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Frank Austin, 76, of Mountain View, suffered moderate injuries after a crash on October 10. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 11:55 a.m. on Highway 60 on Highway HH when a Ford F150 driven by Darlene Nicholson, 58, of Birch Tree, drove into the path of Austin’s...
Kyle Wood, 18, of Willow Springs has been charged with first degree assault, a felony. The charges stem from a May 2020 incident in which Wood is alleged to have attacked another man and broken his nose.    According to Court documents, Officer Paden Turnbull, formerly of the Willow Springs...
TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing. Under the TIF Act, a town can designate a TIF district by committee, or commission. Usually the districts are “blighted” or otherwise undesirable for development. In Willow Springs, the TIF district is limited exclusively to the area which used to be the...
The Tax Incremental Financing or TIF commission held a public hearing for comments immediately prior to their first meeting on October 15. There were no public comments submitted prior to the meeting, and no citizen attendees requested time to speak at the hearing. As such, City Administrator and...
On Saturday, October 31, the streets in the heart of downtown Willow Springs will close to make way for this year’s Trunk or Treat event, sponsored by Main Street Willow Springs.    The streets from First Street to the alley between Main and Third Streets and from Center to Harris Streets...
Main Street Willow Springs has announced the non-profit group will soon finalize the purchase of the historic building at the southeast corner of Center and Main Streets, otherwise known as 100 to 110 East Main St.    As of press time, the group is pursuing traditional funding via a financial...
On October 7, the Department of Health and Senior Services announced it was dedicating $10 million in CARES Act funds to offer additional relief for Licensed, License-Exempt and Registered child care providers throughout Missouri.   "Many child care providers have experienced additional costs...
The Norfork Lake water cools down and stripers get active then we keep getting warm afternoons and the water warms up and the bite slows down. This past week I fished both Arkansas and Missouri waters and caught stripers on both sides of the state-line. The best bite is above Point 10 in 14' of...
The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce held its regular monthly meeting at Chapala Mexican restaurant on West Main on October 6. To support Willow Springs restaurants, Chamber meetings have rotated from restaurant to restaurant each month.    At Tuesday’s meeting, Representative David Evans...
Following the recent Back the Blue fundraiser in Willow Springs, the Willow Springs Police Department has purchased two new camera systems. The systems are a combined body and dashboard camera system, and they are already installed in two police vehicles thanks to Foster’s Autobody.    The...

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