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It weighs in at one-third of an ounce, approximately the same as the combined weight of a nickel and a quarter, but the arrival of the Brown-headed Nuthatch in Missouri is nevertheless a weighty event. A collaborative forest restoration project culminated last week with the release of 25 Brown-...
Stewart Pringle, 47, of Willow Springs, did not survive a single car crash that took place five miles south of Cabool on Highway 181 on August 31. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Pringle’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree...
A community already too familiar with grief woke up on September 4 with a new reason to mourn. Levi Grogan, 17, of the WSHS Class of 2021, passed away suddenly at his home outside Willow Springs. Assistant Chief Wes Ellison and Officer John Thomas of the Willow Springs Police Department were...
Representatives from Main Street Willow Springs, Willow Springs Realty, H&M Ranch Store, and Simmons Bank gathered in downtown Willow Springs to celebrate the close of the sale of 125 E. Main Street. Formerly the Howell County News office from 2001 to 2019, the building has been unoccupied...
The Lions Club hosted the Mighty Mites’ uniform pass-out a little later and a little differently this year. The line to sign in, get a mouth guard and pads, jersey, and helmet moved in one direction with families encouraged to keep their distance. Soon-to-be Mighty Mites waited in line outside...
The Headquarters of the Howell County Republican Party held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Tuesday, September 1. The headquarters is located at 1422 Southern Hills Shopping Center in West Plains near the Penmac offices and the office of State Farm Agent Justin Shelby. Office hours are...
Several local law enforcement agencies applied for funding for new citation-writing technology that is designed to protect law enforcement officers and the public from contact during traffic stops. The funds were received under the CARES Act, and as such, the primary purpose of the new systems is...
In the early morning hours of August 31, Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase was conducting surveillance on a residence on the southeast side of Ava when he observed a vehicle driven by a suspect in several burglaries in the area. Sheriff Degase recognized the driver as Travis Howard, who is...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     More than a dozen Howell County agencies received awards in the second phase of funding for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Intended to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic,...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     The City of Mountain View was awarded $23,663.23 in the second phase of CARES Act funding. According to Finance Officer Linda Higgins, virtually every department in the city will receive a portion of the funds to help combat the...

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