Officer Paden Turnbull returned to the Willow Springs Police Department after a two month absence. He resumed work on October 21.   
Main Street Willow Springs has announced the non-profit group will soon finalize the purchase of the historic building at the southeast corner of Center and Main Streets, otherwise known as 100 to 110 East Main St.   
A 102-year-old World War II veteran, Climeth Layman, received multiple honors from the United States Congress and the Missouri State Legislature at his home outside West Plains on October 9.   
Phyllis Ball, 56, of Willow Springs, suffered moderate injuries in a one-vehicle crash on October 19. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Highway 181 three miles south of Cabool at 2:20 p.m. Ball was the only occupant of the vehicle when her Dodge Dakota ran off...
Kyla Croney, 35, of Viola, Ark., has pled guilty to two counts of second degree murder and has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison, according to Court records.    The charges stem from the May murder of Frankie L. Ziegler, 28, Mountain View, and Richard L. Kuntz, 30, West Plains....
Officer Paden Turnbull returned to the Willow Springs Police Department after a two month absence. He resumed work on October 21.    In the interim, he worked for the West Plains Police Department, but “[It] wasn’t a fit for me,” he explained.    Police Chief Bryan Hogan said the...
Doubles team Kenna Cox and Taylor Reese placed third in the statewide MSHSAA tennis tournament on October 17. After placing first in the district tournament, the WSHS seniors were one of sixteen teams in Missouri to advance to the state tournament.    According to Coach David Cox, the teams...
Kyle Wood, 18, of Willow Springs has been charged with first degree assault, a felony. The charges stem from a May 2020 incident in which Wood is alleged to have attacked another man and broken his nose.    According to Court documents, Officer Paden Turnbull, formerly of the Willow Springs...
TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing. Under the TIF Act, a town can designate a TIF district by committee, or commission. Usually the districts are “blighted” or otherwise undesirable for development. In Willow Springs, the TIF district is limited exclusively to the area which used to be the...
The Tax Incremental Financing or TIF commission held a public hearing for comments immediately prior to their first meeting on October 15. There were no public comments submitted prior to the meeting, and no citizen attendees requested time to speak at the hearing. As such, City Administrator and...
On Saturday, October 31, the streets in the heart of downtown Willow Springs will close to make way for this year’s Trunk or Treat event, sponsored by Main Street Willow Springs.    The streets from First Street to the alley between Main and Third Streets and from Center to Harris Streets...
Main Street Willow Springs has announced the non-profit group will soon finalize the purchase of the historic building at the southeast corner of Center and Main Streets, otherwise known as 100 to 110 East Main St.    As of press time, the group is pursuing traditional funding via a financial...
A 102-year-old World War II veteran, Climeth Layman, received multiple honors from the United States Congress and the Missouri State Legislature at his home outside West Plains on October 9.    Surrounded by family, church community, and members of the press, former Staff Sergeant Layman took...

Sports

The Willow Springs Bears traveled to Ava for a Bear to Bear faceoff for the last game of the regular season. Ava had a 4/4 record. It has been three weeks since Willow has been on the gridiron, and...
 
 

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