Daily brief (3/24): Top picks from the Springfield media

The rain has cleared out to make way for a nice few days.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 72. Tomorrow will start with some patchy fog before the sun comes up and pushes the high of 77. Expect more of the same through Wednesday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Big gift benefits Ozarks foster children. The Council of Churches of the Ozarks announced a $150,000 program to expand outreach programs to foster children. About 1,000 children are now in foster care in Greene County, officials say. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Garden school proposed for Factory Merchants Mall site. A Branson woman has proposed the Branson Aquaponic Garden School for the former location of the Factory Merchants Mall.
  • KSPR: Missouri S&T to break ground on geothermal project. Next month, the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla will break ground on a geothermal energy project expected to reduce carbon emissions by 25,000 tons a year. It is also expected to cut the university’s energy costs in half.
  • KSMU: ‘Granny-women’ helped shape regional identity. Rose Ellen Barbara Delilah Ingenthron was a “granny-woman,” a woman who served as a root of medical knowledge and childbirth in the rural areas of the Ozarks. Granny-women were critical to providing care in remote areas.
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