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The first-ever Back the Blue fundraising event in Willow Springs took place on Saturday, September 19 at Booster Field. Organized by Krista Thomas, wife of Willow Springs Police Department’s Officer John Thomas, the event featured craft and product vendors, a silent auction, and grilled burgers...
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...
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 September 6.  According to a probable cause statement filed by...
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...
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 Willow Springs. He was a member of the WSHS Class of 2021.  At the...
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 present the purpose of a formal flag disposal.  “A flag represents all that...
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 they arrived, deputies contacted the victim who was alert despite...
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, September 10.  Officer Charles Brown of the Mountain View Police...

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