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Scotty Niederklopfer, 27, West Plains, faces three charges each of armed criminal action and second degree assault in connection with an incident that took place on November 29 at a gas station in West Plains.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Justin Brown of the West...
Gary W. Raschko (photo courtesy of Texas County Sheriff’s Office)
On April 24, 2020 at approximately 4:52 p.m., Texas County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Fays Lane in the Dunn area. Upon arriving at the residence, a female subject reported that a male subject, later identified as Gary Raschko, had assaulted her by choking her...
In a normal year, seniors in Willow Springs have the chance to present their senior projects at a presentation night in the Spring. This year, the class of 2020 did not resume school in time to host their presentation night.  All graduating seniors were able to complete their projects, and...
April  29 Kyle Napier, 29, Hartville, driving while intoxicated and speeding 20 to 25 mph over the posted limit. Released from Wright County Jail. April 30 Wava Gilbert, 49, Mountain Grove, felony possession of a controlled substance, tramadol; driving while intoxicated, drugs; failure to...
To protect our area’s most vulnerable populations, the senior centers in both Willow Springs and Mountain View will remain closed until federal and state recommendations relax for the senior population.  According to a press release from SeniorAge, the managing agency for both locations,...
Beginning May 4: -City employees return to normal working shifts with a continuance of social distancing procedures -City Hall and the police department will open with signs and restrictions on the number of people allowed in the lobbies at a time On May 11, the City intends to: -Open the...
Throughout the morel mushroom season, readers have been submitting photos of their morel mushroom hauls for the first annual Howell County News morel mushroom photo contest. The time has come to announce the winners.      In first place is this photo from Barbara Briscoe. Briscoe has won a...
Ozarks Medical Center’s COVID-19 Hotline has been in service for over a month and has fielded over 1,500 calls. The 24-hour hotline is available to anyone who has questions about COVID-19. The hotline is answered by a nurse who can triage the patient over the phone and make an appointment for...
The library will start taking book orders via phone or email on May 7, and will begin curbside pick up books on May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  To help determine which books you would like, you may search books on the MO Evergreen tab on the library’s website (...
In the daily COVID-19 briefing on May 1, Governor Parson highlighted the four pillars of the state's "Show Me Strong Recovery Plan" and emphasized that Missouri was prepared to safely reopen on Monday, May 4.  "I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared," Governor Parson said. "The...

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