Greta Cross, News-Leader

Greta Cross


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Past articles by Greta:

Flora Farms, Greenlight Marijuana Dispensary receive best of marijuana industry awards

A Humansville cultivation operation and Springfield dispensary were among the marijuana businesses recognized. → Read More

What regulations on marijuana possession, consumption can City Council make?

City Council may create regulations for possession and consumption of marijuana in Springfield. → Read More

How 'Welcome to Springfield' became the city's largest Facebook group, and what comes next

"Welcome to Springfield MO" was created in 2020 as a pandemic resource. Today, it operates as a fully-functioning business. → Read More

New Starbucks Community Store to host community events, partner with nonprofits

The Starbucks Community Store is located at 2817 N. Kansas Expressway. → Read More

As recreational sales begin, Humansville's Flora Farms ships a record amount of marijuana

The Flora Farms cultivation facilities in Humansville shipped about 1,200 pounds of marijuana product on Wednesday. → Read More

Martha's Vineyard hosts first theater production in nightclub's history, 'Sordid Lives'

"Sordid Lives" runs March 2-5. The club plans other productions this year, including Rocky Horror Picture Show. → Read More

'Dark Ozarks' podcast hosts release book on popular regional mystery, Joplin Spooklight

The "Dark Ozarks" podcast explores dark history, legends, folklore and hauntings of the Ozarks. → Read More

'The Color Purple' opens Friday with the largest Black cast in Springfield theater history

"The Color Purple" is showing Feb. 10-12, 16-19 and 23-26 at The Historic Fox Theatre on the Square. → Read More

El Cafecito opens its doors today, offering authentic Latin coffee, brunch specials

Co-owner Shanie Valdez is especially excited about offering several brunch items popular in Mexico. → Read More

New to marijuana? Advice and words of caution for first-time users

Before visiting a marijuana dispensary, assess your goals, consumption preferences, and dietary restrictions. → Read More

Photos: Snowfall in Springfield on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Between 4-6 inches of snow fell in Springfield. → Read More

Life of Ozarks' folk song collector chronicled in book, 'Ballad Hunting with Max Hunter'

"Ballad Hunting with Max Hunter: Stories of an Ozark Folksong Collector" is available Tuesday, Jan. 24. → Read More

'This is what community looks like.' Hundreds gather for Martin Luther King Jr. March

More than 400 community members participated in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. March in Springfield. → Read More

Here's how to talk to your children about marijuana, now that recreational weed is legal

Recreational marijuana is only legal for Missourians who are 21 years old or older. → Read More

Dollar General opens DG Market with fresh produce in Willard, first in southwest Missouri

The new DG Market is located at 797 Hughes Road in Willard. The store is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. → Read More

Springfield Art Museum announces 2023 exhibition schedule, return of studio classes

For the first time since March 2020, the Springfield Art Museum is hosting in-person studio art classes again. → Read More

9 unique places to stay in the Ozarks, including a cave, grain silo and 1920s gas station

The News-Leader has compiled a list of unique lodgings and Airbnbs to visit throughout the Ozarks this year. → Read More

9 Missouri nepo babies, including a Grammy-awarded artist and Emmy-nominated actress

A nepo baby is a child of a famous individual who gained fame themselves due in part to nepotism. → Read More

Springfield fire chief reflects on busy holiday weekend, triumphs of 2022

The Springfield Fire Department responded to 290 incidents over the holiday weekend, including 90 on Christmas Eve. → Read More

Family refunds $5,000 raised for mail carrier with plans to donate to global charity

A USPS regulation prohibited the homeowner from giving the money to his mail carrier. → Read More