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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Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield, kicks off Friday night (9/28) at 6:30 and continue weekends through October 28.  The event features a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, carnival games and a haunted trail (beginning October 5). 

Michele Skalicky

Leaders from several Springfield organizations, including the Springfield Fire Department, CoxHealth and Mercy, gathered at the Springfield Regional Police & Fire Training Center Wednesday to officially launch PulsePoint in the region.

The app notifies those trained in CPR, and who have downloaded it on their mobile phones, of a medical emergency within 1500 feet of their location as well as the exact location of the emergency and the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED).

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Governor Mike Parson has made a decision, and it has nothing to do with legislation.  Parson announced Thursday that he and his wife, Teresa, will host the 1st annual Parson Family Fall Festival at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on October 6.  The event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature vendors, activities for kids and a bluegrass band.

It will include a train for kids to ride, caramel apples, apple cider and kettle corn, a photo booth, pumpkin painting, a straw maze, face paintings and more.  Attendees can also tour the Governor’s Mansion.  There’s no admission charge.

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Fifty-nine nonpartisan judges will be up for retention on the November 6 ballot, and the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee is helping voters to make informed decisions when they go to the polls.

The committee has reviewed the performance of the 59 judges and has made the information available to the public at YourMissouriJudges.org.

Dale Doerhoff, chair of the statewide committee, said they “want to make sure the people of Missouri have good judges who are fair, impartial and skilled.”

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The George O. White State Forest Nursery is taking orders now for native trees and shrubs.  The Missouri Conservation Department owns the 750-acre nursery and conservation area in Licking, which distributes around 2 and a half million seedlings each year.  It’s been in operation since the mid 1930s, and at the time was under the ownership of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Missouri Department of Conservation acquired it in a land swap, according to State Forest Nursery supervisor, Mike Fiaoni.