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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

Public Works begins publishing monthly traffic safety reports

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The first nine months of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crash incidents on City right-of-ways by 14 percent. This is in comparison to the crash statistics of the first nine months of 2013, and it is shown in Pu...Read on...

Monthly Traffic Safety Report (PDF)
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available

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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 now.

Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office beginning at 8 a.m., Tu...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Public Works performing repair work on several Springfield streets over next week

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Public Works will be working to seal cracks, repair joints and perform pavement surface preservation on Springfield streets over the next week. This work will require lane closures. Motorists are advised to slow...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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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 15, 2014

Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

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The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. In late spring 2014, local arts...Read on...

Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
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

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: October 14, 2014

City, County and CU to receive $67,000 in technical assistance from EPA 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 13, 2014

Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

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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: 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 10, 2014

Springfield Art Museum to host Q&A with sculptor, performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company

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The Springfield Art Museum will host a Q&A session with sculptor Larry Young, followed by a performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 16. As part of their performance, In...Read on...

Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
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: 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. After review of the facts revealed in the inve...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Springfield Art Museum's Fanny Smith Crenshaw portrait undergoing conservation treatment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

If you’ve been to the Springfield Art Museum recently, you may notice something (or someone) missing. The museum recently sent George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of Fanny Smith Crenshaw to Kansas City to receive co...Read on...

Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
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: October 4, 2014

Fire Dept. kicks off Fire Prevention Month with visits to every Springfield elementary school

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fire Prevention Month is underway and Springfield firefighters will begin visits to 35 elementary sch...Read on...

Springfield Fire Safety Lesson Plans Online
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 on...

Click here for registration form
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 9, 2014

Send us your photos of Springfield in fall!

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Springfield photographers, we'd love to use your photos of Springfield in fall on our homepage. Please e-mail them to mhaase@springfieldmo.gov or post them to our Facebook page ...Read on...

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.

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