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“This is the hardest work that teachers have ever done.”
—John Jungmann of Springfield Public Schools, on the pressures on educators with hybrid learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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From the Print Edition

New owner plans upgrades in $20M Plaza Towers investment

Bulk of exterior work is projected to be completed by summer 2021.

Business Spotlight: A Heart for Art

The artists of Fresh Gallery get creative to find a new home to display their works.

Open for Business: Republic Animal Control Center

The $1.1 million Republic Animal Control Center opened; Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. launched its first Branson store; and Allgeier, Martin and Associates Inc. acquired White River Engineering Inc.

Safety Funds: State's release of general revenue, CARES Act money benefits higher ed

Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College were the largest beneficiaries in the Springfield area to see a portion of state general revenue withholdings restored.