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Posted on: April 21, 2017

City releases 2016 year in review report

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The City of Springfield has released an interactive Year in Review report that highlights community activities and accomplishments during 2016.

In his opening message, City Manager Greg Burris expresses gratitude that Springfield is a ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Fire Department warns drivers to use caution in rainy weather

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Fire Department Warns Drivers to Use Caution in Rainy Weather

With 3 to 5 inches of rain expected over the next few days, the Springfield Fire Department reminds drivers to be aware of hazardous driving conditions and flooded r...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Apply for vacant City Council General Seat D position

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Interested in serving your community?

Apply for the General D seat.
Posted on: April 18, 2017

City shares results of Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study

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The City of Springfield has concluded the first phases of a Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study that have included an analysis of the current collection system, several methods of public outreach and regional and ben...

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View the final study report.
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Councilwoman hopes to see classic cars cruise Kearney again

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Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson is hoping to bring classic car cruising back to Kearney Street. Her requested resolution for Monday night’s Council meeting asked for fellow Council members to “support cruising Kearney as a commun...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

With 25 years of service each, three Springfield police commanders retire

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After 25 years of service to the City of Springfield, three commanders from the Springfield Police Department will retire today. Major Jim McCulloch, Captain Shawn Williams and Lieutenant Scott Umbarger graduated together from SPD’s 3...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Week 1 of Project RED Zone a success; Project continues in West Central Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Week 1 of Project RED Zone a success. Project continues in West Central Saturday

Week 1 of Project RED Zone is in the books. During the first week of the campaign to reduce fires and fire-related deaths and injuries, Springfiel...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Ken McClure sworn in as Mayor of Springfield

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New Springfield Mayor Ken McClure took his seat at the dais after being sworn in during a noon City Council meeting in Historic City Hall April 11. Returning Council members General Seat A Councilwoman Jan Fisk; General Seat B Council...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

April sales tax revenues down 5% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's April 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5%, or $164,348, compared to the amount budgeted.

 

The check reflects sales processed by the state in March...

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View Sales Tax Chart.
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Springfield’s fire death rate prompts Fire Department to launch Project RED Zone

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Springfield’s fire death rate prompts department to launch Project RED Zone.

Springfield’s fire death rate is among the highest in the United States. In fact, it’s nearly triple the national average. In 2016, Springfield experi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Citizens, staff recognized for service, bravery and extraordinary actions at SPD awards ceremony

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The Springfield Police Department’s Leadership Council hosted an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 4 at the Springfield Art Museum. Staff and citizens were commended for their service, and in some cases, their bravery and extraordinary a...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month 2017 with a variety of events and activities

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The local observance of the 47th Earth Day is an offering of a variety of activities celebrating the outdoors and encouraging environmental stewardship. 

A complete schedule of events for the month of April is available at s...

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View the 2017 Earth Month events list.
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Proposed program could help get panhandlers off the streets and into jobs

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In Albuquerque, they were searching for a “better way.” In Portland, they created an “Opportunity Crew”. And in Springfield, leaders are hoping to provide “Wheels to Work.”

City officials are w...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners announce 2017 event lineup

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Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 11-12 at the seventh annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. Registration for the 2017 car and motorcycle show will open at route66festivals...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Public invited to share ideas for the future of Springfield's Hazelwood Cemetery

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Neighbors, patrons, historians and interested citizens are invited to participate in a visioning process to develop a long-term plan for the future of Springfield’s historic Hazelwood Municipal Cemetery.

With the help of Dr...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Francine Pratt to lead Prosper Springfield

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Passionate leader Francine Pratt will return to Springfield this spring to champion “Prosper Springfield.” Prosper Springfield is a collective-impact-model initiative created to unify the community’s efforts to lift people out of pove...

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