Power Couples

10 of 417-land's most influential, powerful and best-matched pairs. Find out why they're great and what makes them tick.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

(page 6 of 11)

Sarah’s clothing provided by Harem & Company

The Familiar Faces

Ethan & Sara Forhetz

You recognize these two, right? Ethan and Sara Forhetz are on television, in front of a huge southwest Missouri audience, every day. Ethan is the evening anchor at KY3, and Sara is a reporter for the same station. This couple doesn’t have any of the working-together, living-together doldrums, though. Their jobs don’t intersect too much. Sara works the first half of the day while Ethan holds down the fort at home, and then they switch places, with just a few hours of afternoon overlap.

It’s not just bringing the news to 417-landers that makes this couple influential. They also give their time to causes that are near and dear to them, especially the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Ethan’s mother suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for 20 years and passed away last March. Both Sara and Ethan are also on the board for the March of Dimes and emcee the organization’s annual Signature Chefs fundraising event. Sara recently rode in her first MS 150, raising money for multiple sclerosis research; her mother suffers from the condition, so she’s passionate about supporting the cause and plans to keep running in future MS 150s.

The two self-defined “news junkies” met when Ethan moved to Springfield to take a job at KY3, where Sara had been working for six months. It was a shared passion for the current events and an immediate connection that brought these two together, and they were married less than a year after they met. Today, they have a sweet 18-month-old daughter named Caroline.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More Articles Like This

Horsing Around

The H.A.Y. Foundation horsemanship program is designed not only to help local kids earn their spurs, but also to improve their well-being.

Live Pure Yoga Buti Yoga

Digital Director Dayle Duggins gets her glow on for a Friday night fusion of yoga, dance and positive energy.

Blades of Glory

Help your lawn beat the heat with these tips from local landscaping pros.
Edit Module
Edit Module
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Sign up for our newsletters Follow us on Instagram

Edit ModuleShow Tags

  1. Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
    Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is set to open later this year, and it promises...
  2. Best Mexican Food
    Love is a pile of freshly made tortilla chips.
  3. 417-Land Pets!
    This story celebrates your pets and all of the local resources and activities that are available...
  4. Strength of a Lion
    Leaving a past of domestic violence, Debbie Cantrell went on to discover strength she never knew...
  5. Butcher + Baker
    The delightful baked wonders of KatieMade combine with craft butcher Aden Watson’s quality...
Edit Module
Edit Module