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A block party organized by Main Street Willow Springs was the first event in a string of festivities for the Fourth of July weekend. Held in downtown Willow Springs, the event featured a free BBQ meal, live music, and games and sprinklers for children. Participants roamed the streets while the...
Willow Springs held its annual Fourth of July parade this year. Among the ticker tape, bubbles, and scraps of patriotic music that floated through the air, it was easy to forget that we are living through a global pandemic. Face masks were available for those who chose to wear them but on most...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced on July 3 that net general revenue collections for June 2020 increased 1.0 percent compared to those for June 2019, from $862.2 million last year to $871.0 million this year. Net general revenue collections for 2020 fiscal year-to-date decreased 6.6 percent...
On July 2, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 1768 and HB 2120 extending the Missouri Broadband Grant Program through 2027. "Now more than ever, access to high-speed broadband is critical to Missouri's infrastructure," Governor Parson said. "We greatly appreciate the leadership of Representative Louis...
On June 30, Governor Mike Parson signed the FY21 budget bills passed by the General Assembly. The total state budget is approximately $35.3 billion, including $10 billion in general revenue. "Every year, the General Assembly is committed to protecting Missouri taxpayers' hard earned money with a...
The city of Willow Springs has an ordinance that requires all dogs and cats residing in the city to be registered annually with the police department. Due to the increased number of complaints of animals running at large, the City is asking its residents to comply with this ordinance....
The Mountain View City Council held a town hall meeting to discuss improvements needed to the city’s water and sewer system on June 19. Voters recently approved a $6 million bond issue to pay for the improvements. The discussion featured engineer Bob Summers of Horner and Shifrin Engineering in...
Missourians have a choice to make on August 4. Should they vote “yes” or “no” on Amendment 2 to approve or reject Medicaid expansion in Missouri? Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organization dedicated to solving our state’s and country’s biggest problems, suggested “no,” on the evening of...
On Sunday, July 5 First General Baptist Church held a smoke-off and community gathering in Willow Springs. With over 400 expected attendees, Pastor Scott Williamson commented, “This is just all about bringing people back together, so that they know that we love them and that Christ loves them,” he...
On July 2, a male suspect was arrested for involvement in multiple automobile thefts in the surrounding area. Robert A. Abbott has been placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges from the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on multiple counts of automobile theft and multiple counts of...

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