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A semi truck driver attempted a U-turn on Main Street near Sunshine Dr. and lodged his vehicle in the turf, blocking traffic on Main St. on December 17 for about 90 minutes. Officer Ben Bishop responded to the scene and directed traffic around the obstacle.  According to Officer Bishop, the...
 On December 18, 2020m at approximately 11:32 p.m., the West Plains Police Department received a call to a residence on Seventh Street for a report of shots fired and someone with a possible gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers secured and entered the residence. Once inside, officers located a...
The City of West Plains has extended a state of civil emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021.  The Order was originally issued by Mayor Jack Pahlmann Saturday, June 20, with the intent of slowing the spread of the virus within the City of West Plains. Businesses and...
The annual Christmas parade in Mountain View wound through town on the evening of December 19. This year’s theme was “Have a Merry Star-Spangled Christmas,” and many of the participating floats featured stirring patriotic designs.  In years past, the floats have been judged at the beginning of...
At the regular City Council meeting on December 17, the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed the 2021 city budget. With revenues and expenses balanced at $5,908,750 each, the 2021 budget is similar to the 2020 municipal budget. Despite the economic downturn and shortfalls in sales taxes this...
Every year at Christmas time, Eleven Point Fire Department travels throughout Willow Springs bringing wrapped toys to families who otherwise may not have a merry holiday. The event always involves blazing fire trucks and police cars, but like many things in 2020, the giveaway was a little...
Howell County News will not publish an issue on January 6, 2021. Under the new ownership, the newspaper publishes 50 issues a year in order to take a planned break every January and July. As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and will be taking this time to rest and relax as...
Denene Kargel, 45, of Willow Springs, has been found safe after an absence of a little less than a week. Kargel’s sister, Regina Roberts, began to spread awareness online and also filed a missing person report with Howell County Sheriff’s Office on December 14. At that point, Kargel had been...
The City of Willow Springs announced Friday that Dugger Trash Service will be the sanitation provider for the coming year. DTS will deliver trash carts to every residential trash stop at no additional cost to the customer. Residents will find a sticker on their cart that will notify them of their...
Joe Hale, long-term range permittee on the Mark Twain National Forest, is retiring his allotment.  For forty-six years, Hale conducted grazing operations in an exemplary fashion. Authorized through the permit he applied for and received from the Forest Service he grazed an average of 150 cattle...

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