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Celebrate Springfield, a month-long series of events, to kick off in September

A handful of local organizations are putting together a month filled with events this September, to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and beauty of Springfield. The initiative is led by the Hatch Foundation, a local nonprofit, family-operated organization geared toward helping Springfield achieve its full potential. After the Darr family sold their businesses, which included…

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SCHOOLS & CHILDREN


Missouri AG in regular contact with legal foundation before subpoenas to schools, including Springfield

by Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent In 2018, a rash of students were dying by suicide in southwest Missouri. The Neosho School District wasn’t immune. “We were averaging about a suicide-and-a-half a year,” said Jim Cummins, the district superintendent. “And we knew that that couldn’t continue.” The district of roughly 4,600 students launched “a full frontal assault” to address…


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elections


Deadline to register to vote in Aug. 2 primary is 5 p.m. July 6

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 2 primary election is 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 6. Eligible Greene County residents can register by visiting the County Clerk’s Office inthe Historic Courthouse at 940 N. Boonville, Room 113, in Springfield, or any branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library. Mail-in (postcard) registrations will also be…


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VOICES


Column: I was a great neighbor until I discovered that I was not

OPINION | Forty years ago, the doorbell ringing at my parent’s house meant we had unannounced or unexpected visitors — and we were happy about it! Contrast that to how we respond today. At my family’s house, if the doorbell rings, we turn the lights off, and everybody hits the floor. I crawl to the…

Letter: Public interested in Derges trial

OPINION | by Carol Nasby, Springfield The public deserves to read details about the local trial of Tricia Derges who is accused of numerous cases of fraud. Submit a letter to the editor


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