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.
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- The city of Reeds Spring releases new renderings for its plan to turn the old school building (WPA building) into a community center.
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. -- Missouri State University students are getting their hands dirty in the name of uncovering the historic and the prehistoric.
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- Some veterans from the Missouri Veterans home in Mount Vernon are on the move thanks to the generosity of donors after seeing a story we did last summer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As we honor veterans, past and present for Memorial Day, KOLR10 News would like to pay tribute to a World War II veteran here in Springfield.
BRANSON, Mo. -- The sounds of Baldknobbers will once again echo though the Ozarks. The Shepherd of the Hills has announced It’s cast will take back to the stage this summer on a limited basis.
BRANSON, MO. -- When it comes to competitive clay pigeon shooting, there are three types: sporting clays, skeet shooting and trap shooting.
STONE COUNTY, Mo. -- A lot of people come to the Ozarks to enjoy its natural beauty, and a popular pastime is walking in the woods. Now, those who take in a trail near Notch, next to Branson, have a special place to seek solace for their spiritual soul.
BRANSON, Mo. - A Taney County organization is fulfilling a pressing need in the community by opening apartments for the developmentally disabled, thanks to a grant from the Department of Housing and Development.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. -- When you commit a crime and end up in court, your life is now subject to the laws of the land. But, some judges across the nation and right here in the Ozarks soon realized that veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or caught up in substance abuse were suffering again under the "one size fits all" punishment of state courts.
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -A Kimberling City boy is in the running for a national contest that could change his life. May marks National Mobility Awareness Month and as part of a special program, brand new wheel chair accessible vans are being given away.
LAMPE, Mo. -- Nestled in the small town of Lampe, Missouri sits 10,000 acres of beautiful land on the Missouri-Arkansas border.
LEBANON, Mo. -- Bennett Spring State Park is a popular place to fish and on Friday, Fish Hatchery Manager Mike Mitchell gave a behind-the-scenes look at how the Spring’s hatchery works.
RIDGEDALE, Mo.- - Anglers from across the nation take aim for the largest bow fishing tournament in the world. The U.S. Open Bow Fishing Championship kicks off May 3 at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Academy in Ridgedale.
LAMPE, Mo. - Table Rock Lake could soon be home to a new multi-million-dollar development. After nearly 12 years of planning and searching, Colorado-based Young Life, broke ground a new camp in Stone County Tuesday.
Branson Mo. - The world's top anglers were fighting fish and the weather Thursday, in hopes of eventually landing a $100,000 dollar pay day.
BRANSON, Mo. – Well-known Branson performers celebrate 80 years as a group on Monday.
OAK GROVE, Ark. -- About a month ago, I was on my way to Berryville, Ark. for an Oliver’s Ozarks report when my photographer and I passed another place we just had to check out.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Photography is an art and for one Springfield man it's a passion.
JEROME, Mo. -- Bluegrass has been a part of the musical landscape in the Ozarks for generations and a Phelps County man knows a thing or two about what it takes to play bluegrass and the instruments it requires.
Branson Zipline is nestled off Highway 65 just North of Branson, in the Wolfe Creek Preserve.