Daily brief (1/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Mostly cloudyJanuary may be ending, but winter isn’t.

Temperatures will continue to fall today and tomorrow, and a wintry blast is expected to hit the area tomorrow night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter-storm watch and is calling for snow accumulations of more than a foot this week.

Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 45.

Today’s picks:

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Boating accident leaves four dead. Four family members died after their boat capsized in the Niangua River during a fishing trip. (Other coverage: KY3, News-Leader)
  • KSPR: Heer’s building to be boarded up. The city of Springfield plans to spend $70,000 boarding up the Heer’s building once again.
  • News-Leader: Young professionals in Springfield: What keeps you here? Local officials are trying to figure out how to keep young professionals in the area to prevent a “brain drain.”
  • KY3: U.S. 65 headed toward fall 2011 completion. Upgrades in Greene and Christian counties mean more lanes for drivers and improved median barriers.
  • OzarksFirst: Dairy farmers talk change. Feed costs are rising for dairy farmers, and at a forum this week, farmers would like to see some changes.

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