posted on: March 31, 2015

City Council to vote on union contract

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Springfield City Council will vote on 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 at noon,...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Five apply for Zone 1 City Council Seat

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Five citizens have applied for the Zone 1 City Council position vacated by Jeff Seifried earlier this year. The deadline to apply was March 27.
City Council will review applications the week of April 13 and sel...Read on...

View candidates' applications.
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

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Representatives from a 31-member citizen task force will present the group’s findings to City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon, Tuesday, March 31 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street.

The Sp...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

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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...

View arbitrator's recommendations.
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Media Tour of Heer's Luxury Living

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What: Media Tour of Heer’s Luxury Living

When: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 (please arrive 20 minutes prior to sign a liability waiver)

Where: 138 Park Central Square West

For more information, contact Zachary Nichols at the Dalmark Developme...Read on...

Download Media Tour Invitation
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Application deadline for Zone 1 Council Seat March 27

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Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, ...Read on...

Apply for the Zone 1 seat
Posted on: March 13, 2015

Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

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If we can’t see the Tumbler’s shadow after its spring rotation next week, does that mean we won’t have six more weeks of winter?

Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey isn’t sure, but he encourages interested c...Read on...

View a video about the Tumbler.
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Stationary bike offers exercise, stress relief for Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators

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Studies have shown that 911 telecommunicators have one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. From long hours and increasing call volumes to fielding calls from distraught citizens, most agree that while the job...Read on...

View photo of Cinnamon Fuller on the bike.
Posted on: March 11, 2015

City of Springfield thanks Convoy of Hope for delivering water to mobile-home park residents

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Springfield-based Convoy of Hope delivered much-needed water this morning to a mobile home park in northeast Springfield where more than 30 families have been without access to running water since Monday.

&l...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2015

Bill to repeal pit bull ordinance removed from Monday’s City Council agenda

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At the request of Councilman Craig Fishel, Mayor Robert Stephens has agreed to postpone the first reading of Council Bill No. 2015-056. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Doug Burlison, would repeal the ordinance...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2015

No building inspections March 27; inspectors to attend disaster training

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Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Friday, March 27 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training led by t...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Public Works crews at work on slick roadways

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Springfield Public Works road crews are at work Wednesday night clearing a light dusting of snow from area roadways. Main arterial routes are currently slick, with center turn lanes and intersection turn lanes c...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Public Hearing for Menards West Zoning and Plat Rescheduled

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The zoning case and preliminary plat for the Menards West project (3705 W. Sunshine Street) will be tabled at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Thursday, March 5. The applicant has requested the tabli...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Landmarks Board meeting cancelled

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Due to inclement weather, the Landmarks Board meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall is canceled. All agenda items will be forwarded to the next meeting in two weeks on Wednesday, March 18.

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

MoDOT engineer to speak at City Council Lunch

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Becky Baltz, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) southwest district engineer, will speak to Springfield City Council at noon, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville.
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Posted on: February 27, 2015

UPDATE: Rally to support Officer Aaron Pearson moved to the Historic Fox Theatre

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Please join the City of Springfield for a rally in support of Officer Aaron Pearson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.

The event will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Stephens; pra...Read on...

Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
Posted on: February 23, 2015

Application process to fill Zone 1 Council seat opens

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat recently vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal B...Read on...

Apply for the Zone 1 seat
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting cancelled

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The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Busch Municipal Building has been cancelled.

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Posted on: February 17, 2015

City Council determines timeline to fill Zone 1 vacancy

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City Council adopted a proposed timeline from City Manager Greg Burris outlining the deadlines for steps to refill the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried. Seifried resigned to accept a job in Bran...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

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The City of Springfield's February one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5.7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state i...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Reverse vendor fair to offer businesses access to multiple public agencies in one location

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The Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) will host a "reverse vendor fair" and two workshops in conjunction with its annual state conference Thursday, May 14 at University Plaza Hotel &...Read on...

Download registration form.
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried resigns Council; plans move to Branson

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Mayor Pro Tem and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried resigned during Monday night’s City Council meeting, citing a job opportunity outside of Springfield. He praised his fellow colleagues of City Council, City staf...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Missouri Career Center to host five hiring events over next week and a half

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The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host five hiring events over the next week and a half at its location at 2900 E. Sunshine.

  • Dollar Tree will conduct interviews for general labor position...Read on...

  • Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Weekly Calendar for February 9 – February 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 9 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • Mayor's Commi...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

    A new program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Tickets now on sale for Playin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert for injured police officer

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 27 Prayin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre to benefit Officer Aaron Pearson and his family with their long-term expenses. Officer ...Read on...

    Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
    Posted on: February 3, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The upd...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Springfield-Greene Co. 911 Emergency Communications fields 490,143 total calls in 2014

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In 2014, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications department averaged more than 20,500 9-1-1 calls per month with nearly 80% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze.

    The Springfiel...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Today's Route 66 Festival news conference postponed

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In light of the news regarding the shooting of a Springfield police officer, the news conference scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz Theatre will be postponed. We regret any inconvenience and will send out a ne...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    REMINDER: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival news conference today at 2 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners
    WHAT: Announcement of the featured attractions of the 2015 festival.
    WHEN: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9.
    WHERE: Historic Gillioz T...Read on...

    View the invitation.
    Posted on: January 22, 2015

    Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 300 local workforce professionals attended the first MOmentum 2015: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Jan. 22 by the local Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region. In ...Read on...

    Download the Executive Summary.
    Posted on: January 20, 2015

    MOmentum 2015 State of the Workforce event on Thursday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The local Workforce Investment Board and Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region.
    WHAT: MOmentum 2015 State of the Workforce Luncheon.
    WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22.
    WHERE: White River Confer...Read on...

    Posted on: January 20, 2015

    Filing closes for City Council seats

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday for those interested in running for a City Council seat or for Springfield mayor.

    Five of nine council seats are on the ballot. The following seats are up for election:

    <...Read on...

    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Brett Foster to join City of Springfield as principal engineer for construction inspection

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    Brett A. Foster, P.E., will join the City of Springfield Jan. 26 as principal engineer for construction inspection. Foster’s responsibilities will include working with consultants, property owners, developers and contractors to provide plan review and con...Read on...

    Download Foster head shot.
    Posted on: January 12, 2015

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions.

    Current openings include:

  • Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
  • Posted on: January 12, 2015

    Weekly Calendar for January 12 – January 16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 12 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Mayor's Comm...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: January 8, 2015

    Public Works asks for input on updated design standards

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works is updating the content of the Design Standards, General Conditions and Technical Specifications and Standard Drawing Details for Public Improvements documents, and asks consultants, co...Read on...

    Download Design Guide documents.
    Posted on: January 7, 2015

    City Clerk announces retirement; assistant to be appointed acting City Clerk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin formally announces she will retire in August 2015. She and City Council have agreed upon a transition plan that includes appointing current assistant city clerk Anita Cotter ...Read on...

    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Dec. 30 City Council Lunch CANCELLED

    The Dec. 30 City Council Lunch has been cancelled. The next Council Lunch is scheduled for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor conference room.

    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.

    There was a positive chan...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: December 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar for December 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 15 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • City Council Lunch ...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: December 12, 2014

    Springfield Police and Fire Respond to Small Plane Crash

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    Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded Friday evening to a downed small aircraft in northeast Springfield. The aircraft was found in a vacant lot, between two houses, on the south side of Pythian.

    There were four occupants found in the plane...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 Coun...Read on...

    Posted on: December 5, 2014

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried to present key to the city to Springfield Batman

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried will present a key to the city at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Park Central Square, to a Springfieldian who has gone “above and beyond the call of duty” to spread good will in the commun...Read on...

    Posted on: December 5, 2014

    Councilman Doug Burlison to host Q&A about serving on City Council Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Councilman Doug Burlison will host an informal Q&A session for those interested in running for City Council 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Midtown Branch Library’s upstairs meeting room. Councilman ...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    REMINDER: Chasing Platinum news conference today at 10 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Media are invited to a kick-off event for the new “Chasing Platinum Project,” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Chase Operations Center, 303 E. Republic Road.

    Alternative Opportunities, Inc., in collaboratio...Read on...

    About the ACT Nat'l Career Readiness Certificat
    Posted on: December 1, 2014

    Filing opens Tuesday for City Council seats

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    Those interested in running for an open City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor may officially file an application with the City Clerk’s office, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. The deadline for application and petition submissions is 5 p.m., Jan....Read on...

    Posted on: November 28, 2014

    Shop locally tomorrow to support small businesses

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield shoppers have another opportunity to score holiday shopping bargains and support the local economy at the same time. Mayor Bob Stephens is encouraging residents to participate in Small Business Satur...Read on...

    View Small Business Saturday proclamation
    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    Community Development Block Grant Program marks 40th anniversary

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens issued a proclamation at the Nov. 18 City Council Lunch recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the 30th anniversary of the Community Development ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 22, 2014

    Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight rain or shine

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Who: Mayor Bob Stephens and a few thousand of his closest friends.

    What: Springfield’s Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival of Lights Kickoff

    When: Saturday, Nov. 22

    4:30 p.m. - Pre-show s...Read on...

    Link to more details
    Posted on: November 21, 2014

    Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015.

    Smith follows Read on...

    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years.

    As director, he is responsible for managing the City of Spr...Read on...

    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Salvation Army to join the festivities at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at H...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As the nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Springfield officials encourage citizens to stay the course with regard to civil discussions and dialogue about sensitive topics such as politics and dive...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

    Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while offici...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Representatives from nine registered Springfield neighborhood associations who cheered on participants in the Nov. 2 Bass Pro Marathon learned which groups had the most “Springfield spirit” at last night’s Neigh...Read on...

    View a slideshow of the cheering sections.
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Tour new affordable housing residence at 1107 N. Forest on Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Affordable Housing Action Board invites the community to tour a newly completed affordable-housing property 4-5:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 17 at 1107 N. Forest. The three-bedroom, two-bathr...Read on...

    View 1107 N. Forest open house flyer.
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Springfield to rally for peace Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    SENT ON BEHALF OF NAACP AND MINORITIES IN BUSINESS:
    Anger and unrest continue to grab headlines as communities across the country wrestle with the issues of all types of violence. In Springfield, the National A...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2014

    City Clerk certifies referendum petition

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk has certified a referendum petition opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

    The issue now goes back to City Council, likely at the Nov. 24 meetin...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2014

    Springfield again named a Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    E.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. ranked sixth among cities with popu...Read on...

    View the 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
    Posted on: November 10, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 10-14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 10 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Watershed Committe...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: November 6, 2014

    Kick off the holiday season at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at H...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 5, 2014

    City Clerk Receives Referendum Petition

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk received a referendum petition with approximately 2,346 signatures opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The City Clerk’s office will begin the pro...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2014

    City ensures life safety of those in north Springfield building

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire officials evacuated the American Inn near I-44 and Hwy 65 Monday after determining the building to be unsafe for occupancy due to an inoperable sprinkler and fire alarm system. The fire code req...Read on...

    Posted on: October 31, 2014

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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    As a way to sho...Read on...

    View a map of the marathon route.
    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargai...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Gree...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 27-31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Lunch wil...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 23, 2014

    Missouri Career Center plans to make Battlefield Mall holiday job fair an annual event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday’s holiday hiring event at the Battlefield Mall, sponsored by the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region, resulted in 20 on-the-spot hires and 30 scheduled interviews, according to Mary Ann Rojas, director...Read on...

    Visit the Missouri Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available starting tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process starting tomorrow at 8 a.m.

    Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    City Council committee approves three-year audit plan

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, presented a three-year audit plan to City Council’s Finance & Administration Oct. 20. Members of the firm identified risks based on financial...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for C...Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The hue, achieved v...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Complete Council Bill 2014-189 now posted

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It was brought to our attention that the version of Council Bill 2014-189 that was posted online was not complete. It did not contain the amendment adopted by City Council prior to the public hearing on Sept. 8....Read on...

    The complete approved bill can be found here.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City names Baltz, Gano and Smith as Public Works director finalists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has named Becky Baltz, Jonathan Gano and Dan Smith as the finalists for the Director of Public Works position.

    The public is invited to meet the finalists 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City to train volunteers for right-of-way beautification

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Signs, signs. Everywhere are signs.

    Whether they're advertising a yard sale on the outer edge of a public sidewalk or an in-home day
    care on a utility pole, signs in public rights-of-way are prohibite...Read on...

    View a video about how to place a sign legally.
    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 13 - October 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 13 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Communit...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 10, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board to host youth forum Oct. 23

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board Youth Council will provide an opportunity for high school counselors and administrators, resource agencies, and businesses to share ideas about preparing youth for the...Read on...

    Register to attend.
    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    City's October sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 i...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has reque...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Council to propose amendments to Campbell Ave. rezoning and SOGI bills

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Members of Springfield City Council are expected to propose amendments to two controversial bills slated for the Oct. 13 meeting.

    South Campbell Avenue Rezoning (Council Bill 2014-207)Ci...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 6-10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 6 at the Southwest Center for Independe...Read on...

  • Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday evening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at Tuesday's 25th annual "Treasures of the
    City&qu...Read on...

    View video of last year's Treasures of the City
    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after h...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    Tricycle Drag Race to raise money for the United Way of the Ozarks

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Come watch the high-speed hilarity starting at 12:30 p.m. today at 216 W. Central as City, Greene County and CU staff pedal their way to the finish line on tricycles to raise money for the United Way!

    Starti...Read on...

    View a schedule of the City's United Way drive.
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2014

    City outlines plans for additional police

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Springfield Jazz Festival announces new additions for 5th anniversary

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    After last year’s “packed house” downtown, organizers are providing two new offers for jazz lovers at this year’s 5th annual Springfield Jazz Festival.

    The festival is free to the public and combines a varie...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 29 - October 3

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Workshop will meet at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 29 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport; 2300 N Airport Blvd.
  • Mayor's Comm...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 24, 2014

    City Council, Springfield School Board continue talks on crossing guard program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council and the Springfield School Board met Wednesday evening to review a proposal regarding school crossing guard services. A committee comprised of both City and school district staff had pu...Read on...

    Link to Joint City / School Board Presentation
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s sto...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 22 - September 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force Meeting will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 22 at Southwest Center for Ind...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 26, 2014

    DATE CHANGE: Public invited to meet Public Works Director finalists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will host a public reception to meet finalists for the Director of Public Works position, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Buildi...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Overflow crowd again expected for next City Council Meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Sept. 22 City Council meeting is expected to draw a large crowd that could possibly exceed building capacity. Overflow rooms with be set up, as well as loud speakers set up outside the building. To ensure sa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights Include:

  • Springfield Library Board Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 15 at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell
  • W...Read more »

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Date changed for vote on SOGI bill; other Council updates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council will vote on a proposed amendment to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its Oct. 13 meeting. Previously, it was mentioned that the vote would take place Oct. 27. That was in err...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board conducting regional workforce survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with the Missouri Career Center and local chambers of commerce, are conducting a regional workforce survey titled “MOmentum 2015,” to identify the iss...Read on...

    Complete the MOmentum 2015 workforce survey.
    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    City of Springfield selects firm to perform internal audits

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, has been selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, beginning immediately. Representatives from the firm’s St. Louis...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City Council revisits non-discrimination ordinance after two years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. At issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identi...Read on...

    View Judge J. Miles Sweeney's statement
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Sept. 8 City Council meeting summary

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. One issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected categories of persons f...Read on...

    View summary.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    CreAsian restaurant to donate proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will be
    donating half of their gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Proceeds...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Overflow crowd expected at tonight's CIty Council meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An overflow crowd is expected tonight at City Council meeting, as more than 30 people have signed up to address a single issue – the consideration of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of ...Read on...

    MEDIA: Direct link to the video stream.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 8 - September 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s weekly calendar September 8- September 12 is now available online. Hi...Read on...

    City of Springfield Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    City Council to weigh changes to non-discrimination ordinance Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first reading of a City Council bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories in the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, will take place Monday, Sept. 8. The meeting...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 1- September 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2 at the Busch Municipal Building, Room 2 West, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
  • Landmarks Board wil...Read on...

    View weekly calendar
  • Posted on: August 27, 2014

    New City signage program informs motorists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage progr...Read on...

    View the National Avenue widening project sign.
    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting, scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., tomorrow at the Expo Center; 635 East St. Louis Street, has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: November 3, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 3 - November 7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission for Children Executive Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4 at the Head Start Conference Room; 215. S Barnes.
  • Th...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: August 20, 2014

    August sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's August one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 14% compared to the month of August 2013.
    The sales tax check for August 2014 was $2,400...Read on...

    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    Citizens pleased with overall direction of City, according to 2014 Citizen Survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The results of the 2014 Citizen Survey are in, and they show that Springfieldians are pleased with the overall direction their city is taking and they feel they are receiving a good value for their taxes they pa...Read on...

    Citizen Survey 2014
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Proposed amendment to Council Bill 2014-169.

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    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried proposed an amendment to Council Bill 2014-169 at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting. The amendment was tabled, but can be viewed at the link below.

    View proposed amendment.
    Posted on: August 14, 2014

    Law department issues clarification on SOGI bill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to an error by the City’s Law Department, the wrong version of a bill aimed at expanding the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance was brought before City Council’s Community Involvement Committee.

    The bill,...Read on...

    SOGI Task Force Full Report
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Mayor expresses concerns about staffing issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.

    It’s a topic Ma...Read on...

    Download chart
    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to replace its self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The grant is thanks to Federal Emergency Management Age...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit
    Posted on: August 8, 2014

    New system for City news releases

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Hello!
    With the conversion of the City of Springfield's Web site (springfieldmo.gov) to a new content management system, news releases wil...Read on...

    Manage your subscriptions
    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    City solicits bids for properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 2221 N. Main - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • ...Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • 1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (6-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informati...Read on...

    View the public service announcement.
  • Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the 37th year, the City of Springfield's Finance Department, headed by Director Mary Mannix Decker, has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Fi...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    City’s Aa1 Bond Rating affirmed by Moody’s

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s bond rating of Aa1 was recently affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. The City asked for a rating in conjunction with upcoming general obligation bond issuance. Moody’s is a bond ratin...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    State of the City strong and getting stronger, Mayor says

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E....Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    July sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 26.55% compared to the month of July 2013. Revenues are also ahead of budget for July by $682,250 or 17.82%.
    ...Read on...


    City of Springfield Environment News Releases

    33 Stories
    Posted on: July 17, 2015

    Sanitary sewer smoke testing planned for next week in Ward Branch 05 basin

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin sanitary sewer smoke testing in the Ward Branch 05 basin Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    Unhealthy level air quality alert today and tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is monitoring a wildfire smoke plume from the Canadian Yukon that is anticipated to enter the Springfield airshed this afternoon. This is an alert for high levels of fine particulates in...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    Sanitary sewer smoke testing to begin next week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin smoke testing in the Jordan Creek 11 sewer basin the...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: July 1, 2015

    Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Residents on City wastewater service will see a planned rate increase July 1. The City of Springfield contracts with City Utilities for wastewater services billing, so customers will notice this change on their...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2015

    Galloway property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Property owners and residents of the Galloway 01 sewer basin are invited to an open house 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at Holy Trinity Church, 2818 E. Bennett St., to learn about the City of Springfield’s Pr...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2015

    City's sewer overflow control plan approved by Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has received approval for its Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Plan (OCP) by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

    Approved by City Council last December, the OCP is the City’s...Read on...

    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Construction begins June 15 to restore South Creek along Sunset Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments will begin construction June 15 on the South Creek Restoration Project, which will remove the concrete channel and restore the creek to a more natu...Read on...

    Posted on: May 20, 2015

    Ribbon cutting for City Government Plaza parking lots project Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 22 to cut the ribbon for the reconstructed parking lots at City Government Plaza. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Busch Mun...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    City to issue $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements May 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield plans to issue approximately $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements, which have been rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investor’s Service. Moody’s also affirmed the Aa1rating on the City’s...Read on...

    Posted on: April 27, 2015

    Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek ...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th...Read on...

    Download "Building with Trees" PowerPoint.
    Posted on: April 3, 2015

    Earth Month 2015 full of activities and educational opportunities

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    What began as a one-day celebration of the natural environment more than 40 years ago has expanded to include all of April. The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, is widely credited with launching the mod...Read on...

    View Earth Month 2015 activities.
    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary Schoo...Read on...

    Posted on: March 31, 2015

    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force presents recommendations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dan Hoy and Fred Palmerton, co-chairs of the Springfield-Greene County Citizens Environmental Task Force, walked City and County officials through recommendations today.

    The 31-member advisory group met nine ...Read on...

    Download presentation.
    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Representatives from a 31-member citizen task force will present the group’s findings to City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon, Tuesday, March 31 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street.

    The Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: February 3, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The upd...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Green Building Task Force recommends program to finance energy conservation improvements

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission Jan. 27.

    Included in the recommendations is encouraging and incentivizing...Read on...

    View the report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Green Building Task Force to present recommendations to Council and Greene County Commission today

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force.
    WHAT: Presentation of recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission.
    WHEN: Noon.
    WHERE: Greene County Archives & ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 5, 2015

    Springfield Fire Stations promote environmental sustainability

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Firefighters are known for saving homes. Now, they’re doing their part to help save the environment b...Read on...

    More information on vermicomposting
    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    Phase I of Government Plaza parking lot reconstruction complete; public lot to reopen Wednesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The public parking lot directly in front of the Busch Municipal Building will reopen to the public at 7 a.m., Wednesday. The new parking lot will allow traffic to enter at the new north entrance on Robberson Av...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
    Posted on: December 15, 2014

    Options available for recycling Christmas trees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills. Several options are available for recycling this year’s trees, however.

    Bass Pro
    B...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

    Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while offici...Read on...

    Posted on: November 3, 2014

    Recycling Centers offer Sunday hours to accommodate fall yardwaste season

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Most Springfieldians only have to venture as far as their own backyards to enjoy the fall foliage. But what to do with those beautiful leaves once they’ve fallen? City ordinances prohibit the dumping of leaves ...Read on...

    View a video about how to maintain your property.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City, County and CU to receive $67,000 from EPA in technical assistance for integrated planning

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 storm...Read on...

    Springfield's Integrated Plan Web site
    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has reque...Read on...

    Posted on: October 9, 2014

    City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services has identified the source of the substance that recently impacted Jordan Creek.

    After receiving word from the public the morning of Sept. 24 abo...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Help protect waterways with proper disposal of yardwaste and leaves this fall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 d...Read on...

    View a video about how to maintain your property.
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s sto...Read on...

    Posted on: August 26, 2014

    City prepares to submit latest sewer overflow control plans to regulators

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Long-Term Overflow Control Plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be submitted in December. It will recommend investments in the local se...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    High temperatures plus sunshine plus automobiles equals ground-level ozone

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The current stretch of high temperatures brings more than just discomfort from the heat . Combined with the sunny days and emissions produced from automobiles and other gas-powered equipment, it also causes the...Read on...

    Posted on: August 6, 2014

    Work completed on Upper Ward Branch Stormwater and Trail Improvement Project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Work on the Ward Branch Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is complete. This was a multi-purpose project that included stream bank stabiliza...Read on...

    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    Demolition begins Thursday for City Government Plaza parking lots project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Demolition of the parking lot at the City Government Plaza will begin Thursday, Sept. 25 as part of a grant-funded project to demonstrate ways of managing stormwater that reduce the amount of runoff and polluti...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.

    City of Springfield Traffic News Releases

    6 Stories
    Posted on: July 31, 2015

    City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent tax cycles

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In April 2016, Springfield voters will be asked to approve the renewal of the 1/8-cent transportation sales tax (with no tax increase) and the 1/4-cent capital improvements sales tax (with no tax increase) to fu...Read on...

    Participate in survey.
    Posted on: July 31, 2015

    REMINDER: Division Street at railroad crossing west of U.S. 65 to close Aug. 1-10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Division Street at the BNSF Railway railroad crossing, west of U.S. 65 will be closed starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 until Monday, Aug. 10, (weather permitting) to begin the replacement of the railroad cro...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2015

    Nightly lane closures begin Monday for Campbell and Primrose intersection improvement project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Night work will begin Monday, July 13 for the Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street intersection improvement project.

    The outside southbound lane of Campbell will be closed 8:30 p.m.-6 a.m. nightly for approxi...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2015

    Construction begins this week for intersection improvement project at Campbell and Primrose

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Construction will begin this week for an intersection improvement project at Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street.

    The $2.3 million project, funded by the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales tax revenues, wil...Read on...

    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Public Works to alter overnight traffic signal operations at 13 Springfield intersections

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works traffic engineers have recently identified a trend of increasing numbers of crashes at several Springfield intersections during the overnight hours, while traffic signals are flashing red. To addre...Read on...

    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Brett Foster to join City of Springfield as principal engineer for construction inspection

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Brett A. Foster, P.E., will join the City of Springfield Jan. 26 as principal engineer for construction inspection. Foster’s responsibilities will include working with consultants, property owners, developers a...Read on...

    Download Foster head shot.

    Human Resources News

    1 Story
    Posted on: July 18, 2015

    Accepting Applications for Regular and Lateral Police Officer

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    The City of Springfield is currently accepting applications from July 18, 2015 - September 4, 2015 for Regular and Lateral Police Officer. Testing will be September 11, 2015.

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking to hire the most qualified men...Read on...

    Apply

    Route 66 SGF News Releases

    6 Stories
    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

    Eve...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: January 22, 2015

    You're invited! Press conference for 2015 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival on Monday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners
    WHAT: Announcement of the featured attractions of the 2015 festival.
    WHEN: 2 p.m.., Monday, Feb. 9.
    WHERE: Historic Gillioz ...Read on...

    View the invitation.
    Posted on: August 7, 2014

    You're invited: Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park ribbon cutting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City officials invite the general public to celebrate the first milestone in the creation of the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at a special celebration 7 p.m., Friday Aug. 8.

    The park is located on We...Read on...

    Learn more about the City's plans for Route 66.
    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Birthplace of Route 66 Concert, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils at the Gillioz Theater Aug. 9, has sold out. In partnership with the band, the City of Springfield will present a live simulcast of the...Read on...


    Springfield Fire Department News Releases

    14 Stories
    Posted on: July 27, 2015

    Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outl...Read on...

    2014 Annual Report
    Posted on: July 23, 2015

    First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Fires in the city of Springfield during the first half of the year are down 28% over the same time period last year. There were 349 fires between January 1 and July 1 of 2015, compared to 484 fires between Janua...Read on...

    Fire Prevention in Apartments
    Posted on: June 26, 2015

    National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The national, nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named Springfield Fire Department a ...Read on...

    Home Fire Spinkler Coalition
    Posted on: June 26, 2015

    Reminder: Illegal to set off fireworks in the city

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department would like to remind city residents that it is illegal to set off fir...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department warns about dangers of flash flooding

    Flood

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With the increased potential for strong rains and flash flooding this week, the Springfield Fire Depa...Read on...

    Posted on: May 13, 2015

    After a safe start to 2015, May fires raise concerns for firefighters

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Despite a decrease in home fires during the first third of 2015, recent large fires in two Springfield apartment complexes highlights the need to remind tenants to focus on safety.

    During the first third of ...Read on...

    Fire Prevention in Apartments
    Posted on: February 26, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department honors 2014's Firefighter and Fire Officer of the Year

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    For Immediate Release

    During its annual awards ceremony Wednesday evening, more than 50 Springfield firefighters were honored for exemplary achievements during 2014.

    Among the honorees was the crew from Engine 8A, who on August 15...Read on...

    Posted on: February 19, 2015

    Three deaths being investigated in house fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Springfield firefighters encourage residents to heat homes safely this winter

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Despite the warmer temperatures, Springfield Fire Marshals have investigated a string of house fires caused by home heating recently. In the last week, Springfield Fire crews have responded to 5 fires caused by ...Read on...

    Heating Safety Tip Sheet
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Springfield Firefighters Encourage Residents to Heat Homes Safely This Winter

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Despite the warmer temperatures, Springfield Fire Marshals have investigated a string of house fires caused by home heating recently. In the last week, Springfield Fire crews have responded to 5 fires caused by ...Read on...

    Heating Safety Tip Sheet
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    Springfield Fire Department receives $2,000 grant to promote fire safety

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During a presentation Wednesday, the Springfield Fire Department received a check f...Read on...

    Learn more about FM Global
    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Media Advisory: Springfield Fire Department to receive $2000 grant from FM Global

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    MEDIA ADVISORY

    What: Representatives with FM Global will be on hand to present the Springfield Fire Department with a check...Read on...

    Posted on: August 6, 2014

    Cause of Midtown fire under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield fire marshals are investigating a house fire that destroyed an empty home on the 1500 blo...Read on...

    Posted on: August 5, 2014

    Additional information released in fire-related fatality

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During the course of the investigation into the death of 30-year-old Ashli Hilton, a suicide note was...Read on...


    Springfield Police Department News Releases

    84 Stories
    Posted on: August 4, 2015

    Multiple agencies partner today for Operation Lifesaver

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers, the Gree...Read on...

    Posted on: August 3, 2015

    Injury crash turned fatal

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 9:18 a.m. on June 15, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at...Read on...

    Posted on: July 30, 2015

    One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

    In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police offi...Read on...

    Download high-res photo of Sandy Goss.
    Posted on: July 30, 2015

    Springfield police officer receives statewide award from American Legion

    Kevin Holle

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An officer with the Springfield Police Department received high honors this month from the Miss...Read on...

    Posted on: July 29, 2015

    Crash results in two fatalities

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and other emergency personnel responded to a fatality crash a...Read on...

    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

    NNO logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is sending a message to criminals: neighborhoods are org...Read on...

    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CA...Read on...

    Posted on: July 24, 2015

    Springfield police conducted saturation patrol Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On July 23, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI saturation patrol. Six drivers we...Read on...

    Posted on: July 22, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: July 21, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    public safety report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Garage burglaries trending upward

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as...Read on...

    Crime Prevention
    Posted on: July 10, 2015

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates today

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for two police officers at 4 p.m. today at the Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    Springfield captain graduates from Senior Management Institute for Police

    Captain David Millsap

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 30, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 3:46 p.m. on June 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: June 30, 2015

    Police supervisor receives automotive fleet specialist certification

    DeAnn Reynolds

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DeAnn Reynolds, fleet and equipment supervisor for the Springfield Police Department, earned ac...Read on...

    Posted on: June 30, 2015

    Vehicle vs. bicycle crash turns fatal

    police car

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 1:41 p.m. on June 29, Springfield police officers responded to the intersection of Brentwood...Read on...

    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    65th Springfield Police Academy class graduates Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 65th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7...Read on...

    Posted on: June 22, 2015

    SPD hosts seminar for potential recruits

    academy class

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a S...Read on...

    Police Officer Employment
    Posted on: June 19, 2015

    Eight drivers arrested during saturation patrol

    drunk driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On June 18, the Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: June 12, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 1:43 p.m. on May 18, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash nea...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2015

    Missing endangered child: Maximus Mobley-Benson, 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UPDATE: Maximus was safely located in the 3800 block of S. Campbell.

    The Springfield Police ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 5, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

    drunk driving photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least o...Read on...

    Posted on: June 5, 2015

    Springfield police ask to hear from witnesses of vehicular assault

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 1:49 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, Springfield police officers responded to Cartoo...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2015

    Shooting suspect wanted: Tyler Shepard

    Shepard

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating Tyler B. S...Read on...

    Posted on: May 31, 2015

    Update: Child has been located

    Randy marney

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Randy Marney was safely returned to his home on a church bus just before 1 p.m. today ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 29, 2015

    UPDATE: Missing endangered child located

    Jacob Dake

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: 2-month-old Jacob Dake and parents, Kyle Dake and Dorothy Stas, were located this morni...Read on...

    Posted on: May 29, 2015

    SPD lieutenant graduates from Command College

    Reece

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lieutenant from the Springfield Police Department was honored as part of the Missouri Police ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 29, 2015

    Memorial Day crash turns fatal

    crash

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 1:13 p.m. on May 25, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash nea...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2015

    SPD detectives receive statewide honor

    MSIA awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two detectives from the Springfield Police Department have been named Law Enforcement Investiga...Read on...

    Posted on: May 20, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    SPD hosts seminar for potential recruits

    academy class

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a S...Read on...

    Police Officer Employment
    Posted on: May 15, 2015

    Statement on prosecutor's conclusion of officer-involved shooting

    podium

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department appreciates the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office’s thorough ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2015

    Cause of May hotel deaths confirmed

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 22, 2015 Update:
    The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed t...Read on...

    Posted on: May 8, 2015

    No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The jail capacity issue at the consolidated county-municipal justice center has now reached a critical point for the City of Springfield, according to City officials. Sheriff Jim Arnott announced he would stop a...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: April 23, 2015

    Brick-laying ceremony at Victims Memorial Garden this evening

    Memorial garden

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The annual brick-laying ceremony at the Victims Memorial Garden in Springfield's Phelps ...Read on...

    Program for brick-laying ceremony
    Posted on: April 13, 2015

    SPD to step up seat belt enforcement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Apr...Read on...

    Posted on: April 9, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 8:56 p.m. on April 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: April 3, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 3:30 p.m. on March 22, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash n...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: March 16, 2015

    Apartment standoff ends Monday evening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to a “check person” call at Lakeshore Apartments, 3...Read on...

    Posted on: March 15, 2015

    Fatality crash

    crash

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:13 this morning, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle cra...Read on...

    Posted on: March 9, 2015

    SPD is accepting applications for cadet program

    cadet patch

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for its cadet program. Th...Read on...

    Posted on: March 8, 2015

    Fatality crash

    Broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 8:03 a.m. on March 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: March 2, 2015

    Police Department completes annual report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department...Read on...

    Posted on: February 26, 2015

    Arrest made, charges filed in weekend shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Feb. 21 at 7:38 p.m., officers from the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to Fre...Read on...

    Posted on: February 23, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

    house

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session on T...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: February 23, 2015

    SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens...Read on...

    Posted on: February 20, 2015

    Police identify bodies recovered in house fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the suspicious nature of three death...Read on...

    Posted on: February 19, 2015

    Three deaths being investigated in house fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 18, 2015

    Police release initial details of officer-involved shooting investigation

    police lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:07 p.m. on Feb. 17, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a “check person” ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 16, 2015

    Police identify deceased person found yesterday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to the area of Fremont and Erie at 7:51 a.m. on Feb...Read on...

    Posted on: February 13, 2015

    Homicide suspect wanted by SPD

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Willie D. Clark, Jr. (10-21-63), is a suspect currently wanted by the Springfield Police Depart...Read on...

    Posted on: February 13, 2015

    Police identify double homicide victims

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a double homicide. At 11:57 a.m. t...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2015

    Fatality crash

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 1:01 a.m. on Feb. 10, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: February 8, 2015

    Fatality crash

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 11:22 p.m. on Feb. 7, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: February 1, 2015

    Fatality crash

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 9:39 p.m. on Jan. 31, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: January 28, 2015

    Chief Williams provides update on Officer Pearson

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams, along with the family of Officer Aaron Pearson, would l...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Chief Williams issues statement following shooting of officer

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this morning. The health of our inju...Read on...

    View the media briefing.
    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Officer in serious, but stable condition; subject in custody for questioning

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    A Springfield Police officer was shot when he responded to a "check person" call this morning around 1:30 a.m. He is in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. The suspect in the shooting, which occurred near Chestnut and Glenstone, T...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2015

    SPD releases 2014 Uniform Crime Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department's 2014 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Repor...Read on...

    Posted on: January 19, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The fourth quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 4 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

    Posted on: January 17, 2015

    Crash involving pedestrian turns fatal

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 12:01 this morning, the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a crash invol...Read on...

    Posted on: January 14, 2015

    Search warrants executed at pawn shops

    investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is executing two related search warrants today. The warrants ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: January 9, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:18 a.m. today, Springfield police responded to a crash at US 65 and Division Street.

    ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 9, 2015

    Mayor issues proclamation designating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Springfield

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    Mayor Bob Stephens today presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with a proclamation designating Jan. 9, 2015 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the City of Springfield.

    "I urge all citizens to join with me in commending law enforcem...Read on...

    View the proclamation.
    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, the Springfield Police Department responded to a crash at 1768 N. Glen...Read on...

    Posted on: December 17, 2014

    Arrests made, charges filed in home burglary case caught on video

    surveillance video

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1119 S....Read on...

    Posted on: December 11, 2014

    SPD honors lateral academy graduates tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four police officers at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. ...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    SPD joins national crackdown to reduce substance-impaired driving fatalities

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annu...Read on...

    Posted on: December 8, 2014

    Police identify victim of fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at 3909 S. Ca...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2014

    Springfield police investigate homicide

    investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 1:19 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, Springfield police officers responded to 2126 N. ...Read on...

    Posted on: December 1, 2014

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee with the Chief

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: November 26, 2014

    Fatality crash

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a crash at 10:49 a.m. today.

    Two vehicl...Read on...

    Posted on: November 25, 2014

    Police continue to seek public’s help in assault investigation

    assault video

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on Aug....Read on...

    Posted on: November 7, 2014

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Nov. 7, the Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s...Read on...

    Posted on: November 6, 2014

    Springfield police investigate teen’s death

    under investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating the death of 13-year-old, Ealiesha Tyler, af...Read on...

    Posted on: November 5, 2014

    Police Department publishes third quarter safety report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The third quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 9 percent. This is in comparison ...Read on...

    Quarterly Public Safety Reports - Archive
    Posted on: November 3, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least o...Read on...

    Posted on: August 5, 2014

    Police Department publishes second quarter safety report

    police quarterly public safety report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 17 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June of 2013, and it is shown in the Read on...

    Posted on: August 4, 2014

    Missing person alert

    Missing.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

    View photo of Ashley C. Onescu.
    Posted on: August 4, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 4, 2014

    City to accept Flag of Freedom award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department will...Read on...


    Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

    13 Stories
    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.
    And now they need...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2015

    Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2015

    Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing under way

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It’s that time of year when Ozarks residents flock to local streams and rivers in droves.
    But recreational waterways can also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. To provide swimmers with information on the ...Read on...

    Posted on: March 17, 2015

    Daily Pollen Counts Resume for 2015

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 sea...Read on...

    View pollen counts.
    Posted on: February 24, 2015

    Adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix dogs to be sent to rescue partners on trial basis

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As a result of a request from Springfield City Council, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will begin partnering with local animal rescues to avoid euthanizing adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix do...Read on...

    Posted on: December 23, 2014

    Climbing flu numbers prompt hospital visitor restrictions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With confirmed flu cases continuing to climb at historic rates in Greene County, the Springfield Health Department and the healthcare community have opted to implement visitor restrictions to hospital facilities...Read on...

    View statement from Greene County hospitals.
    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    Jump in numbers a sign flu season in full swing

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With a large jump in reported flu cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding citizens of the importance of the influenza vaccine.

    “Prevention is the key to protect yourself and your ...Read on...

    Visit the Health Department's Web site.
    Posted on: November 25, 2014

    First flu cases a good reminder to get vaccinated before the holidays

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The community’s first flu cases are a good reminder that everyone who can ought to get a flu vaccine before spending time with family and friends during the holidays.

    In the past two weeks, there have been a...Read on...

    More information about flu vaccine safety.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Get vaccinated to protect against the flu

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Flu season is just around the corner, and the best method of protection – not to mention one of the easiest – is the flu vaccine.

    For most people, there are many opportunities to get a flu shot: fr...Read on...

    Visit flu.gov to find locations in the area.
    Posted on: September 9, 2014

    Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In light of several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri recently reporting clusters of severe respiratory illness in children, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to stress the simple preve...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    PAWSitive Collaboration Celebration to recognize community partners, celebrate milestone

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It’s been nearly three years since the Springfield-Greene County Health Department had to euthanize an adoptable dog. The department, along with the community partners who made the milestone happen, will host a ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2014

    Heat-related illness possible, but preventable, as temps hover near 100 degrees

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With temperatures up to 100 degrees, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to take steps to protect against heat-related illnesses. These illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat str...Read on...

    Visit the Health Department's Web site.
    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Back-To-School immunization clinics begin next week

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    It might seem a little early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2014-15 school year.

    Parents should begin working vaccinations into their family’s schedule...Read on...


    Springfield-Greene County Park Board News Releases

    53 Stories
    Posted on: July 29, 2015

    Park Day Reunion August 1-2 in Silver Springs Park

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    Springfield’s Annual Park Day Reunion will be held this weekend at Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton, as well as other locations around the city.

    The Park Day Reunion takes place at Silver Springs Park every year on first weekend of August, bringin...Read more »

    Park Day Reunion info
    Posted on: July 29, 2015

    Girls 18U Fast Pitch Softball Northern Nationals in Springfield July 29 - Aug. 2

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts the Amateur Softball Association’s Girls 18U “A” Fast Pitch Northern National Championship July 29 – August 2 at Killian Sports Complex, 2141 E. Pythian St., Springfield, Missouri.

    The tournament's ...Read more »

    Championship tournament info
    Posted on: May 27, 2015

    Meador Pool leak source identified, repairs underway

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has identified the primary source of a major leak that caused the pool to close May 28, and repairs are now underway.

    Soon after Meador Pool opened Memorial Day weekend, it was found to be leaking at a rate of 1...Read more »

    Summer pool schedule and swim lessons
    Posted on: July 5, 2015

    Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 10

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, July 10, bringing recent release and classic movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park. The series continues every Fr...Read more »

    Movie titles and dates
    Posted on: June 30, 2015

    Rivercut Golf Course reopens all 18 holes for play Wednesday

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    All 18 holes reopen for play at Rivercut Golf Course Wednesday, July 1, just 12 days after the course was flooded.

    The record-breaking June 19 James River flood covered holes No. 1-12 with water, washing out turf and sand traps and leaving behind mud a...Read more »

    Posted on: June 12, 2015

    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

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    * Update June 25: This news release includes some updated ticket prices.

    Discount tickets are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Di...Read on...

    Posted on: June 20, 2015

    Rivercut Golf Course closed due to flood damage (Reopened July 1)

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    UPDATE July 1: All 18 holes at Rivercut are now reopened. See update HERE

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Rivercut Golf Course is close...Read more »

    Posted on: June 9, 2015

    26th Annual Bark in the Park dog festival Sat., June 13

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    Dogs and their owners are invited to the 26th Annual Bark in the Park dog festival Saturday, June 13, 8 a.m. to noon on the Great Lawn at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

    The event includes a 9 a.m. guided dog wal...Read more »

    Bark in the Park flyer
    Posted on: June 3, 2015

    Davis House & Property Grand Opening Saturday, 9-11 a.m.

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host a grand opening for the Davis House & Property Saturday, June 6, 9-11 a.m. at 5780 S. Farm Road 141 (Cox Road,) just south of Springfield.

    The Davis House & Property is home to the Greater Spri...Read more »

    Davis House & Property grand opening invitation
    Posted on: June 3, 2015

    Dirt Day celebrates gardening, community and the great outdoors Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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    The Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association’s 3rd annual Dirt Day will be held Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at historic Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic St.

    Dirt Day is a free celebration of the pleasures and healthy benefits of gardening, green...Read more »

    Posted on: June 2, 2015

    Summer SnowFest Saturday, June 20, noon-4 p.m., at Jordan Valley Park

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    The 14th Annual Summer SnowFest returns to downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway Saturday, June 20, noon to 4 p.m.

    Kids of all ages are invited to climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow made from ice shavings from M...Read more »

    Posted on: June 1, 2015

    Free Kids Fishing Fun Day Sat., June 6, at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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    *Update June 2, 2015: Registration for this event is now full and closed.

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Missouri Department of Conservation host the 34th Annual Kids Fishing Fun Day, Saturday, June 6, at Rutledge-W...Read more »

    Posted on: June 1, 2015

    2nd Annual Iron Horse Gravel Grind bike ride Sat., June 6

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    Ozark Greenways and Queen City Cycles present the 2nd Annual Iron Horse Gravel Grind Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Frisco Highline Trail and scenic gravel roads in Polk County.

    The Iron Horse Gravel Grind offers a 40-mile and 100-mile bike rid...Read more »

    Register here
    Posted on: May 29, 2015

    Jim Fisher named Assistant Director of Parks

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has named Jim Fisher as the new Assistant Director of Parks, over Administration. Fisher begins Monday, June 1.

    Fisher has spent more than 30 years in public parks administration, mostly in the Kansas City area,...Read more »

    Posted on: May 27, 2015

    Meador Pool closing Thursday due to major water leak

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    Springfield’s Meador Pool will close for at least a week starting Thursday, May 28, pending investigation of a major water leak.

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board made the decision to close after staff discovered the pool was losing water at th...Read more »

    Summer pool schedule and swim lessons
    Posted on: May 26, 2015

    Pick up a Passport to Healthy Living for summer surprises and prizes

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    Sample Springfield’s many free activities promoting physical and mental health this summer with the Passport to Health Living, and be entered into an Aug. 22 drawing for great prizes including a Real Pad digital tablet, provided by AARP of Springfield.
    ...Read more »

    AARP magazine article about passport
    Posted on: May 19, 2015

    Outdoor pools open for the season Memorial Day weekend

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s six outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 23.

    All six outdoor pools, including Fassnight, Grant Beach, McGee/McGregor Wading Pool, Meador, Silver Springs and Westport, will be open Saturday,...Read more »

    Summer pool hours and swim lessons
    Posted on: May 14, 2015

    Field Elementary 2nd Grade visits Timmons Temple Friday 9:30 a.m.

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    More than 60 second graders from Springfield’s Eugene Field Elementary School will visit Timmons Temple at Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton, Friday, May 15, 9:30 a.m., after the students spent much of the school year raising money to save the historic...Read more »

    Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    John Isner adds second Springfield date with Lasers

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    SPRINGFIELD, MO — Springfield Lasers marquee player John Isner has added a second date to the team’s home schedule, now appearing Fri., July 24, and Sat., July 25, in Springfield as part of the Mylan World TeamTennis 40th Season.

    Isner, the No. 1 Ameri...Read more »

    Posted on: May 6, 2015

    Ribbon-cutting for Betty’s Clubhouse at Rivercut Golf Course Friday, 10:30 a.m.

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation will officially open the new Betty’s Clubhouse playground feature Friday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Betty Allison Junior Golf Course at Rivercut Golf Course, 2850 ...Read more »

    Rivercut Golf Course
    Posted on: May 5, 2015

    Ozark Greenways hosts Bike to Work Week, May 11-15

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    Ozark Greenways’ annual Bike to Work Week returns May 11-15, 2015, challenging residents to leave their car behind at least one day that week to get to work or school, by commuting by bike, taking the bus, carpooling, walking, telecommuting, or any combin...Read more »

    Register here for Bike to Work Week
    Posted on: April 17, 2015

    Final move for Timmons Temple Monday, April 20

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    Historic Timmons Temple will make its final move onto its permanent home in Silver Springs Park Monday.

    Professional movers Tilton & Sons, from Carthage, plan to begin the building’s 100-foot move by noon, using special remote-controlled hydraulic...Read more »

    Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
    Posted on: April 3, 2015

    Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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    The Springfield Sister Cities Association hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

    This family-friendly free event hi...Read more »

    Visit Springfield Sister Cities Association
    Posted on: April 3, 2015

    Fassnight Creek Greenway Volunteer Tree Planting Saturday

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    Ozark Greenways and Springfield Public Works extend a fun and unique opportunity for volunteers to help beautify the newest section of Fassnight Creek Greenway.

    Volunteers are needed to install trees, bushes and shrubs in four new native species planti...Read more »

    Click for more information on Ozark Greenways
    Posted on: April 3, 2015

    Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11

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    The Springfield Sister Cities Association hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

    This family-friendly free event hi...Read more »

    Visit Springfield Sister Cities Association
    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Springfield Lasers 20th season schedule announced

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    Springfield, Mo. — The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League has released its 2015 season schedule, including the Springfield Lasers 20th season.

    The Springfield Lasers schedule includes seven home matches, including a July 25 appearance by Lasers m...Read more »

    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Timmons Temple moves to Silver Springs Park Tuesday

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    Historic Timmons Temple will travel more than a block Tuesday, as professional movers carefully move the stone structure from private property to nearby Silver Springs Park.

    Professional movers Tilton & Sons, from Carthage, plan to begin the big mo...Read more »

    Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
    Posted on: March 27, 2015

    Ozark Greenways Annual Membership Meeting Tues., March 31, 6-8 p.m.

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    The public is invited to join Ozark Greenways for their 24th annual meeting, Tues., March 31, 6-8 p.m. at Hammons Heart Institute, 1325 E. Cherokee, in Springfield. Attendees will celebrates recent accomplishments and look forward to what’s planned in 201...Read more »

    Click for more information on Ozark Greenways
    Posted on: March 26, 2015

    Timmons Temple begins move

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    Contractors began moving Timmons Temple Thursday, March 26.

    The move from the original location to the eventual permanent home in Silver Springs Park will be completed in stages. Professional building movers Tilton & Sons, of Carthage, are coordi...Read more »

    Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
    Posted on: March 20, 2015

    Summer seasonal employment opportunities available through Park Board

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    Thinking of a summer job? The Park Board is now accepting applications for summer seasonal employment.

    Openings include lifeguards, cashiers, scorekeepers, umpires and referees, and staff for concessions, family centers, golf courses, Cooper Tennis Com...Read more »

    Click here for more seasonal employment info
    Posted on: March 18, 2015

    Miracle League buddies needed for spring season

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    More than 140 children and adults with disabilities are planning to play in the spring season at the Betty and Bobby Allison Miracle League Ball Field in Springfield’s Dan Kinney Park.

    At least 50 additional volunteer buddies are needed to make the Mi...Read more »

    Click here for more Miracle League info
    Posted on: March 16, 2015

    Springfield Lasers draft No. 1 American John Isner

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    Springfield, Mo. — The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League completed its 40th Season Roster Draft today in Indian Wells, Calif.

    The Springfield Lasers, celebrating their 20th season in 2015, drafted John Isner, America’s No. 1 male tennis player s...Read more »

    Interview with GM Paul Nahon (begins 11:45)
    Posted on: February 19, 2015

    Friday night Springfield Express hockey game benefits Officer Aaron Pearson

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    Springfield hockey fans are invited to enjoy a hard-hitting game while supporting a good cause Friday night.

    ...Read more »

    View event flyer.
    Posted on: February 12, 2015

    Register now for spring and summer softball, baseball and flag football

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    Registration is now open for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's spring and summer softball, baseball and flag football leagues. Numerous leagues are available for youth and adults, male, female and co-ed, including:

    Spring Recre...Read more »

    Click here for more info
    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Park Board, CU and City Council agree to Chesterfield water tank and three park lease extensions

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has entered into agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to construct an elevated water tank at Chesterfield Park. In a related action, CU has entered into 50-year lease extensions with the Park Board for CU-o...Read more »

    Posted on: January 23, 2015

    ZOOPER Bowl Week at Dickerson Park Zoo kicks off Jan. 24

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Before you settle in next weekend to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bow...Read more »

    Posted on: January 16, 2015

    Paralympian Silver-medalist Matt Stutzman visits Springfield today

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    US Paralympian Matt Stutzman visits Springfield today as a guest of the local Young Presidents’ Organization.

    Stutzman, a member of the 2012 US Paralympic Archery Team, won a silver medal in the 2012 Paralympics. Stutzman was born without arms, and sh...Read more »

    Matt Stutzman website
    Posted on: January 15, 2015

    Eagle Days this weekend at Lake Springfield Park, Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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    Eagle Days returns to Lake Springfield Park and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center Saturday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 18, giving spectators the opportunity to learn more about eagles and other migratory birds on and around Lake Springfield during...Read on...

    Posted on: January 14, 2015

    Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 20, at Northview Center

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    Girls age three years and older are invited to a special night with their daddy, stepdad, grandpa, uncle or special guy at the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. at the Northview Center Ballroom, adjacent to Doling Family Center, 301 E....Read more »

    Click here for event flyer
    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Botanical Center hosts volunteer orientation on MLK Jr. Day of Service

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    Garden enthusiasts are invited to get involved with the Springfield Botanical Gardens at a volunteer orientation Monday, Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m., on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Sceni...Read more »

    Posted on: September 4, 2014

    ParkBench winter program guide now available

    The ParkBench Activities brocure

    Look for your free copy at any Park Board Family Center, the Botanical Center, Mediacom Ice Park, sports complexes or the Library Center, or read it online here.

    Read the ParkBench online
    Posted on: December 4, 2014

    Park Board’s holiday activities include ice skating, wreath making and Candy Cane Lane

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has lots of opportunities for kids and adults to get into the holiday spirit throughout December, including:

    PGA Annual Golf Sale — The Park Board’s Rivercut, Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart golf cours...Read more »

    Posted on: November 27, 2014

    20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws 7,600

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    An estimated 7,600 runners and walkers took part in this morning’s 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held at 8 a.m. in downtown Springfield.

    The annual event is Springfield’s largest timed 5K race and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, wi...Read more »

    Race Results
    Posted on: November 19, 2014

    20th Annual Turkey Trot online registration closes Friday, 5 p.m.

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    Turkey Trotters have until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 to take advantage of discount Early Bird registration. After that, prices increase and registrations are only accepted in person at the Springfield Expo Center, starting Wednesday, Nov. 26.

    The 20th Ann...Read more »

    Registration form
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Park Board approves relocation of Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board unanimously approved a proposal to relocate Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park this morning, Friday, Nov. 14, during the regularly scheduled board meeting.

    Members of the Save Timmons Temple committee have w...Read more »

    Save Timmons Temple website
    Posted on: November 7, 2014

    Cooper Tennis Complex hosts US Slam Touchtennis tournament Saturday, Nov. 8

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex hosts the US Slam Touchtennis tournament Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11 a.m.

    The annual event, played the last three years at Cooper Tennis Complex, is the only Touchtennis tournament ...Read more »

    Touchtennis official website
    Posted on: November 7, 2014

    20th Annual Turkey Trot Early Bird registration deadline Friday, Nov. 21

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    Turkey Trotters have until Friday, Nov. 21 to take advantage of discount Early Bird registration. After that, prices increase and registration is only accepted in person.

    The 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk is held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 2...Read more »

    Registration form
    Posted on: October 22, 2014

    Fall youth sports tournaments bring thousands to Springfield

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    Thousands of junior high and high school athletes, as well as their coaches and families, are visiting Springfield this fall for championship tournaments.

    The 39th Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Girls Softball Championship i...Read more »

    Posted on: October 21, 2014

    Halloween-Fest, Zombie Run/Walk highlight final weekend of Fall Fest

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    Two special events highlight the final weekend of Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, Oct. 24-26.

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Halloween-Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 26, noon-...Read more »

    Zombie Run/Walk race info
    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Park Board implements new photo policy

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photo...Read on...

    Photo policy.
    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Frisco Highline Trail Celebrates 20th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11

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    Ozark Greenways invites trail enthusiasts to the 20th Anniversary of the Frisco Highline Trail Saturday, Oct. 11, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the Willard Trailhead, 515 E. Jackson St., Willard, Mo.

    The celebration will be held rain or shine, and includes a brie...Read more »

    Frisco Highline Trail map and info
    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Haunted Trail now open, adding night activities to Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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    Brave a frightening walk through the woods tonight, and every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

    The Haunted Trail includes a hayride to the trail entrance, where coura...Read more »

    Fall Fest flyer
    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Early Bird registration now open

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    Now that autumn has officially begun, Springfield’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just around the corner.

    Early Bird Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 27, in downt...Read more »

    Registration form

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    Posted on: July 31, 2015

    City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent tax cycles

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In April 2016, Springfield voters will be asked to approve the renewal of the 1/8-cent transportation sales tax (with no tax increase) and the 1/4-cent capital improvements sales tax (with no tax increase) to fu...Read on...

    Participate in survey.
    Posted on: July 30, 2015

    One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

    In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police offi...Read on...

    Download high-res photo of Sandy Goss.
    Posted on: July 29, 2015

    Park Day Reunion August 1-2 in Silver Springs Park

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    Springfield’s Annual Park Day Reunion will be held this weekend at Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton, as well as other locations around the city.

    The Park Day Reunion takes place at Silver Springs Park every year on first weekend of August, bringin...Read more »

    Park Day Reunion info
    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is sending a message to criminals: neighborhoods are org...Read on...

    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.
    And now they need...Read on...

    Posted on: July 27, 2015

    Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outl...Read on...

    2014 Annual Report
    Posted on: July 24, 2015

    Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council at its Monday night meeting will hear a second reading and vote on a bill that City staff think is the next step in addressing chronic nuisance properties in Springfield.

    At a series of nine lis...Read on...

    Posted on: July 23, 2015

    First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Fires in the city of Springfield during the first half of the year are down 28% over the same time period last year. There were 349 fires between January 1 and July 1 of 2015, compared to 484 fires between Janua...Read on...

    Fire Prevention in Apartments
    Posted on: July 21, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

    Posted on: July 16, 2015

    City releases 2014 Year in Review

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    Find out what the City was up to in 2014 by checking out our 2014 interactive Year in Review report.

    Posted on: July 14, 2015

    City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners....Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

    Eve...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: June 26, 2015

    National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The national, nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named Springfield Fire Department a ...Read on...

    Home Fire Spinkler Coalition
    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Garage burglaries trending upward

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as...Read on...

    Crime Prevention
    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from trans...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart
    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5.

    This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 no...Read on...

    Posted on: June 12, 2015

    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

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    * Update June 25: This news release includes some updated ticket prices.

    Discount tickets are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Di...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2015

    Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2015

    WalletHub names Springfield third-best city for doing business in the U.S.

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    WalletHub analyzed the relative start-up opportunities that exist in the 150 most populated U.S. cities. Springfield ranked third on the list. View the findings

    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: March 19, 2015

    Diversity in SGF

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    Springfield leaders share the sentiment that diversity and inclusion are extremely important aspects of community culture.

    Posted on: October 28, 2011

    City Jobs

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    The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.

    View jobs

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    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Springfield police identify deceased, continue homicide investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 6:28 p.m. on May 20, Springfield police officers responded to 2541 W. Madison after a 911 ca...Read on...


    Zone 3

    1 Story
    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival Sept. 12-14

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    The Springfield Sister Cities Association, with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, hosts the 19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival Friday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Clos...Read on...

    Visit Springfield Sister Cities Association

    Zone 4

    1 Story
    Posted on: August 26, 2014

    7th Annual Outdoor Days at Lake Springfield Park Sept. 5-7

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    For immediate release:

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board partners with Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Fitness Festival for a full weekend of outdoor recreation and adventure at the 7th Annual Outdoor Days Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m....Read on...

    Bass Pro Shops' Outdoor Fitness Festival