Daily brief (5/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another nice spring day is in store: Sunny, with a high of 68.

Tomorrow will be nice as well, with partly sunny skies and a high in the 70s. Rain chances enter the forecast for Thursday, though.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Sewer rates going up in Springfield. State and federal mandates are requiring $50 million in upgrades to Springfield’s wastewater treatment system, and the cost is being passed along to customers. Some of the largest customers such as Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling say the planned increases will hurt their business. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Springfield schools celebrate graduation. Central, Glendale, and Parkview high schools celebrated graduation — as well as lower dropout rates and a large number of graduates. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: County Commission to vote on parks-tax proposal. The Greene County Commission will vote next Tuesday on whether to place a countywide parks tax on the August ballot.
  • KSMU: Group considers future of arts in Springfield. The city of Springfield is developing a strategic plan, and the Arts, Culture, and Tourism Subcommittee is charged with looking at the future of arts in the area.

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