Register for our kickoff of the first phase of the SpringMo Black Wellness Initiative

Springfield
70°
Sunny
7:14 am6:47 pm CDT
Feels like: 70°F
Wind: 10mph N
Humidity: 32%
Pressure: 30.32"Hg
UV index: 5
SatSunMon
66/45°F
75/52°F
79/59°F
Categories

KSMU Radio highlights SGF African American History

Norma Duncan in Photo Springfield, MO— On December 13 -17, 2021 KSMU presented stories from the Springfield-Greene County African American Heritage Trail. You can listen to the 10-part Sense of Community series by going to the KSMU Facebook Page and clicking on the play button. Hear stories about Kentwood Arms

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors William Fontleroy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame saluted William Fontleroy who was a star on Missouri State’s 1999 Sweet 16 team. Fontleroy was humbled by the honor. “It’s a lot. It’s a big honor. I never thought a little kid from Gary, Indiana would be in the Missouri Sports Hall

Community Partners Help SPS “Keep On Growing”

The team of educators and support staff at Springfield Public Schools is committed to “Keep on Growing” throughout the 2021-2022 school year. At no time in my 30 years in education have our students, staff and families had to grow more to adapt to the challenges we face together. Last

Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin star in new ‘Concrete Cowboy’, starts April 2

The Grio—Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin star in the emotional new official trailer for Concrete Cowboy, their new Netflix film based on the Black horseback riding community in North Philadelphia. Based on the nonfiction book Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, Concrete Cowboy dives into the rich and layered world of

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

SPS names new principal of Central High School

Springfield, MO—Mr. Jeremy Brown has been named the new principal of Central High School in Springfield, effective July 1. Mr. Brown is currently the principal and athletic director for Scott Charter School in Scott, Arkansas, and will follow the interim leadership of Mrs. Judy Brunner and Mr. Stephen Seal. “Springfield

Springfield Public Schools Selects Next Superintendent After Nationwide Search

Springfield, MO— After conducting a nationwide search for its next superintendent, the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has announced the unanimous selection of Dr. Grenita Lathan from Houston Independent School District (HISD), the seventh largest school district in the nation and largest school district in Texas. As the current

Resolving Financial Issues Can Help Ease Health Issues

by Christella Payne, Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Born in Kenya and now a proud resident of Springfield, Celestine Copeland has high hopes of being the change that she wants to see in southwest Missouri. With a degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Rutgers University, Ms. Copeland

MLK Celebration: One Voice, One Sound

by Robert T. Gibson Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Since returning to the Springfield community in 2018, I have been thankful to connect with others through music. Whether it is leading my middle school students at Reed Academy, conducting the gospel choir at Missouri State University, or leading worship at Faith

KSMU Radio highlights SGF African American History

Norma Duncan in Photo Springfield, MO— On December 13 -17, 2021 KSMU presented stories from the Springfield-Greene County African American Heritage Trail. You can listen to the 10-part Sense of Community series by going to the KSMU Facebook Page and clicking on the play button. Hear stories about Kentwood Arms

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors William Fontleroy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame saluted William Fontleroy who was a star on Missouri State’s 1999 Sweet 16 team. Fontleroy was humbled by the honor. “It’s a lot. It’s a big honor. I never thought a little kid from Gary, Indiana would be in the Missouri Sports Hall

Community Partners Help SPS “Keep On Growing”

The team of educators and support staff at Springfield Public Schools is committed to “Keep on Growing” throughout the 2021-2022 school year. At no time in my 30 years in education have our students, staff and families had to grow more to adapt to the challenges we face together. Last

Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin star in new ‘Concrete Cowboy’, starts April 2

The Grio—Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin star in the emotional new official trailer for Concrete Cowboy, their new Netflix film based on the Black horseback riding community in North Philadelphia. Based on the nonfiction book Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, Concrete Cowboy dives into the rich and layered world of

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

SPS names new principal of Central High School

Springfield, MO—Mr. Jeremy Brown has been named the new principal of Central High School in Springfield, effective July 1. Mr. Brown is currently the principal and athletic director for Scott Charter School in Scott, Arkansas, and will follow the interim leadership of Mrs. Judy Brunner and Mr. Stephen Seal. “Springfield

Springfield Public Schools Selects Next Superintendent After Nationwide Search

Springfield, MO— After conducting a nationwide search for its next superintendent, the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has announced the unanimous selection of Dr. Grenita Lathan from Houston Independent School District (HISD), the seventh largest school district in the nation and largest school district in Texas. As the current

Resolving Financial Issues Can Help Ease Health Issues

by Christella Payne, Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Born in Kenya and now a proud resident of Springfield, Celestine Copeland has high hopes of being the change that she wants to see in southwest Missouri. With a degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Rutgers University, Ms. Copeland

MLK Celebration: One Voice, One Sound

by Robert T. Gibson Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Since returning to the Springfield community in 2018, I have been thankful to connect with others through music. Whether it is leading my middle school students at Reed Academy, conducting the gospel choir at Missouri State University, or leading worship at Faith