Springfield, MOKYTV

On Your Side Investigation: Fallen Springfield Officer Walsh has no headstone

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A Springfield police officer who was killed on the job more than one year ago, does not have a headstone. It was a day many remember in March of 2020. 32-year-old Springfield Police Officer Chris Walsh died in the line of duty. He was responding to a mass shooting at a gas station on East Chestnut Expressway. Four civilians also lost their lives. A Kum and Go worker, WCA worker and customer died. The shooter killed himself.
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Missouri Statefox4kc.com

Missouri woman trims her way into history as first female journeyman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Making history with every tree she trims, a woman in Springfield will forever be remembered in her industry. Amanda Pratt is the first woman to earn journeyman status from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 53. Before this, the 32-year-old spent her entire career searching...
Aurora, MOauroraadvertiser.net

Aurora Chamber of Commerce celebrates local businesses

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated two businesses, Nestwood Creations and Smart Insurance, with ribbon cuttings. Nestwood Creations, a new member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, is locally owned and operated by Heather and Earl Newton and is located at 11116 State Hwy 39 in Jenkins, Missouri (12 miles south of Aurora).
Nixa, MOOzarks First.com

Nixa’s Courtney Frerichs wins silver medal

TOKYO, Japan – Nixa native Courtney Frerichs finished 2nd in the 3,000 meter steeplechase final, winning the silver medal in Tokyo. Frerichs set the pace early, leading for the majority of the race, and was able to hold on to finish 2nd with a time of 9:04.79. Once she crossed the finish line, she raised her hands above her head and let out a big smile.
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Frerichs Wins Silver Medal

Nixa’s Courtney Frerichs has won the silver medal in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase event. Frerichs pulled out in front early and held on to finish second. Frerichs finished with a time of 9:04.45.
Greene County, MOKYTV

3 Greene County communities voted on issues today

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller says he expects about an 8% turnout for Tuesday’s election day. August elections are typically slow ones, but no less important than any other. Not only in Republic, but in Brookline Fire Protection District and the Walnut Grove School District, people have had a chance to make their voice heard.
Republic, MOKYTV

Voters approve public safety tax in Republic to support police and fire departments

REPUBLIC, Mo. (KY3) - Voters approved a sales tax proposal to support public safety departments in Republic. Voters said yes to a sales tax increase of 3/4 of a cent. The tax will provide funding for Republic’s police and fire departments. Republic city leaders say the tax would allow the city to add 12 more police officers and 14 firefighters. The city says its police and fire departments haven’t grown in nearly 15 years.
Marionville, MOOzark Sports Zone

2021 Fall Preview: Marionville Football

Few programs are more eager to start the 2021 season than Marionville. The Comets ran through the regular season unblemished, advancing to the Class 1 quarterfinals before losing to eventual state champion Windsor. Marionville was more competitive with Windsor than Mid-Buchanan was in that title game, and with 14 starters back, expectations are extremely high in Paden Grubbs’ sixth season as head coach.
Springfield, MOOzarks First.com

Billy Long enters US Senate Race

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Congressman Billy Long announced his entrance into the race for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat. “We need to get the Senate back,” said Long. “You aren’t going to do anything until you get the Senate back and I’m the guy who can win that Senate seat in Missouri.”
Walnut Grove, MOKYTV

Voters in Walnut Grove School District passes tax levy after fourth attempt

WALNUT GROVE, Mo. (KY3) - Voters approved a proposal for a tax levy increase for improvements inside the Walnut Grove School District. The measure easily passed 251-190. The vote increases the tax levy by 79 cents per $100 of assessed value. Funding from the tax levy is meant to help replace roofing, ceiling tiles, windows, window fills, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems for Walnut Grove’s elementary and high school buildings. Potential renovations through the proposal could include elementary school restrooms, corridors between school buildings, entry vestibules to enhance security and parking lot and sidewalk upgrades.
Osage Beach, MOlakenewsonline.com

COVID guidelines announced for Columbia College Osage Beach

As colleges across the state update their COVID-related policies, Columbia College has announced guidelines for students who attend the Lake of the Ozark campus in Osage Beach. Interim President Dr. David Russell said the college is doing everything they can to ensure the health and safety of the college’s communities...