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The West Plains City Council has chosen John Niesen as its newest member. Niesen was chosen from a pool of five candidates to fill a seat on the council that was vacated after the April retirement of Mayor Jack Pahlman.
Linda S. Benyo received the award from Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, in a ceremony held at the Lake of The Ozarks on April 10, 2021.
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
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Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A routine traffic stop led to a commendation for Howell County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Weaver. On the surface, it seems like a good cop was simply doing his job, but the story has resonated with so many people and continues to be shared online.  On April 30, Dep. Weaver initiated a traffic stop...
Police have arrested a suspect in the theft of two catalytic converters from church vans in Willow Springs. According to information from the Willow Springs Police Department, a single subject stole the first converter from a church van parked outside First General Baptist Church on April 24 at...
A fatal motorcycle crash claimed the life of Thelmer Ray “TR” Davis in Willow Springs on May 5. According to the accident report from the Willow Springs Police Department, Davis was traveling west on State Route 76 at Willow Rd. when he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a vehicle...
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The West Plains City Council has chosen John Niesen as its newest member. Niesen was chosen from a pool of five candidates to fill a seat on the council that was vacated after the April retirement of Mayor Jack Pahlman. Niesen, 36, has lived most of his life in West Plains, and was raised in...
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Willow Springs Fire and Eleven Point Rural Fire Departments responded to a reported brush fire in the 500 block of Frisco St. in Willow Springs on May 5. The alert came from 911 at 3:34 p.m. Though the dispatcher described the fire as a “controlled burn” that was “out of control,” firefighters...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The newly constructed location for the Dollar General in Willow Springs opened for business on April 28. The former location that shared a parking lot with G&W Foods between Main and Third Streets, closed early in the week. The new location is at the south intersection of East Main and Cherry...
Alumni Weekend is coming up. Have you made your reservation for the cookout?  Alumni from as far away as Arizona and Alabama have.  If you are planning to attend this year, please provide your information (name, spouse, graduation year, address, phone, email address) by calling 417 469-1400,...
Linda S. Benyo received the award from Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, in a ceremony held at the Lake of The Ozarks on April 10, 2021. Ms. Benyo began working at Troop G Headquarters on March 1, 2011. She is responsible for the maintenance of Troop G Headquarters,...
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
Lakeland Pharmacy hosted a Spring Fling Cruise In on Sunday. The event was postponed from Saturday due to rain, but that did not dampen either the public’s or the participants’ interest. Organizers say participants in the car show started lining up at 10:30 a.m., though the event officially began...
A delivery and taxi service opened business in Willow Springs last week. Car Tender, owned and operated by Michael Mill, offers delivery of all types in the Willow Springs area, as well daily opportunities for grocery deliveries from West Plains to Willow.    Car Tender is currently operating...

Sports

The YMCA and G&W Foods held their 19th annual Golf Tournament on April 17 at the Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit YMCA youth programs and...
 
 

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