Changes afoot at SGFNews

Since 2009, I have been working with students, fellow journalists, and community members to try to create a community news site that brings together original content, aggregated lists, and submitted features.

We’ve had some successes. Our Twitter account (@sgfnews) has topped 2,000 followers, and we built a small but loyal following with our roundups on this site.

But my biggest hope — having dozens of contributions from the community — hasn’t happened. We did some town-hall meetings in the beginning and met with local groups, but despite a lot of interest, few people found the time to contribute to the project.

So we’re going to take a break from the roundups as we develop a new platform, one that makes it easier for people to tell the stories of our community. Keep an eye here; we hope to be rebooting the site in the next couple of months.

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts. This site doesn’t work without you.

Jonathan Groves


All Table Rock Lake fishing events canceled through May 8

All regatta/fishing tournament permits for Table Rock Lake have been canceled through May 8, the Missouri Water Patrol announced yesterday.

Among the cancellations: two major national fishing tournaments.

  • The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open was scheduled to start today but has been postponed. It will likely be rescheduled for October, according to ESPN.
  • The Walmart FLW Tour event, scheduled for May 5-8, has also been canceled, according to FLW Outdoors.

If you know of other cancellations caused by the weather, let us know at, and I’ll post them.

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