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Small Water Bassin'

Over the weekend, I had the privilege to fish a 30 acre private lake in west-central Missouri. For most of us it was ponds, creeks, and other smaller bodies of water where we honed our craft and nurtured our passion for fishing. It had been years since I had been on a small lake so when I got the invitation, I jumped at the chance. My long-time friend Dave hooked me up with his friends Jimmy and…


Amtrak Making Plans For A Springfield Stop!

Amtrak is in the early planning stages of possibly making a route through the Springfield area. In the latest report the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has produced several possible daily long-distance passenger routes. One current option is the Amtrak route would start in Dallas, Fort Worth, then work its way through the Midwest, making stop in Springfield, then on to New York City. If…


Ways To Save On Your Utility Bill!

How can you save big bucks on your summer utility bill? City Utilities of Springfield has some great ways to save! Summer energy-saving tips: Dial Up Your Thermostat. Increasing the temperature by 5 to 8 degrees while you are away can add up to big savings. The suggested temperature for summer months is 78 degrees. A smart thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature for you and can be…


Nixa Teen Hurt By Shark!

A trip to Daytona Beach Florida for vacation, has a Nixa youth taking a trip to the hospital! The 14-year-old boy had been swimming in Volusia County at the beach when the shark bite occurred. The teen was taken to the hospital with a bite to his foot and his injuries are not life threatening. Information regarding the boys name or what kind of shark that bit him have not been released.


Family Weekend Fun!

Check out the list for family fun this weekend! Weekend Update for  July 12-14 FRIDAY Family fishing at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 6-9 pm 10 per person with fishing gear. Register 417-837-5949 Springfield Cardinals VS Wichita 7:05 Fireworks after the game Watercolor USA opens at Springfield Art Museum at noon. JAWS at the Gillioz theater 7:30 Shark Week continues at WONDERS OF WILDLIFE MUSEUM…


Water Boil Order For Fair Grove Residents!

A boil water advisory has been issued for the residents of Fair Grove. A positive sample for E. Coli and coliform has been found in the water. Several samples will be taken until there is no bacteria in the water system. Residents are urged to boil their drinkable water for 3 minutes and let it cool before using it. Authorities also suggest not using the ice in the household ice maker and to…


The Springfield-Greene-County Health Department Is Moving Back Home!

Since March 4, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has been operating out of the Cox Medical Tower at 1443 N. Robberson Ave. The Bengsch Building has been closed for facility renovations since the end of February. Services will remain at Cox Medical Tower through Friday, July 26, 2024 and then transition back to their newly revamp location at the Bengsch Building, 227 E. Chestnut…


Register-To-Vote Deadline For August Election Is Today!

Today marks the deadline to register if you wish to vote for the August primary election. This means, if you live in Greene County, you have until 5 pm today to make sure all your paper work is in, or if sending through the mail, your letter is postmarked July 10, 2024. You may register at the Greene County Courthouse (940 N. Boonville, Room 113) in person or any branch of the Springfield-Greene…


Lake Shore Driving - The Days Pod

In this episode, we dive into the action-packed NASCAR race at Chicago! Despite the rain, it was an incredible race filled with surprises and dramatic moments. Tune in as we break down all the highlights, including the thrilling conclusion where a winless streak was finally broken. We also bring you the latest garage news: A Cup Champion has announced their retirement, marking the end of an…


No Personal Checks Allowed At Target Very Soon!

Target shoppers, read this if you use personal checks! Target just announced it will no longer accept personal checks as forms of payment beginning next Monday, July 15, 2024! The change stems from a "low volume" of costumers who do use personal checks to pay for their items at the check-out. Here is what Target WILL accept as payment. Cash, credit cards, debit cards, SNAP/EBT and digital wallet…