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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Investigation underway in North Golden house fire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Cara Erwin at at 417-864-1699 or cerwin@springfieldmo.gov.Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Motorists: Slow down and watch for pedestrians as students head back to school

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As Springfield Public Schools students head back to school Wednesday and area universities start their fall sessions in coming weeks, Public Works Traffic Engineering reminds drivers to slow down and watch for pedestrians.

Scho...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2016

Route 66 Festival draws record attendance

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About 38,000 people participated in Springfield Missouri’s 6th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR; City of Springfield and Aaron Sachs & Associates. Despite a soggy start, 250 classic cars and a cou...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Festival’s John T. Woodruff Award to be presented Saturday

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On behalf of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, David Eslick will present two John T. Woodruff Awards at noon, Saturday Aug. 13 at Park Central Square to St. Louis Street Steak ‘n Shake owner Gary Leonard and West Central ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Love to chat about Route 66? Visit The Old Glass Place Aug. 13-14

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A gathering of authors, artists, collectors, associations, and preservation and tourism enthusiasts affiliated with Route 66 will take place at The Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis (east end of the car show), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Gypsy tour tradition comes to the Mother Road during Route 66 Festival this weekend

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Along with Aaron Sachs and Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels joined forces with the 4-3 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) chapter to create the second annual Route 66 Gypsy Tour Poker Run, a 66-mile poker run along part...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Friday-Sunday during Route 66 Festival

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Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 12 and lasting until evening Sun...Read on...

Download map of road closures area.
Posted on: August 10, 2016

City GIS staff create 80-stop virtual tour down Springfield’s stretch of Historic Route 66

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The City of Springfield’s Geographic Information Systems division has created an intensive 80-stop “story map” of Historic Route 66 through Springfield utilizing mapping software Esri.

Esri Story Maps let users combine authori...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

West Central Neighborhood to host pre-party Friday before the Route 66 Festival Parade

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The West Central Neighborhood Alliance will host a pre-party for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at College Street and Fort Avenue. Join them f...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival organizers release parade details, instructions for participants

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The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade has an exciting lineup this year that includes more than 350 cars and motorcycles to date, several floats, special guest appearances and fun entertainment for the whole family.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival founders hope to pass preservation of Historic Route 66 to future generations

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Tommy and Glenda PikeLifelong Springfieldians Tommy and Glenda Pike are a walking, talking encyclopedia of Mother Road lore and history.

In 1989, while antiquing in Halltown, the Pikes came across a sign-up sheet to form a Misso...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

City, West Central Neighborhood to ceremoniously break ground for Route 66 Plaza Streetscape Aug. 10

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The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.

The groundbreaking is t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

August sales tax revenues down 2% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's August 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2%, or $41,007, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transa...Read on...

View Sales Tax Chart.
Posted on: August 1, 2016

City to host public input meeting Aug. 11 to discuss C-Street TIF projects

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Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host the first in a series of public input meetings about how to spend more than half a million dollars captured from t...Read on...

View Public Meeting Notice.
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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The second quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Saf...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Pre...
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    View the public service announcement.
    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    New right-turn lane design to be piloted at Battlefield and Campbell

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    Springfield Public Works will test out the safety benefits of a new right-turn lane design with a pilot study at the intersection of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue beginning Tuesday, July 26.

    Crash history shows that mo...Read on...

    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    City Human Resources director announces retirement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sheila Maerz, City of Springfield Human Resources director, announces her retirement effective Oct. 20.

    Maerz joined the City of Springfield as the Human Resources director in October 1998 and is responsible for employment, cl...Read on...

    Download Sheila Maerz portrait.
    Posted on: July 20, 2016

    Blanche Jones retires from the Zoo after 43-year career

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    Longtime zoo employee Blanche Jones retires Friday, July 22, following a 43-year career at Dickerson Park Zoo. Jones, 88, is currently the longest-serving employee working at the zoo, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the City of Springfield. S...Read more »

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Back-to-school immunization clinics begin soon

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    It may seem early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2016-17 school year.

    Recent changes have been made to Meningitis vaccination requirements. Every child...Read on...

    More immunization information
    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    David Holtmann named interim Finance director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Manager Greg Burris has named David Holtmann to serve as interim Finance director effective July 25.

    Holtmann temporarily replaces Mary Mannix Decker, who announced her retirement in May. Her last day with the City will b...Read on...

    Download David Holtmann portrait.
    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simpl...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: June 30, 2016

    Reverse-angle parking pilot on Commercial Street to begin July 9

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    The City of Springfield Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Commercial Street community, will introduce reverse-angle parking to C-Street as an eight-week pilot beginning Saturday, July 9.

    Reverse-angle parking...Read on...

    View a reverse-angle parking demonstration video.
    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    Frank Romines selected as Springfield City Attorney

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Frank Romines has been selected as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective July 13. He currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    Romines began his career as an associate attor...Read on...

    Download Frank Romines head shot.
    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    EPA recognizes Springfield for 17 years of successful redevelopment using brownfields grants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was officially recognized today by EPA Region 7 for its successful 17-year history of redevelopment of formerly polluted properties. Since 1999, using a little more than $7 million in EPA Brownfields grant...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2016

    Mayor in State of City address: Springfield in especially strong position

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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 his last State of the City address during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Sprin...Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    SGF named 11th Best City for Staycations in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the 11th Best City for Staycations in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    To help Americans find the best staycation spots in the U.S. ? and the ones worth leaving home for ? WalletHub¹s number crunchers com...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: May 20, 2016

    Discount theme park tickets available through the Park Board

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

    These discount ticket prices include no additional fees or tax.
    ...Read more »

    Posted on: May 9, 2016

    SGF named 8th Best City to Start a Business in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the eighth Best City to Start a Business in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    In order to identify the best cities to start a business, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities acro...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Ozark Workforce Development Board to launch free Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield, Missouri - The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board is releasing a Pre-Apprenticeship program in May to assist individuals with gaining experience while working towards a Registered Apprenticeship in the Construc...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: April 27, 2016

    SGF named 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    To help Hispanic entrepreneurs find the most fertile ground for their enterprises, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 l...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    Springfield Lasers announce 2016 season home schedule July 31-Aug. 13

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    Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield Lasers Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League team has announced its 2016 season schedule.

    The Lasers schedule includes six home matches at the Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Springfield’s Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E ...Read more »

    Visit WTT.com
    Posted on: March 22, 2016

    2016 Route 66 Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and family fun

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    The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels announced the 2016 festival event lineup at a press conference at the historic Gillioz Theatre M...Read on...

    Posted on: February 8, 2016

    SGF named 5th Best City to Get Married in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the 5th Best City to Get Married in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    To help couples find the most wedding-friendly destinations, WalletHub¹s analysts compared 150 of the biggest cities across 18 key indi...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: October 28, 2011

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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.

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