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Nixa Public Schools launch search for new high school principal  Springfield News-Leader

NIXA — After seven years as principal of Nixa High School, Mark McGehee is moving to the district's central office. McGehee, employed by Nixa Public Schools ...

Nixa High School graduate, assistant principal named the next principal  Springfield News-Leader

The two largest school districts in Christian County - Nixa and Ozark - have filled leadership positions recently.

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 ...

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 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 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 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 approve both Nixa school funding issues  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa voters handily passed two school funding issues Tuesday to raise teacher pay and expand the high school by adding classrooms, expanding the stadium ...

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 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 High marching band teen with traumatic face injury has new smile  Springfield News-Leader

Nearly four months after a Nixa High School student suffered a traumatic face injury during a marching band contest, he has a new reason to smile. Bryce Long ...

Former Nixa elementary school principal John Thomas dies  Christian County Headliner News

John C. Thomas, 85, died April 21. He was a native of Pennsylvania who first came to southwest Missouri on a football scholarship, but grew into one of Nixa's ...

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 ...

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, Mo. mom shares crosswalk concerns as kids go back to school  KY3

NIXA, Mo. (KY3) - Students in Springfield and Nixa went back to school Tuesday, and with more people hitting the streets, one Nixa mom is raising concerns that ...

Gaga for makeup: Nixa graduate Kayli Davis is the assistant of makeup artist for Lady Gaga  Christian County Headliner News

A year ago, 2015 Nixa High School graduate Kayli Rachelle Davis was living in her hometown. A month ago, she primped a high-profile celebrity's makeup ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missourians will go to the polls Tuesday morning to consider several tax issues and local city races. Polls open at 6 a.m. across the state.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Nixa Police Investigate Student’s Death

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

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

Severe weather/Tornado safety and sheltering information | Free  Christian County Headliner News

The National Weather *Service* describes a tornado as, “a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Duck Dynasty' star, pro angler thank Nixa firefighters  Christian County Headliner News

Station 1 firefighters of the Nixa Fire Protection District received all the tools for a successful tailgate May 23. While on a road trip to recognize first responders, ...

Breaking a leg: Nixa's Cory Kays travels from gig to gig, living out acting dream  Christian County Headliner News

Cory Kays travels the United States, hopping from one acting gig to the next.

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.

Newsmakers: May 6-12, 2019  Springfield Business Journal

Banking and Finance Ozark Bank hired Tim Austin as senior vice president and commercial lender at its Nixa branch. With a background in agricultural lending ...

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.

Nixa High School state champions in Show Me the Constitution competition  Springfield News-Leader

More than 70 high school students from around the state met Monday in Columbia for The Missouri Bar's annual We the People and Show Me the Constitution ...

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.

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 ...

Nixa teen cyclist dies after crash  Springfield News-Leader

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

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.

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.

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.

Rogersville holds on, nips Bulldogs 27-25  Joplin Globe

NIXA, Mo. — A potential game-tying shot never materialized in the final seconds for the Carl Junction Bulldogs.

Webb City defense rock solid; Nixa no longer undefeated  Springfield News-Leader

Webb City put on the sort of performance that left Nixa fans wondering how on earth the Cardinals have two losses.

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

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

Trials lead to triumphs for Nixa grad Sydney Hammit  Ozarks Sports Zone

NIXA, Mo. — Sydney Hammit can't play kickball, she can't skate and you'll never see her on a trampoline. If it involves excessive movement on water or snow ...

Sports Commission Awards to honor top southwest Missouri high school athletes and teams

Nearly 150 athletes from southwest Missouri high schools – along with 26 teams, including in marching band, cheerleading and dance – soon will be honored in ...

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.

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, ...

Newsmakers: April 22-28, 2019  Springfield Business Journal

Banking and Finance Chris Vinton joined Central Bank of Branson's eight-member board of directors. He is the president and owner of Vinton Commercial ...

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."

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

A former JROTC instructor from Mountain Grove High School pleaded guilty this week to repeatedly grazing a high school student's body with a knife and giving ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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

It's about a 13-minute drive from where Payton Hannah played high-school baseball to where he'll play college baseball. That's one reason the recent Nixa High ...

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 ...

Nixa comes together with vigil for teens killed in crash last week  Springfield News-Leader

Vigil was held Sunday in Nixa for the four teens killed in a crash last week.

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 ...

No more 'SHHHHH': School libraries are no longer silent and strict  KY3

School libraries are no longer the silent place with strict rules. With more classrooms embracing collaborative, hands-on group work, libraries too are becoming ...

Ex-Kickapoo, Nixa coach returns to Springfield with football team  Springfield News-Leader

Former Kickapoo football coach Joel Wells knew leaving for Arkansas would be difficult.

Man sentenced to 15 years for murdering Nixa teen  Springfield News-Leader

Jesus Padilla, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree.

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.

No. 1 Webb City closes win at No. 6 Nixa  USA TODAY High School Sports

Webb City High School running back Keaton Buroughs (40) breaks free for a 95-yard touchdown run during first quarter action of the Cardinals' game against ...

Nixa knocks Central out of soccer playoffs  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa defeats Central 1-0 to advance to Class 4 soccer state quartertfinals.

Vigil Planned for Nixa Student That Died Following Car Accident  KSMU Radio

A candlelight vigil is planned Thursday evening for a Nixa High School student that was killed following a car accident this past weekend. 16-year-old Vincenzo ...

Missouri mother, 21, sentenced to 40 years for role in meth-trafficking murder  Kansas City Star

Brooke Beckley, of Nixa, Missouri, was once an honor student. She was sentenced for her role in a plot to kill a man to avoid paying a meth-trafficking debt.

Meet Southwest Missouri's Academic All-Stars: Team 1  Springfield News-Leader

The following students received the top scores based on the rankings of our four judges.

Missouri State men's hoops unsure it will have Kickapoo star Jared Ridder for 2018  Springfield News-Leader

The Missouri State men's basketball team is still unsure it will have former Kickapoo star Jared Ridder for the upcoming season.

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

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

Kickapoo secret weapon happy to advance in boys basketball playoffs  Springfield News-Leader

An offensive explosion sent Kickapoo to the boys basketball quarterfinals.

Ozark survives rival Nixa in double overtime stunner  USA TODAY High School Sports

Ozark senior quarterback Jack Hulse stood on the sideline overcome with smiles. The Tigers had just beaten rival Nixa, and done so in fairy-tale fashion, 28-27 ...

4 Ozarks teens dead in crash near Highlandville; 2 more hurt; rescue chopper hit power line  Springfield News-Leader

Four area teenagers died and two others were badly injured in the crash Wednesday of a pickup that had been carrying eight teens total along a rural road in ...

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.

Charges filed in fatal Nixa stabbing  Springfield News-Leader

A 21-year-old Nixa man has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Thursday stabbing death of 15-year-old Joseph Michael ...

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.

Since Joplin Tornado, Dozens of Safe Rooms Built in Area Schools, Communities  KSMU Radio

The number of Federal Emergency Management Agency safe rooms in Missouri has more than doubled since an EF5 tornado hit Joplin in 2011. According to ...

Prater thrilled to lead JHS softball into COC  Joplin Globe

Jakki Prater knows all about the Central Ozark Conference.

Battle of the Super Grilled Cheese  Springfield News-Leader

18 teams compete in Nixa's third annual Student Iron Chef Competition.

How a Nixa teen rode bulls to a college rodeo scholarship  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa senior Gavin Michel earned a college scholarship eight seconds at a time. He was a sophomore in high school when he connected bull riding to the pursuit ...

Greg Burris's Heroic Basketball Tale  417mag

Greg Burris is the city manager of Springfield, but that's old news. To get the new news, we had to go back to when he was Greg Burris, high school basketball ...

Hundreds pay last respects to slain Nixa teenager  Springfield News-Leader

NIXA – Hundreds of people, many of them wearing purple bandannas, gathered Thursday to remember 15-year-old Joey Phillips-Clay, an avid bike rider who ...

High school Athlete of the Year award winners named  Springfield News-Leader

Hunter Yeargan of Willard and Brooke Stanfield of Republic were honored Thursday as the Athlete of the Year Award winners at the second ever News-Leader ...

Rogersville copes with brutal early season schedule  Springfield News-Leader

Rogersville boys basketball coach Rod Gorman will not likely call the hat used to determine pairings for the Greenwood Blue and Gold Tournament a lucky hat ...

Tight end Chase Allen finalizes Iowa State decision, signs with Cyclones  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sorry, Nebraska and Michigan fans. Nixa senior tight end Chase Allen made his commitment to Iowa State official on National Signing Day.

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