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On September 11, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calling for the removal from the platform of Cuties, a controversial new film that depicts preteens engaged in sexually explicit dance routines. In the letter, Senator Hawley asked why Netflix chose to...
On September 6, at approximately 8:24 p.m., Texas County Deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Hayes Drive near Houston. Deputies arrived on scene to discover a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound.  The shooter was present as well.  The victim was transported for medical...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     Billy Messex, 28, of Willow Springs, has been charged with first degree burglary and felony possession of a controlled substance following an interaction with the Willow Springs Police Department in the early morning hours of...
One of the projects that the MV Garden Club enjoys doing annually is welcoming the new teachers to the Mountain View-Birch Tree School District. Members grow and present these houseplants to each of the teachers for their new desks. Joining the teaching staff this year, from left to right are:...
The Mountain View City Council met August 24 in a special meeting. The council considered a resolution to replace former city administrator Mike Wake as director of the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission and adjustments to the city budget.  The council briefly discussed...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     Family, friends, and sympathizers gathered at Palenske Field on September 9 for a public memorial service after the sudden loss of Levi Grogan.  Grogan was 17 years old when his life came to a sudden end at his home outside...
edited by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     The Mountain View VFW Post 3009 hosted a flag disposal ceremony on September 12 at their hall located on Y Highway in Mountain View.  Post Commander James Gould acted as the master of ceremonies, explaining to those...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     Deputies from the Howell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound who had driven himself to a truck stop at the intersection of US Highway 63 and State Route 14 on September 7 at 8:53 p.m. When...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     A semi-truck turning into the parking lot at Greg’s Auto Body caught an overhead electrical wire but continued to drive. The force pulled on the wire and ultimately snapped the pole. The incident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     Marty Kester, 34, of Willow Springs, was arrested and charged in Eminence last week after he was caught messaging a decoy he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. In reality, Kester was corresponding with a member of Truckers...

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