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With the new mask ordinance in effect in West Plains, many may be questioning whether other cities in Howell County will soon follow suit. According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, a mask ordinance is not on the horizon in Willow Springs at this time.    In an interview on November 6,...
Hannah Russell, 21, of Willow Springs passed away at the scene of a one-car crash north of Willow Springs on Sunday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Russell was travelling north on Highway 137 when her vehicle ran off the road two miles north of Willow Springs and struck a...
The General Election took place across America on November 4. With tight races and unexpected battleground states, national media outlets were not prepared to project a winner in the presidential election until Saturday, November 7. Sources like Reuters and the Associated Press projected Democrat...
According to David Light of Mountain View, we need to take a walk through time to remember his family's incredible military history. David is the son of Charles Light and Marjorie (Hodge) Light. He is the grandson of Edward and Anna Light, and Aaron and Josie Hodge. The Light and Hodge families...
Commander Jack Hines, Ret., will be the keynote speaker at a Veteran's Day program to be held at the Historic Star Theater on Main Street in Willow Springs, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.  LCDR Hines retired from the US Navy after 21 years of service as a Rescue Swimmer, Air Crewman, and finally as a...
Willow Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s annual bean and chili supper will be November 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the fire station on West Main St. Meals are all-you-can eat and cost $5 for adults. Kids eat free. There will be door prizes and live music.
Citizens of Willow Springs are continuing to receive telephone scams, says Police Chief Bryan Hogan.   “The scammers are able to change the numbers that will show up on a caller ID so that it will appear as if the numbers are local calls,” he explained.    The majority of scam calls...
(Mountain View)
Both Mountain View and Willow Springs hosted trunk-or-treat events on October 31. The event in Mountain View proved very popular. The trunks handed out all their candy by 2:00 p.m.   In Willow Springs, the annual trunk-or-treat event drew a crowd. Hayrides were a new feature at this year’s...
The Board of Directors of Howell County 911 met for a regular meeting on September 23. On the agenda was a discussion of a cessation of services from Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G to municipal police departments.    In what MSHP’s Sergeant Jeffrey Kinder called a “pilot program,”...
The Sonic Drive-In located on East Main St. in Willow Springs abruptly announced its closure. The location’s last day of operation was October 31.    The fast food chain’s corporate website no longer shows a location in Willow Springs. Corporate representatives did not reply to a request for...

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