I know the feeling. You’ve stocked up on candy for the little kids of your neighborhood and when the doorbellRead more
Nearly every week, I explore our Ozarks blacktop and crunchy-gravel backroads in search of stories. Nowadays, I’ve noticed something: It seems items are littering the roadsides — of even the most remote areas — at increasing rates.Read more
by Janice Thompson Are you aware that you probably know someone who abuses his or her partner? When I wasRead more
by Jason Wert, Publisher/Editor June 1 marks the six month anniversary of Ozarks Independent. Man, does time fly by. IRead more
There’s no way someone can pay attention to you if they don’t know you exist.Read more
Right now, Springfield is in need of residents who are willing to take a swing at being a good buddy.Read more
Every opening day for me feels like the equivalent of a national holiday. That day when Eli comes into the room and says “Hey Dad! Cardinals are playing.” Because within that declaration of the return of the Great American Game, there is a tinge of sadness that rings through for me. My sons are St. Louis Cardinals fans.Read more
At the Springfield City Council meeting Monday night, a comment was made by Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson that residents in SpringfieldRead more
Welcome to the newest news source in the Ozarks!
We’re happy to bring you the Ozarks Independent, or as we call it when we’re emailing each other, the OI. Our goal is to bring you a hyper-locally focused news source for the Ozarks.
The President does something crazy? Won’t see it here. Speaker of the House isn’t from southwest Missouri? No stories on their latest antics. There are more than enough national news sources out there to cover them. We’re locally focused.Read more