Springfield, Missouri

Colten Harris named Young Engineer of the Year by Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

Springfield Public Works Superintendent of Streets Colten Harris has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), a professional association representing licensed professional engineers across Missouri. The Young Engineer of the Year Award recognizes young members of MSPE who have made outstanding contributions...
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Springfield, Mo. – On June 25, 2022, at 5:12 p.m., the Springfield Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash near Kissick Avenue and Lake Ridge Street. Trenton Williamson, 22, of Springfield, was northbound on Kissick Avenue from the Springfield Lake Dam on a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle when, according to the initial investigation, he lost control and ran off the roadway into a ravine.

Springfield Fire Department to wash down new ladder truck Friday

The Springfield Fire Department will officially place into service the new Ladder 8 on Friday, June 24. This new apparatus is replacing one which served our community for nearly 20 years. A formal wash down ceremony to welcome Ladder 8 will be held at 1 p.m., June 24 at Fire Station 8, located at 1405 S. Scenic Avenue. Members of the public and media are welcome to attend and help put the unit in service.

City’s Draft HUD Annual Action Plan available for public review until 5 p.m. July 8, 2022

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2022-2023 HUD Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. July 8, 2022. Written comments may be sent to [email protected] Copies of the Annual Action Plan are available at the Planning and Development Department, Busch Municipal Building, Room 201, 840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, Missouri; any of the branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library located within the city limits of Springfield; or via the City’s website.

Approved fee increases at Noble Hill Landfill, Yardwaste Recycling Center to take effect July 1

Beginning July 1, customers to the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill and Yardwaste Recycling Center facilities will notice an increase in fees for various products and services. Fee increases were approved by City Council in an annual fee study in December of 2021. The increase will continue to support the operation of Springfield’s sanitary landfill, three recycling drop-off sites, Yardwaste Recycling Center, regional Household Chemical Collection Center and community-wide outreach & education programming.

COVID-19 vaccines approved for children 6 months and up

On June 21, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services approved the distribution of both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 6 months old. This approval was the final step in the regulation process following approval from The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With this approval, nearly 20 million children in the U.S. can now be better protected against COVID-19.

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

Recent sewer rate benchmarking study indicates Springfield wastewater rates are below rates of similar cities in Missouri and Midwest. Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging. sewer system and to remain in compliance with...

The Billion Dollar Economic Impact of Childcare in Missouri

The Billion Dollar Economic Impact of Childcare in Missouri. The City’s Department of Workforce Development has dropped it’s latest episode of Workforce Vibe, taking on the issue of adequate, affordable childcare and the tremendous economic impact it has on the state. Sally Payne, Workforce Development Director for the City of Springfield, talked with Brian Fogle, CEO of Community Foundation of the Ozarks on grassroots efforts to tackle this issue.

Get tested for COVID-19 before Juneteenth celebrations

To help keep COVID-19 transmission low, Springfield-Greene County Health will host a testing event before Juneteenth and Father’s Day gatherings this weekend. Walk-in, non-symptomatic testing will be available from 3-6 p.m. June 16 at the O’Reilly Center for Hope (1518 E. Dale St). Getting tested before gathering, even if you are not showing symptoms, is an important way to keep COVID-19 transmission low and protect individuals at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness.

Health Department warns of risk of heat-related illness

As summer approaches and heat indexes reach triple digit values, Springfield-Greene County Health is reminding the community of the dangers of heat-related illness for both people and pets. According to the National Weather Service, Springfield’s heat index is forecasted to reach between 105°F and 110°F degrees today, and high temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week.

Hatch Foundation to host First Annual Celebrate Springfield!

When Erin Danastasio attended an event in 2021 showcasing many of the amenities Springfield has to offer, she was blown away. A lifelong Springfieldian, she knew that Springfield had great parks, greenway trails and easy access to nature within a short distance from the city, but she said she had no idea the extent of the fun things families could do, right here in her backyard.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Springfield, Mo. – On June 12, 2022, at 12:45 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the area of West Bypass and Chestnut Expressway in reference to a two-vehicle crash. The initial investigation indicates a white, 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ronica Tollison, 37, from Willard, and...