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    Springfield Fire Department annual report highlights a memorable year

    Call for service to the Springfield Fire Department reached another high in 2016. That's among the highlights of the Department's 2016 annual report. Read on...
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    Proposed program could help get panhandlers off the streets and into jobs

    City officials are working on an 8-week program called "Wheels to Work" to offer day jobs and long-term employment opportunities to panhandlers. Read on...
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    March 20 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. March 20. A written summary and video recording of the meeting are available. Read on...
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    Public invited to Republic Road Widening Phase 3 project informational open house March 27

    Public Works will host an informational open house for the Republic Road Widening Phase 3 project – 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Wesley United Methodist Church (922 W. Republic Road). Read on...
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    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners announce 2017 event lineup

    Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 11-12 at the seventh annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. Read on...
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    March sales tax revenues down 8% compared to budget; shortfall due to processing delays

    The City of Springfield's March 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 8% compared to the amount budgeted. Read on...
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    Public invited to share ideas for the future of Springfield's Hazelwood Cemetery

    The public is invited to help develop a long-term plan for the future of Springfield’s Hazelwood Municipal Cemetery at a public workshop 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. April 11 at the Schweitzer-Brentwood Branch Library Community Room. Read on...
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    Francine Pratt to lead Prosper Springfield

    Passionate leader Francine Pratt will return to Springfield this spring to champion “Prosper Springfield.” Prosper Springfield is a collective-impact-model initiative created to unify the community’s efforts to lift people out of poverty. Read on...
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    Media Alert: Impacting Poverty Commission to announce next steps in initiative to reduce poverty

    Please join the Impacting Poverty Commission for an important announcement regarding our collective goal to reduce poverty in the Springfield region at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the Busch Municipal Building main lobby. Read on...
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    “Disaster Camp” experience highlights importance of community approach to disaster response

    Local leaders returned from an intense week-long FEMA disaster training with a renewed focus on the importance of whole community disaster response. Read on...
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    Missouri Job Center now accepting applications for Ozarks' Promise health care training program

    The Missouri Job Center is now accepting applications for the Ozarks' Promise health care training program. Applications are being accepted online at or at the main location, 2900 E Sunshine, Springfield. Read on...
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    Darla Morrison named City Human Resources Director

    City Manager Greg Burris has selected Darla Morrison as the City's Human Resources Director. She has been serving as interim director since July 2016. Read on...
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    Ozarks workforce leaders release third annual regional workforce survey results Feb. 15

    Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center present regional survey results at third annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Feb. 15 with over 300 local workforce professionals. Read on...
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    David Pennington named interim Fire Chief

    Chief Pennington temporarily replaces David Hall, who retired from the Fire Department Jan. 27.
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    City Council presented with Jefferson Avenue Footbridge options

    City Council evaluated potential options for rehabilitating the 115-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge and gave the go ahead to spend approximately $200,000 for the structural design phase of the preservation. Read on...
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    SPD releases 2016 Uniform Crime Report

    The Springfield Police Department's 2016 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 8 percent, compared to a 4.5 percent increase in 2015. Read on...
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    Impacting Poverty Commission issues one-year report

    When the Impacting Poverty Commission (IPC) issued a challenge to the community to help decrease the poverty trend in Greene County in October 2015, Mayor Bob Stephens proclaimed that the “consequences of doing nothing are just too great.” Read on...
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    Fire Department presents staffing and deployment recommendations to Council

    The Springfield Fire Department presented City Council with various options for staffing and deployment as a follow up to its presentation in December. Read on...

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