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Nixa pulls together to revive Sucker Days festival  Springfield News-Leader

There have been significant changes to the event, including the name. It is now the Sucker Days Music, Arts & Craft Festival.

Sucker Days weekend in Nixa | Free  Christian County Headliner News

Barber Finis Gold started Sucker Day in 1957 as an excuse to skip out on work for a snagging venture and a fish fry. In 1963, Gold incorporated Sucker Day.

Police in Nixa, Mo. will soon enforce center-turn lane laws  KY3

NIXA, Mo. (Edited News Release) -- Police in Nixa, Mo. report seeing a lot of drivers using center turn lanes incorrectly. Not only is it a violation of the law, but it is ...

Nixa High School student allegedly caught passing out fake $100 bills  Springfield News-Leader

Officials say a student was allegedly caught passing out fake $100 bills Tuesday at Nixa High School.

Nixa high school has "Say Something" week to promote positive mental health  KY3

NIXA, Mo. This week students arriving at Nixa High School are greeted by their peers waving signs of affirmation and encouragement. It's part of the "Say ...

Performing arts center is 'signature piece' of Nixa bond, levy proposals  Springfield News-Leader

A performing arts center is planned as part of the proposed Nixa bond, levy on the April 2 ballot (Photo: Nixa Public Schools). NIXA — A new performing arts ...

Nixa school district seeks funds for performing arts center, higher teacher pay  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa High School Principal Mark McGehee shows administrators and school board members the proposed location for a new performing arts center at the ...

Voters to consider ballot questions for Nixa Public Schools  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School would undergo a multitude of improvement projects under a pair of ballot questions Nixa Public Schools will pose to voters April 2, 2019.

Nixa Names New High School Principal and Additional Administrators

NIXA, Mo. - Nixa has announced changes in their administration including a new principal for the high school.

Nixa High teen suffers traumatic face injury at marching band contest  Springfield News-Leader

Editor's note: An update to this story can be read here. At the last minute, Bryce Long's mom finessed a way to accompany him to a marching band contest in ...

Nixa Students Speak Up for Mental Health with "Say Something Week"

NIXA, Mo. - Nixa High School students are taking a stand against violence and suicide with "Say Something Week."

Nixa High School courtyard gets makeover from students  KY3

A group of Nixa High School teachers and students, their families, and community members all pitched in to update the school's courtyard for the 2018-2019 ...

Surgery set for Nixa marching band student with traumatic face injury  Springfield News-Leader

A Nixa High School student who suffered a traumatic face injury during a marching band contest will take a critical step toward healing this week. Bryce Long, a ...

Nixa Public Schools starts on-site health clinic for employees — and it's free  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa Superintendent Gearl Loden said the district is providing the *service* to employees as a new benefit. It started in early February.

Nixa voters pass bond issue, tax levy increase  Christian County Headliner News

Voters in the Nixa Public Schools district showed their support for a pair of ballot issues on April 2.

Nixa School District proposes tax increase on April ballot  KY3

NIXA, Mo. -- The Nixa Board of Education has approved two bond issues for the ballot in April. Question 1 has no tax increases, but would pay for various ...

Start with Hello: Nixa High School students place focus on kindness, inclusivity  Christian County Headliner News

A group of Nixa High School students say the best way to make everyone feel included is to start with, “hello.” The school's Students Against Destructive ...

Ozarks Tonight: Nixa Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Two issues on the April ballot could provide major upgrades to the Nixa School District. Question one is a Debt *Service* Bond Issue with no ...

Nixa basketball | Community Links  Christian County Headliner News

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Nixa city leaders and millennials brainstorm ideas to move city forward  KY3

NIXA, Mo. - City leaders in Nixa met with millennials who call Nixa their home Saturday afternoon during 'Nixa Next.' The meeting was targeted towards 17 to ...

Letter to the editor: County commissioner supports Nixa Public Schools  Christian County Headliner News

To my fellow citizens residing in the Nixa School District:

Nixa Chamber of Commerce celebrates business with annual NIXPO  KY3

NIXA, Mo. -- More than 5,000 packed Nixa High School Saturday, celebrating everything business and community at the 24th annual NIXPO. The massive expo ...

Nixa school district takes campaign to City Hall  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa School Board President Scott McDonald and Nixa Public Schools Superintendent Gearl Loden, along with supporting staff, apprised the Nixa City Council ...

Rock Bridge girls soccer drops home opener to Nixa  Columbia Missourian

A late equalizer from Nixa forced the game to double overtime, and the Eagles ultimately gave Rock Bridge its first loss of the season.

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Nixa Police Investigate Student's Death

NIXA, Mo. – Police are investigating the death of a boy in Nixa today, according to a city spokesman.

Our five hot takes from an epic Week 4 of the Ozarks' high school football season  Springfield News-Leader

A night of rivalries and high-profile matchups under the lights made for some epic games across the Ozarks during the fourth week of the high school football ...

Nixa's Wingspan magazine wins top prize at MSSU  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School's Wingspan magazine won first place in the best overall publication category at Missouri Southern State University's Media Showcase Day on ...

Drury wrestler, Nixa grad shot in hunting accident. 'Really good prognosis' after surgery.  Springfield News-Leader

Benetti was a three-time state qualifier and placed sixth in 2017 and fourth in 2018 while a wrestler at Nixa High School.

Springfield's Teacher of the Year accepts job in Nixa  Springfield News-Leader

Daniel Gutierrez, Springfield Public Schools' reigning Teacher of the Year, has accepted a job in Nixa. The Nixa school board voted Thursday to hire the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls' soccer narrowly loses to Nixa after double overtime  Columbia Missourian

Rock Bridge varsity girls' soccer plays against Nixa on Friday at Rock Bridge High School. The game began at 6:45 p.m. and remained a tied game before Rock ...

Nixa location of Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar expected to open by Thanksgiving  Springfield News-Leader

Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar expects to open the doors of a new Nixa location by Thanksgiving and throw a grand opening party in December, the ...

Nixa students advance to international competition | News  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School participants in Distributive Education Clubs of America participants were among 1900 students who recently competed at the DECA State ...

Nixa goes "old school" to teach life lessons while having fun  KY3

NIXA, Mo. It was an interesting and enlightening Thursday in Nixa as teachers and students in all the public schools celebrated "Old School Day" by living life ...

ELECTION 101: What you need to know about Tuesday's ballot in Missouri  KY3

Polls open at 6 a.m. across the state. Voting ends at 7 p.m..

Redden, Grooms Win High School Tournament on Norfork Lake

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Tyner Redden and Hayes Grooms of Greenbrier, Ark., had plenty of fun Sunday on Norfork Lake, and it was rather rewarding.

Are Shop Classes Key to the Future Workforce?

SPRINGFIELD -- Many jobs in the construction industry have been a struggle to get filled due to a lack of workers with a skilled trade.

Nixa students accused of breaking in, vandalizing high school  Springfield News-Leader

Four young people are facing burglary charges after police say they broke into the school in the middle of the night.

Nixa Students Place 8th in Nation in FBLA Nationals  Christian County Headliner News

Mark Meads and Carson Young are among the best in the nation at using computers to organize all of the information a business needs.

Nixa High School students win 25 awards at Journalism Day  Springfield News-Leader

The Nixa High School journalism students won 25 awards at the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association's Journalism Day at the University of Missouri ...

Nixa High journalism students receive awards | News  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School journalism students, front row from left, Alyssa Stewart, Carli Snyder, Jada Ullrich, Chance Brown, Cole Aton and Noah McQuerter; back row ...

Hope is long-awaited turf work at Eagle Stadium can be completed this week  Christian County Headliner News

What started out as customary quarantine work on the turf at Nixa's Eagle Stadium hasn't gone according to plan, thanks to Mother Nature.

Nixa students, teacher making a name for themselves with history  Christian County Headliner News

It started roughly six years ago, when two high school students arrived in Nixa High School history teacher Kelly “Simon” Matney's classroom, eager to learn ...

Lebanon wins inaugural district girls wrestling team title  Ozarks Sports Zone

Nixa hosted one of four district girls wrestling tournaments that were the first in state history this weekend. While it may have been the first MSHSAA sanctioned ...

Schurig likes depth of Washburn signing class  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn welcomed 28 new Ichabods on National Signing Day. Every coach usually sees a key trait or something they really like about ...

Parents lodge complaint against Nixa High basketball coach  Springfield News-Leader

The parents of a Nixa High School basketball player plan to take their concerns to the school board in mid-March.

NEST brings hundreds together in Nixa  Springfield News-Leader

NEST brought smiles to special education students and volunteers who participated in activities and worked together.

Rogersville's quick start dooms Webb City  Joplin Globe

NIXA, Mo. — A dismal start put Webb City in too deep a hole to escape.

Nixa FBLA participants bring home awards at Springfield conference  Christian County Headliner News

Seventeen members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda Chapter from Nixa High School recently traveled to Springfield for ...

Nixa's Payton Hannah doesn't have to travel far to play college baseball  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa's Payton Hannah is joined by his family and high school coaches as he signs his letter of intent to play baseball for Drury University.

Nixa schools $9.5 million bond proposal passes  Springfield News-Leader

NIXA – For the second time in two years, voters in the Nixa Public Schools district said “yes” to a building bond issue. Voters approved a proposal to allow Nixa ...

Nixa students receive chromebooks to use at school, home  KY3

The district is in the second year of its Connected initiative. Students grades two through 12 will receive a device that they can use at school and at home.

Nixa High's Gay-Straight Alliance honored in NYC  Springfield News-Leader

Club started to establish place where LGBT youth, and their straight allies, can find support and acceptance.

RUNNING TO RIO: Nixa parents share in daughter's Olympic dream  KY3

Courtney Frerichs will compete in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase.

Perez excels in the family business, earns scholarship to NMSU  Christian County Headliner News

Following in the family footsteps is how Lisette Perez came to find her own starring role.

Leigh's Lost and Found: Couple looking for their lost dogs find this lost pup, do you recognize her?  KSPR

In our Leigh's Lost and Found today, a happy homecoming for two dogs but the owners still have a problem. Missy and Mia went missing in Nixa back in early ...

Nixa holding competition — with $1,000 grand prize — to find new flag, seal, police badge  Springfield News-Leader

The current seal features an eagle, a bear standing on two legs and a rising sun, but it's unclear exactly what all that symbolizes.

Procell breaks 43-year-old Nixa record, wins all-state honors  Christian County Headliner News

Winning an all-state medal is one thing. But to do it while breaking a 43-year old record? That makes for a great weekend at the 2018 Missouri State High ...

Backyard Brawl food drive for Least Of These tied to Hunger Action Month  Christian County Headliner News

September is a month full of giving. It's Hunger Action Month, and the people at Christian County food pantry Least Of These are happy to be a part of it,

Teen woman charged in murder plot played soccer at Nixa High  KY3

Former coach remembers woman accused of murder differently than neighbors who suspected drug activity.

Ex-JROTC instructor pleaded guilty to assault of former student  Springfield News-Leader

David Russell Long, 57, was sentenced this week to seven years in prison. He was a JROTC instructor at Mountain Grove High School.

Big Cats: Ozark moves into Missouri football's largest class  Christian County Headliner News

Ozark defenders, from left to right, Wyatt Baird, Hunter Tennison and Hunter Porteous apply pressure on Kickapoo's Brooks Dingman during a jamboree football ...

Drury wrestler shot in hunting accident

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Drury University wrestler Donovan Benetti has been shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident. University athletics ...

Nixa High School JROTC finishes third at Multi Service Drill Meet Dec. 3  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School JROTC drill and color guard teams finished third place at the recent Ozark's Annual Regional Multi-*Service* drill and color guard Competition ...

Chase A. Ballenger | Obituaries  Christian County Headliner News

Funeral: 7 p.m. Aug. 23, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Nixa Raider team places in regional competition | News  Christian County Headliner News

The Nixa High School JROTC Raider team finished fourth out of 14 teams in the Clinton Regional Raider Competition recently. Team members are, from left, ...

Young Achievers: Nixa students perform at Disney World  Springfield News-Leader

The Springfield Public Schools' Class of 2016 qualified for $26.2 million in college scholarships.

Nixa tuba player gets to perform at famed Carnegie Hall in New York  KY3

Nixa senior tuba player Devin Strayhorn was chosen from among 18000 auditioners nationwide to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Speaking out saves lives: Say Something Week | Community Links  Christian County Headliner News

From left, seniors Parker Heman, Sean Sample, David Holgerson and English teacher Courtney Heman pose at a photo booth, set up in honor of Say Something ...

5 Nixa students selected for Missouri All-State Choir  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa's Jordan Hedgpeth, Kyle Hulsebus, Amanda Obeso, Elizabeth Widiger and Sophi Wilson were selected to the Missouri All-State Choir through an intense ...

Credentials of Nixa Public Schools' budget director questioned by audit organizer  Springfield News-Leader

Brenda Rantz, executive director of finance, has worked for Nixa Public Schools since the mid-1980s.

Webb City softball program named to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame  Joplin Globe

Webb City High School's softball program, Missouri Southern assistant softball coach Jakki Prater Schneider and former Miller softball standout Hailee ...

Nixa firefighters bring back 'Front Porch Fridays'  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa firefighters invite kids and families to visit them on “Front Porch Fridays.”

FEMA Shelters Open in Nixa

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- It's usually not the norm that a high school weight room can double as a FEMA Shelter for the public, but in Nixa that's exactly what's ...

How Nixa turned into a college football factory  Springfield News-Leader

It's rare for a high school football team to send a player to a NCAA Division I team.

Historic signing class sends 14 Nixa athletes to college  Ozarks Sports Zone

NIXA, Mo. — Last year there was a huge statement on Nicholas Road in Nixa. The high school showed it's muscle, sending two football players to FBS schools.

Citing health concerns, Nixa Superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith plans retirement  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa Superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith would love to work another 10 years, but his body, ravaged by a neurological disorder, is not cooperating.

Drury University wrestler identified as hunter accidentally shot in Phelps County  KY3

NEAR ROLLA, Mo. -- The Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District identifies a hunter hospitalized after he was accidentally shot in Phelps County Saturday ...

Drury feels like home, of course, for Nixa swimmer Daniel Brinck  Christian County Headliner News

Daniel Brinck could try and deny it all he wanted, but there was no getting around one fact: the Drury University campus is home for him.

Nixa Teen Dies From Crash Injuries

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A student at Nixa High School has died of injuries suffered in a one car crash Sunday in Dallas County.

Nixa's Hammit, Ozark's Barnes earn top honors from COC  Christian County Headliner News

Christian County athletes claimed top honors in the Central Ozark Conference Large Division's postseason baseball awards.

After Nixa teen's overdose, parents ponder penalties, their community and themselves  Springfield News-Leader

As Nixa police see rise in prescription drug abuse, mother says "It's the worst thing in the world to lose a child."

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Signature Wound Of Iraq And Afghanistan  KSMU Radio

PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury, that's basically the wound of Iraq and Afghanistan. The signature wound, if you will, is the TBI," said Anthony Norris, a.

Nixa senior hopes to become a professional pool player  Springfield News-Leader

Devan Stagner racks up nine balls in the shape of a diamond, his fingers bent at the knuckles as he places the solid-yellow, number-one ball on the apex spot ...

Prater thrilled to lead JHS softball into COC  Joplin Globe

Jakki Prater knows all about the Central Ozark Conference.

Ozark survives rival Nixa in double overtime stunner  Springfield News-Leader

Ozark senior quarterback Jack Hulse stood on the sideline overcome with smiles.

Passenger describes crash that killed Nixa teen, 'Dad' reacts  Springfield News-Leader

Rachel Cooley was sure she was going to die Sunday afternoon, trapped in an upside down Dodge van as it sank into a Dallas County creek.

Area Sports Roundup, March 25-31 | Free  Sedalia Democrat

This post was last updated Tuesday, March 26. Tuesday, March 26. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL. Smith-Cotton 6, Nevada 0. Hayden Ellis tossed five scoreless ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Breaking the silence of suicide  KY3

KY3's Maria Neider reports on the dangerous side effects from medications used to treat severe depression and the shortage of psychiatrists.

Nixa teen cyclist dies after crash  Springfield News-Leader

The 14-year-old was a freshman at Nixa High School.

After a long wait, Kickapoo star Jared Ridder is set to return home at Missouri State  Springfield News-Leader

The last time Jared Ridder played in a game at JQH Arena was on Jan. 14, 2017, when he was signed on to play at Xavier as he led the Kickapoo Chiefs.

Seal of Biliteracy opens opportunities for Ozark High School students  Christian County Headliner News

Although Ozark High School senior Anastasia Kozlov was born in the United States, she didn't speak any English until she was 5 years old. Just a year before ...

UPDATE: Missing Nixa teen found safe  Springfield News-Leader

Officials say the 14-year-old has run away before with an older man she met online.

'Angels of the sky' offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their ...

Late start can't stop Ramsey from earning golf scholarship  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School senior Olivia Ramsey smiles as coach Jeff Lotz addresses the crowd at Nixa High School's letter of intent signing ceremony Feb. 1. Ramsey ...

Things to do calendar: Easter events, Rock'n Ribs and more in April  Springfield News-Leader

There's a lot going on as the Ozarks settles into spring.

Nixa picks Delaware woman's designs for new flag, seal and police patches  Springfield News-Leader

The winning designs for Nixa's new city symbols were designed by a Delaware woman who has never set foot in the Christian County crossroads.

Missouri Rep. Kevin Elmer Calls Nixa Schools 'Failure' for Gay-Straight Alliance T-Shirt  Riverfront Times

Missouri Rep. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa, snapped a photo of a teen girl's chest and tweeted it last week because he was offended by her Nixa...

Two new Sparta principals named | News  Christian County Headliner News

The Sparta School District welcomes two new principals this upcoming school year. Gwenda Barton and Melissa Payne will take over the roles of high school ...

Nixa standout, son of Terry Allen commits to Northern Iowa  Springfield News-Leader

Like father, like son: Another Allen is headed to Northern Iowa.

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