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Rhapsody in blue and white: OTC grants $10,000 to form jazz band

This story is part of the Arts and Culture Reporting Corps, sponsored by the Springfield Regional Arts Council. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Phil Forrester, an Ozarks Technical Community College music instructor, rushes into a classroom auditorium on campus, where a handful of students await, their music cases in hand. The group, nine students in…


Steve Pokin — Columnist


Steve Pokin writes the Pokin Around and The Answer Man columns for the Springfield Daily Citizen. He also writes about criminal justice issues.

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SCHOOLS & CHILDREN


Springfield’s York Elementary vandalized with hate speech

York Elementary, of Springfield Public Schools, was vandalized with symbols of hate speech over the weekend. Located at 2100 W. Nichols St., the under-construction elementary school in Springfield’s northwest was damaged with spray-painted hate speech, including an anti-Semitic symbol. “SPS is working closely with the Springfield Police Department on its investigation of vandalism, including hate…


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Springfield airport terminal to be named for Roy Blunt

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, gave his farewell address on the Senate floor Dec. 6. Blunt’s parting remarks for his congressional colleagues came about a week after the city of Springfield got him a parting gift, an airport terminal named in his honor.


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Galloway zoning challenge may or may not be done

“If we decide to sell the property after this election, there is nothing stopping another developer from buying the property, submitting demo permits, receiving those permits, and within a matter of a few weeks, clearing the site of those buildings.”


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Letter: State rules unneeded —librarians can assess which books are appropriate

OPINION | by Kathleen Murnan, Springfield We have a terrific library system that is very responsive to the needs of the reading public. There are many more areas that Missouri could use inspection and assessment instead of putting another layer of government to evaluate a library system that is successful. If the Secretary of State’s office…


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