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Marilyn "Mariwinn" Taylor Passes Away in Ozark >> People admin
Greetings, friends... We start this message as our Mom did in her first article for the Joplin Independent almost 15 years ago and we imagine she would have wanted nothing more than to still be ...more

Longest-serving Springfield employee retires >> People jedwards
Longtime zoo employee Blanche Jones, pictured will retire on July 22, 2016, following a 43-year career at Dickerson Park Zoo. Jones, 88, is currently the longest-serving employee working at the ...more

Greene County gets mouthpiece >> People ehedlun
Jennifer McClure of Springfield, pictured, has been hired as director of communications and public engagement, according to a release from the Greene County Commission. The new position is the ...more

Wichmer accepts new post at LSSM >> People stafff
Daniel R. Wichmer, pictured, Springfield's city attorney, has been selected by the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) as their new executive director. “We are ...more

Tammy Mast becomes Nixa Chamber head >> People jfinney
Tammy Mast, pictured, known in the Springfield area for her involvement in nonprofit organization management, has been named the new executive director of the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce. The ...more

New MoDOT director assumes role Dec. 7 >> People staff
Patrick McKenna, pictured, the recent deputy commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, has been named the new MoDOT director. He will take office on December 7, 2015, ...more

Meet Gary Smith >> People staff
Working on a new album release with Boxcar Willie Jr., pictured at left, is artist/producer Gary Smith, pictured at right, of Nottingham Studios in Springfield. Containing mostly original music, the ...more

Borthwick gets Missouri Supreme Court appointment >> People staff
Springfield Municipal Court Judge Becky Borthwick, pictured, is now a member of the 13-member Missouri Supreme Court’s Municipal Judge Education Committee for a term ending Dec. 31, 2017. The ...more

Jim Fisher joins Springfield parks department >> People jedwards
Jim Fisher, pictured, will be the new assistant director of parks, over administration effective June 1, 2015, according to an announcement by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Fisher ...more

McKean is named MoDot assistant district engineer >> People staff
Laurel McKean, pictured, a 19-year veteran, has been named assistant district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation's southwest district, including the counties of Jasper, ...more

Gugel rewarded for prior service >> People staff
Martin Gugel, P.E., pictured, has been selected as the new Springield Public Works Assistant Director, effective April 5. He replaces Jonathan Gano, who moved to Des Moines last year. Gugel ...more

Nikki Shah is honored >> People staff
Nicole (Nikki) Shah of Springfield, pictured, was one of two Missouri students recently honored as Prudential Spirit of Community Award winners. for their outstanding acts of volunteerism. They now ...more

Nixa man dies in car crash >> People lcox
The Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at 3909 S. Campbell at 9:21 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. It was reported that the vehicle was engulfed in flames and ...more

Presley named VP of Missouri Municipal League >> People staff
Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley was elected vice president of the Missouri Municipal League at MML’s annual conference, recently held in St. Charles. Elected in April 2007, Raeanne Presley is ...more

Three local attorneys are honored >> People f-fite
Three local Missouri attorneys were among 100 across the state and the nation who were honored by The Missouri Bar. Joseph A. Bohrer and John R. Courtney from Springfield and Donald L. Schoonover ...more

Hunter is new OEM director >> People mhaase
The Greene County Commission has selected Chet Hunter, 37, pictured, as the new director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). He will be begin his position July 7, ...more

Nixa High star debator joins leadership program >> People gshields
UPDATE: Jarrod Griffin, one of 50 participants, placed fourth in the Four Star Leadership program’s Student Congress Competition for his public speaking, critical thinking, and research abilities. ...more

Democrats honor recent Joplin High graduate >> People staff
Laela Zaidi, pictured, was awarded Missouri’s Young Democrat of the Year. The presentation by Doug Brooks, chairman of the 32nd Democratic Senatorial District, took place at the Jefferson Jackson ...more

New members announced for Extension Council >> People d-burton
SPRINGFIELD – The citizens of Greene County have elected eight new members to the University of Missouri Extension Council for Greene County. The final day of the election was Jan. 24, 2014. These ...more

Yatskievych is honored by science academy >> People staff
George Yatskievych, Ph.D., curator of the Science and Conservation Division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, has been selected to receive a Trustees Award presented by the Board of Trustees of the ...more

Leslie Forrester returns to SRAC >> People staff
Leslie Forrester, pictured, is returning to become the new executive director of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. She will assume responsibilities on December 2, 2013, according to a SRAC ...more

Ike Skelton dies after brief illness >> People staff
Ike Skelton, pictured, a Democratic congressman from Missouri who was ousted in 2010 by Tea Partyer Vicky Hartzler after serving his district for more than 30 years, died on Monday, Oct. 28, ...more

Discovery Center head to move to New Mexico >> People staff
To be with her family, Emily Fox, executive director of the Discovery Center of Springfield, has accepted a position as senior development officer with the University of New Mexico Foundation. Her ...more






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