Daily brief (3/26): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another warm, sunny day, with a high of 79.

Tonight’s low will dip into the mid 50s, but tomorrow will be a carbon copy of today, with a high of 79.

A slight chance of thunderstorms is expected Wednesday, but skies should clear for another sunny day on Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Council to consider apartment project. A proposal to declare part of the 1200 block of West Walnut Street blighted for a redevelopment project comes before the City Council tonight. Developer Gary Fenton hopes to build a 36-unit apartment complex catering to young professionals. (Other coverage: Council could vote to repeal smoking ban tonight: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Six by Six challenge building homes for Springfield families. The Habitat for Humanity in Springfield has begun a “blitz build,” putting up six homes for six families by May 19.
  • KSPR: Fair Grove schools pitching $2 million bond issue. The Fair Grove School District has put a $2 million bond issue on the ballot that would upgrade technology in the schools, contribute to a FEMA storm shelter, and add a bus barn to the district’s facilities. The bond issue would not increase property taxes. (Other coverage: Bond issues up for Morrisville, Miller, and Greenfield: News-Leader)
  • OzarksFirst: Ozarks Food Harvest to get egg donation. Land O’Lakes is donating 4,500 cartons of eggs to Ozarks Food Harvest as part of a national donation by the United Egg Producers and Feeding America.
  • News-Leader: Bill lays groundwork for Christian County reservoir. State Rep. Ray Weter, R-Nixa, has proposed a bill that would allow the creation of a countywide water authority that could build and maintain a reservoir of 1,500 acres or more.
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