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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Traffic Advisory: Rountree Halloween Parade 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

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

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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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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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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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, Oct. 27-31

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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 24, 2014

    Last week for free flu vaccinations for uninsured adults

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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 23, 2014

    Charges filed against suspected arsonist

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    Forty-six year old Timothy L. Farnsworth is charged with first and second degree arson. Investigator...Read on...

    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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    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 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

    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 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

    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

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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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