U.S. Highway 60 at Willow Springs was impassable for several hours this morning when an intoxicated driver headed westbound crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic. Randy Roberts, 53, West Plains, struck a Jeep Wrangler head on. The Jeep was driven by 19-year-old Alyssa Fulmer of Plato. Two of...
Route EE in Douglas and Texas Counties will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert under the roadway.The road will be CLOSED between Route 181 in Texas County to Route AD in Douglas County at the North Fork Creek.Weather permitting, the road will CLOSE at 7 a.m...
Route ZZ in Howell County will be _CLOSED_ as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert under the roadway. The road will be CLOSED between U.S. 63 and County Road 8890. Weather permitting, the road will CLOSE on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This work has been...
To help pay for road and bridge repairs across the state, SB 262 enacts an additional tax on motor fuel, beginning with 2.5 cents in October 2021, and increasing by 2.5 cents in each fiscal year for 5 years. Senate Bill 262 was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Dave Shatz and received support...
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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved a permit for a controversial limestone and sandstone quarry to be located on Highway 17 outside Mountain View. Following a public information meeting on August 16, the DNR contacted stakeholders regarding their decision to move ahead with...
A board member has resigned after a narrow vote that passed a mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all Ozarks Action, Inc. employees, confirms Executive Director Terry Sanders.  Sanders explained that the board vote was prompted by the announcements made by President Joe Biden on...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Willow Springs woke up to a shocking discovery last Monday morning. The church office of Sacred Heart Catholic Church had burned to a cinder overnight. As reported by Howell County News last week, the building is not occupied but is used as office space for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Willow...
Jeremiah Partee, 43, of Mountain Home, Ark., has pled guilty and been sentenced after an automobile theft spree in February of 2021. During some of the coldest weather in ten years, Partee wreaked havoc on the West Plains area. As previously reported by this publication, on February 14, Howell...
photos courtesy of West Plains Police Department
Between the dates of September 17 and 20, the West Plains Police Department received reports of catalytic converter thefts from the First Church of God, First Baptist Church, Grellner Sales and Service and Verity Heating and Air, along with an attempted theft of a catalytic converter from a...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A Willow Springs family is speaking out on the local drug problem after their son, age 8, was injured by a used syringe as he played outside their downtown business location. Mikey Wang is the son of Mike and Chasity Wang. The family owns and operates The Willow Tree Cafe, located at 114 West...

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Congratulations to the 2021 Kathy Noirfalise Memorial Ladies Tournament Championship winners, Sherry Jungferman and Teytam McCellen, Mountain View. Second place winners were Jackie Smith, Houston,...
 
 

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