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Andrew Sullender


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Hotel of Terror condemned? City begins process to take property through eminent domain

According to the city, the Hotel of Terror needs to be demolished to continue the daylighting of Jordan Creek. → Read More

Hammons Field sold: Springfield City Council approves $16 million purchase and renovation

Councilman Craig Hosmer alleged the city was paying "almost double" what the Hammons Field parking lots are worth. → Read More

Midtown 'cautiously optimistic' for Boyd Elementary development after neighborhood meeting

Neighbors who saw the plans said they were both cautious and optimistic about how the building will be transformed. → Read More

Springfield City Council adopts recreational marijuana regulations before Feb. 6 deadline

The bill was opposed by Councilman Craig Hosmer, who said the city would "rue the day" of the measure's passage. → Read More

Springfield races to comply with Missouri's new recreational marijuana amendment

Councilman Craig Hosmer is concerned the new recreational facilities will bring more crime to Springfield. → Read More

With tours and education, city aims to promote recycling, extend life of landfill

If awarded a federal grant, the city plans to allow citizens a close-up view of Springfield's landfill. → Read More

Council takes next step toward major renovation of Springfield's Historic City Hall

Historic City Hall last saw a major renovation in the 1970s. → Read More

Proposal to redevelop church gym, build houses in north Springfield draws scrutiny

The plan would add a total of 55 new dwelling units off West Talmage Street, across from Watkins Elementary. → Read More

In split vote, City Council approves controversial 7 Brew drive-thru on Sunshine Street

With one councilmember absent, the proposal received just enough votes to pass. → Read More

Here are 4 ballot measures the city plans to send to Springfield voters in April

Springfield City Council will vote whether to submit the four ballot measures at their meeting next week. → Read More

CU, City Council discuss future of Springfield's bus system, energy production

Top priorities identified in a survey included making the system accessible and affordable. → Read More

From development questions to an election, 4 things facing Springfield city government in 2023

A look at what could happen in Springfield city government in 2023. → Read More

Warming centers open, agencies close as snow, single-digit temps settle over Springfield

Forty mile per-hour winds will lead to windchills of minus 20 to minus 35 Thursday afternoon. → Read More

City approves tax break for Springfield Whataburger development

The abatement will exempt the development at Kearney and Glenstone from paying real property taxes to the city for ten years. → Read More

Who's running for Springfield City Council? Open races, heated mayoral contest April 4

Candidates can turn in their election signatures and other filings beginning Monday and through January 14. → Read More

Downtown Springfield shops hope for big sales on Small Business Saturday

The unofficial holiday is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. → Read More

Former Springfield mayor Mac McCartney dies at 99

McCartney spent more than 50 years as a Springfield businessman and community volunteer. → Read More

John Henry, artist behind Springfield's iconic 'French fries' sculpture, has died

Since being installed in 1980, the colloquially known "French fries" sculpture has become an iconic symbol of the Springfield community. → Read More

Australia native moves to Springfield, starts a mattress company

The goal of Advanced Sleep Technologies is to provide mattresses that 'take care of individual needs' even sleeping in a bed with a partner. → Read More

Council to make Planning and Zoning appointments after developer controversy

Council previously voted down appointment of Loose Goose developer Andrew Doolittle over concerns of a developer serving on the rezoning body. → Read More