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Ahead of VJ Day's 75th Anniversary, Historical Foundation Renovates USS Missouri

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Mighty Mo, Welcome Aboard, Sir
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2020 marks the 75th anniversary for the end of World War II. As the world remembers the impact of the global conflict, a historical association works to renovate the ship where the war officially ended.

One of the greatest naval ships in American history has close ties to Missouri and bears its name:  the USS Missouri was the site for the formal surrender of the Japanese Empire on September 2nd, 1945.  And now, as the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII approaches, the battleship is undergoing renovations to mark the occasion.

Ahead of VJ Day's 75th Anniversary, Historical Foundation Renovates USS Missouri

12 hours ago
Mighty Mo, Welcome Aboard, Sir
AGrinberg / Flickr, Creative Commons

2020 marks the 75th anniversary for the end of World War II. As the world remembers the impact of the global conflict, a historical association works to renovate the ship where the war officially ended.

One of the greatest naval ships in American history has close ties to Missouri and bears its name:  the USS Missouri was the site for the formal surrender of the Japanese Empire on September 2nd, 1945.  And now, as the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII approaches, the battleship is undergoing renovations to mark the occasion.

Ozark Greenways

Plans are in the works to allow bicyclists and walkers to take an Ozark Greenways trail from S. Scenic all the way to the Springfield Art Museum.

Courtesy of Joe Cole, Excel Center Director

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Maggie Castrey speaks with Joe Cole, director of the Excel Center.

The Excel Center provides an accredited high school education option for adults wishing to complete a diploma instead of a GED.  Today’s discussion marks completion of the first year of the program, explores success stories and overall goals for students during and beyond graduation.

Polk County Sheriff's Office

The Polk County Sheriff's Office continues their search for a missing man from Bolivar.  The office issued an endangered person advisory for 39-year-old John David Hacker who went missing from 3119 S. 142nd Rd. Friday night.

According to the sheriff’s office, Hacker left the residence on foot and wasn’t wearing a coat.  He has a brain injury and suffers from mental illness and depression.  He is heavily medicated and may be hallucinating. 

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