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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...
After months of doors closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Willow Springs Public Library opened its doors to patrons on June 23. Visitors to the library will notice the significant improvements and projects that kept the library staff busy during the shutdown. Workers from the City of...
Bulk water service has been suspended until further notice at Howell County Public Water Supply District No. 3. According to director John Sullivan, a broken safety coupling on the hydrant will require a complete replacement of the entire apparatus. The repair is not urgent, Sullivan said. Bulk...
A block party organized by Main Street Willow Springs was the first event in a string of festivities for the Fourth of July weekend. Held in downtown Willow Springs, the event featured a free BBQ meal, live music, and games and sprinklers for children. Participants roamed the streets while the...
Willow Springs held its annual Fourth of July parade this year. Among the ticker tape, bubbles, and scraps of patriotic music that floated through the air, it was easy to forget that we are living through a global pandemic. Face masks were available for those who chose to wear them but on most...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced on July 3 that net general revenue collections for June 2020 increased 1.0 percent compared to those for June 2019, from $862.2 million last year to $871.0 million this year. Net general revenue collections for 2020 fiscal year-to-date decreased 6.6 percent...
On July 2, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 1768 and HB 2120 extending the Missouri Broadband Grant Program through 2027. "Now more than ever, access to high-speed broadband is critical to Missouri's infrastructure," Governor Parson said. "We greatly appreciate the leadership of Representative Louis...
On June 30, Governor Mike Parson signed the FY21 budget bills passed by the General Assembly. The total state budget is approximately $35.3 billion, including $10 billion in general revenue. "Every year, the General Assembly is committed to protecting Missouri taxpayers' hard earned money with a...
The city of Willow Springs has an ordinance that requires all dogs and cats residing in the city to be registered annually with the police department. Due to the increased number of complaints of animals running at large, the City is asking its residents to comply with this ordinance....

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