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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Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can pick up packets at the City Clerk's Office in the Busch Municipal Building starting this morning (10/1).   Six seats will be up for election on April 2:  Mayor; Zones 2, 3 and 4; and General Seats C and D.

The first day for filing will be Dec. 3, and completed applications must be delivered to the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Dec. 3 through Jan. 15. 

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Local artists have been busy making bowls to help raise  money to fight hunger in the Ozarks.

The fifth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest and its partner agencies will be held Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Panera Bread on S. Campbell.  The public is invited to stop by and make a donation to receive a handcrafted bowl and a meal of soup and bread from the restaurant.

Greene County is building a new operations center, and Monday it awarded the bid to construct it.  Six area companies responded to a call for bids, and the winner was Branco Construction, with a $3.387 million bid—nearly $600,000 under the original estimated budget for this portion of the project, according to the county.

With site prep, data lines, temporary utilities and equipment the entire project is expected at approximately $5 million.

Missouri Bar

A lawyer with practices in West Plains and Eminence has been sworn in as president of the Missouri Bar for 2018-2019. 

Ray Williams is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law and has served on the university system’s Board of Governors. He’s also served as chair of several Missouri Bar committees.  He has a general practice representing clients in civil and criminal matters in south central Missouri. 


Meetings are planned in October to discuss several topics pertaining to Missouri’s transportation system.  The Missouri Department of Transportation will meet with planning partners in each of its seven districts.  They’ll discuss the current condition of the transportation system, how MODOT currently spends its funding and how best to use revenue from Proposition D if voters approve it on November 6.