A skate park in American Legion Park in Willow Springs is set to open in the next few weeks. This project has been two years in the making said Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities Coordinator, Freda Carr. The Willow Springs City Council approved plans to move forward in 2018, and since then, the...
The barbecue benefit for Leonard Martin had a “great turnout,” said Terry Daniels. The benefit was to offset Leonard’s medical expenses after an accident. Organizers cooked 26 Boston butts for pulled pork and served around 250 pounds of meat. Over 850 meals were sold, and attendees gave...
With 100% of the precincts reporting, the Howell County election results are in.  In the race for Sheriff, Brent Campbell prevailed with a little more than 76% of the vote. For Commissioner in the Northern District, Calvin Wood takes the seat with nearly 40% of the vote.  In the statewide races,...
A Birch Tree man has been charged with two felonies related to the sexual abuse of a child. Cody Austin Green, 23, stands accused of the molestation of a seven-year-old girl. According to a probable cause statement filed by Detective Joe Neuschwander of the West Plains Police Department, a Child...
A primary election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 4. In Howell County, the races for Sheriff, Northern County Commissioner, and State Representative all feature multiple Republican candidates who will face no opponent in November. That means this Tuesday is the day to GET OUT AND...
On July 10, at approximately 4:49 p.m., Texas County Deputies were dispatched to a business on Highway 60 between Dunn and Mountain Grove for a report of an intoxicated driver attempting to drive into the building. According to a press release from the Texas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies...
Mark Adam Howell, 40, of Willow Springs, has been charged with first degree assault, serious physical injury or special victim, and with unlawful use of a weapon after a July 6 incident at Chapala Mexican Restaurant on West Main Street in Willow Springs.  On July 6, Sergeant Michael Huffman...
Brandy R. DeWolfe, of Houston, has been sentenced to serve twelve years with the Missouri Department of Corrections as the result of two cases filed this year. DeWolfe was charged in February with assault, armed criminal action, and burglary after he attacked a man and woman with a wine glass in...
Sergeant Shannon Crouch, Motorcycle Unit Supervisor, Troop D, Missouri State Highway Patrol led the escort of nearly 200 bikers who accompanied the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall from Thayer through Willow Springs on its way to Springfield. Police and fire department vehicles lit up the...
The annual pie social at the Hutton Valley Schoolhouse took place on the afternoon of July 4. This year, the function served the double function of upholding a traditional social event and raising funds for Neighborhood Christian Schools, the school that will be housed there this fall. Organizers...

Sports

From left to right, back row: Darren Collins, Mr. John Daniels, and Tiffany Webb. From left to right bottom row: Heidi Collins, Amber Collins, Shelly Renegar. (photo credit: Brooke Phelan)
On Friday, June 19, graduating senior Amber Collins signed her letter of intent at Liberty High School. The dedicated soccer player was accompanied by her parents, Darren and Heidi Collins, friends,...
 
 

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