Springfield News

News-Leader editorial reopens wounds for two teachers who cleared their names

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions, Springfield News

The Springfield News-Leader published an unsigned editorial Sunday urging the public to push for more transparency from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in its handling of investigations of teacher misconduct for certification purposes. The overarching theme of the editorial is of sound logic in suggesting greater transparency; however, the author decided […]



Woman picks at motorist’s baby-back ribs in Chili’s parking lot

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions, Springfield News

by Zach Becker You might want to think twice next time before swooping in on that perfect parking spot. According to the Springfield News-Leader, a young woman allegedly pulled out an ice-pick and stabbed a man repeatedly after she felt he stole her parking spot at Chili’s Grill and Bar on Sunday. Luckily for the […]



Bob Dylan entertains while Shrine Mosque venue disappoints

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, News, Opinions, Springfield News, Top Story

by Zach Becker I took my wife to the Bob Dylan concert last night at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield and left entertained by the historic performer, but highly disappointed with the Shrine Mosque venue, staff, and the strong smell of smoke that left my wife with a migraine still this morning. I say I […]



Roberto and the Robot comes to DVD

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Features, News, News Feature, Springfield News

Jonathan Stratman’s Roberto and the Robot, a film produced from MSU’s Electronic Arts program in spring 2009, is released on DVD.



Newcomer to Springfield looks at oddities of Missouri

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Springfield News

Zach Becker Editor-In-Chief Who is John Q. Hammons? And why is every building named after him? As a recent transplant to Springfield (I moved here from Kansas in July), this is one of those questions that has been bugging me. Finally, curiosity overcame me and I Googled him. Apparently, he is a Missouri State graduate […]



Missouri State meets Wheat State Pizza

Feb 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Springfield News

A former Missouri State student brings a pizza franchise to Springfield.