Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference.  Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.

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City of Nixa

The City of Nixa has a new city administrator.  Jimmy Liles stepped out of his role as Nixa’s police chief at Monday night's city council meeting and into his new role as city administrator.

"I'll tell you, I'm very excited about the opportunity.  You know, I'm pretty honored and humbled that the mayor and city council elected to hire me to fill that position, said Liles.

Nixa City Council performed two national searches and received applications from more than 100 “highly qualified” people from across the country, according to a news release from the city.

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Absentee ballots are available starting Tuesday, September 25, for eligible voters who won’t be able to vote at their regular polling place November 6.

According to Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller, you can vote absentee at his office, 1126 N. Boonville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 22 when hours will be extended to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through November 2.

The County Clerk’s Office will be open for absentee voting on two Saturdays:  October 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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There are more students than ever before this fall semester at Missouri State University.  According to a news release from MSU, the university has set a new fall enrollment record for the seventh year in a row.

Enrollment on the Springfield campus increased by 40 students to 24,390.

The Springfield campus also set a new record for graduate student enrolloment, whihc increased by 5.8 percent to 3,709.

There are 26,182 students enrolled in the MSU system.  Fall 2018 is the second highest fall enrollment, down 34 students from last year's record enrollment.

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MSU Chinese students and the Scholars Association will celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Friday (9/21) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park.  The event will include games, shows and Chinese food, including moon cakes.  Tickets are required for entry and are $10.

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Several streets are closed on the Missouri State University campus in advance of President Trump's visit to Springfield where he'll speak at JQH Arena:  John Q. Hammons Parkway from Madison to Cherry; Holland from Madison to Cherry; Clay from Cherry to Harrison;  and Bear Blvd., Madison St. and Harrison St. from John Q.

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