SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- KOLR10 News has selected the 2015 winner of the local Jefferson Award. He will go on to compete for the national award. We're honoring him for his work with special needs kids. We're re-posting our profile of this nominee.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A woman who is a calm and trusting voice for victims of violence has been nominated for a Jefferson Award, a national honor that celebrates unsung heroes and volunteers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There are many teenagers who do great things in our community, but one local teen does something a bit different to influence his peers.
REPUBLIC, Mo. -- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is located on nearly 2,000 acres nestled in Republic. It's land that's rich in history, full of stories that took place more than 150-years ago.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Each Thursday at 5 p.m., KOLR10 is profiling people who have been nominated for The Jefferson Awards. They’re people who do so much for our community-- unsung heroes, who deserve a little bit of recognition.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's common to see and hear various types of birds at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, from a Canada goose to ducks and even vultures.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- KOLR10 News is taking part in the Jefferson Awards, which is a national program that honors deserving volunteers.
BULL SHOALS LAKE -- It was once popular in the 70s, but now it's back. Bowfishing is one of the hottest outdoor archery activities around, especially here in the Ozarks.
TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. -- When you see an old barn in the country, do you ever stop to think about the stories it could tell if its walls could talk?
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- Ha Ha Tonka first became a state park back in 1978. It's 3700 acres of breathtaking landscape.
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- During this week when we focus on veterans and thank them for their service, we want you to meet an Ozarks man who spent time fighting on the front line in Korea.
BRANSON, Mo. -- The Branson Scenic Railway has been in the Ozarks for 21 years, attracting hundreds of people every day for a unique ride highlighting the beauty of the Ozarks.
TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. -- If you want to know about life in the Ozarks years ago, just look for an old mill in a small town.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- On any given day, hundreds of thousands of pets are looking for their forever homes. Unfortunately, not all of them get their fairy-tale ending.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Friends and family members of the late James Carver, who passed away in 2008, gathered for what might be one of the most talked about memorial services in the Ozarks.
CAPE FAIR, Mo. -- The film "The Boxtrolls" playing in theaters now has an Ozarks connection. Ozark local Kent Melton helped bring the movie's characters to life by sculpting them into clay.
FORSYTH Mo. - The White River Valley Historical Society, in Forysth, is asking for the public's help in its effort to preserve local stock car racing history.
HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. -- Lakes, rivers and streams are an important part of life in Missouri. State agencies are tasked with keeping our waters clean, but for 25 years, thousands of unsung heroes have been helping with that effort.
CLARKRIDGE, Ark. -- Elected leaders in six Arkansas counties are trying to figure out what do to with a million dollar mess along the Missouri-Arkansas border.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A gang with ties to the Mexican mafia is making its presence known locally.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some of them are gone without a trace, others left clues but the trail went cold. They are the Missouri Missing and there are nearly 1,000 of them.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Fire Chief David Hall's decisions impact the safety of our community.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Art is in the eye of the beholder. For a Springfield craftsman, his art is being held in the hands of cowboy gun collectors.
OLD MINES, Mo. -- Only a handful of people still speak a language once popular in eastern Missouri. It's called Paw Paw French and its one of the oldest French dialects that originated in the United States.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As leader of Springfield police, Chief Paul Williams' decisions affect our entire community, but few people know motivates Williams.
RIDGEDALE, Mo. -- Hundreds of boats frequent Table Rock Lake in the summer. It's a scenic, 60- mile lake that connects Missouri and Arkansas, but not all lake lovers own their own water toys.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- When was the last time you ate a good, greasy cheeseburger?
WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo. -- Southwest Missouri is leading the way for the number of children in state custody. Some members of law enforcement say they believe drugs are to blame.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- On a beautiful day, you'll often find several people enjoying Lake Springfield Park. And, in the summer, you'll find most of those people on the water, either in a canoe or kayak enjoying the James River Water Trail.
CAPE FAIR, Mo. -- People travel to the Ozarks from all corners of the country for a variety of reasons; the great outdoors, music in Branson, unique eateries, and even quilting.