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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 ...

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 ...

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

There has been an outpouring of support for Bryce Long, a freshman at Nixa High School, who was injured at an Oct. 13 marching band contest.

Birds of a Feather: Nixa High School marching band is gearing up for an exciting show centered around birds  Christian County Headliner News

Most know the saying, “birds of a feather flock together.” But are many flocks made up of roughly 270 bodies? The Nixa High School marching band sure is.

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 ...

9/11 Remembrance Rally planned in Nixa | News  Christian County Headliner News

The Nixa Ministerial Alliance hosts the Third Annual Christian County “One Nation Under God” 9/11 Remembrance Rally at Nixa High School's Eagle Stadium ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Nixa High School 2018 Graduation | Multimedia  Christian County Headliner News

Check out our photo gallery from Nixa High School's 2018 graduation ceremony, held May 13 at JQH Arena in Springfield.

Nixa Police Investigate Student's Death

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

Nixa State of the Community: Population climbing, leaders hopeful economy follows  Christian County Headliner News

People are flocking into Nixa to settle down, and the city's leaders are optimistic about growth. Nixa celebrated its growth at the 2018 State of the Community ...

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.

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 students thank 120 veterans | Community Links  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa teenagers got a by-the-numbers lesson on *service* to their country.

Nixa High School magazine wins national awards | News  Christian County Headliner News

The National Scholastic Press Association presented “Wingspan,” the magazine at Nixa High School, with a First Class Award.

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 ...

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.

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'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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 student gains firsthand reporting experience | Community Links  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa High School senior Camlen Carlile-Davis joined students from across the country this summer at the 48th Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop at the ...

Nixa High targeted in Friday evening threat  Springfield News-Leader

"We don't believe it to be credible," school district spokesman says.

Event planned to help students in need | News  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa Public Schools is working toward raising $45000 for an event to help less-fortunate students prepare for the beginning of the school year.

GALLERY: Nixa 2018 Band Camp | Multimedia  Christian County Headliner News

Members of the Nixa High School Marching Band have been practicing for their show, "Birds of a Feather," throughout the summer. These pictures were taken ...

Nixa High School evacuated after smoke fills hallway  KY3

NIXA, Mo. -- The Nixa Fire Department responded to Nixa High School Thursday night after a washing machine overloaded an outlet and caused a lot of smoke ...

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

Christian County Backyard Brawl rivalry game set for Sept. 14.

Christian County Clerk expects high voter turnout | Community Links  Christian County Headliner News

Voter turnout may not compete with the record totals of 2016, but Christian County's top election official expects another high voter turnout on Nov. 6.

Nixa qualifies for sectional track meet in 12 individual events  Christian County Headliner News

Home field advantage helped Nixa High School capture 12 top-four individuals finishes at the Class 5 District 6 Track and Field Championships May 12, ...

Nixa High School's DECA chapter succeeds in first year  Christian County Headliner News

It's Nixa High School's first year with a DECA team, though its members are already proving to be fierce competitors.

Nixa High School names homecoming king, queen | News  Christian County Headliner News

Sammy Baker, left, and Paul Holmgren are crowned 2018 Nixa High School Homecoming queen and king Feb. 9.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nixa football jamboree with Ozark and Kickapoo  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa hosted Ozark and Nixa for a preseason football jamboree scrimmage at Eagle Stadium on Friday, Aug. 17.

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 High journalism students receive awards | News  Christian County Headliner News

Congrats to the Wingspan and EagleAir TV students for bringing home awards from the Missouri Southern State University Media Showcase in Joplin Dec. 7.

Nixa High graduate studying Mandarin Chinese in China this summer  Springfield News-Leader

Riley Hobby, a 2018 graduate of Nixa High School, left for China in late June and will return mid-August.

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 ...

Drury wrestler shot, wounded in hunting accident  Chicago Daily Herald

Freshman Drury University wrestler Donovan Benetti has been shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident.

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 ...

Hal Rodney Johnson | Obituaries  Christian County Headliner News

Funeral: 3 p.m. Aug. 24, at James River Church South Chapel. Visitation to be held one hour prior to *service*, also at the church. A burial will follow the next.

Nixa High School Crimson Corps plays for joy  Christian County Headliner News

This year, the Crimson Corps, Nixa High School's marching band, is playing for joy — their own and their audience's.

Nixa youngster with rare illness receiving support from community  KY3

NIXA, Mo. A four year-old boy in Nixa is living with a rare health condition that affects only one-in-ten-thousand children. And the community is reaching out to ...

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.

Nixa Student Selected for Missouri Senate Art Exhibit for Second Year

NIXA, Mo. -- A Nixa high school student was selected as a winner of the 2018 Missouri Senate Art Exhibit for the second year in a row.

Remember where you were on 9/11? A whole new generation does not  KY3

If you're high school-aged or younger, you don't remember 9/11 because you were either a newborn or not born yet. It's hard to believe that a whole generation ...

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.

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,

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 ...

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.

Nixa man, former police chief charged | News  Christian County Headliner News

A Nixa resident and former law enforcement official was charged with felony harassment May 10 in Christian County Circuit Court.

Nixa High School students place at National History Day  Christian County Headliner News

Multiple Nixa students placed at the National History Day in Missouri State contest. Students finishing first or second automatically advance to Nationals.

On the Spot: Riley Hobby | Nixa  Christian County Headliner News

I really like fettuccine alfredo. And then a funny one—I'm like, addicted to those pizza Lunchables. Favorite music genre: Popular music. I just listen to the radio.

Nixa High School honor roll students announced for Fall 2014 semester  Christian County Headliner News

The following is a list of Nixa High School students who made the honor roll list for the Fall 2014 semester.

Week 4: Missouri high school football media rankings  Springfield News-Leader

Some of the best games in the area made its impact on this week's edition of the high school football media rankings.

Search heats up for next Nixa school superintendent; 24 apply for the job  Springfield News-Leader

The Nixa school board could announce the hiring of a new superintendent as early as mid-December. The individual would start July 1.

On the Spot – Nixa Assistant Band Director Mary Duerkop  Christian County Headliner News

On the Spot – Nixa Assistant Band Director Mary Duerkop. Hometown: Glendale, Arizona. Favorite thing about Nixa: All the community sport programs.

Nixa Chamber of Commerce names next executive director  Christian County Headliner News

Chris Russell was formally named the Nixa Chamber of Commerce's next executive director March 16 in a surprise announcement at the organization's NIXPO ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

This Gay Straight Alliance Won A Major Award, But It's Still Fighting For Acceptance In Its School  Huffington Post

Nixa High School's Gay Straight Alliance is changing lives. In just two years, the club has lobbied state lawmakers for more LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying...

Overstreet announces retirement as Nixa High School principal  Christian County Headliner News

Mark Overstreet announced his retirement March 23 as principal of Nixa High School after 22 years of working in Nixa Public Schools, serving as high school ...

Webster named new principal of Nixa Junior High School  Christian County Headliner News

Nixa Public Schools announced April 3 that Jared Webster, who has served as the assistant principal at Nixa High School, has been appointed as the new head ...

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 ...

23rd Annual NIXPO Business and Community Expo slated March 17  Christian County Headliner News

On March 17, exhibitors and thousands of attendees will descend on Nixa High School for the 23rd Annual NIXPO, Nixa's premiere business and community ...

Nixa High School student dies after car runs off bridge, overturns in water  Springfield News-Leader

Vincenzo Keith, a 16-year-old student at Nixa High School, died Saturday after a car crash in Dallas County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash ...

Nixa School Board discusses plans for growth | Education  Christian County Headliner News

It seems every month at Nixa School Board meetings, the board discusses the impending growth of Nixa and subsequently the school district. Growth is good ...

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 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.

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

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

Nixa cheer group headed to national event | News  Christian County Headliner News

The All Star Patriots of All Star Gymnastics and Cheer, a Nixa cheerleading training facility, announced May 1 that three of their teams have been selected to ...

Chase A. Ballenger | Obituaries  Christian County Headliner News

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

Natural gas company seeks rate increase | Nixa  Christian County Headliner News

Spire Missouri, formerly Laclede Gas Company, filed applications with the state that could mean higher natural gas bills for its customers.

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 ...

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, ...

Sharing Blessings: Nixa clothing ministry doors open to all county children  Christian County Headliner News

When Cherlyn Miller and her husband decided to become foster parents in 2012, the Nixa couple felt confident they were up to the challenge.

Man charged in connection with strip club gun incident  Christian County Headliner News

A local man was charged April 22 with the unlawful use of a weapon and the unlawful possession of a firearm, in Christian County Circuit Court.

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 ...

Arvest Bank provides thousands of meals in Nixa, Springfield  Christian County Headliner News

Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. June 12, the bank announced ...

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.

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.

Football scouts are watching Nixa senior closely  Springfield News-Leader

Nixa High School senior Alex Allen holds eight scholarship offers from NCAA Division-I football teams.

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

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

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.

Annual Sucker Days are this weekend | News  Christian County Headliner News

Vendors, musicians and hungry attendees will descend on downtown Nixa May 11-12 for the 61st Annual Nixa Sucker Days.

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 High School travels to FBLA leadership conference in Atlanta  Christian County Headliner News

More than 9380 of America's best and brightest high-school students traveled to the Peach State to connect with top future business leaders and showcase their ...

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 ...

Nixa High School presents 'Shrek the Musical' | Education  Christian County Headliner News

The Nixa High School Theater Department presents “Shrek the Musical” Nov. 14-19. The show was directed by Drama Teacher Allison Fleetwood.

Nixa comes up just short in Class 5 championship game  Springfield News-Leader

ST. LOUIS –. Before the clock could strike midnight, Battle completed its football quest fit for Cinderella, leaving the Nixa Eagles just short of their first state ...

Court: Recent charges filed in Christian County | News  Christian County Headliner News

MARCH 26-APRIL 8, 2018. • Justin Keith Tatum, operated vehicle on highway without valid license, third and subsequent offense, possession of ...

Music on his mind | News  Christian County Headliner News

He's just warming up, but the music is captivating. He's in his bedroom in the basement, but the low, soothing tones drift up the stairs and into the kitchen and.

Nixa's Deetz suspended 80 games for PED violation  Ozarks Sports Zone

Nixa native and current Houston Astros Minor League relief pitcher Dean Deetz has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for ...

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.

"He was a Better Person Than Me...but We Didn't Realize This was a Possible Solution"

SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- "Gage was an artist. He was a very helpful kid. He was growing his hair out because he wanted to give it to Locks of Love. He was a very ...

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 ...

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.

Tunes of Change: Nixa students turn business plans into jingles at Inman.  Christian County Headliner News

They hope their songs contain solutions. A music class assignment led fifth graders in Nixa to turn real world problem solving into entrepreneurial ventures.

Temporary classrooms needed on Ozark elementary school campus  Christian County Headliner News

Students at an Ozark elementary school will take classes in a mobile building, but school officials stress it's a temporary move to accommodate a rapid growth in ...

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 ...

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